King Kong (1976 film)

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King Kong is a 1976 American monster adventure film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin.wikipedia
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John Guillermin

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King Kong is a 1976 American monster adventure film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin.
His more well-known films include I Was Monty's Double (1958), Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959), Never Let Go (1960), Tarzan Goes to India (1962), Waltz of the Toreadors (1962), The Blue Max (1966), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Towering Inferno (1974), King Kong (1976), Death on the Nile (1978), Sheena (1984) and King Kong Lives (1986).

Dino De Laurentiis

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King Kong is a 1976 American monster adventure film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. Meryl Streep has said that she was considered for the role of Dwan, but was deemed too unattractive by producer Dino De Laurentiis.
De Laurentiis' name became well known through the 1976 King Kong remake, which was a commercial hit; Lipstick (1976), a rape and revenge drama; Orca (1977), a killer whale film; The White Buffalo (1977), a western; the disaster movie Hurricane (1979); the remake of Flash Gordon (1980); David Lynch's Dune (1984); and King Kong Lives (1986).

Carlo Rambaldi

Featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi, it stars Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange in her first film role. Rick Baker, who designed and wore the ape suit in collaboration with Carlo Rambaldi, was extremely disappointed in the final suit, which he felt was not at all convincing.
Carlo Rambaldi (September 15, 1925 – August 10, 2012) was an Italian special effects artist, winner of three Oscars: one Special Achievement Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1977 for the 1976 version of King Kong and two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects in 1980 and 1983 for, respectively, Alien (1979) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

Jessica Lange

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Featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi, it stars Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange in her first film role.
Lange made her professional film debut in Dino De Laurentiis's 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong, for which she also won her first Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.

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Later that night, the natives secretly board the ship and kidnap Dwan, drugging her and offering her as a sacrifice to a giant, monstrous ape known as Kong.
In 1976, Dino De Laurentiis produced a modern remake of the original film directed by John Guillermin.

Jeff Bridges

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Featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi, it stars Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange in her first film role.
In 1976, he starred as the protagonist Jack Prescott in the first remake of King Kong, opposite Jessica Lange.

René Auberjonois

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In films, Auberjonois has portrayed Father Mulcahy in MASH (1970), the expedition scientist Roy Bagley in King Kong (1976), and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (1989), in which he sang "Les Poissons".

King Kong Lives

A sequel titled King Kong Lives was released in 1986.
The film is a sequel to the 1976 remake of King Kong.

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King Kong is a 1976 American monster adventure film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin.
In the 1970s, director John Guillermin remade King Kong in 1976.

Charles Grodin

Featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi, it stars Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange in her first film role.
Grodin subsequently appeared in several films during the decade, including 11 Harrowhouse in 1974, the 1976 version of King Kong and the hit 1978 comedy Heaven Can Wait.

Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

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It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

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It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Julius Harris

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He also appeared in Trouble Man, King Kong, Black Caesar, Hell Up in Harlem, Friday Foster, Shrunken Heads, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man and in guest-starring roles on Sanford and Son, Good Times, and Love Boat among others.

Jack O'Halloran

O'Halloran has also played supporting roles in King Kong (1976), March or Die (1977), The Baltimore Bullet (1980), Dragnet (1987), Hero and the Terror (1988), Mob Boss (1990), The Flintstones (1994) and '' Dagon Troll World Chronicles (2019).

Academy Award for Best Cinematography

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It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Rick Baker

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Rick Baker, who designed and wore the ape suit in collaboration with Carlo Rambaldi, was extremely disappointed in the final suit, which he felt was not at all convincing.
Baker played the title role in the 1976 remake of King Kong.

Dennis Fimple

He also had roles in films such as Truck Stop Women (1974), The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975), Mackintosh and T.J. (1975), Stay Hungry (1976), King Kong (1976), The Shadow of Chikara (1977), Goin' South (1978), The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982) and Maverick (1994), and shared the lead in Bootleggers (1974) and Creature from Black Lake (1976).

Walt Gorney

His other film credits include Heavy Traffic (1981), King Kong (1976), and Day of the Animals (1977).

Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep has said that she was considered for the role of Dwan, but was deemed too unattractive by producer Dino De Laurentiis.
Although Streep had not aspired to become a film actor, Robert De Niro's performance in Taxi Driver (1976) had a profound impact on her; she said to herself, 'That's the kind of actor I want to be when I grow up.' Streep began auditioning for film roles, and underwent an unsuccessful audition for the lead role in Dino De Laurentiis's King Kong.

Richard H. Kline

He gives all the credit for its passable appearance to cinematographer Richard H. Kline.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Camelot in 1967, and for another Oscar for his work on King Kong in 1976, and was the recipient for the 20th annual ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

King Kong (1933 film)

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It is a remake of the 1933 film of the same name about a giant ape that is captured and taken to New York City for exhibition.
In 1976, Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis released his version of King Kong, a modern remake of the 1933 film, which was followed by a sequel in 1986 titled King Kong Lives.