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Stan Winston (1946–2008)

Stan Winston was born on April 7, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Iron Man (2008). He was married to Karen Winston. He died on June 15, 2008 in Malibu, California, USA. See full bio »


(age 62) in Malibu, California, USA

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Special Effects
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Iron Man
Iron Man Special Effects
Aliens Special Effects


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 2010 Shutter Island (special effects - uncredited)
 2009 Avatar (special effects - uncredited)
 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (special effects)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (creature effects supervisor)
 2008 Iron Man (special effects)
 2006 The Benchwarmers (animatronic robot effects)
 2005 Constantine (makeup and animatronic effects)
 2003 Big Fish (special effects director)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (animatronic effects: Terminator)
 2003 Darkness Falls (tooth fairy designer)
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie) (special effects)
 2001 Jurassic Park III (live action dinosaurs)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (animatronics designer) / (robot character designer)
 1999 Galaxy Quest (animatronic and creature effects)
 1999 End of Days (creature effects supervisor)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (special animatronic effects)
 1999 Lake Placid (creature effects)
 1999 Instinct (special character effects)
 1998 Small Soldiers (animatronic design and effects)
 1998 Creature (TV Mini-Series) (creature effects - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (creature effects: Stan Winston Studios)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (creature effects: Stan Winston Studios)
 1997 The Relic (creature effects)
 1995 Congo (gorillas by)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (terminator effects produced by)
 1990 Predator 2 (special effects)
 1989 Leviathan (creature effects producer)
 1987 The Monster Squad (monster creator)
 1987 Predator (special effects)
  Amazing Stories (TV Series) (headless special effects creator - 1 episode, 1986) (special effects - 1 episode, 1986)
- Go to the Head of the Class (1986) ... (headless special effects creator) / (special effects)
 1986 Aliens (alien effects creator)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (invaders designer and creator)
 1986 The Vindicator (frankenstein designer & creator: Stan Winston Studios) / (vindicator designer and creator: Stan Winston Studio)
 1984 The Terminator (special terminator effects creator)
  Manimal (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 1983) (designer - 8 episodes, 1983)
- Night of the Beast (1983) ... (creator: panther/hawk transformations) / (designer: panther/hawk transformations)
- Breath of the Dragon (1983) ... (creator: panther/hawk transformations) / (designer: panther/hawk transformations)
- Scrimshaw (1983) ... (creator: panther/hawk transformations) / (designer: panther/hawk transformations)
- High Stakes (1983) ... (creator: panther/hawk transformations) / (designer: panther/hawk transformations)
- Female of the Species (1983) ... (creator: panther/hawk transformations) / (designer: panther/hawk transformations)
 1983 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie) (special effects makeup)
 1982 White Dog (prosthetics)
 1982 Parasite (designer & creator: parasite effects)
 1978 Dracula's Dog (special effects)
 1976 W.C. Fields and Me (special effects)
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Production company: Stan Winston Productions. See more »

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Stanley Winston

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You have to understand that rightly or wrongly, I consider myself an artist and I consider the work that we do art. In helping to tell stories by creating these characters. I came out as an actor. I am not a technician. I am techno-ignorant, but I love creating characters and telling wonderful stories. Thinking of myself as an artist doesn't allow me to think of size having to do with importance. See more »


Father-in-law of Amy Smallman. See more »


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