Stuart Freeborn (September 5, 1914February 5, 2013)[1] was the makeup supervisor for the Star Wars original trilogy. He was hired by director George Lucas after Lucas became impressed with his makeup effects work in 2001: A Space Odyssey.[2] He worked on all three films and the Holiday Special. Some of his most notable contributions include creatures at the Mos Eisley Cantina[3] and Yoda. He based Yoda's face on his own and Albert Einstein's. His wife Kay Freeborn and son Graham Freeborn were also makeup artists.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lawless, Jill (2013-2-6). Stuart Freeborn, makeup artist behind 'Star Wars' characters Yoda and Chewbacca, dies at 98. The Associated Press. Archived from the original on December 31, 2020.
  2. The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
  3. Gary Arnold. 'Star Wars' (PG). The Washington Post. Archived from the original on June 23, 2020.

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