• Stuart Freeborn, Star Wars Makeup Artist, Dies at 98

      Stuart Freeborn, a movie makeup artist whose alchemy helped shape the outlandish space creatures that stalk the Star Wars films including the big-eared, big-brained little Yoda, whom he modeled after himself and Albert Einstein died on Tuesday in London. He was 98.

      Courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM., All Rights Reserved

      George Lucas, the Star Wars director, announced his death, calling him a makeup legend.
      Mr. Freeborn worked on more than 75 movies, creating the makeup for stars like Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster, Vivien Leigh and Gregory Peck. He created the looks of the three characters Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake of the Royal Air Force, President Muffley and the paraplegic ex-Nazi Dr. Strangelove Peter Sellers played in Stanley Kubricks 1964 black comedy, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

      Read the full story at Time.com


      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


      Comments 2 Comments
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        98 years is a great run, but it's a sad loss none the less. His work on Yoda is still mindblowing to this day IMO, and of course he did Chewbacca and Greedo, so the man's genius will be apparent for all time. Watching his interviews on the DVDs and reading his words in the making of SW books, he seemed like a really grounded and interesting fellow.
      1. bigbarada's Avatar
        bigbarada -
        He was a true artist. The modern film industry could use more visionaries like him.
    • Recent Forum Posts

      Lord Malakite

      Best video game of all time.

      Impactful?

      Donkey Kong over Pac-Man - This one is probably the most no brainer of the three pairs you listed. Pac-Man played a significant

      Lord Malakite 3 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Simpsons

      Story-wise, this week's with bus monitor Lisa/Homer suing Burns/Marge & Smithers arcs was so-so, but the one-liners and images were quite funny. The

      Bel-Cam Jos 4 Hours Ago Go to last post
      El Chuxter

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      I haven't paid much attention to the individually packaged heads, but saw Fangry the other day. Which dashes my hope of a Mindwipe retool into a full-sized

      El Chuxter 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Maradona

      It's College Football Again!

      If OSU is replaced by PSU, going to the "Granddaddy of Them All" is not a bad consolation prize. It looks like it would be against a classic

      Maradona 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      It's College Football Again!

      My guess: #1 Alaska (that's who this "AL" is, right?), #2: Clemson, #3 Ohio State, #4 Washington. (I'd be sad, but not surprised if PSU makes

      Bel-Cam Jos 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      SSG Weightlifting/Gym/Exercising Thread

      So, was I worthy of the middle digit extended, or should it have been a non-issue? Yesterday, I'm driving down a fairly-narrow 2-lane road (one side:

      Bel-Cam Jos 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 6" Black Series (Spoilers)

      There is one K-mart left in my area. I will be visiting it soon and hope to find the Jyn. If I don't, I can live without it. I found the exclusive Rey

      OC47151 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      How did you spend your Saturday?

      Virtually all school-related: awake early to enter some grading on an online submission website before they started their site maintenance (since my 'Net

      Bel-Cam Jos 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      What have you won in a contest, or raffle?

      Nope: Super Bowl. I got 75% off any ticket up to SB LXXXVII, if I can figure out what game number it is.

      (yeah, you're right: $5 at Dirk

      Bel-Cam Jos 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Best video game of all time.

      Ba-bump... and topic (sort of) stolen!

      As far as cultural significance goes, of these paired ones, which of them (by estimates of recent

      Bel-Cam Jos 18 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO