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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), Alien³ (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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 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 Alien³ (creature designer: Alien³) / (original creature designer)
 1986 Aliens (original alien designer)
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Other Works:

Designed the record sleeves for Emerson Lake and Palmer's hit album 'Brain Salad Surgery (1973)' and 'Debbie Harry''s solo album Koo Koo (1981). See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Hansruedi Giger

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Suffers from fear of flying, a condition necessitating that Ridley Scott visit him at his Swiss home in order to discuss his early design concepts for the beast in Alien (1979). See more »

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