Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an American actress best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series, a role for which she has received worldwide recognition. Other notable roles include the Ghostbusters films, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm, Working Girl, Death and the Maiden, Prayers for Bobby and Avatar. She is a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens (1986), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), and Working Girl (1988) winning Golden Globe Awards in the latter two films. Weaver has been called "The Sci-Fi Queen" by many on account of her many science fiction and fantasy films.

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Avatar (2009)

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In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Stephen Lang

Avatar 2 (2022)

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A sequel to Avatar (2009).  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Kate Winslet  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Sigourney Weaver

WALL·E (2008)

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WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ben Burtt  •  Elissa Knight  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Fred Willard

Galaxy Quest (1999)

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The stars of a 1980s sci-fi show—now eking out a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions—are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the cast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Alan Rickman  •  Tony Shalhoub

Alien (1979)

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During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Armand Assante  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Loren Dean

Alien Resurrection (1997)

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Ron Perlman

Alien³ (1992)

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Aliens (1986)

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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen

Annie Hall (1977)

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New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Tony Roberts  •  Carol Kane

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

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A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Danny Glover  •  Mia Farrow

Copycat (1995)

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An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Holly Hunter  •  Will Patton  •  William McNamara

Dave (1993)

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Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an official ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

Ghostbusters (1984)

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After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Bryan Brown  •  Julie Harris  •  John Omirah Miluwi

Happily N'Ever After (2007)

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bolger
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Andy Dick  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Lisa Kaplan

Heartbreakers (2001)

Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Ray Liotta  •  Gene Hackman

Holes (2003)

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Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

Imaginary Heroes (2004)

Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with mixed results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Michelle Williams
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