Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happy Birthday - Bill Paxton

I first seen Bill Paxton in either The Terminator of Lords of Discipline in the mid 80's, after that he was in a steady run of fun movies such as Weird Science, Near Dark, Aliens, Predator 2, True Lies. He's also appeared in some pretty big productions Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic and the remake of Mighty Joe Young. One of my favourite Bill Paxton films is A Simple Plan directed by Sam Raimi, hey Bill even made Spy Kids 2 and Thunderbirds worth watching. Bill Paxton has done his fair share of jobs in the industry, he met James Cameron whilst he was working as a set decorator on Galaxy of Terror and he's even art directed on some 70's porn. I love his line from Weird Science which I have been known to quote "I'm gonna tell Mom and Dad everything. I'm even considering makin' up some shit!"

Happy Birthday Bill and "That's it man, game over man, game over! "

8 comments:

allen said...

"Oh you some some of this?!?!"

Bill rules!

Steve said...

He was definitely my favourite character in Aliens - his reactions were the most sane to the situation! I really liked his last words too: "You want some of this? Oh you want some too?"

allen said...

some some? I've got to stop making comments so late at night...that was the stuttering Bill Paxton. And Steve is much closer to the actual quote I was mangling. He was classic in Near Dark.

Moonwatcher said...

Bill is great,he had a small appearance in Commando too,he's the guy who talks to Arnie and Rae Dawn Chong when they're in that boat plane thing heading to the island.

MachinistScott said...

Paxton rocks. Aliens, Best Military sci-fi EVER!!

paulhd said...

"Finger linkin' good" Genius!
Favourite bit in Weird Science (not involving Kelly LeBrock) was monster Chet saying 'Hey Dudes!' and apologising for being a dick.

Moonwatcher said...

Chet as the turd monster was great.

Michael G Clark said...

I still remember the first ITV showing of Aliens. Oh, do you want some of this? Would you like me to make you some tea? I say, that's not cricket!

Here's something you may be interested in, Mr Glazebrook. An online mentalist approached me to sign a petition to get that 70's show 'Fantastic Journey' released on DVD. I signed it of course as I want to see that guy with the tuning fork. Here's a link to the petition if you're on for it.

http://petitiononline.com/TFJDVD/