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.


Year Title Contribution(s)
1977 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope Makeup supervisor
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special Makeup supervisor
1980 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Makeup supervisor
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi Makeup supervisor


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