By Shahin Ghoreishi
While it is definitely very sad, the way in which Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was taken from us in a car crash last weekend was somehow appropriate.
It is not the first time lately that we’ve lost a star. It has been always like this that celebrities leave us while a lot of their fans are waiting for new movies or albums or any other products to come out. For instance, if we just look at the last couple of years: since 2009, we have lost superstars like the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, followed by Amy Winehouse in 2011, Whitney Houston in 2012 and now in 2013, Paul walker the movie star celebrity. They changed the world and inspired so many people. They were such idols to so many people and to have such a sudden death is what makes it so shocking for most people that were mourning for loss.
Paul Walker was famous for his role in the series of “The Fast and the Furious” movies – died Saturday afternoon after a single car crash and explosion in California. When the accident happened Paul was the passenger in the Porsche Carrera GT when the driver somehow lost control and hit a post or a tree and because of the explosion the car was in fire. Sadly, both of them died in the car accident.
Here is a brief biography of his short but successful career:
September. 12, 1973, in Glendale, Paul was born in a traditional Mormon family. He was brought up and sent to VillageChristianHigh School in Sun Valley, Calif. His mother taught him how to drive, and his first car was a 1986 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
He got talented since he was born. It was quick but He starred in a commercial for Pampers as a toddler, made his TV debut on the family drama Highway to Heaven in 1985 and a couple of years later scored a role in the syndicated sitcom Throb as the 12-year-old son of a divorcee who gets a job at a record company.
He played some shows such as Who’s the Boss?, The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel and in the 1998 films Meet the Deedles and Gary Ross’ Pleasantville before attracting attention by starring as a gutsy high school quarterback who suffers a career-ending knee injury in Varsity Blues (1999).
After roles in She’s All That (1999) and The Skulls (2000), the handsome Walker accepted the role of an under cover police officer in 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, which was generally based on a magazine article about street clubs that race Japanese cars late at night. His character, O’Conner, was an undercover police officer.
The movie earned $207 million at the worldwide box office and sold a huge number of DVDs for Universal.
Walker turned back for the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious but left the next installment before returning to reignite the lagging franchise with 2009’s Fast & Furious.
One he said, “I did get sick of the endless questions about why I wasn’t in the third one,” he once said. “The fans were really ticked off. It was as if I had let them down.”
Maybe he knew that because he was an extreme, something would happen to him but because of his fans he returned to the scenes and accepted to play in the F&F again. Although his career, and the trajectory of the series, had begun to spiral, his return for 2009’s Fast & Furious was precisely the shot in the arm that everyone needed. This was a unique chance for him to play to his strengths – grimacing, growling, and overflowing with perhaps slightly too much testosterone – and he seemed to realise it. With Fast & Furious, Paul Walker was back.
Walker then stuck around for 2011’s Fast Five and this summer’s Fast & Furious 6 (2013) — which earned approximately $789 million universal.
Paul, as your fans, we will never forget your movies will be played on DVDs forever.