Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian giant who played 'Alien'

Story highlights

  • Bolaji Badejo played Alien in his only on-screen credit
  • The six-foot-10-inch tall Nigerian was discovered in a London pub after a long casting process

(CNN)Dripping with menace, the alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 space horror classic was quite literally the movie's break-out star.

With an extendible jaw that salivated acid, it wasn't enough that "Alien" could capture and kill; it wanted to use humans unfortunat