Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: October 08, 1949
Age: 66 years old
Birth Sign: Libra

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Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt.

I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked.

Every role sort of teaches you how to prepare for it.

I feel self-doubt whether I'm doing something hard or easy.

It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.

I was discouraged at drama school, along with most of my peers.

We need to do a better job of keeping oceans healthy.

I still am in touch with several friends from high school. I don't go to reunions much. I'm afraid that if I go back to the school, they'll suddenly go, 'You know what? We've checked the records and you still have one more French class. Get back in here.'

When I was in college, I did sort of want to be a journalist. Being an actor, you kind of have the same interest. You go into a story, and you tell it from your point of view for people who aren't there. That's what an actor does with a character. But the real life is more more interesting.

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them.

I'm no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don't get to do that very often.

People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive.

Writers write these male stereotypes, and it makes it ten times more interesting if a woman says the lines.

Every time there's a really good story, there's women in it. We may not get as many roles, but the roles we get are really good, I think, for the most part.

I changed my name when I was about twelve because I didn't like being called Sue or Susie. I felt I needed a longer name because I was so tall. So what happened? Now everyone calls me Sig or Siggy.

I'm a natural golden retriever at heart. I'm fine with that now, but there was a time when I tried to keep myself from jumping up on people. I had to make myself sit.

I love playing an alien.

It's such a nice change to get to play a wretched, shallow, mergers-and-acquisitions woman. My true colors come out.

Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out.

Being tall has a major impact in general. It takes some courage to be as big as you are - to live up to it and not be intimidated by the graceful tiny people.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

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