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Carlo Rambaldi
Carlo Rambaldi al Giffoni Film Festival 2010 - cropped.jpg
Carlo Rambaldi in 2010
Born (1925-09-15)September 15, 1925
Vigarano Mainarda, Italy
Died August 10, 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 86)
Lamezia Terme, Italy
Nationality Italian
Citizenship Italian
Education Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna
Occupation Special effects
Visual effects
Notable work
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
King Kong (1976)
Spouse(s) Bruna Rambaldi (née Basso)
Children Vittorio Rambaldi
Alessandro Rambaldi
Awards 3 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)

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).

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