Following the death of the Oscar-winning special effects, creature and make-up artist Stan Winston, there have been tributes from people such as James Cameron, Jon Favreau and Frank Darabont. Now McG, director of Terminator Salvation: The Future has updated the films official blog with a tribute, as well as revealing that he intends to dedicate the movie to his memory.
Stan Winston passed away this past weekend. What an unbelievable talent.
Think of everything that came from the mind of that man. Aliens. Jurassic Park. Iron Man. Terminator.
I wish all of you could go check out the shop that he built. There’s a
meeting room where all of his creations encircle you. It feels like the
first time you went to Disneyland or saw Star Wars. It’s an unforgettable
Most of all, Stan was a good guy who was in it for all the right reasons. He
loved what he did.
Stan confided in me once, that he created imaginary monsters as a child to
keep him company. He said he felt like the only kid in the world who did
this. Little did he know his childhood friends would come to be the heroes
of millions. You are not alone Stan, the fruit of your imagination will be
with us forever.
It is a real honor to have had the opportunity to work with Stan Winston. I
intend to dedicate this film to his memory.