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Ralph McQuarrie (1929–2012)

Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Ralph Angus McQuarrie. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Joan Benjamin. He died on March 3, 2012 in Berkeley, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Cocoon Art Department
(1985)
(1986)

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 2017 The Star Wars: Concept Trailer (Video short) (concept art)
 2017 Renegades (TV Series) (concept designer - 1 episode)
- The Requiem: Part 1 (2017) ... (concept designer - as Ralph Mcquarrie)
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (concept art - uncredited)
 2014 Star Wars Storyboards Book Trailer (Short) (storyboard artist)
 2004 Finding the Future: A Science Fiction Conversation (Video documentary) (painter)
 1991 Back to the Future... The Ride (Video short) (conceptual designer)
 1990 Nightbreed (conceptual artist)
 1987 *batteries not included (conceptual artist)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (visual consultant)
 1986 Discovery (Short) (design consultant)
 1985 Cocoon (conceptual artist)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (conceptual artist)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (space ship design: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (design consultant and conceptual artist)
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie) (illustrator)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (conceptual artwork - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (production illustrator)
 1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown (poster artist)
 1976 The Winds of Autumn (poster artist)
 1975 Winterhawk (poster artist)
 1974 Bootleggers (poster artist)
 1972 The Legend of Boggy Creek (poster artist)
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[on the visualization of Star Wars] George had ideas about how his picture would look. in fact, I think the look of the picture was more interesting to him than the plot. See more »

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He created the movie poster for cult-classic, 'The Legend of Boggy Creek', in 1972, as well as others for independent filmmaker, Charles B. Pierce. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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