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Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder

Sigourney Weaver [16]


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Born:October 8, 1949 (68)
Filmography Rating:7.79 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.44 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.09 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82.87%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Alien [1979](30) => Ripley
Alien: Director's Cut [1979](30) => Ripley
Ghostbusters [1984](35) => Dana Barrett
Aliens: Special Edition [1986](37) => Ellen Ripley
Aliens [1986](37) => Ellen Ripley
Ghostbusters 2 [1989](40) => Dana Barrett
Alien³ [1992](43) => Ellen Ripley
Dave [1993](44) => Ellen Mitchell
Alien Resurrection: Special Edition [1997](48) => Ellen Ripley
Alien Resurrection [1997](48) => Ellen Ripley
Galaxy Quest [1999](50) => Gwen DeMarco
Alien³: Special Edition [2003](54) => Ellen Ripley
WALL·E [2008](59) => Ship's Computer (voice)
Vantage Point [2008](59) => Rex Brooks
Avatar [2009](60) => Dr. Grace Augustine
Ghostbusters [2016](67) => Rebecca Gorin

Trivia that mentions this person:
Alien: Collector's Edition [1979]
  • A scene originally cut, but re-inserted for the Director's Cut shows Lambert slapping Ripley in retaliation for Ripley's refusal to let her, Dallas, and Kane back on the ship. According to both Ridley Scott and Veronica Cartwright, every time she went to slap Sigourney Weaver, Sigourney would shy away. After about three or four takes of this, Scott finally told Cartwright "Not to hold back. Really hit her." Thus the very real shocked reactions of Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton.
    Aliens [1986]
  • In a deleted scene, Ripley's daughter was played by Elizabeth Inglis, Sigourney Weaver's real-life mother.
  • Sigourney Weaver told James Cameron that she wanted to do three things in the movie; not handle a weapon, die, and make love to an alien. While none of these wishes were fulfilled, she got to do all three in the later movies.
    Aliens: Special Edition [1986]
  • In a deleted scene, Ripley's daughter was played by Elizabeth Inglis, Sigourney Weaver's real-life mother.
  • Sigourney Weaver told James Cameron that she wanted to do three things in the movie; not handle a weapon, die, and make love to an alien. While none of these wishes were fulfilled, she got to do all three in the later movies.
    Aliens: Collector's Edition [1986]
  • Sigourney Weaver told James Cameron that she wanted to do three things in the movie; not handle a weapon, die, and make love to an alien. While none of these wishes were fulfilled, she got to do all three in the later movies.
  • In a deleted scene, Ripley's daughter was played by Elizabeth Inglis, Sigourney Weaver's real-life mother.
    Alien³: Collector's Edition [2003]
  • Off-duty, Sigourney Weaver had to wear a wig as her then two-year-old daughter Charlotte didn't like to see her mother bald.
    Alien³ [1992]
  • Off-duty, Sigourney Weaver had to wear a wig as her then two-year-old daughter Charlotte didn't like to see her mother bald.
    Alien³: Special Edition [2003]
  • Off-duty, Sigourney Weaver had to wear a wig as her then two-year-old daughter Charlotte didn't like to see her mother bald.
    Alien Resurrection: Collector's Edition [1997]
  • Sigourney Weaver made the behind-the-back half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball practice, tutored by a basketball coach. Her conversion rate during that two weeks was about one shot in from every six. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, rather than wait for Weaver to sink the shot herself, which "would probably take about 200 takes". Weaver insisted that the she could get the shot in herself, which she was finally allowed to do. She sunk the shot on the very first take, even though she was six feet further past the three-point line. Ron Perlman was completely stunned (and thoroughly impressed), and turned directly at the camera and broke character, saying, "Oh my God!" The editors looked at the shot and decided that there was "enough room to get the scissors in". Weaver was excited about making the shot, but Jeunet was concerned that audiences would believe the shot to be faked due to the ball leaving the frame. Upon Weaver's insistence, he kept the shot as it was. Weaver described the miracle shot as one of the best moments in her life, after her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, of course.
  • Sigourney Weaver was paid $11 million to come back as Ripley, more than the entire cost of Alien.
  • The underwater segment was shot on a specially constructed sound stage on the Fox lot, which was converted into a permanent water-tank. It took nearly a week to fill it with water and three weeks to film in. The actors were subjected to about 15 underwater training sessions in swimming pools around the Los Angeles area before arriving at the underwater set where they underwent a further 2 weeks of training before anything was shot. Sigourney Weaver missed most of this because she had been appearing in a play on Broadway just prior to filming.
    Alien Resurrection [1997]
  • Sigourney Weaver made the behind-the-back half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball practice, tutored by a basketball coach. Her conversion rate during that two weeks was about one shot in from every six. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, rather than wait for Weaver to sink the shot herself, which "would probably take about 200 takes". Weaver insisted that the she could get the shot in herself, which she was finally allowed to do. She sunk the shot on the very first take, even though she was six feet further past the three-point line. Ron Perlman was completely stunned (and thoroughly impressed), and turned directly at the camera and broke character, saying, "Oh my God!" The editors looked at the shot and decided that there was "enough room to get the scissors in". Weaver was excited about making the shot, but Jeunet was concerned that audiences would believe the shot to be faked due to the ball leaving the frame. Upon Weaver's insistence, he kept the shot as it was. Weaver described the miracle shot as one of the best moments in her life, after her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, of course.
  • Sigourney Weaver was paid $11 million to come back as Ripley, more than the entire cost of Alien.
  • The underwater segment was shot on a specially constructed sound stage on the Fox lot, which was converted into a permanent water-tank. It took nearly a week to fill it with water and three weeks to film in. The actors were subjected to about 15 underwater training sessions in swimming pools around the Los Angeles area before arriving at the underwater set where they underwent a further 2 weeks of training before anything was shot. Sigourney Weaver missed most of this because she had been appearing in a play on Broadway just prior to filming.
    Alien Resurrection: Special Edition [1997]
  • Sigourney Weaver made the behind-the-back half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball practice, tutored by a basketball coach. Her conversion rate during that two weeks was about one shot in from every six. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, rather than wait for Weaver to sink the shot herself, which "would probably take about 200 takes". Weaver insisted that the she could get the shot in herself, which she was finally allowed to do. She sunk the shot on the very first take, even though she was six feet further past the three-point line. Ron Perlman was completely stunned (and thoroughly impressed), and turned directly at the camera and broke character, saying, "Oh my God!" The editors looked at the shot and decided that there was "enough room to get the scissors in". Weaver was excited about making the shot, but Jeunet was concerned that audiences would believe the shot to be faked due to the ball leaving the frame. Upon Weaver's insistence, he kept the shot as it was. Weaver described the miracle shot as one of the best moments in her life, after her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, of course.
  • Sigourney Weaver was paid $11 million to come back as Ripley, more than the entire cost of Alien.
  • The underwater segment was shot on a specially constructed sound stage on the Fox lot, which was converted into a permanent water-tank. It took nearly a week to fill it with water and three weeks to film in. The actors were subjected to about 15 underwater training sessions in swimming pools around the Los Angeles area before arriving at the underwater set where they underwent a further 2 weeks of training before anything was shot. Sigourney Weaver missed most of this because she had been appearing in a play on Broadway just prior to filming.
    Predators [2010]
  • The Brazilian actress Alice Braga (who plays the role of an Israeli soldier) is the third brunette in the Predator series, following the Hispanic brunettes Elpidia Carrillo in Predator and Maria Conchita Alonso in Predator 2, while the Afro-American actress Sanaa Lathan played the female leader in AVP: Alien vs. Predator following the female leader role of Sigourney Weaver in the [Alien] series.
    AVP: Alien Versus Predator [2004]
  • The first film in the [Alien] franchise to not feature Sigourney Weaver, who has said in interviews the idea of the crossover "sounded awful".
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator: Unrated Version [2004]
  • The first film in the [Alien] franchise to not feature Sigourney Weaver, who has said in interviews the idea of the crossover "sounded awful".
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator [2004]
  • While this film languished in so-called "development hell" for years, 20th-Century Fox considered producing a fifth film in the [Alien] franchise instead. James Cameron, who wrote and directed Aliens, had written a script and even approached Sigourney Weaver to star and Ridley Scott to direct, both of whom expressed interest. When the studio decided to use the Alien/Preadator crossover story instead, Cameron, Weaver and Scott all distanced themselves from the project, and later, declared they would never work on either franchise again.
  • The first film in the [Alien] franchise to not feature Sigourney Weaver, who has said in interviews the idea of the crossover "sounded awful".
    Ghostbusters 2 [1989]
  • In Peter's apartment you can see the newspaper front pages from the first Ghost Busters movie, including the [USA Today] front page. Each one is framed on his wall. They are most visible when Dana (Sigourney Weaver) is still wrapped in a towel after getting out of the shower and Peter is telling her about finding slime residue in her apartment.
    Watchmen [2009]
  • Casting rumors over the years included Sigourney Weaver (Sally Jupiter); John Hurt, Robin Williams, [?] Doug Hutchison, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, [?] Glen Hansard (Rorschach); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren (Dr. Manhattan); Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane (Comedian); Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Cusack, [?] Joaquin Phoenix (Nite Owl); Nathan Fillion (either Comedian or Nite Owl); Jamie Lee Curtis, [?] Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Hilary Duff (Silk Spectre); Tom Cruise, Jude Law (Ozymandias). In the finished film, Jackie Earle Haley is the only one of the seven primary cast members who was even in the film industry when the movie was first attempted.
    X-Men: The Last Stand [2006]
  • When Bryan Singer was still set to direct, he intended the Dark Phoenix storyline as the sole focus of the film. He also intended to feature the villain Emma Frost/White Queen as a major character, with the role intended for Sigourney Weaver. With Singer's departure, the character of Emma Frost was dropped, and the Dark Phoenix story was relegated to a subplot in favor of the "cure" storyline. He also planned on introducing long time fan favorite Gambit into the film, to serve as both the new recruit as well as a romantic rival of Iceman's for Rogue's affection. For the part, Singer had planned on casting Channing Tatum. However, once he left, the script was changed, and Gambit was reduced to a minor cameo, then ultimately dropped from the script.
    Prometheus [2012]
  • In 2002, Aliens director James Cameron discussed ideas for a fifth Alien film with Ridley Scott, with the intention that Cameron would produce the film with Scott directing, and Sigourney Weaver returning to star in the lead role of Ripley. However upon discovering that 20th Century Fox were developing the crossover film AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Cameron ceased all work on the project, believing that the crossover would "kill the validity of the franchise". Though Cameron went on to state that he would never again work with the [Alien] franchise, Scott eventually ended up reworking their idea into this film.
    Chicken Little [2005]
  • Holly Hunter, Jamie Donnelly, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Sigourney Weaver, Geena Davis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Jessica Parker, [?] Helen Hunt and Madonna were considered for the role of Abby Mallard before Joan Cusack was cast.
    Avatar [2009]
  • The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character "smokes" is computer-generated.
  • Michael Biehn was considered for the role of Col. Quaritch. James Cameron rejected him because he'd already cast Sigourney Weaver, and he didn't want people to think it was Aliens all over again.
    Ghostbusters [2016]
  • Original cast members - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver and even Harold Ramis all have cameos in the movie. Early on in the movie version of Ramis can be seen in the form of a bronze bust in the hallway outside Kristen Wiig's office. Aykroyd confirmed a cameo appearance on his Facebook and Twitter pages, although the post was later deleted. Hudson and Weaver's cameos were confirmed by director Paul Feig on Twitter, after the first two cameos leaked to the press. Rick Moranis, who has long since retired from acting, was also offered a chance to cameo, but declined.