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Carlo Rambaldi
Carlo Rambaldi al Giffoni Film Festival 2010 - cropped.jpg
Carlo Rambaldi in 2010
BornSeptember 15, 1925(1925-09-15)[1]
DiedAugust 10, 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 86)
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts of Bologna[2]
OccupationSpecial effects
Visual effects
Notable work
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
King Kong (1976)
Spouse(s)Bruna Rambaldi (née Basso)
ChildrenVittorio Rambaldi
Alessandro Rambaldi[1]
Awards3 Oscars
Academy Awards Special Achievement Award
Saturn Award
BAFTA Film Award (nominated)
David di Donatello Special
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Special
Los Angeles Italian Film Awards Outstanding Achievement Award
Mystfest Special
Razzie Award (nominated)[1]

Carlo Rambaldi (September 15, 1925 – August 10, 2012) was an Italian special effects artist. He is known for designing the alien E.T. in for the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and the mechanical head-effects for the creature in Alien (1979) (for each of them Rambaldi won an Oscar).[3][4]


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