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Losing a part of my childhood: A Tribute to Bill Paxton

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe pays tribute to Bill Paxton, who sadly passed away on Sunday…

The weekend in film was notable for two things. One was the Oscars. All the glitz, glamour and gaffes that came with that. A time of celebration for those fortunate enough to have been nominated in whichever category they were up for and utter delight for the winners (La La Land for about 8 seconds). However, alongside the handing out of the famous golden statue, there was another headline that caught the attention of film-goers around the world and that was the very sad and untimely passing of Bill Paxton.

If you’ve seen your share of films, particularly in the 80’s and 90’s, then chances are you’ve seen Bill Paxton. Predominantly a sturdy support player over the years, he proved reliable throughout a prolific career. To some though he was more than just a face you »

- Gary Collinson

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From His Secret Passions to His Famous Roots: 13 Things You Never Knew About Bill Paxton

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

As one of Hollywood’s best-loved character actors, Bill Paxton — who died at the age of 61 over the weekend following complications from surgery — was a reliable supporting player throughout a wide range of feature films in the ’80s and ’90s. Mourned by fans and peers alike, Paxton was one of the only actors with the distinction of acting in the trilogy of “Big Bad” movies from the ’80s and ’90s — Aliens, Predator and The Terminator — and his scenery-chewing roles in movies like Weird Science and Near Dark made him a beloved presence across decades of cinema. (Paxton did eventually graduate to lead roles, »

- Lisa Ingrassia and Alex Heigl

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Bill Paxton 1955-2017

12 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Legendary actor Bill Paxton passed away the other day at age 61 due to complications arising from surgery. His career spanned decades, seeing him with parts in The Terminator, Aliens, Twister, and the television shows Big Love and Training Day. Everyone at Lrm wishes to express their condolences to the Paxton family on their loss.

As an actor, what I loved about him was the honesty he brought to his roles. Even if he were only on screen for a couple minutes, you believed he was the whatever character he was portraying on screen. I also loved the sense of wonder you would see in his face. He was a man who loved playing make believe in Hollywood. Some actors take themselves too seriously to really enjoy the fact that they’re experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bill had a way of making you feel like a kid with how excited he appeared. »

- Tim Jousma

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Storm Chasers pay tribute to Bill Paxton after his death

12 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Bill Paxton tragically died a couple days ago at age 61. He is a guy who was in so many movies, and many times the most memorable parts of them. Think of the punk in Terminator, Hicks, the "Game Over" guy, from Aliens, or the father in his directorial debut Frailty (which is so good you guys). But arguably one of his most iconic roles is when he played the lead in Jan de Bont's Twister.... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Peter Travers on Bill Paxton: A Modest Actor of Immodest Gifts

16 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

I met Bill Paxton in 1995. On a visit to the Rolling Stone offices in midtown Manhattan, he looked in awe at our cover wall, featuring iconic images of rock royalty. An intern, passing by, stopped to stare at him. "Your face looks familiar," she said.

"I've been in a couple of movies," Paxton said, good-naturedly.

The intern wasn't buying it. "Which ones?"

"Apollo 13 ... it just came out, I'm an astronaut in that one."

"Which astronaut?" the youngster prodded, skeptical to the last.

Warming to the impromptu interrogation, Paxton flashed »

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Bill Paxton obituary

16 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor known for his roles in Aliens, Titanic, Twister and Apollo 13

Bill Paxton, who has died aged 61 from complications following surgery, was a lively and endearing character actor. Stocky, with a knack for conveying bareknuckle vitality as well as a more considered intelligence and tenderness, he cropped up initially in some of the sparkiest pulp films of the 1980s, including Kathryn Bigelow’s highly original vampire movie Near Dark (1987).

After James Cameron had an unexpected hit with The Terminator (1984), in which Paxton appeared briefly as a blue-haired thug, he took the actor with him on to future projects, casting him as one of a band of rough and ready deep-space marines in Aliens (1986), as a dopey car salesman in True Lies (1994) and as a treasure hunter in the framing story that bookends Titanic (1997). As one of the beleaguered astronauts in Apollo 13 (1995) and the chief tornado-chaser in Twister (1996), Paxton »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Bill Paxton obituary

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

Actor known for his roles in Aliens, Titanic, Twister and Apollo 13

Bill Paxton, who has died aged 61 from complications following surgery, was a lively and endearing character actor. Stocky, with a knack for conveying bareknuckle vitality as well as a more considered intelligence and tenderness, he cropped up initially in some of the sparkiest pulp films of the 1980s, including Kathryn Bigelow’s highly original vampire movie Near Dark (1987).

After James Cameron had an unexpected hit with The Terminator (1984), in which Paxton appeared briefly as a blue-haired thug, he took the actor with him on to future projects, casting him as one of a band of rough and ready deep-space marines in Aliens (1986), as a dopey car salesman in True Lies (1994) and as a treasure hunter in the framing story that bookends Titanic (1997). As one of the beleaguered astronauts in Apollo 13 (1995) and the chief tornado-chaser in Twister (1996), Paxton »

- Ryan Gilbey

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There are many film franchises with highly anticipated instalments planned, but one of the biggest remains Avatar 2. The prospect of a sequel to James Cameron’s record-breaking 2009 behemoth, Avatar, has kept fans intrigued for eight years now as the filmmaker’s plans have continued to expand. What began as talk of a second movie has morphed into a masterplan for Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 – and James Cameron has spent the better part of the last decade building this remarkable upcoming endeavour.

The release date for Avatar 2 has been scheduled as December 21st, 2018 for some time now, which in itself is interesting for two reasons. Firstly, it means the sequel is currently going to be pitted against Animated Spider-Man on that date and, four days later, against an Untitled WB Event Film. Secondly, it means that fans »

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Bill Paxton, Esteemed TV and Film Actor, Dead at 61

26 February 2017 6:23 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Beloved TV and film star, Bill Paxton, passed away today after complications from surgery.

He was 61 years old.

According to reports, he suffered a stroke after successful heart surgery. Family, friends, colleagues and fans from around the world mourn him today.

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," his family said in a statement on Sunday.

"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."

Paxton started acting in the late '70s in shorts, but by the mid-'80s he had graduated to features, starring in films such as The Terminator, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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

26 February 2017 1:24 PM, PST | 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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Bill Paxton, actor and director, dies aged 61 – video obituary

26 February 2017 12:20 PM, PST | 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

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- Guardian Staff

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

26 February 2017 11:45 AM, PST | 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. »

- Brent Lang

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

26 February 2017 11:28 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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’

26 February 2017 11:10 AM, PST | 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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James Cameron Pays Tribute to Close Friend Bill Paxton: "Bill Leaves Such a Void"

26 February 2017 10:37 AM, PST | 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'

26 February 2017 10:33 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

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)

26 February 2017 10:16 AM, PST | 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, »

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Bill Paxton Was the Guy That Played Every Man You Know

26 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Friends, colleagues and fans celebrated the life of actor Bill Paxton Sunday, after news of the “Training Day’ star died on Saturday. Paxton, 61, died due to complications from surgery, his family said in a statement. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable,” relatives said in the statement. In my estimation the best way to describe Bill Paxton is “he’s the guy who played every single other man you know.” Whether it was his humble beginnings as a street punk in Terminator, a crew member in Alien,

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- Nat Berman

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Bill Paxton: sad loss of a superb supporting actor with leading man chops | Peter Bradshaw

26 February 2017 9:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The star, who has died suddenly aged 61, shone brightest in his characterful collaborations with Billy Bob Thornton, but he also made a sturdy action hero in the likes of Twister

Bill Paxton was a big, handsome Texan guy who had the strong, capable and eminently cast-able look of a natural character actor or supporting player, rather than a starry lead – he had an open, good-natured face which could nevertheless cloud interestingly with sadness or anger or malice.

He was affectionately celebrated online as someone who had been taken out by a Terminator (he was the blue-haired mohawked punk who unwisely sneers at Arnie: “Nice night for a walk, eh?”) a Predator and also an Alien. In Aliens he was memorably moaning: “Game over man…!”

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Heaven Just Got a Lot More Fun’

26 February 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

News of actor Bill Paxton’s surprising death after heart surgery swept the entertainment industry on Oscar morning. The actor, who was 61, appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “Big Love,” “Aliens,” “Titanic” and “Twister.”

Gale Anne Hurd, who worked with him on films including “Aliens” and “The Terminator,” said “Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence.”

I always knew you were an angel, Bill. Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence. Love you always… #Rip #BillPaxton https://t.co/gVV2SskfYg

Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) February 26, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger said “he was best at being Bill.”

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill – a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.

Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017

Schwarzenegger later released a video reminiscing about working with Paxton, one his best friends, on »

- Variety Staff

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