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June 22, 2008
The DEATH last week of Academy Award-winning makeup, creature and visual effects artist Stan Winston at 62 hit the industry hard. In his early years, Winston earned five Emmy nominations; he got his first Academy Award nomination in 1981 for "Heartbeeps," and received nine more nominations -- in both makeup and visual effects categories -- over the next 20 years.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Ryan Stiles has listed his Robert Byrd-designed home in Encino at $3.9 million. The two-story, built in 1976, is made for entertaining, with a pool, a spa, park-like grounds and a barbecue area on the nearly 1-acre gated site. Byrd is known for his indoor-outdoor approach to design. The 7,631-square-foot house, built in 1976, features vaulted ceilings, hand-hewn wood flooring, French doors, a formal dining room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, four fireplaces, five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2008 | Tom Russo, Special to The Times
When Hollywood special effects wizard Stan Winston died from cancer at age 62 on Sunday, the film industry lost one of its most revered alums of old-school craftsmanship. Winston's Oscar-winning achievements in the realm of "practical" effects -- analog artistry such as creature building and otherworldly makeup -- encompassed everything from the killer cyborgs of "Terminator 2" to the monstrous queen of "Aliens" to the full-scale animatronic dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
The CREATURE creators at Stan Winston Studio specialize in Hollywood miracles -- they brought dinosaurs to life for "Jurassic Park" and turned metal men into movie history with "Iron Man" and "The Terminator" -- but their next trick will be their toughest. The illustrious special effects shop will try to hold onto its history even as it sheds its late founder's name and abandons his storied workshop. Stan Winston, the four-time Oscar winner, died in June in Malibu at age 62 after a seven-year battle with cancer.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | JON NALICK
"Pumpkinhead" (1988), directed by Stan Winston, 90 minutes. Rated R. Despite a silly title that probably sent it to an early box office grave, it's a well-executed horror film about a man who calls upon satanic forces to help him avenge his son's death.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1992
Foreign-Language Film "Raise the Red Lantern," Hong Kong Art Direction Dennis Gassner and Nancy Haigh, "Bugsy" Cinematography Robert Richardson, "JFK" Costume Design Albert Wolsky, "Bugsy" Documentary Feature Allie Light and Irving Saraf, "In the Shadow of the Stars" Documentary Short Debra Chasnoff, "Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment" Film Editing Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia, "JFK" Makeup Stan Winston and Jeff Dawn, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" Original
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2008 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Stan Winston, the renowned makeup, creature- and visual-effects wizard whose memorable work on "Aliens," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Jurassic Park" earned him four Academy Awards, has died. He was 62. Winston died of complications from multiple myeloma Sunday at his home in Malibu, said his son, actor Matt Winston. "The entertainment industry has lost a genius and I lost one of my best friends," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, of "Terminator" fame, said in a statement Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
STAN WINSTON / MAKEUP ARTIST Creating mega-reptiles ("Jurassic Park") and scary monsters ("Aliens") has earned creature-master and makeup artist Stan Winston four Oscars. Winston, 53, worked more with minutiae for the namesake devices of "Inspector Gadget"--though he's got more scary stuff in the recently released "Lake Placid" and the upcoming "End of Days.' He's also inaugurating his own production company.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2003 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
"Wrong Turn" suffers a fate similar to that of many other horror and supernatural thrillers released in the last decade: It leaves you with the feeling that you're watching an episode of "The X-Files," only Mulder and Scully never show up. In this case, the feeling is especially strong, as the movie closely recalls an episode called "Home," featuring the inbred Peacock brothers.
BOOKS
December 10, 2006 | Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of many books, including "Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation."
OVER the last 35 years, Stan Winston has helped create some of the most memorable creatures and effects in film and television history. His work as a makeup artist included designing the prostheses that turned Cicely Tyson into the 110-year-old Miss Jane Pittman. Expanding his range and scope, he moved from elaborate prosthetics to creature suits, miniatures, animatronic puppets and computer-generated images.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2008
The DEATH last week of Academy Award-winning makeup, creature and visual effects artist Stan Winston at 62 hit the industry hard. In his early years, Winston earned five Emmy nominations; he got his first Academy Award nomination in 1981 for "Heartbeeps," and received nine more nominations -- in both makeup and visual effects categories -- over the next 20 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2008 | Tom Russo, Special to The Times
When Hollywood special effects wizard Stan Winston died from cancer at age 62 on Sunday, the film industry lost one of its most revered alums of old-school craftsmanship. Winston's Oscar-winning achievements in the realm of "practical" effects -- analog artistry such as creature building and otherworldly makeup -- encompassed everything from the killer cyborgs of "Terminator 2" to the monstrous queen of "Aliens" to the full-scale animatronic dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2008 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Stan Winston, the renowned makeup, creature- and visual-effects wizard whose memorable work on "Aliens," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Jurassic Park" earned him four Academy Awards, has died. He was 62. Winston died of complications from multiple myeloma Sunday at his home in Malibu, said his son, actor Matt Winston. "The entertainment industry has lost a genius and I lost one of my best friends," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, of "Terminator" fame, said in a statement Monday.
BOOKS
December 10, 2006 | Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of many books, including "Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation."
OVER the last 35 years, Stan Winston has helped create some of the most memorable creatures and effects in film and television history. His work as a makeup artist included designing the prostheses that turned Cicely Tyson into the 110-year-old Miss Jane Pittman. Expanding his range and scope, he moved from elaborate prosthetics to creature suits, miniatures, animatronic puppets and computer-generated images.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2003 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
"Wrong Turn" suffers a fate similar to that of many other horror and supernatural thrillers released in the last decade: It leaves you with the feeling that you're watching an episode of "The X-Files," only Mulder and Scully never show up. In this case, the feeling is especially strong, as the movie closely recalls an episode called "Home," featuring the inbred Peacock brothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
STAN WINSTON / MAKEUP ARTIST Creating mega-reptiles ("Jurassic Park") and scary monsters ("Aliens") has earned creature-master and makeup artist Stan Winston four Oscars. Winston, 53, worked more with minutiae for the namesake devices of "Inspector Gadget"--though he's got more scary stuff in the recently released "Lake Placid" and the upcoming "End of Days.' He's also inaugurating his own production company.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Ryan Stiles has listed his Robert Byrd-designed home in Encino at $3.9 million. The two-story, built in 1976, is made for entertaining, with a pool, a spa, park-like grounds and a barbecue area on the nearly 1-acre gated site. Byrd is known for his indoor-outdoor approach to design. The 7,631-square-foot house, built in 1976, features vaulted ceilings, hand-hewn wood flooring, French doors, a formal dining room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, four fireplaces, five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1993 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to exploit the enormous creative opportunities inherent in new digital technologies, IBM Corp. and three well-known Hollywood talents announced Thursday that they have joined forces to launch a special effects production company. The new Los Angeles-based firm, Digital Domain, will use cutting-edge computer and video technologies to create the type of exotic visual effects popularized by "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and other recent big-budget action movies.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1993 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to exploit the enormous creative opportunities inherent in new digital technologies, IBM Corp. and three well-known Hollywood talents announced Thursday that they have joined forces to launch a special effects production company. The new Los Angeles-based firm, Digital Domain, will use cutting-edge computer and video technologies to create the type of exotic visual effects popularized by "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and other recent big-budget action movies.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | JON NALICK
"Pumpkinhead" (1988), directed by Stan Winston, 90 minutes. Rated R. Despite a silly title that probably sent it to an early box office grave, it's a well-executed horror film about a man who calls upon satanic forces to help him avenge his son's death.
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