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10 Groundbreaking Uses of Special Effects Makeup

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'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1991)

Stan Winston (left) and Jeff Dawn took home Oscars for their work in 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' in 1992. Photoshot/Getty Images
Stan Winston (left) and Jeff Dawn took home Oscars for their work in 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' in 1992. Photoshot/Getty Images

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More than two decades after "Terminator 2" was made, the shape-shifting villainous android assassin and the horrific carnage that he wreaked in "Terminator 2" look so state-of-the-art that it's easy to assume they were fashioned entirely on a computer screen. But while computers were used on the movie, the most startling effects were actually created through the clever use of makeup, models and prosthetics created by the legendary Stan Winston.

One of the most spectacular sequences -- in which the T-1000 repeatedly reforms after having its head and body blown apart by shotgun blasts -- was accomplished by building a fiberglass replica of actor Robert Patrick's head, which sprang open with the pulling of a pin [sources: Welch, Stan Winston School of Character Arts].

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