Sigourney Weaver

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Sigourney Weaver

Born

10/8/1949, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Susan Alexandra Weaver

Gender

Female
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Birth Name Susan Alexandra Weaver Mini biography Sigourney Weaver was born as Susan Alexandra Weaver, on 8 October 1949, in Leroy Hospital of New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history. He…more

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    • Sigourney Weaver: With Alien, because we always use a different director, each one kind of stands on its own. So I guess it's possible for them to make another one, but we have no plans.

    • Sigourney Weaver: What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it.

    • Sigourney Weaver: Usually it's the guys that don't follow you around, who you're attracted to!

    • Sigourney Weaver: There's a lot of conning as part of our society, I think.

    • Sigourney Weaver: Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt.

    • Sigourney Weaver: Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!

    • Sigourney Weaver: One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.

    • Sigourney Weaver: My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.

    • Sigourney Weaver: My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind... maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.

    • Sigourney Weaver: It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.

    • Sigourney Weaver: It wouldn't surprise me if some time in the next 20 years or so, you see a white-haired Ripley hobbling around out there.

    • Sigourney Weaver: It was actually a relief for me to play an actor who was scared, who didn't know where everything was, who didn't know what buttons to push, and for me to be able to play all that.

    • Sigourney Weaver: If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system, I think.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I've been blonde. I've worn it on stage quite a few times. I think blondes look much friendlier. It was time to do the blonde.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I've always wanted to do one where we go back to the planet from which the alien originally came. But it's never been a serious discussion.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I've always thought that a lot of the problems in the world would be solved if a spaceship did arrive, then anyone with one head and two arms and two legs would be your brother! It wouldn't matter where they were from or what they believed or anything. It might be good for us.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I'm no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don't get to do that very often.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I'm always the last person they go to with a sequel, because I'm the most skeptical. You know, I'm very proud of what we've done, and I don't want to screw up our series.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I'd be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I would say that September 11 was a test movie to do and we already shot it and there was a problem with the back focus of this one panavision, so we had to re-shoot. It's sort of a spoken memorial. Now I'm not sure we can do that.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so... I love going back and forth.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I really enjoyed playing a character without the usual human restraints. I mean, she's an alien creation, or recreation-WHATEVER she is-and that's very freeing as an actress.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I love working quickly. I don't like to do thousands of takes, and I don't want to do thousands of set ups.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I love the role of Ripley.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I love playing an alien.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I just feel that getting out there physically and protecting New York, putting my arms around everyone and protecting them... to see this happen to our city and our community.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I guess I feel very possessive about New York and I'm still wheeling frankly, from what happened. I'm sure we all are.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I don't want to leave New York and leave my family. I don't like the distance. I just did a movie in California and it's kind of excruciating to be away from them so I think there is that sense.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I don't think there are Alien conventions. But it was very interesting to read about all the SF conventions. We have a couple of scenes in Galaxy Quest where there are these people who are so passionate about these things; they show up and really believe in you. It was an education to me.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I don't think my husband was ever obsessed with me, but he certainly loved me. I'm not sure if obsession is a good thing.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.

    • Sigourney Weaver: I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it's maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.

    • Sigourney Weaver: As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me. Because those parts had the most change in playing someone who was both light and dark, sort of Jekyl and Hyde.

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    8.0
    Sigourney Weaver is one of the better actresses in the industry today. She brought us one of the most memorable and greatest characters in the film industry: Ripley from the amazing Alien franchise.
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    9.0
    Sigourney is well known for her role in the alien quadrilogy. (Spanning 1986-1997) Throughout the four movies, Sigourney has consistently played the character Ripley, the only one who understood the danger the aliens posed to the human race. She suited the role of Ripley, both a tough character in battle and caring about her friends and added great value to each of the alien movies.
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