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Tom Hanks and More Celebrities Pay Tribute to Bill Paxton After His Death

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Bill Paxton died at age 61 on Saturday, leaving behind an onscreen legacy. Throughout his life in the spotlight, Paxton gained the respect and admiration of his costars and fellow actors and filmmakers. Tributes from his peers have been flooding in, and one of the first people to speak out about his death has been director James Cameron, who worked with Paxton on a number of films, including Titanic, Aliens, and Apollo 13. Read his full statement as well as tributes from more of Paxton's friends ahead. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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James Cameron Honors ‘Creative Dynamo’ Bill Paxton in Touching Letter

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the wake of the sudden passing of Bill Paxton, director James Cameron memorialized the actor who collaborated with him on four of his most famous films: “Terminator,” “Aliens,” “True Lies” and “Titanic.” “Bill leaves such a void,” Cameron wrote in a statement sent to Vanity Fair. “He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying ‘Paint that!’ We quickly recognized the creative spark in »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Summer of the Piranha in development, 2018 release planned

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If you’ve been itching for a new instalment of the Piranha series, then we have some good news for you, as Bloody Disgusting has revealed that a new film is in development, titled Summer of the Piranha.

It would seem the new instalment is being targeted at the Japanese market; it has the alternative title Piranha Jpn and is being produced by Hisako Tsukaba, rights holder of the franchise. Details are scarce, but we do have some concept art:

The first Piranha was directed by Joe Dante and was released in 1978, with the James Cameron-helmed sequel Piranha 2: The Spawning following in 1981. The series relaunched with the 2010 sequel Piranha 3D, which ‘spawned’ its own sequel Piranha 3Dd in 2012. Summer of the Piranha is in pre-production now, with a 2018 release planned. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers Her True Lies Costar Bill Paxton: ‘It’s Just So Terribly Sad’

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Jamie Lee Curtis is paying tribute to her True Lies costar Bill Paxton, who passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61.

“It’s always unexpected when someone is young and not seemingly ill. It’s just so terribly sad,” the 58-year-old actress tells People. “I’ve been in communication with  Jim Cameron today and Bill had – Bill had that rare ability to be a really serious kind of stupid person.”

Curtis praised Paxton’s acting talent, saying his commitment to his role in True Lies made the movie come together.

“ he played this guy with such commitment to his »

- Stephanie Petit and Patrick Gomez

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Bill Paxton, actor and director, dies aged 61 – video obituary

2 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 after complications from heart surgery, according to a statement released by his family on Sunday. Paxton began his career in films like James Cameron’s Terminator and Aliens films, before going on to star in Titanic and Twister in the 1990s. In recent years, he was nominated for three Golden Globes for his work on HBO’s Big Love

Bill Paxton, actor who starred in Aliens and Titanic, dies at 61 Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Bill Paxton Remembered by ‘Training Day’ Co-Stars as Fate of CBS Series Remains Unknown

2 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bill Paxton’s death at 61 years old from complications related to surgery on Feb. 25 delivered an unexpected blow to friends, family and fans alike. But perhaps no one is more surprised than the cast and crew of CBS’ TV adaptation of Training Day, which starred Paxton as the morally ambiguous Detective Frank Roark. The show premiered on Thursday, Feb. 2 and is only four episodes into its mid-season run.

On Sunday, co-star Justin Cornwell, who plays Officer Kyle Craig, shared a cute photo of the two Training Day stars as the fate of the series remains unknown. “We were just two guys on top of the world. Rest easy my friend,” he posted on Twitter. 

Julie Benz, who plays Holly Butler, also shared a photo of her with her former co-star. “Rest In Peace my sweet friend,” she wrote. 

Meanwhile, Drew Van Acker, who plays Detective Tommy Campbell, recalled memories from the time he shared with Paxton onset of »

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James Cameron Honors Bill Paxton: ‘The World Is a Lesser Place’

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director James Cameron honored Bill Paxton on Sunday, saying “the world is a lesser place” after the actor died this weekend at the age of 61.

“I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it,” Cameron said in an email to Vanity Fair. “Bill leaves such a void.”

Cameron and Paxton were frequent collaborators, working together on the likes of “Titanic,” “Aliens,” “True Lies,” and “The Terminator.” They also teamed on a music video for Paxton’s band Martini Ranch. The director said the two met 36 years ago on the set of a Roger Corman film.

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“He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying ‘Paint that!,” Cameron said in the statement. “We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became fast friends. »

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Bill Paxton Dies at 61, Star of Aliens, Twister, Titanic

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Beloved character actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in movies like Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13, has died at the age of 61. Is being reported that the actor's death resulted from complications following a surgery. He passed away on Saturday, February 25.

Word of Bill Paxton's death first surfaced Saturday night when actor Xander Berkeley tweeted out the news, which was not corroborated at the time. He quickly deleted the tweet but the news was later confirmed by Variety. A spokesperson for the actor's family has released the following statement about his passing.

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. »

- MovieWeb

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James Cameron Remembers Bill Paxton: ‘He Was a Good Man, a Great Actor and a Creative Dynamo’

3 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Following the news of Bill Paxton’s unexpected death at 61 years old, longtime friends and co-stars are remembering the actor’s impact both on and off screen. For director James Cameron, the loss is particularly difficult.

Paxton, who was most recently starring on CBS’ TV adaptation of Training Day, died from complications related to surgery. A source tells Et that the actor had a heart condition.

More: 'Twister' Co-Star Helen Hunt, Tom Hanks and More Pay Tribute to Bill Paxton

Cameron and Paxton built their careers together, working side-by-side through the late-‘80s and most of the ‘90s after first meeting on the set of a low-budget film by director Roger Corman. “He came in to work on set, and I slapped a paint brush in his hand and pointed to a wall, saying ‘Paint that!’” Cameron recalled in an email to Vanity Fair. “We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became »

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Actor Bill Paxton Has Died at Age 61 Due to Complications from Surgery

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Oh no! Sad news to report on Oscar Sunday. Actor Bill Paxton, known for his iconic suppoting roles in James Cameron movies, has died at age 61. Variety and People have confirmed the news, only saying that he has died due to "complication from surgery" (that's all we know). Paxton last appeared in the films Mean Dreams, Term Life, Nightcrawler, and Edge of Tomorrow. He also plays a part in The Circle adaptation, coming out in the next few months. He never received any Oscar nominations. Paxton's family released this statement: "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable." This is a tough one, as Paxton still seemed to be working often and was appreciated by many. Bill Paxton was born William Paxton on May 17th, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles at age 18, where he »

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Director James Cameron Mourns Death of Bill Paxton: ‘The World Is a Lesser Place for His Passing’

4 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

James Cameron is remembering Bill Paxton as both a filmmaking partner and close friend.

The director — who worked with the late actor on legendary movies such as Aliens, True Lies and Titanic — said in a statement to Vanity Fair that he was struggling to come to terms with news of Paxton’s unexpected death.

“I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it,” Cameron, 62, wrote. “Bill leaves such a void.”

The famed director shared that his friendship with Paxton started 36 years ago, when the duo met on the set »

- Stephanie Petit

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James Cameron Pays Tribute to Close Friend Bill Paxton: "Bill Leaves Such a Void"

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

James Cameron and Bill Paxton's working relationship has evolved throughout the years across projects including Titanic, Aliens, True Lies and The Terminator.

After news broke Sunday of Paxton's death due to complications from surgery, Cameron emailed a statement to Vanity Fair remembering the actor, whose creative endeavors with him evolved into a 36-year friendship: "The world is a lesser place for his passing."

Cameron gave Paxton one of his first jobs in Hollywood in the 1970s. The director writes that he first met Paxton on the set of a Roger Corman "ultra-low budget movie" and the two "quickly »

- THR Staff

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James Cameron on Bill Paxton: 'Great Actor, and a Creative Dynamo'

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James Cameron, who frequently cast Bill Paxton in the films he directed, has penned a tribute to the late actor following Paxton's death at the age of 61.

In a statement to Vanity Fair, Cameron wrote, "The world is a lesser place for his passing, and I will profoundly miss him."

"I've been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. »

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Bill Paxton’s 20 Best Roles, From ‘Aliens’ to ‘Titanic’ to ‘Big Love’ (Photos)

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Paxton, action star and one of James Cameron’s regular collaborators, has passed away at the age of 61. Paxton was one of the big action stars of the ’80s and ’90s and continued to take on gun-toting roles right up to his death. These are the roles he will be most remembered for. “Terminator” (1984) One of Paxton’s earliest appearances was as a spiky-haired punk in “Terminator” who ended up being one of the first on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s kill list. This appearance started a long relationship between Paxton and Cameron that would continue for 13 years. “Commando” (1985) The following year, »

- Jeremy Fuster and Phil Hornshaw

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Hollywood Remembers Bill Paxton

5 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Waking up to the news of a celebrity’s death is never a good way to start the day, especially one as talented as Bill Paxton. The actor has died at 61, and his colleagues in Hollywood have already taken to social media to remember the star of “Big Love,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” among many others. By all accounts, Paxton was especially beloved by his peers.

Read More: Bill Paxton Dead at 61: Emmy-Winning ‘Big Love’ and ‘Titanic’ Actor Passes Away From Surgical Complications

James Cameron, who worked with the actor on several films, has released a statement:

“I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. He came in to work on set, »

- Michael Nordine

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R.I.P. Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

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Some very sad news this afternoon, with American actor Bill Paxton passing away after reportedly suffering complications following surgery. He was 61 years old.

Born in Texas, Paxton began his career in the 1980s, appearing in minor roles in the likes of Stripes, The Terminator and Commando. These were followed by memorable turns in films such as Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986) and Near Dark (1987). He would also reunite with The Terminator and Aliens director James Cameron for 1994’s True Lies and 1997’s Titanic, as well as the 2003 documentary Ghosts of the Abyss.

Paxton’s other notable big screen credits included Predator 2 (making him one of only two actors alongside Lance Henriksen to go up against a Terminator, a Xenomorph and a Predator), Tombstone, Apollo 13, Twister, A Simple Plan, 2 Guns, Edge of Tomorrow and Nightcrawler. He also directed 2001’s Frailty and 2005’s The Greatest Game Ever Played.

He also enjoyed success on the small screen, »

- Gary Collinson

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Bill Paxton, Star Of Aliens And Titanic, Dies At Age 61

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Bill Paxton has died today at the age of 61.

“It’s with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” began a statement released by the actor’s family. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

Recently seen in CBS’ TV adaptation of Training Day, the actor was best known for his appearances in James Cameron’s movies – featuring in The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic. Paxton »

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Helen Hunt and More Stars React to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘He Acted His Heart Out’

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Devastated costars and friends of Bill Paxton are taking to Twitter to honor the life of the Emmy-winning actor.

Paxton died due to complications from surgery, a family representative told People on Sunday. He was 61.

“Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton,” wrote Rob Lowe, who starred alongside Paxton in 1995’s Frank & Jesse. “Renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure. His filmography speaks for itself. His friendship was a blessing. My love to Bunny, James and Lydia.”

Lowe continued by encouraging fans to watch his work »

- Ana Calderone

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'Aliens' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61

6 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actor dies following “complications from surgery”, according to family statement.

Us actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in movies Aliens, Titanic and Twister as well as TV series Hatfield And McCoys, has died aged 61 due to complications from surgery.

A representative for the family said:

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

The 61-year-old actor had two children and was married to [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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R.I.P. Bill Paxton (1955-2017)

6 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Bill Paxton, the effortlessly talented actor and filmmaker, has passed away at the age of 61.

The term “character actor” is often thrown around and applied to anyone who works in a variety of movies, but few had the skill of Paxton, or carried the kind of respect and admiration from fellow actors and directors, and fans, that he did. Paxton became an early favorite of James Cameron, who cast him in “The Terminator,” “Aliens,” “True Lies,” and “Titanic,” and brought him along in the documentary, “Ghosts Of The Abyss.”

The breadth of Paxton’s work cannot be underestimated, nor his ability to shine no matter the genre.

Continue reading R.I.P. Bill Paxton (1955-2017) at The Playlist. »

- The Playlist Staff

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