Aliens: Paxton made such an impression as a mouthy marine in James Cameron’s explosive Alien sequel.
Twister: Sure, this modern-day disaster movie about runaway tornadoes (and the people who chase them.
One False Move: Though he excelled in a variety of roles throughout his career, Paxton was at his best whenever.
True Lies: Paxton flexed his comedic side as a supporting role in this Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick.
Apollo 13: While Tom Hanks was demonstrating the virtues of calm level-headedness as real-life NASA astronaut Jim Lovell.
Weird Science: For a generation of viewers raised on John Hughes’ teen comedies, Paxton will always be Chet.
‘Near Dark: Long before she became the only female to win the Best Director Oscar, The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn.