Creator / Bill Paxton

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"Game over man, game over."
Bill Paxton as PFC Hudson, Aliens

William "Bill" Paxton (May 17, 1955 February 25, 2017) was an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic (1997). Paxton starred in the HBO series Big Love (200611) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

Paxton could be considered a cult actor, a character actor, and a movie star. He mantained a consistent presence in film and television throughout his career and could always be relied on to give 100%. He was a regular collaborator of James Cameron, appearing in four of Cameron's films.

He's the only actor to have been killed onscreen by a Predator, a Terminator, and a Xenomorph. (Lance Henriksen almost counts).

Paxton died of complications from heart surgery at age 61 on February 25, 2017. Paxton is survived by his wife Louise Newbury and their kids James and Lydia.

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