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Carlo Rambaldi (1925–2012)


Carlo Rambaldi was born on September 15, 1925 in Vigarano Mainarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Alien
Alien Special Effects
(1979)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Special Effects
(1982)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1977)
Dune
Dune Special Effects
(1984)

Filmography

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 1988 Primal Rage (special effects)
 1988 Cameron's Closet (creature constructor) / (creature creator)
 1986 King Kong Lives (creatures constructor) / (creatures creator)
 1985 Silver Bullet (werewolf suit creator)
 1984 Dune (creature creator)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer (creature designer: Dagoth)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (creator: E.T.)
 1981 Possession (special effects: the creature)
 1981 The Hand (special effects)
 1979 Alien (creator: 'Alien' head effects)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (realization of "extraterrestrial")
 1976 King Kong (the producer wishes to acknowledge that Kong has been designed/engineered/constructed by)
 1975 Deep Red (special effects)
 1974 Lover of the Monster (special effects)
 1974 The Hand That Feeds the Dead (special effects)
 1974 Blood for Dracula (special effects)
 1973 Flesh for Frankenstein (special effects)
 1972 Tragic Ceremony (special effects)
 1972 Frankenstein '80 (special effects)
 1972 The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive (special effects)
 1972 Bluebeard (special effects)
 1972 The French Sex Murders (special effects)
 1972 Night of the Devils (special effects - as Rambaldi)
 1971 4 mosche di velluto grigio (special effects - uncredited)
 1971 A Bay of Blood (special effects - as Rambaldi)
 1971 A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (special effects - as Giovanni Rambaldi)
 1969 The Laughing Woman (special effects)
 1968 Barbarella (special effects - uncredited)
 1968 Odissea (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (special effects - segment "Polifemo", uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (special effects - segment "Polifemo", uncredited)
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (special effects - uncredited)
 1966 The Witch (special effects)
 1965 Bloody Pit of Horror (special effects makeup)
 1965 Planet of the Vampires (model maker - uncredited)
 1963 Perseo l'invincibile (special effects - as Rambaldi)
 1960 Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (chief creature maker)
 1957 Sigfrido (dragon creator - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Giovanni Rambaldi | Rambaldi
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Personal Quote:

They use all the movements, but the head cuts are so quick, and the action is framed so predominantly in extreme closeup, that frequently it's impossible to tell what you are seeing! In my opinion, I gave the director 100 possibilities, and he used but 20. (on his Alien (1979) head effects innovations experience) See more »

Trivia:

Father of Vittorio Rambaldi. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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