Stan Winston, an Academy Award-winning special effects and makeup artist known for his work in “Aliens” and “Jurassic Park,” died Sunday after a long struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 62. Winston won a total of four Oscars in the special effects and makeup categories for his work in “Aliens,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Jurassic Park.” I met Stan Winston when I worked on Tank Girl and found this short bit about him in my Tank Girl Journal:
July 12, 1994 - Took Stan Winston to the airport for his flight back to L.A. He's a strange guy. During conversation, he speaks in a short, frank way to find out if you lean more towards being an asshole or an idiot and once he sizes you up, that's that. We didn't talk too much and I'm not sure what my standing was when I dropped him off.