"Maybe we got 'em demoralised!" - For Bill

Bill Paxton was such a huge part of my youth when it comes to watching films that today's news that he had passed away at the age of 61 really did hit me so hard.

It was in Aliens where I first noticed him and it's where many others first noticed him too - and what we shouldn't forget is that for generations to come, it will be the first film in which many more will notice him too.

But his enthusiastic and ebullient performances littered so many films during my formative years as a person and as a filmwatcher. It's easy to point to his great performances in Tombstone, Near Dark and True Lies especially, as they are such…

  • Aliens

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  • A Simple Plan

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  • Monolith

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  • Trespass

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  • Twister

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  • Brain Dead

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  • Frailty

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  • U-571

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  • The Last Supper

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  • Vertical Limit

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  • The Last of the Finest

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  • Tombstone

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  • Near Dark

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  • True Lies

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

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  • Navy Seals

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