Sigourney Weaver is a national treasure. Are you aware of this? If you answered “no,” you simply haven't been paying attention.
For over three decades, the Oscar-nominated actress has gifted us some of our most ferocious movie characters, from the xenomorph-battling Ellen Ripley in the “Alien” series to Katharine Parker in “Working Girl” to Dr. Grace Augustine in James Cameron's “Avatar.” In light of that, and to celebrate her appearance in Neill Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi film “Chappie,” we're breaking down ten times she was a total badass on screen.
You knew she was a force to be reckoned with in “Aliens,” but what about “Galaxy Quest”? “Heartbreakers”? “The Ice Storm”? We're covering all the bases here, from every stage of her incredible film career.
Revere a living legend with us below, then feel free to weigh in with your own favorite moments in the comments.