Shane Mahan

Shane Mahan is an Academy Award Shane Mahannominated makeup and special effects artist at Legacy Effects, formerly Stan Winston Studio. He was born in Greenville, Michigan. In 1981, after graduating from the local high school, Mahan moved to Hollywood during the makeup and character effects boom of the time. Mahan began working at various effects studios and eventually was hired on at Stan Winston Studio. His first job was key sculptor for the 1984 film, The Terminator. This began a lifelong relationship with the top filmmakers in Hollywood. From here, Mahan worked on numerous other film projects. Mahan was also co-producer of HBO’s Creature Features where he also designed and coordinated creature effects. After working for at Stan Winston Studio for over twenty years, Mahan, along with Alan Scott, John Rosengrant, and Lindsay Mcgowan, founded Legacy Effects after the passing of Stan Winston.

Selected Filmography

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Congo (1995)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Inspector Gadget (1999)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)