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October 11th, 2009
02:28 PM ET

Sigourney Weaver's Animal Magnetism

Say the name "Sigourney Weaver" and many of you immediately think "Alien." But those sci-fi thrillers aren't the only pivotal films in the career of this three-time Academy Award-nominated actress. Weaver received one of those honors for her performance in "Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey." The 1988 biopic changed Weaver's life, for the better. While filming in Rwanda, she grew to love the gorillas, and became active in efforts to protect them. She explained her close connection to these "gentle giants" in a CNN NewsRoom interview. Check it out!

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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    That big monkey looks more scary then that alien dude.

    October 12, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  2. PhillDoc

    Interesting article as for me. I'd like to read a bit more about this theme.

    October 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm |