|Caroline Marie Henn holding a picture of "Newt" from Aliens (1986) Source|
Ever wondered what happened to the cast of Aliens?
The movie Aliens (1986) is a landmark of science fiction film and the actors are famous for their roles. But what happened in the 27 years since the film? From the terrified little Newt to the outspoken Private Hudson, read on to find out whatever happened to the cast of James Cameron's Aliens.
|Lance Henriksen 2011|
Lance Henriksen, now 73, played the Android Bishop in Aliens. He went on to do two other Alien movies. Henriksen reprized his role of Bishop in Alien 3 and played Charles Bishop Weyland, the man Bishop's appearance was based on, in Alien vs. Predator (2004). Since his cancelled show Millennium, he's focused on voice acting for movies like Tarzan and video games like Admiral Hackett in Mass Effect 3. Currently he does the voice of "Lockdown" on the animated television series Transformers: Animated.
Caroline Marie Henn
|Caroline Marie Henn|
Caroline Marie Henn played 10-year-old Newt in Aliens, and was nominated for the "Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress" at the Young Artist Awards. Henn never acted again. She graduated from California State University, Stanislaus (CSUS), in Turlock, California in 2000 with a BA in liberal studies. Now 37-years-old, Henn's an elementary school teacher in Atwood, California.
|Sigourney Weaver 2013|
Sigourney Weaver, now 63, played Ellen Ripley in four Alien films: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection.Since then she's starred in numerous roles in movies and television. Weaver has been nominated for, and won a ton of awards: from nominations for three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards (one win), two Emmy Awards, six Saturn Awards (two wins), seven Golden Globe Awards, Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. In 2012 she played Elaine Barrish, the lead role on USA Network's Political Animals miniseries, and was nominated for another Golden Globe award. Weaver is going to reprise her role of Grace Augustine in Avatar 2 (2015) saying, "No one ever really dies in science fiction."
|Michael Biehn 2013|
Michael Biehn, now 56, played Space Marine Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens. He went on to star in many big budget action films like Abyss and The Rock. Biehn starred in three TV series including The Magnificent Seven (1998), Adventure Inc. (2002) and Hawaii (2004). While working on the 2007 film Planet Terror he decided to produce, write, direct and star in his own "grindhouse" style film called The Victim (2011). He's starring in the thriler The Dark Forest which is scheduled for release in 2014.
William Hope played Lieutenant William Gorman, the marines' unprepared commanding officer. The 58-year-old actor has been playing leading roles in a wide variety of regional, touring and West End theatres in England. He's also done voice work for the shows like Thomas & Friends. These days, he's best known best on BBC radio, but continues to act in big budget films like xXx (2002), Dark Shadows (2012) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). His most recent role is in the World War action film Walking with the Enemy (2013) along with Ben Kingsley.
|Paul Reiser 2013|
Stand-up comedian Paul Reiser, now 56, played the duplicitous Burke in the film. He acted in several other films including Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), One Night at McCool’s (2001) and The Thing About My Folks (2005). Mainly he focused on television with two hit sitcoms My Two Dads (1987–90) and Mad About You (1992–99). Although these were successful, his semi-autobiographical sitcom The Paul Reiser Show (2011) was cancelled after two episodes. Reiser is a published author with Couplehood, Babyhood and Familyhood. He recently appeared in the HBO drama Behind the Candelabra (2013) directed by Steven Soderbergh, and starring Michael Douglas, about the last years of the famous pianist Liberace. Currently he tours as a stand-up comedian.
|Jenette Goldstein 2013|
Jenette Goldstein, now 53-years-old, played the tough-as-nails Space Marine PFC Jenette Vasquez. Although she played a Hispanic character, she's Jewish by birth. Since Aliens, she's acted in a number of high-profile films like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Star Trek Generations (1994). Her last major role was in the horror film Autopsy (2008). Today she's the owner of "Jenette Bras," a large-size bra specialist in California known for its slogan "The alphabet starts at 'D'".
Al Matthews played the barking Sgt. Apone, known for quotes like "A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!" He continued to work in film appearing in Hollywood blockbusters like The Fifth Element (1997) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Now 70, Matthews was the first black voice on England’s national station, BBC Radio 1, and continues to work in British radio as an actor and presenter. Most recently he reprised the role of Apone for the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013).
|Bill Paxton 2012|
58-year-old Bill Paxton played Pvt. Hudson in the film. He went on to star in many other popular films like Apollo 13, Predator 2, Twister, True Lies, and Titanic. Paxton's popularity followed him to television. He starred in the hit HBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and the History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012) which earned him an Emmy Award nomination.
What do you think of the cast of Aliens today? Are there any surprises to you? What's your favorite scene from the film?
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