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Gerard Butler is reflecting on the sudden death of Paul Walker and mourning the loss of his onetime costar. The 43-year-old Scottish actor told People that when he heard the news of the tragic car crash it "just broke my heart." Butler added that the Fast and Furious star was "one of the nicest people I've met." That very impression about Walker's character seems to be a sentiment shared by many. Butler and Walker appeared in the science-fiction thriller Timeline in 2003. The mag caught up with Butler on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Art Basel in Miami. Walker, and the driver of the vehicle, Roger Rodas, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30. After attending a Reach »
Like so many others who knew Paul Walker personally, Gerard Butler is mourning the untimely loss of the actor. The two costarred together in 2003's Timeline, and Butler says that news of this weekend's fatal car crash "just broke my heart." He calls Walker "one of the nicest people I've met." Butler was in Miami during Art Basel for a private dinner celebrating luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis in partnership with Dom Perignon on Wednesday. And he not only discussed his upcoming London is Rising role as secret service agent Mike Banning, but as a real-life hero in an incident that took place 20 years ago. »
- Becky Randel
While family, friends and fans are mourning the tragic loss of Paul Walker, some media outlets are shockingly trashing the late actor, 40, who died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30.
This was the last thing we would ever expect to happen after the death of Paul Walker. The actor, who died from a combination of both traumatic and thermal injuries, is now being criticized by some of the largest media outlets. It’s so horrific and in such bad taste.
Paul Walker’s Death Causes Negativity In Press
In New York Times‘ article all about Paul’s tragic death, they looked back at his successful movie career, but also tastelessly threw in a few jabs.
Sequels followed and continued to attract audiences with over-the-top car chases, but he had trouble finding major success outside the franchise.
Another segment out of the article is below:
Paul Walker - New Crash »
- Hollywood Life Staff
Beware: Watching these old videos of Paul Walker is extremely bittersweet. Friends remember the actor as "a really good guy," and that side of him is present during these flashback E! News interviews. Along with promoting his projects, Walker, who died in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday, always appreciated the fans, spoke highly of his costars and even shared some funny tales. During the 2003 premiere of his film Timeline, the handsome star told us just how grateful he is to have so many admirers of his work. "There are people out here who are, I guess, waiting for your arrival, it feels good. You feel appreciated, you feel loved—call it what you want," he »
Actor Paul Walker died on Saturday. The sad announcement was made via his official Twitter and Facebook pages.
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW
Just days ago, both Walker and Fast & Furious co-star, Vin Diesel, posted this image of the next installment of the franchise via their Twitter and Facebook pages, respectively. Fast & Furious 7 is currently filming, with a planned »
- Movie Geeks
It has been confirmed by his publicist that "Fast and the Furious" series star Paul Walker died on Saturday afternoon in a car crash that killed one other person in Valencia, north of Los Angeles.
The 40-year-old was a passenger in a friend's car and was attending a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department found a red Porsche had crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
Epitomising the blond-haired, blue-eyed California surfer look, Walker broke through in the late 1990s with films like "Pleasantville," "Varsity Blues," "The Skulls" and "She's All That". He went on to star in the likes of "Joy Ride," "Timeline," "Into the Blue," "Eight Below," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Takers" and the upcoming "Hours".
However he's most well known for »
- Garth Franklin
Among the entertainment bizzers expressing their sorrow over his death were “Fast & Furious” co-stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Fast & Furious 7″ director James Wan, Walker’s “Flags of Our Fathers” co-star Ryan Philippe, choreographer/producer/director Adam Shankman, Ludacris, Todd Lieberman, who produced the Walker-starring movie “The Lazarus Project,” Tyrese and actor Michael Chiklis.
“Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel posted a photo of the pair on his #therealvindiesel Instagram account, saying “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”
All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. »
- Variety Staff
Actor Paul Walker was killed this afternoon in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California. He was the passenger in a friend’s Porsche, which hit a light post and tree and then burst into flames, according to the L.A. County Police Department via the Associated Press/Los Angeles Times. Both victims were attending a charity event. Walker, who began in Hollywood at age 2 and just recently had turned 40, is best known for the recurring role of Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious movies, having appeared in all except the third movie, Tokyo Drift. The seventh movie is currently in post-production and set for release next summer, though it’s unknown if he might have been needed for additional work or reshoots. Another film, Hours, which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival this year, opens posthumously on December 13th. His other movies include Joy Ride, Varsity Blues, Running Scared »
- Christopher Campbell
According to Walker’s official Facebook page, he was the passenger in a car driven by a friend following a charity event.
Authorities said they responded to the crash at about 3:30 p.m. Pt in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop and found the car engulfed in flames. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Our thoughts are with Paul’s family and friends.
The post Paul Walker Dies In Car Accident appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Running Time: 105 minutes
Extras: Deleted Scenes, Paul Raymond Timeline, Interviews with Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots, Chris Addison, David Walliams, James Lance, Melissa Parmenter, James Pearson and Matt Greenhalgh.
There has been a film screaming to be made of the story of the life of the so called ‘King Of Soho’ Paul Raymond for many years, and now five years after his death, we get one from director Michael Winterbottom and frequent collaborator and star, Steve Coogan, who plays the famous ‘pornographer’ and property mogul.
You could be fooled into thinking that The Look Of Love is going to be a titillating and comedic look into the seedy underbelly of one of the capital’s most notorious sex districts, or even believe that this could be the British equivalent to »
- Paul Heath
Musicians 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa hit the stage at CityWalk in Los Angeles for the premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in a video that also includes footage from this high-octane sequel. Franchise favorite Tyrese Gibson introduces these performers before they sing the hit song "We Own It," from the Fast & Furious 6 soundtrack. Take a look, then read on for details on two interactive websites that tie into this blockbuster-to-be.
Fast & Furious 6 - We Own It
All Roads Lead to This - Timeline Tuner
Explore the Fast & Furious franchise & get an interactive look at all roads that led to this! Follow your favorite characters and relive your favorite scenes from the franchise with Timeline Tuner. Want a Dom only timeline? Easy. Want race scenes only? Done. Explore the franchise your way - TheFastAndTheFurious.com/TimelineTuner
Think you can be a part of the #Fast6 crew? Track down and photograph as many »
Gerard Butler puts ice down his underpants to cool off. The Hollywood hunk claims it was so unbearably hot when shooting terrorist attack flick 'Olympus Has Fallen' in Louisiana - a state which boasts excessively hot and humid summers - he packed his underwear with ice blocks to lower his body temperature, a trick he learned when making 2003 movie 'Timeline' He laughed: 'Here's a trick I use: put ice on the balls. I learned that on 'Timeline', which was shot in Montreal when it was nearly as hot. We put packs of ice down our underwear. 'I don't think its good for the reproductive system, but it cools down your whole body. And focuses the mind, shall we »
Our selected star to be included in our “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week Photo Gallery” is Gerard Butler. Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila (2001). In 2003, he played André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Timeline. He garnered critical acclaim for his work as the lead in Joel Schumacher’s 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim’s Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter »
- Josh Abraham
The story deals with an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. "Homeland" producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff will also executive produce. [Source: The Live Feed]
Caroline Skinner, who came onto the show as executive producer starting with 2011's Christmas special (replacing the outgoing Piers Wenger and Beth Willis), will depart at the end of the current seventh season.
Head of Drama at BBC Wales, Faith Penhale, will take over Skinner's duties for the soon-to-be-filmed 50th anniversary episode. Skinner will continue working on BBC2's one-off drama "An Adventure In Space and Time". Steven Moffat remains onboard as show runner. [Source: Dw News]
- Garth Franklin
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