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Lambert melts down ('Alien')
In the scheme of the first film, Sigourney Weaver's performance gets most of the love -- and rightly so -- but Veronica Cartwright deserves recognition for turning in an expertly freaked-out performance as Lambert, Chief Navigator of the Nostromo. As anyone who's seen the shock ending of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" knows, nobody does visceral, frantic terror quite like her. "They convinced me that I was the audience's fears; I was a reflection of what the audience is feeling," she was once quoted as saying. You're telling me.