I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.— Sigourney Weaver
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I've always thought that a lot of the problems in the world would be solved if a spaceship did arrive, then anyone with one head and two arms and two legs would be your brother! It wouldn't matter where they were from or what they believed or anything. It might be good for us.
Never burn bridges. Today's junior jerk, tomorrow's senior partner.
Most of life is hell. It’s filed with failure and loss. People disappoint you. Dreams don’t work out. Hearts get broken. Innocent journalists die. And the best moments of life, when everything comes together, are few and fleeting. But you’ll never get to the next great moment if you don’t keep going. So that’s what I do. I keep going.
Here's a vice: I say yes to too many things.
I wish I had the guilty pleasure of saying no. My goal is to try to do less, but more fully.
My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.
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.
Some of the most intense affairs are between actors and characters.
There's a fire in the human heart and we jump into it with the same obsession as we have with our lovers.
It's always the script that's going to lure me. And I don't really care about the part.
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.
If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system, I think.
In the past, 'Avatar' would have won because Oscar voters loved to hand out awards to big productions, like 'Ben-Hur.' Today it's fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw.
What I love about the 'Alien' franchise is I would do all kinds of films - dramas, comedies, whatever - and every now and then I'd be in this science fiction blockbuster that would re-introduce the character and me to a lot of audiences around the world and allow me to go back and do the smaller films again, so it was really a good balance for me.
What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it.
Once I put that wig on, I didn't say an intelligent thing for four months.
My voice went up. I walked differently. I'd ask incredibly stupid questions.
Sorry men, but I think boys are a little more oblivious in high school.
Girls are just more sensitive. We're so concerned about how we look and how we're doing.
Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!
I just feel that getting out there physically and protecting New York, putting my arms around everyone and protecting them... to see this happen to our city and our community.
I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me.
Because those parts had the most change in playing someone who was both light and dark, sort of Jekyl and Hyde.
Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I've always been a late bloomer.
I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it's maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.
I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had.
And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.
I'd be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.
Usually it's the guys that don't follow you around, who you're attracted to!
Every role sort of teaches you how to prepare for it.
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.'
It's very hard to find a good comedy.
I prefer doing comedy far over anything else because I think they're actually more profound. But finding a good one and a great ensemble is very difficult to do and I'm delighted that in these particular times there is so much interest in comedy and that comedy is having so much success.
I think I have always tried to do the smaller films.
I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so... I love going back and forth.
I actually think the reason I am interested in certain parts is because I was such a dweeb in high school. When you are such a loser, it's a helpful way in to a lot of characters because even very powerful people are not all that powerful really. They all had a high school. That vulnerability is completely permanent and, as an actor, it's a good thing.
I am a person who goes out without a purse.
I put things in my coat pockets, so I don't have any accessories.
For the camera, particularly, I feel like - I think that, as human faces become older, they become more interesting.
It was actually a relief for me to play an actor who was scared, who didn't know where everything was, who didn't know what buttons to push, and for me to be able to play all that.
We need to do a better job of keeping oceans healthy.
My father was always very interested in space.
I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind... maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.
Carbon dioxide pollution is transforming the chemistry of the ocean, rapidly making the water more acidic. In decades, rising ocean acidity may challenge life on a scale that has not occurred for tens of millions of years. So we confront an urgent choice: to move beyond fossil fuels or to risk turning the ocean into a sea of weeds.
I think that every piece has its challenges.
I love going back and forth between one and the other. I'll always pick a comedy over a drama.
I had always done theater in extracurricular ways. I'd never been a drama major.
I've always been very shy and sheltered;
I think it was a good way of starting to communicate with people. I was taught as a child never to talk about myself, never to talk about my emotions. Of course, now I talk about myself constantly. Now I have to take reverse est.
I love working with young people and young filmmakers, and I love working on first films. I think it's cool. It's fun. I just take it as it comes.
I love the role of Ripley.
When you hit your strive, and you feel confident in what you're doing and in your process, you really want to do more and try lots of different things. I've also really worked on my breathing, which is a funny thing to talk about, if you're not an actor. I think breathing is actually the key to a lot of opening up of other parts of yourself that you haven't used, for any job, but particularly in acting.
There's a lot of conning as part of our society, I think.
When you're young, there's so much that you can't take in.
It's pouring over you like a waterfall. When you're older, it's less intense, but you're able to reach out and drink it. I love being older.
I love working quickly. I don't like to do thousands of takes, and I don't want to do thousands of set ups.
I made fun of myself before everybody else could, so I always got the comic crowns: Freshman Fink, Sophomore Fairy, Junior Birdman. I got all three of 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.
I consider myself very much a team player.
It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.
I was at an all-girls' school, so there were a lot of us who were really awkward. I was this tall when I was 11, so I was really awkward and self-conscious. No one would really have wanted to be mean to me. I was too unimportant.