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Jean Giraud (1938–2012)

Jean Giraud was born on May 8, 1938 in Nogent, Haute-Marne, France as Jean Henri Gaston Giraud. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), The Fifth Element (1997) and TRON (1982). He was married to Isabelle Giraud. He died on March 10, 2012 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 73) in Paris, France

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 2012 Strange Frame: Love & Sax (designs)
 2003 Arzak Rhapsody (TV Mini-Series) (original designs - as Moebius) / (storyboards - uncredited)
 1997 The Fifth Element (designer - as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
 1996 Space Jam (visual development - as Moebius)
 1989 The Abyss (conceptual artist - as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
 1989 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (conceptual designer - as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
 1988 Willow (conceptual artist)
 1987 Masters of the Universe (special designer - as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
 1982 TRON (conceptual artist: electronic world - as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud) / (electronic conceptual design - as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
 1982 Time Masters (original designs - as Moebius)
 1980 Tusk (poster artist - as J. Giraud)
 1979 Alien (concept artist - as Jean 'Moëbius' Giraud)
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Other Works:

Comics: L'Incal

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 30 Interviews | 30 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 66 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

J. Giraud | Jean 'Moebius' Giraud | Jean 'Moëbius' Giraud | Moebius

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First came to public attention in the USA in the 1980's after his work was published in the graphic science fiction magazine "Heavy Metal", an American version of the French publication "Metal Hurlant" (literally: "Screaming Metal"). See more »



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