Sunday, December 1, 2013

Paul Walker's Essential Films


PAUL WALKER
1973 - 2013

Action star Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast and the Furious franchise, died yesterday in a single-accident car crash, unrelated to filming.  Walker started his career as a teenager in the 80s on television shows like "Highway to Heaven" and "Who's the Boss" before making his feature film debut in Tammy the T-Rex in 1994.  He broke out in Pleasantville in 1998 and other teen films like She's All That and Varsity Blues. After The Fast and The Furious opened in 2001, Walker became an action star and never looked back.  Listed below are his best and most essential films.  RIP

PLEASANTVILLE
1998 • Gary Ross

Role: Skip Martin, star basketball player in the fictional TV town of Pleasantville.




JOY RIDE
2001 • John Dahl

Role: Lewis Thomas. In this modern day update of the 1970s classic Duel, Lewis and his friend Venna and brother Fuller are on the run trying to escape a murderous truck driver.


RUNNING SCARED
2006 • Wayne Kramer

Role: Joey Gazelle.  Present during a drug deal gone wrong, Joey spends the night running from various threats including the mob, corrupt cops, pimps and child molesting serial killers.



FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
2006 • Clint Eastwood

Role: Sgt. Hank Hansen.  Walker's Hansen leads the platoon of marines that climbed Mount Suribachi to plant the American flag in what would be one of the most iconic images of World War II.



FAST FIVE
2011 • Justin Lin

Role: Brian O'Conner.  The former FBI Agent has turned rogue and is now working with Dominic Toretto's outlaw crew of street racers. This time, the crew plan a magnificent heist in Rio de Janeiro in what is now the film franchise's best film to date.


FAST & FURIOUS 6
2013 • Justin Lin

Role: Brian O'Conner.  Government agent Luke Hobbs tracks down the Toretto crew. This time to work for the government to take down Owen Shaw, a rogue British ex-Special Forces agent.