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Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949) is an American actress and film producer who played Ellen Ripley in the 1979 film Alien and its sequels Aliens (1986) and Alien3 (1992), as well as the character Ripley 8 in Alien Resurrection (1997). She later lent her voice and likeness to the Ellen Ripley character in the 2014 video game Alien: Isolation and its expansion packs. The character of Ripley remains the most famous of Weaver's career, and is considered a cultural icon. Weaver was the daughter of late actress Elizabeth Inglis. Other notable films Weaver has appeared in include Ghostbusters (1984), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Working Girl (1988), Galaxy Quest (1999) and Avatar (2009).
Weaver has been nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Actress for Aliens and Gorillas in the Mist, Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl), and has won two Golden Globes and a BAFTA. For her role in Aliens, she won a Saturn Award for Best Actress. She was nominated the same award for Alien, Alien3 and Alien Resurrection, and was also nominated for a BAFTA for Best Newcomer for Alien. In 2003, Weaver's portrayal of Ellen Ripley was selected by the American Film Institute as the 8th greatest hero in American cinema history.
Awards and NominationsEdit
|1979||Alien||Nominated — BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role|
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
|1986||Aliens||Saturn Award for Best Actress|
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe for Best Perforamnce by an Actress in a Motio nPicture - Drama
|1992||Alien3||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress|
|1997||Alien Resurrection||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress|
|1981||Eyewitness||With William H. Burton, Jr.|
|1982||The Year of Living Dangerously|
|1983||Deal of the Century||With Jim Ishida|
|Terror in the Aisles||Archive footage; with Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and Harry Dean Stanton|
|1985||Une Femme ou Deux|
|Half Moon Street||With Andy Lucas, Mac McDonald and Eddie Powell|
|1988||Gorillas in the Mist|
|1492: Conquest of Paradise||With Nick Gillard and Michael Wincott, directed by Ridley Scott|
|1993||Dave||With Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|1994||Death and the Maiden|
|1995||Copycat||With J. E. Freeman|
|1997||The Ice Storm|
|Snow White: A Tale of Terror||With Brian Glover|
|1999||A Map of the World|
|Big Bad Love|
|2004||Imaginary Heroes||With Sylvia Kauders|
|The Village||With Adrien Brody|
|The TV Set|
|2007||Happily N'Ever After|
|The Girl in the Park|
|2008||Vantage Point||With Holt McCallany|
|Be Kind Rewind||With Danny Glover|
|The Tale of Despereaux||With Robin Atkin Downes|
|2009||Avatar||Directed by James Cameron|
|2010||Crazy on the Outside||With Casey Sander|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods|
|The Cold Light of Day|
|2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||With Ewen Bremner, Emun Elliott, Giannina Facio, Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik, Florian Robin, C. C. Smiff and Shane Steyn, directed by Ridley Scott|
|2015||CHAPPiE||Directed by Neill Blomkamp|
- The part of Ellen Ripley's aged daughter Amanda Ripley-McClaren, seen on a photograph in the extended Special Edition of Aliens, was in fact played by Weaver's late mother, Elizabeth Inglis.
- ↑ "American Film Institute - AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains". afi.com. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.