Susan Alexandra Weaver

Filed under: Sigourney Weaver - 31 May 2010  | Spread the word !

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Born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8th, 1949, Sigourney Weaver is probably best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the movie series Alien.  Ridley Scott’s Alien released in 1979 brought international fame for Sigourney.  Aliens which was directed by James Cameron was released in 1986, Sigourney also starred in two other sequels in the Alien series.

Ghostbusters was another box office success for Sigourney during the 1980′s. Her portrayal of the character Dana Barrett in the Ghostbuster series of films was well received by audiences the world over. Many of her films have received critical acclaim. Sigourney has received many award nominations. Her films such as Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm and for her work in the Alien movies have all been well received by critics and audiences alike.

Sigourneys’ recent role in Avatar has also won her critical acclaim. In James Cameron’s Avatar she takes on the role of Dr Grace Augustine. In this role we see her as the lead scientist in the Avatar program being run on the moon Pandora. In this movie we see a very caring, yet abrupt character with multiple personality faults and a great distrust for the military. As Dr Grace Augustine we can see Sigourney at her best.

We can look forward to seeing Sigourney in the upcoming movie You Again, which she is currently filming and plays the role of Aunt Ramona. You Again is expected to be released in late 2010 or 2011. 2011 should also see Sigourney on the big screen as Macy Vanderhei in Cedar Rapids. We may also be seeing Sigourney as a Vampire Queen in the movie Vamps.

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The Aliens wanted her, Sigourney Weaver

Filed under: Sigourney Weaver - 04 May 2010  | Spread the word !

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Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8th 1949. Sigourney is an American actress. Her best known role is that of Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies. She is also very well known for her portrayal of the character of Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters movies. Sigourney played the starring role of Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist and was Dr Grace Augustine in Avatar in 2009. Sigourney’s’ work has been recognized with three Academy Award nominations and with winning Golden Globe Awards for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl.

On April 22nd, 2010 Sigourney was interviewed by Frederic J Frommer from the Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington. The interview is on concerns over climate change. Sigourney Weaver urges action to protect the oceans of the world. She feels that the oceans of the world are often left out of action to assist in the reduction of global warming. It is her belief that the oceans of the world are sensitive to carbon dioxide pollution, and she is urging law makers to pass legislation to limit carbon emissions.

A report from the National Research Council (USA), found that the chemistry of the ocean is changing faster than it has for hundreds of thousands of years. It is because of the carbon dioxide being absorbed from the atmosphere that this is occurring. The result of this change in chemistry is the increased acidity of the oceans, which poses a threat to marine life. The acidification of the oceans has been called Global warming’s evil twin. Sigourney hopes that the legislators will put aside their differences and enact climate and energy legislation to move America into a clean energy economy. She is also urging that steps be taken to protect marine and coastal habitats and reducing pollution.

James Cameron and Sigourney have participated in panel discussions on global environmental policies and on sustainability on Capitol Hill during April (2010). She feels that she is able to represent a lot of the American people who feel that there is urgency to dealing with the issues of climate change. For Sigourney Weaver this is a point of which she feels great passion. She was also at Capitol Hill to screen a documentary that she narrates titled Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification. This documentary was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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