Alien Actor

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For most of the film’s scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo. A latex costume was specifically made to fit Badejo’s 6-foot-10-inch (208 cm) slender frame, made by taking a full-body plaster cast of him. Badejo attended t’ai chi and mime classes in order to create convincing movements for the Alien. However, in a few scenes, such as when the Alien lowers itself from the ceiling to kill Brett, the creature was portrayed by stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell; in that scene a costumed Powell was suspended on wires and then lowered in an unfurling motion. Continue reading to see more actors outside their parts, compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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