Actor John Hurt (who passed away in 2017) had a long and established career prior to “Alien”, and continued to work in film and television until his death. He’s played so many different types of characters and worked across all genres, from tiny, soulful dramas to wide-ranging, action-packed blockbusters. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for “Midnight Express” in 1978 and “The Elephant Man” in 1980. While working across genres, Hurt admits that sci-fi films, perhaps because of the attention Their excessive attention to details about spaceships tends to be slower than other types of TV series.
Hurt spoke to Rotten Tomatoes about what he misses most from working on “Alien,” and Hurt seems to recall two elements most vividly: the smoky air and the amount of downtime. There seems to be a lot of “hurry up and wait” going on with Scott’s movie. In the words of Hurt:
“I have good memories, but I also have a lot of bad memories. There are a lot of memories that hang around when you do science fiction. Went down and waited for them to be set up, was told to go back to the changing room. your gear while they change the track and the lights, etc. And you come back four hours later and you’re told the same thing. ho just to think about it I’m happy to be a part of it, especially given its legacy it’s not a terribly fun thing to do!
A fun quiz: Hurt also designed a statue of Paddington Bear was placed outside the British Museum in connection with the release of the first Paddington film.
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