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Did You Know?

…that the four Alien movies were made over a span of 18 years for a total of $160 million. Alien was made for $10 million, Aliens for $20 million, Alien 3 for $50 million and Alien Resurrection for $80 million.

…that Sigourney Weaver was paid $33,000 for Alien, $2 million for Aliens, $5.5 million for Alien 3 and $11 million for Alien Resurrection (more than the total budget of the original Alien).

…that Sigourney Weaver's Best Actress Oscar nomination for Aliens was the first for a woman in an action role.

…that the tagline for Alien is: "In space no one can hear you scream." Aliens: "This time it's war." Alien 3: "The bitch is back." Alien Resurrection: "Witness the resurrection."

… that Alien won an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects in 1979 and Aliens won Oscars for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects in 1986.

…that the original Alien script by Dan O'Bannon was entitled "Starbeast."

…that Alien was seen by many critics as a metaphor for the HIV virus.

…that Nostromo is the title of a book by Joseph Conrad. Originally published in 1904, the novel's themes deal with greed and imperialism.

... Six movies, so many special effects, so many questions (where did the Alien come from?) the movie trivia from the alien franchise goes on and on. We think fans of the franchise need this book. Beautiful Monsters: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to the Alien and Predator Movies by David McIntee.

... Next time someone asks you what you really want for Christmas you could surprise them and add this to your list. It does cost $4,400 but it's lifesized! You can buy it here.

... The man inside that Alien suit was a 7 foot 2 inch Nigerian student named Bolajui Badejo

... Carrie Henn played the little girl "Newt" in Aliens. She never acted again after this movie. She became a schoolteacher, married a policeman and lives in California

... The Chestburster scene in Alien is on everyone's list of memorable movie moments. The creature was inspired by a 1944 painting by Francis Bacon called Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion.

... The chestburster became an ever popular Halloween costume.

... Will there be another Alien movie? It does have an imdb page that says it's a prequel and Ridley Scott will direct.

Aliens On Location

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Sigourney Weaver's star:

Sigourney Weaver
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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Ellen Ripley ( Sigourney Weaver ):

"Goddammit, that's not all! 'Cause if one of those things gets down here then that WILL be all! And all this, this bullshit that you think is so important, you can just kiss all that goodbye!"

Who is the only person to call Newt by her birth name, Rebecca?