Iconic Animatronic E.T. Head From Spielberg’s Beloved Sci-Fi Classic Sells for Whopping $635K at Auction

Iconic Animatronic E.T. Head From Spielberg’s Beloved Sci-Fi Classic Sells for Whopping $635K at Auction

Piece of Cinematic History Up for Grabs

The animatronic E.T. head specially crafted for Steven Spielberg’s 1982 hit “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was recently auctioned off to the highest bidder as part of a Hollywood memorabilia sale.

Oscar-Winning Special Effects Master Behind Creation

Renowned effects artist Carlo Rambaldi built the iconic head, bringing E.T. to life through mechanical and technical wizardry. Three additional heads were made for facial expressions and costumes.

Winning Bid Soars to Lucrative Heights

After 12 bids, an unnamed winner paid a considerable $635,000 to claim the historic screen-used E.T. head – a hefty sum reflective of the beloved film’s lasting cultural imprint.

How E.T. Magic Was Brought to the Big Screen

Rambaldi worked closely with little people and a boy born without legs to portray E.T. through his extraordinary puppetry. The head was placed above child actors who would peer out through the chest.

Spielberg Classic Resonated Widely

Upon release in 1982, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” became a wildly lucrative sensation under director Spielberg, earning Oscar wins and cementing its place as a science fiction masterpiece still adored today.

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