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Miltiades 02-07-2013 08:57 AM

Stuart Freeborn (98), Yoda's creator, has died
Stuart Freeborn was a British make-up artist who worked on legendary films like 2001: Space Odyssey, Superman and The Bridge on the River Kwai. But arguably his most famous work is that for the Star Wars movies, for which he created and help create some of the most iconic creatures of the old trilogy, such as Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt and of course Yoda.


LucasFilm said Irvin Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back, would "note that Freeborn quite literally put himself into Yoda, as the Jedi master's inquisitive and mischievous elfin features had more than a passing resemblance to Freeborn himself". Yoda's looks were also said to be partly inspired by Albert Einstein.
Mr. Freeborn eventually became almost as old as Yoda, relatively speaking. He was 98. Rest in peace, good man!

battle111 02-07-2013 09:00 AM

Yeah rest in peace au man yoda is my favorite jedi master too bad his creator died

Lynk Former 02-07-2013 10:44 AM

Too bad he didn't live for another 800 years...

mimartin 02-07-2013 11:46 AM

Wonder if his body disappeared when he became one with the force.


Sabretooth 02-07-2013 01:54 PM

It's all a ruse, I'm sure he's gone into hiding in a swamp.


adamqd 02-07-2013 02:46 PM

Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter... Pass on in to the Force Stuart.


Darth Avlectus 02-07-2013 03:46 PM

^^What he said.

R.I.P. Stuart Freeborn, you shall be missed.

battle111 02-07-2013 04:15 PM

rest in peace

Q 02-07-2013 09:29 PM

Aw... :(


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