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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 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Alien (1979) and King Kong (1976). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy. See full bio »

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Known For

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Special Effects
(1982)
Alien Special Effects
(1979)
King Kong Special Effects
(1976)
(1977)

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)
 1984 The NeverEnding Story (special effects - uncredited)
 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 - as Carlos Rambaldi)
 1975 Wanted: Babysitter (special effects supervisor - uncredited)
 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)
 1973 Ludwig (special effects supervisor - uncredited)
 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 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (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)
 1970 When Women Had Tails (special effects - uncredited)
 1970 Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (designer: remote-controlled snake - uncredited)
 1969 The Laughing Woman (special effects - as Rambaldi)
 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)
 1967 The Glass Sphinx (special effects - 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 Perseus Against the Monsters (special effects - as Rambaldi)
 1960 The Giants of Thessaly (animated creation - as Rambaldi)
 1960 The Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (chief creature maker)
 1957 Sigfrido (dragon creator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Carlos Rambaldi | Giovanni Rambaldi | Rambaldi | Charles Ramboldt
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Did You Know?

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:

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. He was an artist before going into films in 1957. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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