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Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver, 8.10.1949) Sigourney Weaver is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role in the 1980s blockbuster film series Alien.

Childhood: Sigourney Weaver was born to Elizabeth Inglis and Pat Weaver in New York City. Her mother was an English actress and her father was a television executive for NBC. She chose the name Sigourney for herself, after reading F. Scott Fitzgerald' The Great Gatsby.

As a child, Sigourney Weaver attended the Ethel Walker School, followed by the Chaplin School. She went on to graduate from Stanford University with a BA in English. She went on to gain a Master if Fine Arts degree at Yale University's School of Drama, where she appeared in a production of Stephen Sondheim's Frogs.

Acting Career: In 1977, Sigourney Weaver landed a role in Woody Allen's Annie Hall; a role that would go on to earn her a great deal of critical acclaim. The film also starred Allen himself, as well as Diane Keaton and Shelley Duvall.

It was two years later, though, that Sigourney Weaver became a household name, when she starred in Ridley Scott's blockbuster action sci-fi film, Alien. Alien also starred Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright. Weaver was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance, but lost out to Mary Steenburgen in Time After Time. Sigourney Weaver reprised her role as Ellen Ripley in the subsequent films in the franchise. Aliens, the first sequel, was not directed by Ridley Scott but by James Cameron and the third was directed by David Fincher. Alien Resurrection was released after a break, in 1997 and was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It also starred Winona Ryder.

The Year of Living Dangerously, released in 1983, starred Sigourney Weaver alongside Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt and Michael Murphy.

In 1984, Sigourney Weaver appeared in the popular science fiction comedy Ghostbusters, with Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. She also appeared in the sequel, Ghostbusters II.

1988 was a pivotal year for Sigourney Weaver, as she appeared firstly in Working Girl, with Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith and Alec Baldwin. Next, she starred in Gorillas in the Mist, playing the role of the naturalist Dian Fossey. She was nominated for Academy Awards for both roles but lost out to Jodie Foster and Geena Davis. Weaver did, however, win a Golden Globe award for both of her performances.

1993 saw Sigourney Weaver star in Dave, a comedy-drama film starring Frank Langella, Ving Rhames and Kevin Kline. This was followed, two years later, with an appearance in 1995's Copycat, in which she played the role of Helen Hudson, an agoraphobic criminal psychologist.

Weaver then focused on a number of smaller roles, in films such as A Map of the World and Snow Cake before appearing in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, which also featured performances from Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Joan Allen and Tobey Maguire. In 2001, she worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt on the comedy film Heartbreakers.

In 2008, Sigourney Weaver provided the voice for the computer in Disney's WALL*E.

Weaver's first performance in a 'made for TV' movie came in 2009, when she starred in Prayers for Bobby. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the film, which also starred Ryan Kelley. Later that year, James Cameron's epic 3-D film Avatar was released, with Sigourney Weaver joining Sam Worthington and Michelle Rodriguez in the title roles. The film was nominated for a huge number of awards and was noted for its groundbreaking cinematic technology.

Personal Life: In 1967, Sigourney Weaver was engaged to the reporter Aaron Latham. In 1984, she married Jim Simpson, a filmmaker, with whom she has a daughter, Charlotte.



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Sigourney Weaver Can't Wait To Get Back Into Space As Alien Hunter Ellen Ripley


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A new sequel to Ridley Scott's cult 1979 movie has been in the works for years, and now Weaver, who played monster-hunting Ellen Ripley in the original, has an update for fans.

The film is now a go with Elysium director Neill Blomkamp as director, but it won't start shooting until after Scott's Prometheus sequel is released, and he has revisited his Alien franchise with new film Alien: Covenant, which is set to hit theatres in August, 2017.

"Ridley asked Neill not to make our Alien until after Prometheus 2," Sigourney says, according to Latino-Review.com. "He (Ridley Scott) wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it's (new Alien film) an amazing script, and Neill and I are really excited about doing it.

Continue reading: Sigourney Weaver Can't Wait To Get Back Into Space As Alien Hunter Ellen Ripley

Ghostbusters Trailer


Erin Gilbert is a brilliant quantum physicist and holds a high ranking lecturing position at Columbia University, that is until a past novel she's written comes to light. The novel was written by Erin and her friend Abby and claims that ghosts are real. When strange occurrences start to happen in Manhattan, Erin and Abby are reunited in a bid to put a stop to the ghostly apparitions.

They set up a small business to help being who are being haunted by the ghosts, the old friends are joined by Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineering mastermind who's just as geeky as the other two girls, the team then recruit Patty Tolan, a lady whose knowledge of New York and its underground is almost unrivalled.

Together the four women for The Ghostbusters.

Sigourney Weaver To Receive Human Rights Campaign Award


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The Avatar star will be honoured with the Ally for Equality prize, which recognises "the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people", according to officials at the civil rights group.

"Sigourney Weaver has been a valuable and outspoken ally to the LGBT community," says HRC President Chad Griffin in a statement issued to WENN. "Using her influence and global platform to bring attention to the challenges faced by our community, she is committed to advancing fairness and equality and improving the lives of LGBT people. We are grateful for her work, and proud to recognize her accomplishments with our Ally for Equality Award."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will also be celebrated at the 2016 Greater New York Gala for his support of the community and his efforts to champion LGBT causes while in office.

Continue reading: Sigourney Weaver To Receive Human Rights Campaign Award

Sigourney Weaver Hosts Annual Carol Singing Party


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The Alien star welcomes friends and family to her house in upstate New York over the holidays for a special evening during which they all gather around a piano to sing festive tunes.

Sigourney completes the celebrations by serving elf-themed cocktails.

"I wear the nicest thing I can find," she tells the New York Daily News. "We have cocktails before (the singing begins). We drink something called Naughty Elves which is a wonderful cocktail invented by a very dear friend of ours. And we have a guy playing the piano, Paul Jennings, and we have a lovely time. We have children of all ages."

Jazz At Lincoln Center

Sigourney Weaver - Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Atrium and Ertegun Hall of Fame grand reopening - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 17th December 2015

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Sigourney Weaver's Rare Seiko Aliens Watch Back On The Timepiece Market


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The timepiece, conceived by Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, was a must-have for fans of the film 30 years ago, and now it's available again.

The 7A28-7000 was the world's first watch to use an analogue quartz chronograph movement.

But there's a catch - only 6,000 of the watches will be available.

A Monster Calls Trailer


Conor's life has never been easy, his mother is loving but any other family members are distant from the young boy. He's bullied at school and is increasingly turning into a loner. One night Conor goes to sleep but it awakened by a noise at the window.

What is revealed to Conor is a monster who starts talking with the boy. He says he'll tell the boy a series of stories in return for the boy eventually telling his own. As nights pass, the monster and the boy become closer friends but as the monster begins to get Conor into trouble, he must face up to a few issues in his life that he's been avoiding.

A Monster Calls is an adaptation of the Patrick Ness book of the same name. The book was originally published in 2011 but had its roots actually came from famed children's author Siobhan Dowd who wrote Bog Child. Dowd began work on the A Monster Calls before her death but unfortunately ran out of time, at which point Ness picked the novel up.
A Monster Calls stars Liam Neeson, Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones & Sigourney Weaver.

Paul Feig Announces 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Feature Sigourney Weaver


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Sigourney Weaver will make an appearance in the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig has confirmed. Feig made the blockbuster announcement on Twitter, after defending his film and its female-led cast from fans unhappy with the reboot.

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‘Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!,’ the director tweeted on Friday. Weaver starred as Dana Barrett in 1984’s original Ghostbusters movie and returned for it’s less-well-received 1989 sequel.

Continue reading: Paul Feig Announces 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Feature Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver Returning To Ghostbusters Franchise


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The Alien star is the latest original castmember of the 1984 movie and its 1989 sequel to join director Paul Feig's all-female instalment, which features Kristen Wiig, Melissa MCCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate MCKinnon.

Announcing the news on Twitter.com on Friday (25Sep15), the filmmaker writes, "Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!"

Weaver played Ghostbusters client-turned-demon Dana Barrett in the first movie, although it is not clear if she will reprise the same role for the revamp.

Continue reading: Sigourney Weaver Returning To Ghostbusters Franchise

Prometheus 2 Becomes Alien: Paradise Lost


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'Prometheus 2' is to be called 'Alien: Paradise Lost'.

Director Ridley Scott has announced the upcoming sequel to the 2012 sci-fi horror will have a closer connection to the original 'Alien' franchise.

Speaking to HeyUGuys.co.uk, he said: ''It's going to be 'Alien: Paradise Lost', so 'Prometheus 2' is not really going to be [what it's called].

Continue reading: Prometheus 2 Becomes Alien: Paradise Lost

Reese Witherspoon's 'solace'


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Reese Witherspoon finds ''solace'' in other's struggles.

The 'Wild' star has admitted she relies on talking through her problems with her ''supportive'' friends, which she has affectionately dubbed the ''Southern Mafia'', and finds it good to know others are going through the same difficulties she is.

She said: ''I learned a few years ago that there are people who don't want good things for you. You've got to get away from them.

Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon's 'solace'

World Film Premiere Of 'Chappie'

Sigourney Weaver - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet World film premiere of 'Chappie' which was held at AMC Loews in Lincoln Square, New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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'Chappie' - Press Conference

Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and Neill Blomkamp - Shots of the stars of new sci-fi film 'Chappie' as they attend a press conference for the film at the Crosby Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th February 2015

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2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards

Sigourney Weaver - 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th November 2013

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2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards

Sigourney Weaver - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

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Sigourney Weaver

Date of birth

8th October, 1949

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.82


Sigourney Weaver Movies

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters Trailer

Erin Gilbert is a brilliant quantum physicist and holds a high ranking lecturing position at...

A Monster Calls Trailer

A Monster Calls Trailer

Conor's life has never been easy, his mother is loving but any other family members...

Chappie Movie Review

Chappie Movie Review

This is a terrific small film about artificial intelligence wrapped within a much bigger, less...

Chappie Trailer

Chappie Trailer

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film,...

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Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

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Red Lights Movie Review

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The Cabin in the Woods Movie Review

The Cabin in the Woods Movie Review

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The Cold Light Of Day Trailer

Will Shaw is a young Wall Street trader, who comes from a well off family....

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Harrelson reunites with The Messenger writer-director Moverman for this grim drama about police corruption in...

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