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Stan Winston is a Actor, Director, Story, Producer, Second Unit Director, Makeup Designer, Creature Design and Animatronics Designer American born on 7 april 1946 at Arlington County (USA)

Stan Winston

Stan Winston
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Birth name Stanley Winston
Nationality USA
Birth 7 april 1946 at Arlington County (USA)
Death 15 june 2008 (at 62 years) at Malibu (USA)
Creator of Digital Domain
Awards Emmy Award

Stanley Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film special effects supervisor and makeup artist. He was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens, the Predator series, Iron Man, Edward Scissorhands, and Avatar. He won four Academy Awards for his work.

Winston, a frequent collaborator with director James Cameron, owned several effects studios, including Stan Winston Digital. The established areas of expertise for Winston were in makeup, puppets and practical effects, but he had recently expanded his studio to encompass digital effects as well.

Best films

Jurassic World (2015)
(Thanks)
Iron Man (2008)
(Special Effects)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
(Makeup Effects)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
(Makeup Effects)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
(Makeup Effects)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
(Creature Effects Technical Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stan Winston (48 films)

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Actor

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror, Historical, Slasher
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Lilyan Chauvin, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Kevin Bacon, Rob Zombie, Sean S. Cunningham
Roles Self
Rating71% 3.5944853.5944853.5944853.5944853.594485
The film is a historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, beginning with Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Prom Night. The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the Ronald Reagan years, the films get gorier, budgets get smaller, and their appeal diminishes. Then, A Nightmare on Elm Street revives the genre. Jumping to the late 1990s, when Scream brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Although some criticize the genre as misogynistic, most of the talking heads celebrate the films: as long as there are teenagers, there will be slasher films.
Ghosts
Ghosts (1997)
, 37minutes
Directed by Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Horror, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Mos Def, Lisa Joann Thompson, Stan Winston
Roles Self (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.756773.756773.756773.756773.75677
The Maestro (Michael Jackson) lives alone in a creepy-looking mansion on top of a hill, overlooking the town of "Normal Valley". Occasionally, he entertains the local children with scary magic tricks. One of the children tells his mother, who alerts the Mayor (also Michael Jackson). He in turns organizes the townspeople to go to the Maestro's mansion and force him out of town. Some of them show reluctance to do so, but are pressured into joining the Mayor on his crusade. On a stormy night they go to the Maestro's mansion (which instead of a numbered address, is addressed "Someplace Else") holding flaming torches. When they arrive at the mansion, it is guarded by a large gate. They peer in through the gate, and by the haunting look of the mansion, have second thoughts about entering. The children assure the parents that the Maestro has done nothing wrong, and ask that they leave him alone. But the mayor remarks, "He's a weirdo. There's no place in this town for weirdos.

Director

Ghosts
Ghosts (1997)
, 37minutes
Directed by Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Horror, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Mos Def, Lisa Joann Thompson, Stan Winston
Rating75% 3.756773.756773.756773.756773.75677
The Maestro (Michael Jackson) lives alone in a creepy-looking mansion on top of a hill, overlooking the town of "Normal Valley". Occasionally, he entertains the local children with scary magic tricks. One of the children tells his mother, who alerts the Mayor (also Michael Jackson). He in turns organizes the townspeople to go to the Maestro's mansion and force him out of town. Some of them show reluctance to do so, but are pressured into joining the Mayor on his crusade. On a stormy night they go to the Maestro's mansion (which instead of a numbered address, is addressed "Someplace Else") holding flaming torches. When they arrive at the mansion, it is guarded by a large gate. They peer in through the gate, and by the haunting look of the mansion, have second thoughts about entering. The children assure the parents that the Maestro has done nothing wrong, and ask that they leave him alone. But the mayor remarks, "He's a weirdo. There's no place in this town for weirdos.
A Gnome Named Gnorm, 1h24
Directed by Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Jerry Orbach, Claudia Christian, Eli Danker, Mark Harelik, Robert Z'Dar
Rating44% 2.2160952.2160952.2160952.2160952.216095
Gnorm is just an average gnome, but he wants to impress the lady gnomes by doing something heroic. So he steals the gnomes' magic stones and exposes them to sunlight to recharge them. When he gets to the surface (gnomes live deep underground), he witnesses a murder and the killer ends up with his stones. Detective Casey (Hall), who was working a sting operation with the murdered man (another detective) is blamed for botching the sting, and causing the death. Wanting to catch the killer to clear his name, he teams up with Gnorm, whom he accidentally discovers. He is going to need Samantha's (Christian) help, but she thinks he is a nut. See, no one else knows about Gnorm.
Pumpkinhead, 1h26
Directed by Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, George Buck Flower, Joel Hoffman, Lee de Broux
Rating62% 3.100693.100693.100693.100693.10069
In the prologue set in 1957, Tom Harley waits inside his farm cabin with his wife and young son, Ed. A doomed man seeks sanctuary at Tom's cabin, but Tom refuses and threatens to shoot him if he does not leave. Watching through a window, Ed witnesses the man caught and killed by a grotesque monster.
Aliens
Aliens (1986)
, 2h17
Directed by James Cameron, Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Feminist films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, James Remar, Bill Paxton, William Hope
Rating83% 4.1972354.1972354.1972354.1972354.197235
Ellen Ripley is rescued after drifting through space in stasis for 57 years. She is debriefed by her employers at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation over the destruction of her ship, the Nostromo; they are skeptical of her claims that an Alien killed the ship's crew and forced her to destroy the ship.

Scriptwriter

Ghosts
Ghosts (1997)
, 37minutes
Directed by Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Horror, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Mos Def, Lisa Joann Thompson, Stan Winston
Roles Story
Rating75% 3.756773.756773.756773.756773.75677
The Maestro (Michael Jackson) lives alone in a creepy-looking mansion on top of a hill, overlooking the town of "Normal Valley". Occasionally, he entertains the local children with scary magic tricks. One of the children tells his mother, who alerts the Mayor (also Michael Jackson). He in turns organizes the townspeople to go to the Maestro's mansion and force him out of town. Some of them show reluctance to do so, but are pressured into joining the Mayor on his crusade. On a stormy night they go to the Maestro's mansion (which instead of a numbered address, is addressed "Someplace Else") holding flaming torches. When they arrive at the mansion, it is guarded by a large gate. They peer in through the gate, and by the haunting look of the mansion, have second thoughts about entering. The children assure the parents that the Maestro has done nothing wrong, and ask that they leave him alone. But the mayor remarks, "He's a weirdo. There's no place in this town for weirdos.
Pumpkinhead, 1h26
Directed by Stan Winston
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, George Buck Flower, Joel Hoffman, Lee de Broux
Roles Story
Rating62% 3.100693.100693.100693.100693.10069
In the prologue set in 1957, Tom Harley waits inside his farm cabin with his wife and young son, Ed. A doomed man seeks sanctuary at Tom's cabin, but Tom refuses and threatens to shoot him if he does not leave. Watching through a window, Ed witnesses the man caught and killed by a grotesque monster.
The Unseen
The Unseen (1980)
, 1h34
Directed by Danny Steinmann
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Stephen Furst, Sydney Lassick, Barbara Bach, Douglas Barr, Lelia Goldoni
Roles Story
Rating53% 2.651262.651262.651262.651262.65126
After a hotel reservation mix up, two sisters Karen and Jennifer, and their friend Vicki Thompson, meet a friendly, but shady character named Ernest Keller who is the owner of a small town museum. Ernest convinces the three women into accepting an invitation for cheap room and board at his large farmhouse outside of town where his wife Virginia also lives. Once there, Jennifer and Karen leave for the holiday parade fair which Jennifer, a news reporter, is reporting on. At the festival, Jennifer is met by her soon to be ex-boyfriend, Tony, who gets her to stay behind to talk about their relationship.

Producer

The Deaths of Ian Stone, 1h27
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Mike Vogel, Christina Cole, Jaime Murray, Andrew Buchan
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.7504452.7504452.7504452.7504452.750445
Ian Stone is an average man. He loves ice hockey but lives for his girlfriend, Jenny Walker. Late one night while driving home from a painful loss on the ice, Ian thinks he sees a dead body near the railroad tracks. Investigating the grisly discovery, Ian is attacked by the "corpse", forced onto the tracks and run over by a train.
Hellraiser: Deader, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Doug Bradley, Kari Wuhrer, Paul Rhys, Marc Warren, Linda Marlowe
Roles Producer
Rating45% 2.252962.252962.252962.252962.25296
Investigative reporter Amy Klein (Kari Wührer) is sent to Bucharest at the behest of Charles (Simon Kunz), her boss and apparent friend, to investigate the origins of a video tape apparently depicting the ritualistic murder—and subsequent resurrection—of a member of a cult calling themselves "The Deaders". In Bucharest, Amy tracks down the return address of the VHS and discovers the corpse of a girl, named Marla, who had sent the tape holding a puzzle box, the Lament Configuration. Amy returns to her hotel and solves the puzzle of opening the box which causes Pinhead (Doug Bradley) to appear and says to Amy 'Don't think for a moment that you are not in danger'. She then visits some of the Bucharest subculture on a train where she meets Joey, who warns her about her the Deaders and notices that Amy has a 'self destructive thing'.
Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn (2003)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Children's films
Actors Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.0521153.0521153.0521153.0521153.052115
In the remote forest of West Virginia, Halley Smith (Yvonne Gaudry) and Rich Stoker (Joel Harris) are rock climbing on a cliff. As Rich prepares to help Halley, she witnesses his sudden murder. Someone begins to pull Halley up the cliff so she cuts the rope and falls to the ground. Halley then attempts to escape to her car but trips over a piece of barbed wire before being pulled back into the woods, screaming, by one of the three cannibalistic mutant mountain men.
Teenage Caveman
Directed by Larry Clark
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, Tiffany Limos, Stephen Jasso, Crystal Celeste Grant, Paul Hipp
Roles Producer
Rating33% 1.659991.659991.659991.659991.65999
The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where the vast majority of humanity has died due to a viral epidemic. The remaining humans have reverted to primitive tribalism.