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Bill Paxton

17 May 1955 to 25 February 2017

An American character actor whose career took off after collaborating with director James Cameron, Paxton followed his cameo in The Terminator (1984) with an iconic performance as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986). A reliably invigorating screen presence, he memorably starred in Near Dark (1987), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997) and the TV series Big Love (2006-2011),

Read Bill Paxton's Guardian obituary here