At the 99th year of his life, the legendary British make-up artist Stuart Freeborn died, taking part in the creation of fantastic Star Wars heroes.
Stuart Freeborn was the author of the most popular "freaks" - Yoda and Chewbacca. According to director George Lucas, who shot this epic, Freeborn was a “legend of make-up art” even before Star Wars. It is believed that Freebourne gave the master Yoda some features of Albert Einstein's appearance, and at the same time Freeborn itself. He also came up with a snowy man like a hairy humanoid Chewbacca more than two meters tall.
The famous director said: "Freebourne had not only many years of experience, but also unlimited creative energy. His artistry and skill will live forever in the images he created." Lucas also explained that Freebourne’s characters in Star Wars may change their forms in the future, but not characters. ”
Stuart Freeborn was born in 1914 in Leighton, east London.He began working as a make-up artist in the 1930s, during the Second World War he served in the army in the Royal Air Force. After demobilization, he returned to the world of cinema.
The blogger, Too_Sweepy, tweets: "Yes, such talents come to earth once in a century."
I note that the work of Freeborn on the space epic was marked by two film awards - Saturn and BAFTA.