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James Remar – ‘Aliens’

Remar was originally cast as Hicks in James Cameron’s sequel, but as he said later in a Sidebar podcast, “I was fired after a couple of weeks of filming because I got busted for possession of drugs.” He was replaced by Michael Biehn, although he can be seen from behind in a couple of shots in the finished film.

10 film stars who were fired on-set

Hollywood is a precarious profession, but you would hope once you’ve got the role you can relax a little bit. Not these guys, who found themselves out of a job even after shooting began.

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