Monday, December 2, 2013

Paul Walker 1973-2013

Actor Paul Walker has passed away at the age of 40.
Paul Walker’s career on the small and big screen began as a toddler starring in commercials for Pampers. He would later land roles on TV shows such as HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, WHO’S THE BOSS?, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (for which he won an Outstanding Lead Actor Award in the Youth Film Awards), and TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL.

His feature film career began in 1998 in the comedy MEET THE DEEDLES, and he would go on to have successful roles in PLEASANTVILLE (1998), VARSITY BLUES (1999), SHE’S ALL THAT (1999), and THE SKULLS (2000). In 2001 he had his breakthrough role in the first film in the ongoing THE FAST AND FURIOUS franchise playing Brain O’Conner; a role that he would reprise five times, including a seventh installment which was filming when he died. In-between those FURIOUS films, he found time to star in Clint Eastwood’s FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS in 2006, Disney’s EIGHT BELOW, and RUNNING SCARED...all in the same year.

Paul Walker was one of those guys who seemed to be born to be a movie star; charming looks, charismatic personality…the type of guy you would always see with a starlet on his arm. This Blogger had always been impressed with Walker’s acting talent, and there was always the feeling that he had bigger and better things in his future because he always seemed to get better. Unfortunately, Walker has driven off before seeing those bigger and better things, but we are fortunate to have been along with him for his short, yet fulfilling ride.



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