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Paul Walker tribute: Universal and the ‘Fast and Furious’ cast and crew pay homage to the recently deceased actor (photo: Paul Walker in ‘Fast & Furious 6′) The Tribute to Paul Walker put out by Universal Pictures’ "Fast & Furious" YouTube account, will likely please fans of the movie franchise — clearly the video’s target audience. Walker died at the age of 40 on November 30, 2013, in a car crash in the town of Santa Clarita, located in the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County. Walker’s friend and business partner, 38-year-old former Porsche racing-car driver Roger Rodas, who was at the wheel, was also killed in the accident. Check out the Paul Walker Tribute below. Now, of course, the Paul Walker Tribute also happens to be a The Fast and the Furious tribute, as no other Paul Walker movie is shown in the two-minute clip. Walker, playing former cop Brian O’Conner, was »
- Anna Robinson
Jason Biggs has called out a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf café in Los Angeles for trying to grossly capitalize on Paul Walker’s tragic death. On Tuesday, Biggs -- who starred alongside Walker in the 2006 film Eight Below -- was disturbed to see two tip jars on the Coffee Bean counter labeled Fast and Furious and Varsity Blues. See here. »
- Shari Weiss
Paul Walker’s sudden death Saturday shocked his legions of fans, including those closest to him. Entertainment Weekly spoke with several of them who remember a man who loved his job but was primarily devoted to his family. Below, some of the most poignant remarks from his friends and colleagues:
“That was one of the interesting things about Paul: his reservations about being in the spotlight and being a star, whatever the definition of that may be. He was motivated by work that allowed him to take care of his family, number one, and that also allowed him the power »
- EW staff
Yesterday, we reported the tragic news that beloved actor Paul Walker passed away at the age of 40, after a horrific car crash in Valencia, California. While Hollywood morns the loss of this talented man, his work will be remembered and loved for ages. Although he was best known for his work in The Fast and the Furious franchise, he shined in a number of other films before, during and after that popular series. Here are our eight favorite roles that Paul Walker gave to the world.
Before becoming fast and furious as Brian O'Conner, Paul Walker shined as high school hero Skip Martin in this 1998 Gary Ross classic. The story centers on two siblings (Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon) who are mysteriously transported inside a classic television series that is set in an idyllic small town, where everything is sunny side up. This role showed Paul Walker's true potential as a leading man, »
This Weekend we broke the sad news that actor Paul Walker passed away on Saturday after being involved in a fatal car accident. The California native was a passenger in a friend’s car, driving back from an event for the star’s charity Reach Out World Wide, when they lost control which led to a horrific crash.
Walker was just forty years old, and adds to the growing list of celebrities who have been taken too soon, joining people such as River Phoenix, Brittany Murphy and Heath Ledger. He came to the world of film after a stint as a model, something that he has gone back to in recent years as a spokes-person for male fragrance brand Davidoff. It was supporting roles in teen films She’S All That and Varsity Blues that saw him start to get noticed. From here he made a little known film called The Fast And The Furious. »
- Kat Smith
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While undeniably tragic, it's fitting that Paul Walker lost his life in a car accident. It wasn't just his career that was defined by the adrenaline-soaked automotive orgies of the Fast & Furious series; his whole life hummed with a love of cars. A friend of mine, during a junket for Fast & Furious 6 this year, found him to be distant and unresponsive until she asked him a question about cars, at which point he all but grabbed her by the hand and giddily dug around inside an engine for her. This »
- Stuart Heritage
Paul Walker movies: Few worthwhile efforts away from the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise (photo: Paul Walker in ‘Hours’) (See previous post: “Paul Walker Dead: Fast and Furious Actor Killed in Fiery Car Crash.”) Aside from the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul Walker was featured in about 15 movies since the turn of the century; most of those were little-seen releases that did nothing to expand his following beyond fans of slick, high-speed shenanigans, e.g., John Glenn’s thriller and straight-to-dvd release The Lazarus Project (2008), co-starring Piper Perabo; Wayne Kramer’s box office bomb Running Scared, with Vera Farmiga; John Stockwell’s mix of deep-sea adventure and crime thriller Into the Blue, with Jessica Alba and Josh Brolin; and another straight-to-dvd effort, Mukunda Michael Dewil’s poorly received thriller Vehicle 19 (2013). Paul Walker’s handful of more prestigious and/or successful films were Clint Eastwood’s World War II drama Flags of Our Fathers »
- Andre Soares
Us actor Paul Walker tragically passed away yesterday (November 30), aged 40, after he was involved in a fatal car collision.
With a career spanning almost 30 years, the actor achieved success in modelling, TV and film and was known worldwide for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise.
Digital Spy pays tribute to the late star, as we name five of Walker's most memorable movie roles.
Walker's best known role was undoubtedly that of police officer Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. The actor was propelled to worldwide prominence when he appeared as the undercover agent in 2001's The Fast and The Furious - which grossed over $200 million on a $38 million budget - before reprising the role in all but one of the five sequels.
At the time of his death, Walker was working on the seventh instalment of the series, Fast & Furious »
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
So sad. Paul Walker, the star of many hit movies including the ‘Fast and the Furious’ series, died on Nov. 30 after being involved in a single car accident and explosion. He was 40 years old.
Paul Walker, 40, died on Nov. 30 after getting into a fiery car accident in Southern California. The car Paul was in was the only one involved in the crash, though reportedly one other person perished in the accident, according to TMZ.
Paul Walker Dies In Tragic Car Accident
A rep for Paul told HollywoodLife.com, “Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon. I don’t have an official statment at this time.” A statement was also posted on Paul’s Facebook page:
- Andrew Gruttadaro
The actor Paul Walker, who found success starring in the popular car-racing franchise, has died in an automobile accident in Los Angeles aged 40
• Paul Walker: a career in clips
The actor was travelling as a passenger in a new Porsche when his friend who was driving - who has been described as an "experienced driver" - lost control of the vehicle and collided with a street light, and then a tree.
The La County Sheriff's department has confirmed that two people died in a collision in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, at 3:30pm on Saturday, but Walker's death was confirmed by his representatives on his official Facebook page, and then by his publicist, »
- Catherine Shoard
Walker was born in Glendale, California on September 12, 1973 to sewer contractor Paul William Walker III and fashion model Cheryl and was brought up in a working class Mormon household.
The eldest of five children, Walker began a modelling career at the young age of 2, appearing in a commercial for Pampers. Encouraged by his mother, he auditioned for television acting roles and went on to make guest appearances in Highway to Heaven and Touched by an Angel. In 1992, Walker bagged a recurring role as teenager Brandon Collins in Us soap The Young and the Restless.
Walker's talents were transferred to the big screen in 1998, when he made his feature film debut as Phil Deedle in Disney comedy Meet the Deedles. Following the movie's success, Walker secured supporting roles in teen films including Varsity Blues, »
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
It is with great sadness that we bring you news that Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in Universal’s Fast & Furious series, has died at the age of 40. The actor was involved in a car accident earlier today in Santa Clarita, California, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Various news outlets are reporting that Walker was riding as a passenger in his Porsche Gt during a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide. Walker was present to support relief efforts for the recent Philippines typhoon, and the actor was allegedly taking friends out for test drives at the time of the accident. Both Walker and the driver, a friend of the actor, perished when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which hit a tree and burst into flames. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m local time (6:30 p.m. Et). Some reports indicate that Roger Rodas, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Incident with King the tiger during Ang Lee's Oscar-winning production one of many flagged up in alarming investigation of animal protection monitoring in Hollywood
The Bengal tiger used in the Oscar-winning film Life of Pi almost drowned on set in an incident subsequently covered up by the Us body charged with ensuring animal safety in Hollywood, according to a new report.
An American Humane Association (Aha) official revealed the near-disaster in an email leaked as part of an extensive Hollywood Reporter investigation into the film industry's treatment of animals.
"Last week we almost fucking killed King in the water tank," wrote monitor Gina Johnson. "This one take with him went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side. Damn near drowned." She added: "I think this goes without saying but don't mention it to anyone, especially the office! I have downplayed the fuck out of it. »
- Ben Child
A Good Day to Die Hard opened in first place over Presidents Day weekend, though it was overshadowed to some extent by strong runner-up performances from Safe Haven and Escape From Planet Earth. Meanwhile, Beautiful Creatures was such a huge miss that it could temporarily quell the post-Twilight young adult adaptation craze.For the four-day holiday weekend, the Top 12 grossed $149.4 million, which is off around 13 percent from the same period last year. Overall, the month of February is on pace to wind up significantly off from last year's record-setting $818.2 million gross.A Good Day to Die Hard grossed $28.6 million over the four-day period, which ranks 10th all-time among Presidents Day openers. That's a bit underwhelming for a heavily-marketed franchise movie: in comparison, Unknown opened to $25.5 million on Presidents Day 2011, while Safe House tallied $27.5 million over Presidents Day last year (which was the movie's second weekend). Rolling in its Thursday gross, »
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