Steven Spielberg's original E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial model, auctioned for a whopping $2.5 million!

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 19 Dec, 2022

Mechanical model!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the original mechanical model for the iconic creation of Italian special effects Carlo Rambaldi opened at $500,000.

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Desirable film!

The recent Julien's Auctions and TCM presents Icons and Idols Hollywood auction, which the highly desirable film is going for a final bid of $2,560,000.

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Skeletal model of E.T.!

The number 1 hero used with the actors, the aluminum alloy skeletal model of E.T., was estimated by the auction house to fetch between $2 million and $4 million.

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Engineering masterpiece!

It is a one-of-a-kind cinematographic relic constructed in 1981, pre-dating modern CGI technology and effects that features 85 points of movement. It is also regarded as an engineering masterpiece.

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Special effects!

The filming model was created by Italian Special effects master Carlo Rambaldi and operated by 12 professional animators with movement’s facial expressions, eyes, nose, lids movement, mouth, arms, hands, neck movement, fingers, chest, and abdomen rotations.

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Box office movie!

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Model was directed by Steven Spielberg. Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore were starring in the film. The movie is about an alien who befriends a boy while stuck on Earth that also hit the top box office of the year 1982.

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A reunion with co-stars!

On The Drew Barrymore Show, during an October reunion with Drew Barrymore co-stars Thomas, Robert McNaughton, and Dee Wallace, the host revealed that she thought her alien co-star in E.T. was real when she starred in the Universal hit at seven years old.

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