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Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn at an August 23, 2012 appearance at Midtown Comics Downtown in Manhattan, New York City to promote his directorial debut, The Victim.[1]

Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor and director who played Corporal Dwayne Hicks in the 1986 film Aliens. He later lent his voice and likeness to the character in the 2013 video game Aliens: Colonial Marines and its expansion pack Stasis Interrupted. Other notable films Biehn has appeared in include The Terminator (1984), The Abyss (1989), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996) and Planet Terror (2007).

Biehn is known for his work in the films of James Cameron; he has appeared in four of the director's movies. On the set of Planet Terror, Biehn was encouraged by director Robert Rodriguez to make his own film, and Biehn's directorial debut, The Blood Bond, was realised in 2010.

Biehn replaced actor James Remar in the role of Hicks.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Functioned as Notes
Director Actor
1978 Grease RedCross GreenTick Uncredited
Coach RedCross GreenTick
1980 Hog Wild RedCross GreenTick
1981 The Fan RedCross GreenTick
1983 The Lords of Discipline RedCross GreenTick With Bill Paxton
1984 The Terminator RedCross GreenTick With Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by James Cameron
1985 Deadly Intentions RedCross GreenTick
1986 Aliens RedCross GreenTick
1987 Rampage RedCross GreenTick
1988 The Seventh Sign RedCross GreenTick
In a Shallow Grave RedCross GreenTick
1989 The Abyss RedCross GreenTick Directed by James Cameron
1990 Navy SEALs RedCross GreenTick With Bill Paxton
1991 Timebomb RedCross GreenTick
Terminator 2: Judgement Day[2] RedCross GreenTick With Jenette Goldstein and Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by James Cameron
K2 RedCross GreenTick
1993 Deadfall RedCross GreenTick
Tombstone RedCross GreenTick With Bill Paxton
1995 In the Kingdom of the Blind RedCross GreenTick
Jade RedCross GreenTick
Breach of Trust RedCross GreenTick
1996 Mojave Moon RedCross GreenTick
The Rock RedCross GreenTick
1997 Dead Men Can't Dance RedCross GreenTick
The Ride RedCross GreenTick
1987 Rampage RedCross GreenTick
1998 Susan's Plan RedCross GreenTick
American Dragons RedCross GreenTick
2000 Chain of Command RedCross GreenTick
Cherry Falls RedCross GreenTick
The Art of War RedCross GreenTick
2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 RedCross GreenTick
2002 Clockstoppers RedCross GreenTick
Borderline RedCross GreenTick
2005 Havoc RedCross GreenTick With Raymond Cruz
Dragon Squad RedCross GreenTick
2007 The Insatiable RedCross GreenTick
You Are Here RedCross GreenTick
Planet Terror RedCross GreenTick Directed by Robert Rodriguez
They Wait RedCross GreenTick
2008 Stiletto RedCross GreenTick
2009 Saving Grace RedCross GreenTick
Streets of Blood RedCross GreenTick
2010 Psych 9 RedCross GreenTick
Take Me Home Tonight RedCross GreenTick
Bereavement RedCross GreenTick
The Blood Bond GreenTick GreenTick
2011 The Divide RedCross GreenTick
Puncture RedCross GreenTick
The Victim GreenTick GreenTick
Yellow Rock RedCross GreenTick
2012 Sushi Girl RedCross GreenTick With Danny Trejo
2013 Treachery RedCross GreenTick
2014 The Dark Forest RedCross GreenTick
Hidden in the Woods RedCross GreenTick
Tapped Out RedCross GreenTick

TriviaEdit

  • Biehn replaced James Remar in the role of Hicks when the latter was caught in possession of illegal substances and was fired from the production of Aliens.[3] Cameron knew Biehn from filming The Terminator two years previously, and he was subsequently cast as Hicks.
    • As a result of his late casting, Biehn did not get to customise his own combat armor as the other Marine actors had done; the motifs on his battledress had already been created by Remar.
  • Biehn recalled asking Robert Rodriguez during the production of Planet Terror why the director had cast him. Rodriguez responded,"I wanted to cast you because there's a certain moment in that movie where all hell is breaking loose, and I wanted to see you coming through these hospital doors, to see you bang through these double doors, and I want the audience to stand up and cheer." Biehn was dubious, but later recalled, "Anyway, we're at the big screen downtown, a thousand people, and the movie starts, blah blah blah happens, Josh Brolin's doing his thing. All of a sudden, I come crashing through the front door with a shotgun in my hand... and fucking everybody goes crazy. Everybody stands up and cheers. Here comes the fucking cavalry, which I guess I represented. Which I guess he knew I represented. That's Robert. He knew that moment was going to happen if he cast me in that role, as opposed to somebody else, I think, because of all the stuff that I had done back in the 80s I guess was kind of heroic."[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8.23.12MichaelBiehnByLuigiNovi1.jpg
  2. Biehn's appearance in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was cut from the theatrical release, but later reinstated in the extended Special Edition
  3. "Strange Shapes - The Other Hicks: James Remar". Retrieved on 2013-05-13.
  4. "Lebeau's Le Blog - What the Hell Happened to Michael Biehn?". Retrieved on 2015-01-20.
  5. http://www.michaelbiehn.co.uk/

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