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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Stuart Freeborn and Yoda

Stuart Freeborn (b. 1914) is a British make-up artist best known for his work on science fiction and fantasy films, particularly the Star Wars saga. Freeborn provided make-up and creature designs for the first three films in the franchise, and is credited as the creator of Yoda (with the assistance of Frank Oz, Wendy Midener, and other Muppet veterans). He also designed and built the costume for Chewbacca and oversaw Jabba the Hutt.

In a less exotic capacity, Freeborn worked directly with Jim Henson on The Great Muppet Caper as make-up supervisor for the human cast members.

Freeborn's other make-up credits covered a range of prosthetic transformations for many stars. Notable examples include Alec Guiness' outsized nose as Fagin in Oliver Twist, Red Skelton as a neanderthal in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (also with Robert Morley and Gordon Jackson), Albert Finney's Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, and Peter Sellers as three separate characters in both The Mouse That Roared and Dr. Strangelove. For the Superman movies, he enhanced the Man of Steel's costume, applied Lex Luthor's bald pate, and ensured that Christopher Reeve's hairstyles for Clark Kent and Superman were kept distinct. Freeborn also oversaw the make-up of Gregory Peck and the creation of realistic dog puppets for The Omen.

External Links

  • IMDb
  • A Tribute to Stuart Freeborn

This article uses material from the "Stuart Freeborn" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Stuart Freeborn
Biographical information
Born

September 5, 1914, London, England

Nationality

British

Career
Star Wars work

Original trilogy, The Star Wars Holiday Special

Other work of note

2001: A Space Odyssey, Murder on the Orient Express, The Omen, Superman

Stuart Freeborn was the makeup supervisor for the Star Wars original trilogy. He worked on all three Star Wars films and the Holiday Special. Some of his most notable contributions include creatures at the Mos Eisley cantina[1] and Yoda. He based Yoda's face on his own and Albert Einstein's. His wife Kay Freeborn and son Graham Freeborn were also makeup artists.

This article is a stub about an artist. You can help Wookieepedia by expanding it.

Notes and references

  1. Gary Arnold. 'Star Wars' (PG). The Washington Post. Retrieved on June 11, 2007.

External links


This article uses material from the "Stuart Freeborn" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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