Carlo Rambaldi

Italian special effects designer

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]

Carlo Rambaldi
Carlo Rambaldi al Giffoni Film Festival 2010 - cropped.jpg
Carlo Rambaldi in 2010
Born(1925-09-15)September 15, 1925[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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Carlo Rambaldi on IMDb
  2. Studying art at the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna
  3. "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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