The Best of Michael Biehn
So, I was watching The Abyss last night, a classic no doubt, and it brought something to my attention that I hadn't really thought about before; If there is one man in the genre picture world that does not get near enough love, that man is Michael Biehn. You know him as Reese in The Terminator, Hicks in Aliens, and Johnny Ringo in Tombstone. Hell, those three roles alone have provided us with so much re-wathchability that they count as a lifetime's worth of work.
The man is a talent, and I was very glad to see him get at least some play a couple of years ago in Planet Terror. But, come on, for the love of God, somebody get this man some decent work! It would have been great if he could have gotten a role in the upcoming you've-got-to-see-it movie The Expendables.
Here's a quick run-down of Biehn's top ten performances:
1. The Terminator - Kyle Reese
2. The Abyss - Lt. Hiram Coffey
3. Aliens - Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
4. Tombstone - Johnny Ringo
5. Navy Seals - Lt. James Curran
6. In a Shallow Grave - Garnet Montrose
7. Planet Terror - Sherrif Hague
8. Rampage - Anthony Fraser
9. The Seventh Sign - Russell Quinn
10. The Rock - Commander Anderson
And I haven't even mentioned that his likeness was the inspiration for the cover of the original Metal Gear on the NES. Fuh real, take a look! How awesome is that? Very. So, there you have it, my love song for Michael Biehn...wherever he is...