1978-1988: Behind the scenes of Alien movies Chris October 24, 2012 1970-1979, TV & film 5 CommentsFavourited 2028 times Add to favourites - 5 Responses Steve Austin October 25, 2012 My favourite film of all time… Reply Martyn V. Halm October 26, 2012 But, I thought the monster was real… Reply Theodor November 7, 2012 simple “alien ,clear nightmare ! Reply jonathan_reiter February 12, 2013 I had some fantastic nightmares because of that movie! Thanks, 20th Century Fox! You too, Dan O’Bannon and Ridley Scott! Reply alan_bickerstaff February 15, 2013 The man in the suit – Bolaji Badejo – was a Nigerian student studying in London at the time of casting. He wasn’t an actor – he was just cast due to his physique; 7ft 2in and thin as a reed. He never appeared in anything again and it’s believed that he committed suicide shortly after returning home to Nigeria. There’s some test footage of him here rehearsing movements on set http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpKi41a1rJI wearing just the headpiece of his costume. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.