E.T. the Extra Terrestrial


E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

“E.T. phone home”

• E.T. the Extra Terrestrial is the star of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster movie of the same name. The film sees a friendship blossom between schoolboy Elliot and E.T. the alien

• Carlo Rambaldi, E.T.’s creator, based his appearance on the faces of poet Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway. Rambaldi’s own painting Women of Delta inspired E.T.’s long extendable neck

• There were four E.T. heads created in total – one animatronic, and others for facial expressions and as costume. Depending on the scene, two dwarves and a 12 year old boy born with no legs took turns wearing the costume. A professional mime also played E.T.’s hands

• E.T the Extra Terrestrial was a box office hit, winning a total of 4 Oscars® (1983). It is still the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time

• In conjunction with Universal Pictures and the film’s 30th anniversary, Madame Tussauds now gives you the chance to ride Elliot’s bicycle into the sky, complete with E.T. in tow!

Film first released on June 11th 1982
Sculpted in 2012

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