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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:18 PM

Makeup master Stuart Freeborn of 'Star Wars' dead at age 98

Makeup master Stuart Freeborn of 'Star Wars' dead at age 98

"Star Wars" makeup artist Stuart Freeborn, who helped create Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt and the otherworldly creatures in the trilogy's famous barroom scene, has died, Lucasfilm said Wednesday.

He was 98.

A creature effects artist, Freeborn also worked on other film classics and was responsible for creating the apelike human ancestors in the "Dawn of Man" sequence in "2001: A Space Odyssey."

He also did the makeup for Peter Sellers in "Doctor Strangelove," Lucasfilm said on its starwars.com website.

"Stuart was already a makeup legend when he started on 'Star Wars,'" said George Lucas, creator of the films.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/06/showbiz/obit-star-wars-stuart-freeborn/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
longship Feb 2013 #1
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #2
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #3
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #4
Paulie Feb 2013 #5

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:29 AM

1. In his honor: "It's a trap!"



You can't mention this guy without Admiral Ackbar. I hope he was also one of Freeborn's creations.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:02 AM

2. Craftsman's hands.

 

I know, weird thing to notice.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:05 AM

3. I was noticing how he kind of looks like Yoda

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:10 AM

4. Yep, he does.

 

Maybe Yoda was a self portrait? LOL

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:44 AM

5. Heard on NPR that Yoda was him and Albert Einstein

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