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Hollywood Mourns Special-Effects Guru Stan Winston

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Jun 23, 2008 | 4:19am EDT

Stars including Sigourney Weaver, Jon FavreauArnold Schwarzenegger and Steven Spielberg gathered at the funeral of special-effects guru Stan Winston, following his death from cancer.

The Oscar-winning visual-effects artist died at his home in Malibu, California, on June 15, aged 62.

Winston won Oscars for his work in AliensTerminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park.

He also created notable visual effects for hit films including PredatorEdward Scissorhands and Batman Returns.

His most recent work can be seen in summer blockbusters Iron Man and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Friends, relatives and show-business associates all gathered to pay their respects to Winston at a memorial service on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Legendary director Spielberg led the afternoon's tributes, telling the gathering, "What Stan did is that he took our dreams--he took all of our dreams--and he blended them with his own dreams.

"He then workshopped those dreams with pencil, clay and later years on the computer. He would basically give life to all of our ideas. He would make them come to life."

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