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