Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Spotlight On: John Hurt
John Hurt is in what is definitely the most memorable scene in Alien. He plays Kane, a man who has a facehugger attach itself to his face. After it comes off, everyone thinks that he is fine, but we soon find out that the facehugger was using his body as a human host for a xenomorph to grow in. If they would have just listened to Ripley and kept him off of the ship then nobody (else) would have died.
He also had a cameo a few years later in Spaceballs playing the same character. It is without a doubt the funniest scene in the movie.
The Elephant Man
V For Vendetta
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
I was kind of bummed that he wasn't in this movie more, but he was one of the many great British actors in this movie.