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“I’m old, not obsolete” – Where did the 80’s Action Heroes go?

4 April 2017 4:37 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Matt Rodgers

Growing up in the UK’s equivalent of The Shire meant that access to the escapism of video rentals was something as distant as The Misty Mountains. The arrival of a man who looked like Stanley Uris from Stephen King’s It, driving a van that was filled to the rafters with VHS, and which glowed like the Pulp Fiction briefcase when opened, introduced me to a roll-call of the 80s Action Heroes. Monosyllabic men, who quipped their way through bullets and bodies. The first plastic case to cross my sweaty palms featured a muscular fellow, holding a gun, against a colourful heatmap backdrop. It was Predator, and that was a long time ago.

About where things began to change for the real expendables is hard to pinpoint. Why did these one-time box-office giants; Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Van-Damme, and to a lesser degree Lundgren, suddenly find their powers diminishing? »

- Matt Rodgers

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Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ With Option to Become Series Regular in Season 2

23 March 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Eliza Dushku has joined the cast of “Bull,” which was just renewed Thursday for a second season on CBS, Variety has learned.

Dushku will appear in a three-episode arc this season on “Bull,” and has the option to be upped to a series regular in Season 2. She makes her debut on Tuesday, May 9.

Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.

Known for her roles in “Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Dushku most recently appeared in the final season of “Banshee.” She also starred in the 2016 television movie “The Saint,” plus films “Bring It On,” “True Lies,” “This Boy’s Life,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Wrong Turn,” “Soul Survivors,” and “That Night.”

Led by “NCIS” alum Weatherly, “Bull »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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See Bill Paxton Transform into a Dirty Cop for One of His Final Films, Mean Dreams

15 March 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bill Paxton took a dark turn in one of his final roles.

The late actor, who died last month, was a master of embodying a wide variety of characters, and his bone-chilling performance as a dirty cop and abusive dad in the Canadian thriller Mean Dreams is no exception.

Pegged as a coming-of-age tale turned crime caper, Mean Dreams — which arrives in theaters on Friday — tells the story of the young romance between two teenagers, Jonas (played by Josh Wiggins) and Casey (played by Sophie Nélisse). When Jonas sees Casey’s dad Wayne, a police sergeant played by Paxton, beating her, »

- Mike Miller

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‘Atomic Blonde’ Delivers Great Action In Too Minimal A Capacity [SXSW Review]

15 March 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Someone once said to me that they wished James Cameron would do other people’s action scenes for them. This was back in the heyday when the one-time “King of the World” was the preeminent action filmmaker of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “True Lies.” While there have been notable action films in the 20+ years since those pictures, few have grabbed the guts of hardcore aficionados.

Continue reading ‘Atomic Blonde’ Delivers Great Action In Too Minimal A Capacity [SXSW Review] at The Playlist. »

- Erik Childress

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Bill Paxton’s Death Certificate Reveals Valve Replacement Surgery Triggered Stroke

6 March 2017 11:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Paxton died of stroke following surgery to address an aortic aneurysm, his death certificate reveals.

According to the document, obtained by TMZ, Paxton had undergone valve replacement surgery on Feb. 14 to correct the heart condition, when complications occurred and he suffered the stroke.

Paxton died on Feb. 25, 11 days after the surgery. He was 61.

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Remembering Bill Paxton, Hollywood’s Scene-Stealing Everyman

A prolific actor, Paxton appeared in a range of films including “Titanic,” “Aliens,” and “Twister.” He recently starred in the Canadian coming-of-age thriller “Mean Dreams,” and he will also appear in the Emma Watson-Tom Hanks thriller “The Circle,” which will be released in April. Paxton also held a lead role as Detective Frank Rourke in the CBS crime-thriller series “Training Day,” which paid tribute to the star in a recent episode.

Storm chasers from around the globe also remembered the “Twister” star using the Spotter Network, »

- Sarah Ahern

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Bill Paxton Cause of Death Revealed: Stroke After Heart Surgery

6 March 2017 10:19 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bill Paxton‘s death certificate has been released.

The actor’s cause of death was a stroke following heart surgery, according to his death certificate, obtained by People.

Paxton underwent surgery to replace a heart valve and correct an aortic aneurysm when complications arose.

According to the death certificate, Paxton had surgery on Feb. 14 and died 11 days later on the 25th after suffering a stroke. He was 61.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A loving husband and father, Bill »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Bill Paxton

2 March 2017 12:01 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – A shock occurred on Oscar Sunday when it was announced that popular actor Bill Paxton had died after complications during surgery. He had appeared in classic films like “The Terminator,” “Weird Science” “Aliens” “One False Move,” “True Lies,” “Apollo 13” and “Titanic,” and the HBO series “Big Love.” He was 61.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and as an eight year old appeared in pictures as John F. Kennedy came out of Hotel Texas there on the morning of November 22th, 1963. His film debut was in Jonathan Demme’s “Crazy Mama,” (1975), followed by small roles in “Stripes” (1981), “Streets of Fire” and “The Terminator” (both 1984). After a cult appearance as Chet in “Weird Science” (1985), he had prominent roles as Private Hudson in “Aliens” (1986), Dale “Hurricane” Dixon in “One False Move” (1992), clueless Simon in “True Lies” (1994), Astronaut Fred Haise in “Apollo 13” (1995), Brock Lovett in the modern part of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Rob Lowe Shares Touching Memories of His 'Closest Friend' Bill Paxton: 'There Will Be No Replacement'

28 February 2017 5:57 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In the wake of Bill Paxton's death, longtime friend Rob Lowe is joining the chorus of Hollywood stars paying tribute to the actor's life and memory.

Lowe opened up to The Hollywood Reporter in an essay published on Tuesday, in which he recalled the lasting impact Paxton made on his life.

The actor recounted how he first met Paxton in the early '90s on the set of The Dark Backward, and was impressed with the larger-than-life acting choices Paxton made during filming. A few years later, the stars became close friends while playing brothers in the 1995 Western Frank & Jesse.

Watch: Bill Paxton Dies at 61: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and More Celebs Pay Tribute to Actor

"I have so many great memories of Bill," the 52-year-old Code Black star shared. "The first time I ever took my kids fishing was with Bill and his son. It was up here in Santa Barbara where I live »

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

27 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | 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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Bill Paxton 1955-2017

27 February 2017 12:48 PM, PST | 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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Peter Travers on Bill Paxton: A Modest Actor of Immodest Gifts

27 February 2017 8:44 AM, PST | 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 Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of an Auteur

27 February 2017 8:14 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reported the tragic news that the iconic actor Bill Paxton had passed away at the age of 61, following complications due to a surgery. While the actor's death wasn't part of the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars last night, Jennifer Aniston, who presented the In Memoriam segment, issued a brief tribut. As the news began to spread, a number of the actor's colleagues took to social media to mourn the late actor, and we have a collection of these tweets below.

A number of actors took to Twitter to make their statements on social media. Entertainment Tonight caught up with one of the actor's former co-stars, Big Love actress Ginnifer Goodwin on the red carpet of the Oscars, where she revealed that she almost canceled plans to go to the Oscars because of Bill Paxton's passing, but her husband Josh Dallas convinced her to do otherwise. »

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Bill Paxton obituary

27 February 2017 8:14 AM, PST | 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

27 February 2017 8:14 AM, PST | 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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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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Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers Her True Lies Costar Bill Paxton: ‘It’s Just So Terribly Sad’

26 February 2017 12:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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

26 February 2017 10:46 AM, PST | 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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