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Greg Hall, a costumer who worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger on 11 films, dressing the actor as the leather-clad cyborg in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and as the evil Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin, has died. He was 67.
Hall died suddenly Feb. 12 at his home in Hollywood, his family announced this week.
Hall began his 40-year career in Hollywood working for Jean-Pierre Dorléac on Somewhere in Time (1980), which starred Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer and received an Oscar nomination for costume design.
On James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Hall used a drill and butcher knife to inflict damage on the black jackets Schwarzenegger donned for all his Terminator films. “Arnold only wears one outfit, but it goes through 50 stages of annihilation,” he said in a 2003 interview with The Seattle Times.
Hall also served as Schwarzenegger’s personal costumer on Kindergarten Cop (1990), True Lies (1994), Eraser (1996), Jingle All the Way (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), End of Days (1999), The 6th Day (2000), Collateral Damage (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and The Last Stand (2013).
Born on Sept. 3, 1953, in Walla Walla, Washington, Hall lettered in football and wrestling at Edmonds High School. After graduating from Washington State with a home economics degree in 1976, he enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles and won a Bob Mackie Design Award.
Hall had many noteworthy films on his résumé, including Mark Rydell’s The River (1984), John Hughes’ Weird Science (1985), Richard Pryor’s Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986), Dennis Hopper’s Colors (1988), Barry Levinson’s Avalon (1990), Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Tony Scott’s True Romance (1993), Walter Hill’s Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and David Zucker’s BASEketball (1998).
Survivors include his wife, Otilia, mother Laura and brother Michael.
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Jon M. Chu