Star Wars make-up artist Stuart Freeborn dies at 98
BBC News: Stuart Freeborn, the British make-up artist who worked on “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 98.
One of his most famous creations was Yoda, the diminutive Jedi master first seen in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back.
Freeborn based Yoda’s look on Albert Einstein, as well as his own features.
Star Wars creator George Lucas paid tribute to Freeborn, saying he was “a makeup legend” before he began working with him.
The make-up artist based the design of Yoda on scientist Albert Einstein. (Getty Images / AFP)
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