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Stan Winston

Knowledge Identifier: +Stan_Winston


Stan Winston

American television and film special effects supervisor and makeup artist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (75%), (13%), Canada (6%)

Main connections: James Cameron, Danny DeVito, Michael Jackson

Linked to: California State University, Long Beach, HBO, Penske Media Corporation




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Stan Winston was born in 1946 add something


Winston was born on April 7, 1946, in Arlington, Virginia, where he graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1964 add something


He studied painting and sculpture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from which he graduated in 1968 add something


In 1969, after attending California State University, Long Beach, Winston moved to Hollywood to pursue a career as an actor add something


In 1972, Winston established his own company, Stan Winston Studio, and won an Emmy Award for his effects work on the telefilm "Gargoyles" add something


Over the next seven years, Winston continued to receive Emmy nominations for work on projects and won another for 1974's "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" add something


In 1978 Winston was the Special Make-up Designer for 'The Wiz.' add something


Winston created the Wookiee costumes for the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special" add something


In 1982, Winston received his first Oscar nomination for "Heartbeeps", by which time he had set up his own studio add something


In 1983 he worked on a short-lived TV series Manimal, for which he created the panther and hawk transformation effects add something


Winston reached a new level of fame in 1984 when James Cameron's "The Terminator" premiered add something


In fact, Winston won his first Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 1986 on James Cameron's next movie, "Aliens" add something


In 1988, Winston made his directorial debut with the horror movie "Pumpkinhead", and won Best First Time Director at the Paris Film Festival add something


"T2" premiered in the summer of 1991, and Winston's work on this box office hit won him two more Oscars for Best Makeup Effects and Best Visual Effects add something


In 1992, he was nominated with yet another Tim Burton film, this time for Burton's superhero sequel, "Batman Returns", where his effects on Danny DeVito as The Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and in delivering Burton's general vision for what was an increasingly Gothic Gotham City earned him more recognition for his work ethic and loyalty to what was an intrinsic ability to bring different directors' ideas to life add something


In 1993, Winston, Cameron and ex-ILM General Manager Scott Ross co-founded Digital Domain, one of the foremost digital and visual effects studios in the world add something


In 1993, the movie became a blockbuster and Winston won another Oscar for Best Visual Effects add something


In 1996, Winston directed and co-produced the longest and the most expensive music video of all time, "Ghosts", which was based on an original concept of Michael Jackson and Stephen King add something


In 1998, after the box office success of "Titanic", Cameron and Winston severed their working relationship with the company and resigned from its board of directors add something


In 2001, Winston, together with Colleen Camp and Samuel Z. Arkoff's son, Lou Arkoff, produced a series of made-for-cable films for Cinemax and HBO add something


In 2003, Stan Winston was invited by the Smithsonian Institution to speak about his life and career in a public presentation sponsored by The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation add something


The presentation took place on November 15, 2003, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History add something

Stan Winston died in 2008 add something


Stan Winston died on June 15, 2008, in Malibu, California after suffering for seven years from multiple myeloma add something


The film would eventually be released in 2015 titled Jurassic World add something