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Carlo Rambaldi

  • Birth 15 Sep 1925 Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Death 10 Aug 2012 Calabria, Italy
  • Burial Vigarano Mainarda, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Plot Cremated. The ashes buried near to parents
  • Memorial ID 95152917

Artist, painter and sculptor. Three-times Prize Academy Award winner for Visual Effects. Graduated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna, he began working in cinema with film directors such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini and Mario Monicelli. In 1976, Rambaldi approaches to film production in Hollywood, and became interested in mechatronics, a combination of mechanics and electronics. He was the designer and maker of acclaimed figures such as King Kong, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Alien. His experience in mechanical and electronic engineering allowed him to breathe life into the most fantastic movie creatures of the 1970s and '80s in almost 40 films, including "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Dune" and "Conan the Destroyer". He passed away after a long and serious illness.

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  • Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 11 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95152917
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carlo Rambaldi (15 Sep 1925–10 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95152917, citing Cimitero Comunale di Vigarano Mainarda, Vigarano Mainarda, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .