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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 King Kong (1976). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy. See full bio »

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Known For

Alien
Alien Special Effects
(1979)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Special Effects
(1982)
King Kong
King Kong Special Effects
(1976)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1977)

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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 Mondo Cane 2 (Documentary) (fire effects - uncredited)
 1963 Perseo l'invincibile (special effects - as Rambaldi)
 1960 The Giants of Thessaly (animated creation)
 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:

[on computerized special effects] The mystery's gone. It's as if a magician had revealed all of his tricks. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Vittorio Rambaldi. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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