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10 Best Essential Bill Paxton Movie Roles Just Go Watch Right Now

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February 27th, 2017   |   Updated on June 25th, 2022

Whether you knew him as the “Game over, man!” grunt from Aliens, the sadistic older brother of Weird Science, the polygamist patriarch on HBO’s Big Love or any of his dozens of compelling cameos or clutch supporting roles, Bill Paxton was always a reliable presence – a Texas-born utility player.

Who could go from sleazy to sympathetic, simpering to morally sound in seconds flat. The news of the 61-year-old actor’s Bill Paxton passing this morning, boiling down a list of his most essential movie and TV roles to a mere 10 is tougher than you’d think.

1. Weird Science (1985)


2. Aliens (1986)

3. Near Dark (1987)


4. One False Move (1992)

5. True Lies (1994)


6. Apollo 13 (1995)

7. Twister (1996)


8. A Simple Plan (1998)

9. Frailty (2001)


10. Big Love (2006-2011)

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