Paul Walker in Memoriam

Dec 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm |
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This past Saturday (Nov. 29) Paul Walker died in a fatal car accident. While on his way to a charity event for his organization, Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW), the driver of the car Roger Rodas (an accomplished race car driver) lost control of the vehicle. When fire officials arrived to the scene the porsche was completely engulfed in flames. Both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, Walker was only 40.

Paul Walker is best known for his Hollywood stardom and success. But there was a side of him that not many knew about. Walker was a philanthropist and believed that, “When you put good will out there it’s amazing what can be accomplished.”

Walker founded ROWW after experiencing the devastation in Haiti from the massive earthquakes that took place in 2010. ROWW is a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-sets. Their goal is to accelerate relief efforts.

Paul Walker’s legacy will be felt by many years to come.

Here’s a look back at Paul Walker’s most memorable roles:

Pleasantville (1998)

One of his first major roles on the silver screen, Walker played opposite of Reese Witherspoon. His role as heartthrob Skip Martin helped to launch his career in Hollywood and opened many doors.

Varsity Blues (1999)

Walker’s role as Lance Harbor, star quarterback and captain of the West Canaan Coyotes football team, garnered many fans and attention, adding to his burgeoning career.

The Skulls (2000)

This psychological thriller costarring Joshua Jackson, centered around a secret elitist college fraternity organization called “The Skulls”. Walker played Caleb Mandrake, who was partnered with Jackson and whose father is Chairman of The Skulls. Although receiving negative reviews from critics, the female audience weren’t complaining with Walker often shirtless.

The Fast & The Furious Series (2001 – 2013)

This film solidified Paul Walker’s stardom and made him a household name. The unexpected success of The Fast and the Furious has become a franchise, including 7 installments.

Into The Blue (2005)

Walker starred alongside Jessica Alba in this Bahamas-set action movie.

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Director and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, this war film was a change of pace for Walker. The actor played Sgt. Hank Hansen of the United States Marine Corps and was about the six men who raised the American flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

Eight Below (2006)

Playing Jerry Shepard, a sled dog trainer, Walker takes another change of pace with this family adventure movie about a man who struggles to save his dogs in an Arctic storm.

Takers (2010)

Walker joined a star-studded cast playing John Rahway. Walker led a gang of confident bank robbers, including Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, T. I. and Chris Brown.

Hours (2013)

Set to premiere 12.13.13, this will be one of Walker’s last films.

Paul Walker is best known for his Hollywood stardom and success. But there was a side of him that not many knew about. Walker was a philanthropist and believed that, “When you put good will out there it’s amazing what can be accomplished.”