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Michael Biehn [7]


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Born:July 31, 1956 (64)
Filmography Rating:8.56 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.92 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:92.66%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Grease [1978](22) => Mike - School Athlete (uncredited)
The Terminator [1984](28) => Kyle Reese
Aliens: Special Edition [1986](30) => Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Aliens [1986](30) => Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
The Abyss [1989](33) => Lt. Hiram Coffey
The Abyss: Extended Cut [1989](33) => Lt. Hiram Coffey
Terminator 2: Judgment Day [1991](35) => Kyle Reese (dream sequence)

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Abyss [1989]
  • The studio pushed hard for an Academy Award nomination for Michael Biehn as best supporting actor.
    The Abyss: Extended Cut [1989]
  • Michael Biehn's character gets bitten on the arm by another character. This happens to him in every James Cameron movie he's in - see The Terminator and Aliens.
    Aliens: Collector's Edition [1986]
  • A complicated effect shot (the Marines entering the Alien nest) had already been filmed just before James Remar was replaced by Michael Biehn. A re-shoot would be too expensive, so the Corporal Hicks seen with his back towards camera is still played by James Remar.
    Alien³: Collector's Edition [2003]
  • One possible idea for the film included a chest-burster coming out of Michael Biehn's character, Hicks. A replica of the actor with his chest torn open was created, but after Biehn discovered this, he threatened to sue the producers for using his likeness without his consent, and the idea was dropped. Later, the producers paid him to use his picture at the beginning of the film for the computer sequence. Apparently he received more money for use of this one image than for his role in Aliens.
    Alien³ [1992]
  • One possible idea for the film included a chest-burster coming out of Michael Biehn's character, Hicks. A replica of the actor with his chest torn open was created, but after Biehn discovered this, he threatened to sue the producers for using his likeness without his consent, and the idea was dropped. Later, the producers paid him to use his picture at the beginning of the film for the computer sequence. Apparently he received more money for use of this one image than for his role in Aliens.
    Alien³: Special Edition [2003]
  • One possible idea for the film included a chest-burster coming out of Michael Biehn's character, Hicks. A replica of the actor with his chest torn open was created, but after Biehn discovered this, he threatened to sue the producers for using his likeness without his consent, and the idea was dropped. Later, the producers paid him to use his picture at the beginning of the film for the computer sequence. Apparently he received more money for use of this one image than for his role in Aliens.
    The Terminator [1984]
  • Michael Biehn's character gets bitten on the hand by another character. This happens to him in every James Cameron movie he's in (i.e. Aliens and The Abyss).
  • There is only one time that Michael Biehn and Arnold Schwarzenegger are in the same frame together. It is when Kyle blasts The Terminator the second time at Tech Noir. When they finally meet in the factory, it is not Schwarzenegger, just a metallic puppet.
    Avatar [2009]
  • 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.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    Aliens [1986]
  • A complicated effect shot (the Marines entering the Alien nest) had already been filmed just before James Remar was replaced by Michael Biehn. A re-shoot would be too expensive, so the Corporal Hicks seen with his back towards camera is still played by James Remar.
    Aliens: Special Edition [1986]
  • A complicated effect shot (the Marines entering the Alien nest) had already been filmed just before James Remar was replaced by Michael Biehn. A re-shoot would be too expensive, so the Corporal Hicks seen with his back towards camera is still played by James Remar.
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day [1991]
  • Michael Biehn was the first choice for the role of the T-1000, in a complete reversal of roles with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was now a hero. But this idea was abandoned as it was judged too confusing for viewers.
    Titanic [1997]
  • James Cameron's regular Michael Biehn was nearly cast as Cal Hockley and attended numerous meetings with Cameron to discuss the role. Pierce Brosnan, Rupert Everett, Peter Greene, William Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, [?] Adrian Pauland Rufus Sewell were also considered, though ultimately the part went to Billy Zane.