Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? “The Weaver” In Action

When I used to work at the video store, one of my friends there introduced me to the idea of “The Weaver.”  His definition:

Some actresses look really hot in some movies, and not so much in others… just like Sigourney Weaver.  Hence, ‘The Weaver.’

She hasn’t been around for a while (aside from doing voices in animated films).  Scratch that.  She did three movies in 2008 (Baby Mama, Vantage Point, Be Kind Rewind), but I barely remembered her being in them.

But my point is this – throughout her history in film, sometimes she looked better than others.  To begin, I reference her duality in Avatar:

Why so blue?

In the film, her character even made a reference to her cartoon self looking “hotter” than her actual self.  Rather than me inputting my opinions (not like I ever do this), here are images of some of her major roles.  You can decide which side of The Weaver scale she falls.  (Not included below: Half Moon Junction, because of these NSFW results.)

Alien - Aliens - Alien 3 - Alien Resurrection

The Year of Living Dangerously

Ghostbusters 1 and 2

Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey

Working Girl


Galaxy Quest



The Village

Others that fall victim to The Weaver:

Cameron Diaz - Renee Zellweger - Reese Witherspoon


  1. omawarisan · March 11, 2010

    Thank God there is a name for this. There are so many people who change like that, now I know they’re Weavering

  2. sgottahurt · March 11, 2010

    “Zellwegering” is an equally acceptable term, but “Witherspooning” sounds more fun.

  3. Scott · September 27, 2010

    Let us also not forget (younger) Sarah Jessica Parker

  4. sgottahurt · September 27, 2010

    How can I forget?

    I have a poster of her above my bed.

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