Bolaji Badejo (1953–1992)


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Bolaji Badejo was a Nigerian graphic designer from Lagos. He is primarily remembered for his single acting role, playing the titular predatory alien in the science fiction horror film "Alien" (1979). The film was a box office hit, having earned a worldwide gross of 143 million dollars by 1992 estimates. In 1953, Badejo was born in Lagos, Colonial ... See full bio »

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 1979 Alien
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 2014 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Programa Express: Pack Alien (Blu-ray) (2014) ... (in memory of)
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 2020 Eli Roth's History of Horror (TV Series documentary)
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- Monsters (2020) ... Alien
 2007-2013 Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary)
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- Alien (1979) (2013) ... Alien
- Alien (2007) ... Alien
 2003 The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (Video documentary)
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 1999 The Alien Legacy (Video documentary)
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Height:

6' 10" (2.08 m)

Parents:

Victor Badejo | Elizabeth Badejo

Relatives:

Akin Badejo (sibling) | See more »
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Was discovered in a bar by a member of the film crew of Alien (1979), who felt that he would be ideal to play the title creature as director Ridley Scott wanted 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 few people would be able to fill. Even though he had no training or experience as an actor, Badejo's ... See more »

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