The adventures he encountered would justify several epic movies He had many close encounters with death but remained fearless.
In Vienna, Professor Edmond Weiss was busy calculating probable close encounters between Earth and comet orbits.
He became an overnight Hollywood sensation when he appeared in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977.
The first, in 2001, was a behind-the-scenes look at his first film, called The Making of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
There are many close encounters (or CEs, as the UFO community calls them) of this type.