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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial is the star of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster movie of the same name.

Famous Facts

  • 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
  • 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


“E.T. phone home”