History Creator / SigourneyWeaver

11th Feb '18 6:03:10 PM costanton11
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* ActorAllusion:
** A scene in ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' plays a musical theme from ''Alien'' in the background.
** Sigourney's role as Dr Grace Augustine calls back to her role in ''Film/GorillasInTheMist''. Both Dian and Grace are scientists who came to study an exotic land, and end up fighting to protect the local wildlife.
* ActorInspiredElement:
** Sigourney is very anti-gun and that is the reason there is a lack of them in ''{{Film/Alien3}}''. Ripley in fact never holds a gun once in the movie.
** It was her idea in ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' to dress the housekeeper up like Mrs Danvers from ''{{Film/Rebecca}}''.



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* CoolOldLadyAwesomeDearBoy:
** The reason she has a cameo in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''? She wanted to do a scene with [[spoiler: a werewolf]].
** She was convinced to do ''Film/AlienResurrection'' after reading the scene where Ripley discovers the seven failed attempts at cloning her, as well as getting a love scene with the aliens (something she had been pressing to do since the third film).
** A major reason for signing onto ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' (besides finding the script funny) was Max singing "Back in the USSR" in a Russian restaurant.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice:
** ''Half Moon Street'' is known entirely for the plentiful nudity from Sigourney, as she plays a woman who moonlights as a hooker.
** ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' is also known for both Sigourney and Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt walking around in form-flattering dresses.
* BillingDisplacement: Exploited for ''Alien'' where she is billed second after Tom Skerrit. She was an unknown at the time and the cast were killed off based on how [[DeadStarWalking famous they were]]. As the film turned Sigourney into a star, this effect is lost on modern viewers.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As the Planet Express Ship in an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.



* DoingItForTheArt: "I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about." She also says she'd rather work with a first time director who's enthusiastic about the project, rather than a veteran who doesn't care.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Shaved her head for ''{{Film/Alien3}}''. In fact one of the reasons she signed on for the film was David Fincher suggesting Ripley be bald. But her young daughter didn't like her being bald, so she wore a wig when off set. Months later when re-shoots were to be done, her hair had grown back and she refused to shave it off again. So an expensive bald cap was made.
** She dyed her hair red for ''{{Film/Avatar}}''.



* FakeNationality: Egyptian in ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'', helped by {{Brownface}}.



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* MamaBearMemeticBadass: There's a reason she's what you think of when you hear MamaBear. She's the ImageSource, for crying out loud.
* MoneyDearBoy: The other reason she gave for returning for ''Film/AlienResurrection''. The salary was $11 million, more than what the first film had cost to make.
--> "They basically drove a dump truck full of money to my house."



* PlayingAgainstType:
** ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' has her playing a MrsRobinson type con-woman. ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleOfTerror'' has her playing the WickedWitch.
** ''{{Film/Ghostbusters1984}}'' was this too. She was known mostly for serious roles, but she had studied comedy and longed to star in one.
* RealLifeRelative: Her mother Elizabeth Inglis provided the picture of Ripley's aged daughter Amanda in ''{{Film/Aliens}}''.



* SoMyKidsCanWatch: She starred in ''{{Film/Holes}}'' because it is her daughter's favourite book.
* StarMakingRole: ''{{Film/Alien}}'' got the ball rolling and ''{{Film/Aliens}}'' solidified it.



* ThrowItIn: She ad-libbed the "you're more like a game show host" line from ''{{Film/Ghostbusters1984}}''.
* TypeCasting: A large amount of movies in TheNewTens have featured her playing the head or someone who works for an evil organisation.




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** Bryan Singer's original vision for ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' would have had Sigourney playing Emma Frost. If that's hard to picture, her character in ''{{Film/Heartbreakers}}'' is quite similar.
** Ripley was originally going to be shown fully nude in the climax of ''{{Film/Alien}}'' as she changes into the spacesuit. The alien was even going to be DistractedByTheSexy for a moment. Producers were anxious about the film getting banned in other countries and had Ripley wearing underwear (other scripted nude scenes were cut as well). Sigourney initially felt it was a cop-out, but later said it was for the best (imagining the amount of lewd fan mail she'd have inevitably gotten).
** An early idea for ''{{Film/Alien 3}}'' was to be a two-part movie - with Sigourney only making a cameo appearance in the first part (Ripley being left comatose) and focus switching to Creator/MichaelBiehn as Hicks. Some drafts considered dropping her altogether, as they weren't sure whether Sigourney would commit to a third film.
3rd Dec '17 10:54:20 PM ultimomant
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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Was and remains a very attractive woman, as evidenced by her convincingly playing the [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]] character in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' at the age of 50.

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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Was and remains a very attractive woman, as evidenced by her convincingly playing the [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]] character in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' at the age of 50.50 and by her nude scene in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' at the age of 60.
2nd Dec '17 8:37:19 AM Damar
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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Was and remains a very attractive woman, as evidenced by her convincingly playing the [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]] character in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' at the age of 50.
22nd May '17 2:13:05 PM ErikModi
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* DoesNotLikeGuns: Caused a bit of friction on the set of ''Aliens'', and a main reason why there are none in ''Alien 3''.
7th Apr '17 12:27:54 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' -- Alexandra

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7th Apr '17 12:25:54 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheDefenders'' (2017) -- Alexandra

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17th Jan '17 9:36:56 PM Pren
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14th Jan '17 7:48:55 PM Pren
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* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: She's the first person to do it in a Pixar film, as the marine institute in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' uses her voice as an automated tour guide. Amusingly, she's actually created as "Sigourney Weaver" rather than the usual "herself."

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* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: She's the first person to do it in a Pixar film, as the marine institute in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' uses her voice as an automated tour guide. Amusingly, she's actually created credited as "Sigourney Weaver" rather than the usual "herself."
14th Jan '17 7:48:32 PM Pren
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* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: She's the first person to do it in a Pixar film, as the marine institute in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' uses her voice as an automated tour guide. Amusingly, she's actually created as "Sigourney Weaver" rather than the usual "herself."
17th Dec '16 4:15:49 PM Hjortron18
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* IKnowKarate: ''Literally'', as stated above, and she gets to use it to beat up Creator/SimonPegg and Nick Frost single-handedly in the finale of ''Film/{{Paul}}''.

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* IKnowKarate: ''Literally'', as stated above, and she gets to use it to beat up Creator/SimonPegg and Nick Frost Creator/NickFrost single-handedly in the finale of ''Film/{{Paul}}''.
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