Cult film icon Lance Henriksen joins Troma panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011

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Lance Henriksen in Alien 3
Lance Henriksen in Alien 3

Troma Entertainment has announced that Lance Henriksen – star of the Alien films, the critically-acclaimed television series Millennium, and author of the new book Not Bad For A Human – will speak at the Troma Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

The Troma Panel, titled, “Can DIY Filmmaking Replace Hollywood? Selling Your Own Damn Movie Without Selling Your Soul!” will take place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd in Room 9 of the San Diego Convention Center. Previously mentioned panelists also include Brian Taylor (Co-Director of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Producer Steven Paul (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Spielberg’s upcoming Ghost In The Shell), Filmmaker Adam Green (Hatchet II), Director Scott Mckinlay (Creep Van), and New York State Film Commissioner Pat Kaufman. Eisner Award-winner Mimi Cruz of Night Flight Comics will moderate the discussion, where Lloyd Kaufman, Creator of the Toxic Avenger, will offer secrets of self-distribution to today’s indie filmmakers.

During the Troma Panel, there will be a raffle for limited San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive numbered special editions of Mr. Kaufman’s new best-selling book Sell Your Own Damn Movie! as well as DVDs and Blu-Rays of his film Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.

No word on whether Henriksen will be signing copies of Not Bad For A Human.

Lance Henriksen's Not Bad For A Human
Lance Henriksen's Not Bad For A Human

Lance Henriksen is a Hollywood icon, with well over 150 films to his name. He’s best known as the empathetic android Bishop in Aliens and the intuitive criminal profiler Frank Black in the TV series Millennium, but he has also played gunfighters and gangsters, an astronaut, a vampire, a sadistic monk, Charles Bronson and Abraham Lincoln. He’s mentored Tarzan, Evel Knievel and the Antichrist, and fought Terminators, Aliens, Predators, Pumpkinhead, Pinhead, Bigfoot, Superman, the Autobots, Mr. T, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal. He’s worked with directors James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Sidney Lumet, Francois Truffaut, John Huston, Walter Hill, David Fincher, John Woo, Jim Jarmusch and Sam Raimi… But this is just skimming the surface. Henriksen is a true artist – a painter, a potter and a creative collaborator who brings complexity and humanity to all of his work by drawing on real life experiences that are often stranger than fiction. His biography, Not Bad for a Human, celebrates the actor’s screen persona, film by film, band recounts the chaotic upbringing and early life experiences that shaped him – revealing the man behind the image. As Lance Henriksen so candidly states, “This isn’t just a book about me becoming an actor. It’s about all the people I’ve crossed paths with over the years who have helped me flourish in spite of the chaos of my early life. It’s about a lifelong process of becoming a human being.”