May 20, 2005


Amidst the welter of the hot-button issues of the day, "nuclear option", Iraq, Revenge of the Sith, etc. you can count on your humble correspondent to ask the really important question: "what ever happened to Sigourney Weaver?" IMHO, she was one of the most talented of the eighties starlets. Best movie: Aliens. Best scene in best movie: riding down the elevator into the atmosphere processor, sporting a tight t-shirt, that athletic look that says "I know how to break a sweat," and enough firepower to lay waste to a planet. Last movie--some forgettable flick with Bill Pullman in 1994. Surfaced for an interview a few years ago with Esquire magazine in their "Women We Love" feature. Believed to be in hypersleep in a lifeboat in deep space after rigging the engines of her star freighter for overload. The men of my era live in the certain hope she will be found.

Posted by LMC at May 20, 2005 07:44 AM

In this category for me there is no competition. SW was good, but Michelle Pfeifer was the one that made me want some alone time. Two movies in particular: Batman Returns as catwoman (OMG) and The Fabulous Baker Boys, just thinking about it makes me need a cold shower...

Posted by: LB buddy at May 20, 2005 07:55 AM

She has moments where she looks good (Ghostbusters, and let's not forget the Tim Allen vehicle Galaxy Quest -- which I think was among her best movies); countered with at least as many moments where she looks, frankly, like a man.

She's an enigma. I suspect a trip to Sweden in her twenties.

Posted by: The Colossus at May 20, 2005 08:01 AM

I'm with Colossus. I really never understood the attraction to Sigourney Weaver, neither face nor bod.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at May 20, 2005 08:59 AM

Completely brain-dumped on Galaxy-Quest. I enjoyed it, particularly how her primary roles were to repeat what the computer said and make sure her uniform became more and more revealing as the movie progressed. I was not thrilled with "Gorillas in the Mist" nor Aliens 3.

Posted by: LMC at May 20, 2005 09:16 AM

I think she was at her best in Year of Living Dangerously.

Posted by: gail at May 20, 2005 09:52 AM

I enjoyed "Year" as well. Unfortuantely, the movie is more memorable because I saw it with a female friend from high school while home from college on break and then caught holy hell from my girlfriend for such a dastardly deed.

Posted by: LMC at May 20, 2005 10:50 AM

Wasn't SW in the Ang Lee movie "The Ice Storm"? Yes, yes she was.

She is despicable in the movie. Her character, that is. She's a brilliant actress, and I cannot understand why more feminists don't grab on to her role in "Aliens" as one of the most hard-ass feminist role models of all time, period.

Posted by: Fred at May 20, 2005 01:27 PM
"what ever happened to Sigourney Weaver?"
You mean other than the $11 million she pulled in for the execrable Alien Resurrection? Or being nominated for an Academy Award for 1999's A Map of the World? Or

Galaxy Quest (1999)
Heartbreakers (2001)
Tadpole (2002)
Holes (2003)
The Village (2004)

and one picture in the can and two filming? Damn good for a 55-year old broad. My God, man, what do you expect from the woman?

Posted by: Dave Schuler at May 21, 2005 10:02 AM

Seems like a very competent actress, but I don't find her particularly attractive.

(note: "Alien" was 1979, so her best role doesn't qualify as 80s)

Posted by: david at May 21, 2005 10:09 AM

LMC was referring to the 1986 sequel Aliens (in the plural). Which considering the number of the acid monsters in the movie, it was an obvious title. The series shoud have stopped there. Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection were progressively worse, arriving the predictable destination Alien vs Predator.

Posted by: KMR at May 21, 2005 01:08 PM
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