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Bolaji Badejo Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 August 1953Lagos, Nigeria
Date of Death 22 December 1992Nigeria  (sickle cell anemia)
Height 7' 2" (2.18 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bolaji Badejo was born on August 23, 1953 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was an actor, known for Alien (1979). He died on December 22, 1992 in Nigeria.

Trivia (1)

His role as the title character (the Alien) in Alien (1979) was practically tailor-made to suit him. Badejo was a young African design student when he was picked up from a bar by Ridley Scott (director of 'Alien'). He was as big as Scott wanted the alien to be: at least two metres (6ft 7in) tall. In fact, he stood at well over 7ft. It was Scott's intention to create a monster that looked as if no human could be behind the mask. It was to be long and angular, with an impossible frame that only a few men would be able to fill. Badejo filled the role.

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