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H.R. Giger (1940–2014)

H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Jodorowsky's Dune (2013), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien (1979). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 74) in Zurich, Switzerland

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Known For

Jodorowsky's Dune
Alien 3
Alien 3 Miscellaneous Crew
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 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (original alien creatures designer)
 2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (original alien creatures designer)
 1999 The Alien Legacy (Video documentary) (archival material)
 1998 Species II (original "Species" designer)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (original alien designer)
 1996 Killer Condom (creative consultant)
 1995 Dark Seed II (Video Game) (dark world art library)
 1995 Species (train designer) / (train fabrication: Switzerland)
 1992 Dark Seed (Video Game) (dark world art library)
 1992 Alien 3 (creature designer: Alien³) / (original creature designer)
 1986 Aliens (original alien designer)
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Other Works:

album Brain Salad Surgery (1973) and Blondie's hit solo album See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hansruedi Giger

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Suffers from Night Terrors, and keeps an artist's pad near his bed to draw out his nightmares. It was in this fashion that he came up with horrific designs of the monsters for Alien (1979). See more »

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