H.R. Giger (1940–2014)


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H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Zurich, Switzerland

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Known For

Alien Art Department
(1979)
Alien vs. Predator Additional Crew
(2004)
Aliens Additional Crew
(1986)
Species Additional Crew
(1995)

Filmography

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 2019 Alien: Ore (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Specimen (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Alone (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Containment (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Harvest (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Night Shift (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (original alien creatures designer)
 2004 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:

He designed a futuristic bar, the Giger Bar, in his home town of Chur, Switzerland. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Hans Rudi Giger | Hansruedi "HR" Giger | Hansruedi Giger

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Spouse:

Carmen Maria Scheifele  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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