Today it marks the 47th Birth Anniversary of the legendary American actor Paul Walker. The actor passed away at a young age in a car crash in California on November 13, 2013. Paul was not just an actor but also a social activist and philanthropist.
Paul’s prominent role was of Brian O’ Connor in the Fast and Furious franchise. Walker began his career as a child actor during the 1970s and 1980s, and gained recognition in the early 1990s after appearing in the television soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
Later Walker starred in the commercially successful road thriller Joy Ride, which led to a reputation as an action star. Bit the upcoming movies were disappointments in the box-office, “Into the Blue” and “Running Scared” were those disappointments. Walker also earned praise in other genres, like in the survival drama “Eight Below”, and for his portrayal of Hank Hansen the war film “Flags of Our Fathers”.
Walker died on November 30, 2013, at the age of 40 as a passenger in a single-car crash alongside friend and driver Roger Rodas thought to be caused by driving into a gas pipe. At the time of his death, Walker had not completed filming “Furious 7”, which was completed after rewrites and stand-ins, including his brothers Cody and Caleb, filled in for Walker. As a tribute to Paul, the song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was commissioned for the film’s soundtrack.
FEW FAMOUS QUOTES BY PAUL :
“I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.”
“Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?”
“Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you’re not cool enough to look down on anyone…ever.”
“My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it”.
“I like a woman that’s capable and at the same time feminine. I admire tomboy qualities but with a feminine touch”.
“There’s a time and place for everything, but as I get older, I like finding those human moments and really connecting”.