Paul Reiser at "Reboot" premiere held at the Fox Studio Lot on September 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)
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Paul Reiser Knew Just From The Script That James Cameron's Aliens Would Be A Hit
While Paul Reiser’s Carter J. Burke from "Aliens" isn’t the most intimidating villain, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation company man is certainly one of the sleaziest. Burke pushes for the goal of capturing one of the titular monsters for the company and is willing to sacrifice all of the Colonial Marines accompanying him in order to accomplish his mission.
Reiser, who had credits in such films as "Diner" and the first "Beverly Hills Cop," shared his optimism for James Cameron’s sequel. The actor said, "I read the script, and I haven't had this experience since, where you are out of breath reading a paper. ‘Ohhhh....’ It was written almost comic book style, with very short sentences and, ‘BAM,’ ‘SLAM,’ and written-out sound effects."
He continued, "This is unbelievable, and Sigourney Weaver... She's great. 'Alien,' I loved the first movie. That was not a risk. The risk was on their part, letting the likes of me come into the pool." "Aliens" has become one of the most influential movies, inspiring many following films, and still leaves Reiser saying, “Oh my gosh. I can't believe I am in something this good.”