Alexander Basil "Al" Matthews (November 21, 1942[1] – September 22, 2018) was a United Kingdom-based American actor, singer[2] and former U.S. Marine who played Sergeant Apone in the 1986 film Aliens. He later lent his voice and likeness to the Apone character in the 2013 video game Aliens: Colonial Marines. Other notable films Matthews appeared in include Ragtime (1981), Stormy Monday (1988), The Fifth Element (1997) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Aside from his work in film, Matthews had an extensive career in television and stage.

On September 22, 2018, Matthews was found unresponsive in his home in Orihuela Costa, Spain. He was pronounced dead later that day, aged 75.


Year Title Notes
1979 Yanks
1980 Rough Cut
1981 Ragtime With Brad Dourif, Colette Hiller and Stuart Milligan
Omen III: The Final Conflict
1982 The Sender With Barbara Coles
1983 Superman III With Clive Curtis and Helen Horton
Funny Money
1986 Defence of the Realm With Barbara Coles and Danny Webb
The American Way With Bill Armstrong
1987 Out of Order
1988 Stormy Monday
American Roulette
1997 The Fifth Element With Christopher Fairbank, Ian Holm, Vladimir McCrary, Mac McDonald and Mark Anthony Newman
Tomorrow Never Dies With Nick Gillard, Eoin McCarthy, Mark Anthony Newman, Colin Salmon, C. C. Smiff and Trevor Steedman

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