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Sigourney Weaver is a Actor and Producer American born on 8 october 1949 at New York City (USA)

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver
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Birth name Susan Alexandra Weaver
Nationality USA
Birth 8 october 1949 (69 years) at New York City (USA)

Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949) is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall (1977), she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien. She reprised the role in three sequels: Aliens (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award Best Actress; Alien 3 (1992), and Alien: Resurrection (1997). She is also known for her starring roles in the box-office hits Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), and Avatar (2009).
Weaver was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the 1980 Off-Broadway play Das Lusitania Songspiel, and received a Tony Award nomination for the 1984 Broadway play Hurlyburly. A seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, she won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1988 films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person to win two acting Golden Globes in the same year. She also received Academy Award nominations for both films. For her role in the 1997 film The Ice Storm, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Additionally, she has received three Emmy Award nominations and won two Saturn Awards.

Weaver acquired the nickname of "The Sci-Fi Queen" for her numerous contributions to science-fiction film history, including minor roles in successful works such as Futurama (2002), WALL-E (2008), Paul (2011) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Her other films include The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), Dave (1993), Death and the Maiden (1994), Copycat (1995), A Map of the World (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999) and Prayers for Bobby (2009). In 2013, she returned to Broadway to star in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Biography

Weaver has been married to the stage director Jim Simpson since October 1, 1984. They have one daughter, Charlotte Simpson, who was born on April 13, 1990.

After making Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, she became a supporter of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and is now its honorary chairwoman. She was honored by the Explorers Club for this work. Weaver is considered to be an environmentalist. In October 2006, she drew international attention through a news conference at the start of a United Nations General Assembly policy deliberation. She outlined the widespread threat to ocean habitats posed by deep-sea trawling, an industrial method for harvesting fish.

On April 8, 2008, she hosted the annual gala of the Trickle Up Program, a non-profit organization focusing on those in extreme poverty, mainly women and the disabled, in the Rainbow Room.

She is a longtime friend of Jamie Lee Curtis. In their 2015 interview together, Curtis admitted to Weaver she never saw Alien entirely, because she was too scared.

She's fluent in French.

Best films

Ghostbusters (1984)
(Actress)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
(Actress)
The Village (2004)
(Actress)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
(Actress)
Aliens (1986)
(Actress)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
(Actress)

Usually with

James Cameron
James Cameron
(4 films)
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
(5 films)
David Giler
David Giler
(4 films)
Ivan Reitman
Ivan Reitman
(4 films)
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sigourney Weaver (66 films)

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Avatar 2
Avatar 2 (2020)

Directed by James Cameron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future
Actors Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Ewan McGregor
Roles Grace Augustine
Rating71% 3.568713.568713.568713.568713.56871
La suite d'Avatar (2009) qui aura lieu après les événements du premier film.
Avatar 2
Avatar 2 (2020)

Directed by James Cameron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, CCH Pounder, Sigourney Weaver
Roles Dr. Grace Augustine

Les océans de la planète Pandora jouent un rôle crucial dans ce deuxième volet. Neytiri et Jake, l’ancien soldat humain devenu Na’vi, auront des enfants et ceux-ci seront appelés à jouer un grand rôle...
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 1h50
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Candice Bergen, Elizabeth Marvel
Roles Sigourney Weaver
Rating68% 3.4460253.4460253.4460253.4460253.446025
Une famille dysfonctionnelle se réunit à New York à l'occasion d'une cérémonie hommage au père artiste.
A Monster Calls, 1h48
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Géraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland
Roles Grandma
Rating74% 3.744623.744623.744623.744623.74462
Conor O'Malley est un jeune garçon qui doit affronter au quotidien la terrible maladie de sa mère. Il est également confronté à l’intimidation de ses camarades d'école et à la fermeté de sa grand-mère. Pour fuir son quotidien, il s’échappe alors chaque nuit dans un univers peuplé de créatures extraordinaires. C'est dans ce monde imaginaire qu’il va apprendre le courage et affronter la solitude.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, 1h46
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Concert, Musical films, Les Beatles
Actors Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Richard Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg
Roles Herself
Rating77% 3.8968653.8968653.8968653.8968653.896865
Le documentaire explore les premières années de la carrière du groupe et tente d'expliquer la synergie qui liait John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr qui a permis de les amener vers les sommets des palmarès mondiaux pour devenir un phénomène culturel global.
The Assignment, 1h35
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film
Actors Michelle Rodríguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Terry Chen, Ken Kirzinger
Roles Dr. Rachel Kay
Rating46% 2.3087552.3087552.3087552.3087552.308755
Le Docteur Rachel Kay est une chirurgienne brillante et manipulatrice. Elle décide de se venger du meurtrier de son frère. Elle est prête à tout pour le retrouver et à lui faire payer son crime au-delà de l’imaginable. Franck Kitchen est un tueur à gage, qui pourchasse ses proies et les descend froidement, pour exécuter ses contrats. Mais cette fois le contrat, c’est lui. Après s'être fait kidnapper, Franck se réveille avec un nouveau visage... et dans un corps de femme. Comprenant qu’il fait l’objet d’une terrible manipulation, c’est à son tour de se venger.
Finding Dory, 1h37
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cephalopods, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Alexander Gould, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell
Roles Sigourney Weaver (voice)
Rating72% 3.644763.644763.644763.644763.64476
Taking place six months after the first film, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about "the jewel of Monterey, California", accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
Ghostbusters, 1h56
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Jones, Andy García
Roles Rebecca Gorin
Rating52% 2.6020052.6020052.6020052.6020052.602005
Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Yates (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, 1h54
Directed by Stig Björkman
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Alicia Vikander, Isabella Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver
Roles Herself
Rating73% 3.694413.694413.694413.694413.69441
Nommée sept fois aux Oscars, Ingrid Bergman y fut récompensée trois fois. Elle fut une des actrices les plus talentueuses de l’âge d’or du cinéma hollywoodien et ses rôles dans des films comme CASABLANCA (1942), HANTISE (1944) et SONATE D’AUTOMNE (1978) sont inoubliables. En partant d’archives privées et d’interviews de ses enfants, ce film dresse un portrait personnel et offre aux spectateurs un aperçu de la vie exceptionnelle d’une jeune Suédoise qui devint l’une des plus célèbres actrices des États-Unis et du monde.
Chappie
Chappie (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Comic science fiction
Themes Films set in Africa, Comedy science fiction films, Robot films
Actors Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret
Roles Michelle Bradley
Rating67% 3.398863.398863.398863.398863.39886
In response to a record high crime rate in Johannesburg, the South African government purchases a squadron of state-of-the-art, armour-plated attack robots from weapons manufacturer Tetravaal, developed by Deon Wilson. A competing project is the remotely controlled MOOSE, developed by soldier-turned-engineer Vincent Moore. Deon is praised for Tetravaal's success but Vincent grows jealous when the police are unwilling to give his heavy weapons platform equal attention. At home, Deon creates a prototype artificial intelligence that mimics a human mind to the point of feeling emotions and having opinions, but Tetravaal CEO Michelle Bradley refuses to let him test the A.I. on a police robot. Undeterred, Deon steals a recently damaged robot before it is destroyed and puts it in his van, along with the "guard key" needed to update the robot's software. On his way home, he is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, Ninja, Yolandi, and Amerika, who threaten to kill him unless he reprograms a police robot to fight for them. Deon installs the new software into the damaged robot, which responds with childlike terror upon powering up. Deon and Yolandi calm the robot, teaching it words and naming it "Chappie". Despite Deon wanting to stay with the robot, Ninja forces him out of their hideout.
Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2h30
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Indira Varma
Roles Tuja
Rating59% 2.9972852.9972852.9972852.9972852.997285
In 1300 BC, Moses, a general and member of the royal family, prepares to attack the Hittite army with Prince Ramesses. A High Priestess of Sekhmet (the war goddess) divines a prophecy from animal intestines, which she relates to Ramesses' father, Seti I. He tells the two men of the prophecy, in which one (of Moses and Ramesses) will save the other and become a leader. During the attack on the Hittites, Moses saves Ramesses' life, leaving both men troubled. Later, Moses is sent to the city of Pithom to meet with the Viceroy Hegep, who oversees the Hebrew slaves. Upon his arrival, he encounters the slave Joshua, who is the descendant of Joseph, and Moses is appalled by the horrific conditions of the slaves. Shortly afterwards, Moses meets Nun, who informs him of his true lineage; he is the child of Hebrew parents who was sent by his sister Miriam to be raised by Pharaoh's daughter. Moses is stunned at the revelation and leaves angrily. However, two Hebrews also overhear Nun's story and report their discovery to Hegep.
Vamps
Vamps (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Stevens, Wallace Shawn, Richard Lewis
Roles Cisserus
Rating51% 2.599622.599622.599622.599622.59962
Stacy (Krysten Ritter) and Goody (Alicia Silverstone), are two socialite vampires living the good life in New York City. Goody was turned in 1841 by the vampire queen Ciccerus (Sigourney Weaver). She struggled with her life as a vampire until Stacy was turned by Ciccerus sometime during the early 1990s. Goody was able to teach Stacy how to use her new abilities, like sustaining themselves on rat blood, but keeps her actual age a secret because she is afraid of being viewed as old.
The Cabin in the Woods, 1h35
Directed by Drew Goddard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins
Roles The Director
Rating69% 3.4970753.4970753.4970753.4970753.497075
In the underground Facility, senior technicians Gary Sitterson and Steve Hadley discuss plans for a mysterious ritual. A similar operation undertaken by their counterparts in Stockholm has just ended in failure.
Rampart
Rampart (2012)
, 1h48
Directed by Oren Moverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Robin Wright
Roles Joan Confrey
Rating57% 2.8986252.8986252.8986252.8986252.898625
Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) has two ex-wives who are sisters (Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon), and he cheated on both. Brown has a daughter from each marriage which creates conflict at home. Dave also has contentious relationships with his children. However, the film starts with his other home, which is the beat. Dave patrols streets occupied by gangs, and he creates problems for himself with increasing severity. Dave forcibly obtains a confession out of a convenience store thief. Later he is caught on tape beating someone almost to death. The beating is still playing on television when he's involved in a suspicious shooting. These incidents get Dave in trouble with an already beleaguered police department, and he faces either sanctions or forced retirement. Dave tries to talk his way out of trouble with an assistant district attorney (Sigourney Weaver). Dave realizes that his superiors are less concerned about what he has done but more concerned about the predicament he has created by getting caught.
Red Lights
Red Lights (2012)
, 1h59
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Joely Richardson, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones
Roles Margaret Matheson
Rating61% 3.0994853.0994853.0994853.0994853.099485
The film opens with two primary characters: a university academic who also engages in paranormal investigation work, Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver); and her assistant in both areas, Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), who is also a talented physics academic. The audience is provided with an insight into the world of the opening section's primary characters while concurrently observing the public re-emergence of a psychic, Simon Silver (Robert De Niro).