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Well, what do you know? Small world.
~ The Big Guy reveals herself.
*cocking Gun* Well ain't this...
~ The Big Guy's last words before being crushed by an alien saucer.

The Big Guy is the main antagonist in the 2011 British-American science fiction comedy film, Paul. She is the mysterious female superior to the United States Secret Service Agent, Lorenzo Zoil.

She is portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, who also portrayed Alexandra Reid in The Defenders, Warden Walker in Holes and the Director in The Cabin in the Woods.


Lorenzo Zoil arrived at the site of the crashed car and informs "Big Guy", over the radio that he is closing in on Paul, and she recommends using local law enforcement as back-up. She then recruits two inept rookie agents, Haggard and O'Reilly to aid in his mission, without informing them about the nature of their target. Zoil assures the Big Guy he can handle the problem himself, but the rookies are employed anyway.

Later on in the film, both O'Reilly is incapacitated while Haggard is killed, leaving Zoil as the last remaining agent in pursuit. He reassures the Big Guy that he will have Paul within an hour, but she declares herself tired of waiting, and informs Zoil that she has ordered a military response. When Paul, Graeme, Clive, Ruth and Tara arrive at the rendezvous, they set off a signal and wait. Eventually, eerie orange lights show up over the surrounding trees, and everyone believes that it's Paul's rescue ship. However, it's an army helicopter, with the Big Guy on board. As she and three troops move to shoot Paul, Zoil arrives, and it's revealed that he was Paul's inside contact who helped him to escape. Zoil disarms the men, but is shot in the shoulder by the Big Guy. Tara punches out the Big Guy, but Moses appears with his shotgun and kills Graeme. Paul heals him and collapses, briefly appearing to be dead before he quickly recovers; Moses proclaims this to be a miracle from God. The Big Guy regains consciousness, but is immediately crushed by the arriving alien ship.



  • Her moniker is ironic as she is actually female.
  • When Tara punched the Big Guy, she said "Get away from her, you bitch". This is a nod to the famous quote said by Aliens protagonist Ellen Ripley, whom the Big Guy actress Sigourney Weaver is best known for portraying.
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