People Index






Gino Acevedos 
Special effects technician for Alien 3

Enrique "Quique" Alcatena 
Illustrator inspired by Alien

Robert Aldrich
Film maker considered for Alien 3

Gerry Anderson
English television and film producer, director, writer 

Paul W Anderson
Director of Alien vs Predator

Chris Ayers
Concept artist for Alien Vs Predator

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Francis Bacon
Artist whose work was an inspiration for Alien and Alien Resurrection

Bolaji Badejo
Wore the suit for the beast in Alien 

J G Ballard
Writer who was asked to write the Alien novelisation and his writings may have had some impact on the script

Clive Barker
Writer, artist, film maker considered for Alien 3

J A Bayona
Director of A Monster Calls

Zdzislaw Beksinski 
Polish artist whose work was seeping into the influence behind the concept art for Prometheus

Enki Bilal
French comic book creator, comics artist and film director whose work who contributed to Metal Hurlant

John Birkinshaw ( aka Mother)
Wardrobe assistant for Alien

Boaty Boatwright
Legendary New York based ICM talent agent who went with the Alien producers and Ridley Scott to meet up Sigourney Weaver for a meal at a Japanese restaurant in 55th Street.

Arnold Böcklin
Painter of the Island of the dead paintings

Greg Broadmore
Concept artist for WETA

J. J. Booker
Drew the first published Predalien for a fanzine

Rob Bottin 
Special effects creator for Humanoids of the Deep

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/2007/05/danny-boyle.html

Danny Boyle
Film maker who considered 
making Alien Resurrection

Peter Briggs
Early Alien Vs Predator script writer

Michael Broom
Concept artist for ADI

Tom Burman
Makeup artist for The Phantom of Paradise and provided the metal teeth

C

Marc Caro
Collaborator with 
Jean-Pierre Jeunet 
and concept artist 
for Alien Resurrection



















Philippe Caza
Comic book Illustrator,also worked Metal Hurlant

Jack Clayton
Film director considered for Alien

John Chambers 
Had a go at making metal teeth for the character Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me

Ron Cobb 
Concept artist for Alien and Aliens 















David Cronenberg 
Writer, film maker















Chris Cunningham
(AKA Chris Halls) Sculptor for Alien 3 and concept artist for Alien Resurrection for ADI

D

Salvador Dali
20th Century artist known for surrealism

Simon Deering
Model builder for Alien

Neil deGrasse Tyson 
Astrophysicist

Sylvain Despretz 
Concept artist for Alien Resurrection

Kim Dickens
Actress from The Walking Dead who was inspired by Ripley for her role













Roger Dicken
Creature creator for Alien

Dave Dorman
Concept artist who drew the "Predalien" creature first for the Alien vs Predator film in its early stages

E

Gareth Edwards
Director of the 2014 Godzilla who admired the Alien and Aliens beasts incorporating elements of them into his villain beast in his Godzilla movie

F

John Fasano 
A scriptwriter for Alien 3

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/michael-fassbender.html


Plays David the android in Prometheus

Jon Finch
Was cast in the role of Kane for Alien before he fell ill and was replaced by John Hurt

Chris Foss
Concept artist for Alien

Paul Francis
Sculptor and model maker 

Richard Funston.  
Member of the art department for Prometheus


G

William Gibson
Cyberpunk writer who worked on an Alien 3 script

H R Giger
Artist who designed the alien, derelict ship and the dead pilot

Terry Gilliam
Film director who borrowed spare parts from the Alien model building department for his alien spacecrafts in his film The Life of Brian

Jean Giraud
Concept artist also known as Moebius who worked on Alien

James Gleeson
Australian surrealist during the 20th Century

Jenette Goldstein
Actress who plays Vasquez in Aliens

Ian Graham
Professional archaeologist who went to examine the Pakal Votan tomb lid

Gutalin (AKA Alex Kzohanov) 
Concept artist for Prometheus

H

Chris Halls (AKA Chris Cunningham)
Sculptor for Alien 3 and concept artist for Alien Resurrection for ADI

Debbie Harry
Lead singer of Blondie

Lance Henriksen
Played Bishop in Aliens and Bishop 2 in Alien 3 and Charles "Bishop" Weyland in Alien vs Predator 

Richard Hoagland
Author and show host of "Other Side of Midnight"

Stephen Hopkins
Film maker who directed Lost in Space and Predator 2

Carlos Huante
Concept artist for Prometheus

John Hurt 
Played Kane in Alien

I

Akihito Ikeda
Sculptor for ADI on AVP

J
Peter Jackson
Film director who passed on Alien Resurrection but liked the Alien Queen

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Film director who almost made Dune, but brought together Dan O'Bannon, HR Giger and Chris Foss.

Steve Jolliffe 
Member of the band Tangerine Dream who came to work on a Nostromo model for one day.

Duncan Jones
Film director the film Moon who admired the movie Alien.

S. T. Joshi
H P Lovecraft scholar 



Jay Kanter
20th Century Fox Film producer

Richard Keel
Actor who played Jaws in James Bond

Darius Khondji
Cinematographer for Alien Resurrection

Stephen King
Horror author

Jack Kirby
Comic book writer, illustrator 

Nigel Kneale 
Writer of the Quatermass series

Yaphet Kotto
Actor who played Parker in Alien  

Jan Kounen
Film director who would have been interested to be asked to direct Alien even if he might have said no 

Stanley Kubrick 
Film director who developed an obsession about Alien.

Alex Kzohanov (AKA Gutalin) 
Concept designer for Prometheus 

L

Alan "Laddie" Ladd
20th Century Fox boss during the time of Alien

Dan LaMountain 
Illustrated the cover for the novel "Protectoriate" released in January 1985

Jon Landis
Director of American Werewolf In London

Gary Larson
Cartoonist who's illustration generally predicted the shape of the Deacon's head

Stephane Lavallois
Concept and storyboard artist for Alien Covenant 

Sandy Lieberson
Vice president for 20th Century Fox in Europe at the time of Alien

Damon Lindelof
Script writer for Prometheus 

Charlie Lippincott
Advertising and publicity consultant for Alien

Dennis Lowe
Special effects technician for Alien and Aliens 

H.P. Lovecraft 
Science fiction horror author known for his Cthulhu Mythos

David Lynch
Film director of films such as Eraserhead, Dune and Blue Velvet 

M

Neil Marshall
Film maker who appreciated Alien

Arthur Max
Production designer for Prometheus

Helen Mirren
British actress who auditioned for Ripley in Alien

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2005/05/jean-giraud-moebius.html














Moebius  
(Real name: Jean Giraud) Concept artist for Alien

Henry Moore
Artist whose work inspired elements of Prometheus' visuals

Justin Murray
Concept artist for AVP:Requiem

N

Vincenzo Natali
Film maker rumoured to have been considered for Alien 5 , but admired Alien

Joe Nizzi
Concept artist for Transformers 3

Helmut Newton
Fashion photographer who photographed Sigourney Weaver during Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection

Chris Nolan 
Film maker who was very impressed by Alien as a child

Juhani Nurmi 
Journalist who tried to help to get Peter Brigg's Alien Vs Predator script made into a film

O

Dan O'Bannon
Script writer for Alien

Greg Orme
Author who writes about Martian anomalies and thought deeply about Prometheus 

P

Pazuzu
Assyrian demon whose shadow was cast across western societies creativity since the movie Exorcist

Anthony Peake
Author who sometimes talks about Alien in his discussions about human perception

David Pringle
JG Ballard historian and former editor for Interzone magazine

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Carlo Rambaldi
Mechanised the head of the beast in Alien 















Plays Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus

Radio show presenter fan of Alien 

Eli Roth 
Film maker fan of Alien

Ken Russell
Film maker whose work was one of the inspirations for Alien Resurrection

S

Carl Sagan 
Lead astrophysicist who became friends with Ridley Scott and would later present the TV series Cosmos

Gerald Scarfe
Possible influence behind Prometheus through his artwork for Pink Floyd's The Wall

Jordu Schell
Concept artist for Alien Resurrection

Bragi Schut 
wrote the "The last Voyage of Demeter" screenplay inspired by Alien

Elliot Scott
Concept artist (uncredited) for Alien

Ridley Scott
Director of Alien and Prometheus

Ron Shusett
Co-writer of the story of Alien and executive producer for the film

Walter Simonson 
Comic book illustrator for Aliens: The Illustrated story and he included a scene showing the alien unfolding from a box like shape that although in the Famous Monsters of Filmland article,  Dan O'Bannon was interviewed and seemed to have talked about why it was cut out, it's being regarded as a product of Walter's imagination.

Dr Zecharia Sitchin
Writer known for his theories on ancient aliens

John Sorensen
Special effects technician for Alien

Steven Spielberg
Director of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind before Alien was mad

Ralph Steadman 
Influence on the monster designs for Prometheus

Chris Stein
Co-founder and guitarist of Blondie

Ron Story
Wrote a book attacking Von Daniken's theories

Koji Suzuki
Author of the techno-horror novel Ring

T 

Tangerine Dream
One of the band members came to help work on building a Nostromo for the day

Patrick Tatopoulos
Concept artist for Alien vs Predator

Alex Toader
Concept artist who worked on Planet Terror and Predators 

Isao Tomita
Electronic music composer whose work inspired Ridley Scott on the Alien film and his music was being considered for the soundtrack for Alien

Guillermo del Toro
Film director planned to make a film of Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" but dropped the production when Prometheus was being made, and would always talked about Alien in a way that he would mentally fuse it with Lovecraft's story. 

Georgiou Tsoukalos
TV Presenter for Ancient Aliens

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist and presenter of Cosmos 

U V

Robert Venosa
Artist who was friends with HR Giger and visited the set of Alien

Farzad Vaharamyan
Concept artist for ADI

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/erich-von-daniken.html














Erich von Däniken
Writer known for his theories on ancient aliens


1960s Actress and model who came to audition for the role of the alien 

W

Steve Wang
Sculptor who worked for ADI for Alien Resurrection and Alien vs Predator

David Watling
Worked on a radio controlled mechanised head and tail for Alien

Francis Wayland
President of Brown University from 1827 to 1855, a place which HP Lovecraft wished to attend.

Ben Wheatley
Film director who saw Alien

Gareth Wigan
20th Century Fox's vice president for world wide production

XYZ 

Andrzej Zulawski 
Film director who made Possession who admired Giger's work on Alien.

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