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The Sigourney Weaver Bio

The Sigourney Weaver Review –

by Nate Lee

Best Films:

Ghostbusters / Alien / Holes
Dave / Gorillas in the mist

A testament to her diverse talent: which of these films is preeminent lies more with an audience's taste, perhaps, than anything else. Even as a supporting actress, though, Weaver's contributions are instrumental in the success of these films.

Great Performances You May Not Have Seen:
Gorillas in the Mist (Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance as Dian Fossey)
A Map of the World (Golden Globe-nominated performance as a woman wrongly accused and overcome by guilt)
Copycat (a criminal psychologist specializing in serial killers)
Death and the Maiden (torture victim determined to get revenge)
The Year of Living Dangerously
Eyewitness (a TV journalist, opposite William Hurt)
The Ice Storm (Golden Globe-nominated performance opposite Kevin Kline)
Snow Cake (a woman with autism)
The Guys (a journalist writing about the heroes of 9/11)
The Comedic Tough Gal:
Working Girl (Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance as mean boss of Melanie Griffith)
Holes (an abusive and obsessive warden)
Galaxy Quest (giving Tim Allen a hard time on and off "the set" of a sci-fi TV show)
Dave (the first lady)
The Alien Movies (Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated role in Aliens)
Ghostbusters I and II
Vantage Point
The Village
The Real Sigourney Weaver:
Gorillas in the Mist

Besides the fact that it's impossible to imagine any other actress in the role of the ground-breaking biologist and gorilla expert Dian Fossey, Weaver is quite the adventuress, having lived in an Israeli kibbutz – and periodically making her way back to Broadway.
Acting Style:
A force to be reckoned with. Whether in comedy, adventure or drama, Weaver can be a tough chick, which is rather strange given that she also carries the mantle "thinking man's sex symbol." Beautiful, statuesque, she still has to pull it back to play a cop or a boss, and not just because everyone knows she can kill the worst monster in cinema.
Great Scenes:

> Slashing Jon Voight's cheek with her venom-coated nails
> The denouement, begging Shia LaBeouf to open the long-missing satchel
> Her first appearance as the warden


> Confession time with Kevin Kline, when she knew he wasn't her husband
> The Presidential trip to the homeless shelter
> Escaping the White House, and pretending to be herself, singing for the police

Working Girl

> Showing up at the meeting with a broken leg to try to head off Melanie Griffith and steal her idea
> Bossing Griffith around from her bed


> Turning into the monster
> Floating on her bed, trying to seduce Bill Murray

Gorillas in the Mist

> All the gorilla encounter shots


> John Hurt's giving birth to the alien scene
> The "bitch" line
> The "I get that a lot" responses when people say they thought she was dead
> The panties scene, finding the alien again, and the showdown
If you like Sigourney Weaver You probably didn't like:
Deal of the Century