Stan Winston Has Died
You will be hard pressed to find anyone who has been involved in such a wide swath of the most influential movies out there. Terminator, Aliens, Predator, The Thing, Edward Scissorhands, Jurassic Park, Artificial Intelligence and not to mention a lot of less iconic, but equally impressed films in their own right, like Monster Squad, Leviathan, Constantine and despite the actual movie not being too impressive, no one can deny the absolutely stunning work on the suits for Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Oh, and about a gazillion other films as well.
Stan Winston darn pretty well invented the modern day Hollywood iconography in creature design.
I recommend that you get The Winston Effect, which is a fantastic rare look behind the scenes of these great movies and their creatures; and a look into the mind of the guy behind them.
My young and teenage self live in the shadow of the work this man did, and I salute him.