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H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger [15]


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Born:February 5, 1940
Died:May 12, 2014 (74)
Filmography Rating:7.38 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.79 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.79 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.64%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Alien [1979](39) => Alien Concept Design
Alien: Collector's Edition [1979](39) => Alien Concept Design
Alien: Director's Cut [1979](39) => Alien Concept Design
Aliens [1986](46) => Original Alien Design
Aliens: Special Edition [1986](46) => Original Alien Design
Alien³ [1992](52) => Original Alien Design
Species [1995](55) => Conceptual Designer
Alien Resurrection [1997](57) => Original Alien Design
Alien Resurrection: Special Edition [1997](57) => Original Alien Design
Alien³: Special Edition [2003](63) => Original Alien Design
AVP: Alien Versus Predator [2004](64) => Original Alien Design
AVP: Alien vs. Predator: Unrated Version [2004](64) => Original Alien Design
AVP: Alien vs. Predator [2004](64) => Original Alien Design
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem [2007](67) => Original Alien Design
Species Triple Pack [2007](67) => Conceptual Designer

Trivia that mentions this person:
Alien: Collector's Edition [1979]
  • Conceptual artist H.R. Giger's designs were changed several times because of their blatant sexuality.
    Dune [1984]
  • Ridley Scott worked on bringing the film to the screen, but was unsuccessful. H.R. Giger (who worked with Scott on Alien) was hired as a production designer.
    Species III [2004]
  • Producer [?] Frank Mancuso Jr. wanted the creatures to look slightly different from H.R. Giger's original concept. He did not contribute to the designs in this film and the creatures were redesigned by [?] Rob Hinderstien.
    Species [1995]
  • During the production, MGM opted not to shoot the "nightmare train" sequence to keep costs down. H.R. Giger was not willing to accept that, however, so he spent $100,000 of his own money to finance the sequence.
    Prometheus [2012]
  • Designer H.R. Giger, who worked on the original design of the Xenomorph Alien, was brought in to assist in reverse-engineering the design of the Aliens in the film.
    Alien: Covenant [2017]
  • This was the first [Alien] film to be released after the death of H.R. Giger. Giger inadvertently designed the original Alien looks and environments in his "Necronomicon" book, which led to Ridley Scott hiring him as Art Director for the film (and franchise). Giger essentially gave birth to the entire [Alien] look that we all know.