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SIGOURNEY WEAVER (The Warden) made her motion picture debut in 1979 in Ridley Scott's hugely successful "Alien.” She reprised the role of Warrant Officer Ripley in James Cameron's "Aliens” in 1986, for which she earned a Best Actress Academy Award® nomination, and in David Fincher's "Aliens 3” in 1992, for which she also served as co-producer. In 1997, Weaver brought Ripley back to life in "Alien Resurrection” for director Jean- Pierre Jeunet. She has created a host of memorable characters, both dramatic and comic, in other films as well, from "Ghostbusters” to "The Year of Living Dangerously” to "Gorillas in the Mist” to "Working Girl” to "Dave.” 

2002 provided a busy and diverse year for Sigourney Weaver. In July, she starred alongside Bebe Neuwirth and newcomer Aaron Stanford in the Miramax release of the Sundance Film Festival favorite, Gary Winick's comedy feature "Tadpole.” She completed reprising – on film – the role she originated on stage earlier that year at the Flea Theatre in Downtown Manhattan with "The Guys.” Playwright Anne Nelson's moving response to the World Trade Towers collapse and events of September 11, "The Guys” is directed for film by Weaver's husband, Jim Simpson, who also directed the stage production. The stage production co-starred Bill Murray and the film version costars Anthony LaPaglia. 

In 1982,Weaver made an indelible impression on audiences and critics alike, starring opposite Mel Gibson and Linda Hunt, in Peter Weir's brilliant romantic drama set in Indonesia at the outset of the 1965 revolution, "The Year of Living Dangerously.” 

In a single year, 1988,Weaver had starring roles in three hit movies back to back: "Gorillas in the Mist,” in which she portrayed primatologist Dian Fossey; the Mike Nichols comedy "Working Girl”; and "Ghostbusters II.” Weaver received her second and third Academy Award® nominations for "Gorillas in the Mist” and "Working Girl,” and received Golden Globe Awards for her performances in each of these films. 

In 1992, Weaver reprised Ellen Ripley in David Fincher's "Alien 3,” and in 1993 she starred opposite Kevin Kline in Ivan Reitman's incandescent political comedy "Dave.” In 1994, she starred in Roman Polanski's gripping film adaptation of Ariel Dorfman's political drama, "Death and the Maiden,” opposite Ben Kingsley. In 1995,Weaver starred opposite Holly Hunter, under the direction of John Amiel, in the psychological thriller "Copycat.” 

In the fall of 1997, Weaver starred in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed "The Ice Storm” alongside Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Elijah Wood and Christina Ricci. Her performance garnered her a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors' Guild nomination for Best Supporting Actress. 

In the winter of 1999, Weaver starred in two strikingly different films. Her galvanizing performance in "A Map of The World,” Scott Elliott's powerful drama based on the novel by Jane Hamilton, earned universal critical praise and a "Best Actress” Golden Globe nomination. Her comic turn, along with crewmates Tim Allen and Alan Rickman, in the science fiction comedy "Galaxy Quest” for director Dean Parisot, proved to be one of the delights of the holiday season, and a continuing cult hit. 

Weaver starred last spring as half of a mother-daughter con artist duo, together with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman and Ray Liotta, in director David Mirkin's hit romantic comedy caper "Heartbreakers.” 

Other film credits include starring roles in "Deal of the Century” with Chevy Chase and Gregory Hines, "Half Moon Street” with Michael Caine, "One Woman or Two” with Gerard Depardieu, "Eyewitness” with William Hurt, Ridley Scott's "1492” again with Depardieu, a memorable cameo appearance in the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick's stage comedy, "Jeffrey,” and a fleeting moment as Woody Allen's date outside the movi

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