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This Actor Was Almost The First To Be Killed By An Alien, Predator, And The Predalien

Most actors don't dream of dying again and again when they begin their career in front of a camera. Once you've experienced enough fictional death, though, it can become a personal trademark. There are many well-known actors who consistently die in films and television. Sean Bean, Danny Trejo, and John Hurt are a few of those who have portrayed various doomed characters over the course of their careers, and things turned out pretty well for all of them. 

One actor, who tragically passed away in 2017, left behind an incredible legacy that included appearances in classic films like "Titanic," "Twister," and "Apollo 13." This person also has the distinguished honor of being killed by some of the most notable monsters in film history. Let's talk about the only actor to be killed by an Alien, a Predator, and (almost killed by) a Predalien. They managed to secure one other notable death on their resume as well.

Bill Paxton passed on being killed by the Predalien

The late Bill Paxton holds a morbidly distinct record in sci-fi and horror. In "Aliens," Paxton starred as Pvt. Hudson, the overly confident and cocky member of the First Squad's gun team. Hudson, who is also technologically adept, loses his sense of humor over the course of the film as members of his squad are killed. Eventually, Hudson is taken down by the Xenomorphs, dragged away and likely killed. In "Predator 2," Paxton played Detective Jerry Lambert, a character similarly skilled in electronics. Lambert meets his end in a darkened subway train.

According to ScreenRant, Paxton was asked to appear in the 2007 film, "Alien Vs Predator: Requiem." The actor would have played a chef named Ritchie, a role that would instead go to actor Anthony Harrison. Paxton passing on the role was probably for the best; the film was considered one of the worst of the year and holds a 12% score on Rotten Tomatoes. If Paxton had taken the role, he would have been killed by the Predalien (a Predator-Alien hybrid creature) in a kitchen via spine removal. We're sure that would have bumped up the RT score to at least 15%.

Though Paxton turned down the role for "AvP: Requiem," he still holds the distinction of being the only actor killed by an alien, a predator, and a Terminator (he was one of the punks killed by the T-800 in the first film). Who needs an Oscar when you have those kinds of credentials?