Giannetto De Rossi

Giannetto De Rossi

  • Known For: Costume & Make-Up
  • Birthday: 08-08-1942
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Rome, Latium, Italy
  • Also Known As:

    Gianetto De Rossi
    Gino De Rossi

  • Popularity: 2.56
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Giannetto De Rossi (8 August 1942 – 11 April 2021) was Italian makeup and special effects artist for motion pictures. His career included work for several high-profile directors, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone, Federico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, and David Lynch; as well as collaborations with cult horror filmmakers Lucio Fulci and Alexandre Aja. He was known particularly for his highly-detailed and realistic prosthetic appliances, most visible in his horror output. He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Special Effects for the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor (1987). One of his first special FX roles was as make-up artist for Joe D'Amato, whose film Emanuelle in America required detailed special FX for the notorious snuff film sequences. The gruesome effects produced by De Rossi, which included a woman's breasts being hacked off and multiple floggings, were so convincing that many thought them real snuff film scenes, and one actress complained that she had been traumatised by the effects. Early in his career, De Rossi worked with a number of well-known Italian directors, including Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini. A particularly notable collaboration was with Lucio Fulci on his horror film Zombi 2. De Rossi also worked with Fulci in two other films: The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery. Dino De Laurentiis hired De Rossi to create the on-set practical effects for two films in Mexico which he was producing, Dune and Conan the Destroyer. De Rossi created a number of memorable effects in the two films, including the fetus-shaped Spice Guild Navigator seen floating in a tank in Dune and the Dagoth monster suit worn by André the Giant in Conan the Destroyer. In the late 1980s he created the special makeup effects on Rambo III. For the scene in which Rambo heals himself by igniting gunpowder inside of a torso bullet wound, De Rossi rigged a device which caused flame to burst from both Sylvester Stallone's stomach and back at once. Stallone was so impressed by De Rossi's work that he hired him again for the make-up effects for Daylight, which was shot in Rome and put Stallone's son Sage Stallone in contact with Lucio Fulci. De Rossi created the title monster in the film Killer Crocodile, and directed the film's sequel, Killer Crocodile 2. He is also notable as the designer of the mask used in the film The Man in the Iron Mask. De Rossi continued creating FX for both Italian and American cinema, until his death on 11 April 2021 (coincidentally the same day as fellow Lucio Fulci collaborator Enzo Sciotti). Source: Article "Giannetto De Rossi" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Year Movie Character
2020 The Emmanuelle Effect as Self
2020 Jorge Grau: Catalonia's Cult Film King as self
2011 Fulci Flashbacks: Reflections on Italy's Premiere Paura Protagonist as Self
2006 Do You Remember Lucio Fulci? as Self
2007 Hanging Shadows
1975 Abicinema as Self
2004 Building a Better Zombi: Retrospective of Zombi 2 as Self
2008 Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 as Self
1988 Rambo III
1981 The House by the Cemetery
1972 The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life
1979 The Humanoid
1980 Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
1979 Zombie Flesh Eaters
1974 The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
1970 Waterloo
2003 High Tension
1972 The Valachi Papers
1996 Daylight
1972 The Mighty Anselmo and His Squire
1982 La traviata
1996 DragonHeart
1973 The Funny Face of the Godfather
1981 The Beyond
1965 The Possessed
1966 Wake Up and Die
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West
1965 Samson and Gideon
1989 Killer Crocodile
1984 Dune
1974 Come Home and Meet My Wife
1976 Fellini's Casanova
1992 The Inner Circle
1964 Corpse for the Lady
1964 The Thursday
1963 The Hours of Love
1963 The Little Nuns
1981 The House by the Cemetery
1978 King of the Gypsies
1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others
2001 Uprising
1967 The Harem
1972 The Eroticist
1970 When Women Had Tails
1964 The Maniacs
1967 Doctor Faustus
1983 State buoni se potete
1971 Io non spezzo... rompo
1976 1900
2001 Amici ahrarara
1963 Obiettivo ragazze
2000 Harrison's Flowers
1983 Raiders of Atlantis
1981 The House by the Cemetery
1990 Killer Crocodile 2
1989 Cy-Warrior
1977 Emanuelle in America
1982 Piranha II: The Spawning
1974 The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
1990 Killer Crocodile 2
1989 Cy-Warrior
Photo Name Department
2007 Pompei (2 episode) Costume & Make-Up as (Key Makeup Artist)

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