H.R. Giger74,733Photo Credit: lonepine

Painter, sculptor, set designer, film director

Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (ˈɡiːɡər GHEE-gur; 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for their design work on the...Wikipedia

Age: 74 (age at death)
Born: 5th February, 1940, Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died: 12th May, 2014, Place of Death
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: Swiss
Claim to Fame: The aliens in the "Alien" movies

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Giger has created furniture designs, particularly the Harkonnen Capo Chair for a movie of the novel Dune that was to be directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky.


His design for the Alien was inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980.


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