Capital: € 23 million
Age: 40
Born: 09/12/1973
Died: 11/30/2013
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Paul Walker was an American actor and film producer.

Early life

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He also grew up in the southern California city with four siblings. Walker’s family was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even as a child, Paul Walker appeared in commercials, and his mother got the jobs for him. He was also seen in various guest roles in television series. After graduating from school, Walker turned his back on acting and studied marine biology, but quickly decided back in 1993. He preferred the acting career to studying.

Career

In 1998 Walker appeared in the film “Pleasantville – Too Good to Be True” alongside Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. In the years that followed, more popular films such as “Varsity Blues” and the high school comedy “One Like None” followed. Michael Crichtons’ novel “Timeline”, a time travel adventure, is one of the films with which Walker was able to convince audiences and critics. In addition to action films such as “The Fast and the Furious”, he starred alongside Jessica Alba in “Into the Blue” and in Clint Eastwood’s film project “Flags of Our Fathers” (2006) – a war drama that was nominated for several Oscars. Walker got the lead role in the adventure film “Antarctica – Trapped in Ice”. Then he was drawn back into the action genre: The Californian appeared in the films “Running Scared” (2006) and Kill Bobby Z ”(2007).

Career highlights

The breakthrough of his career was the action film “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001, with Walker mimicking an undercover policeman alongside Vin Diesel. Six more parts of the action film series followed, in which Walker played the leading role. The film series “The Fast and Furios” is number six of the most successful film series of all time. With a total gross profit of approximately $ 5,888.25 million, he is one of the top 100 most financially successful films. The film series is one of the classics in the action genre and has already produced various merchandise products, such as games for TV consoles.

Famous quotes

“As you wear yourself out for your career, it’s easy to lose sight of your dreams.”

“Sometimes hurdles in life are not hurdles at all, but welcome challenges.”

“I want to be free to do whatever I want.”

“My philosophy is: if you don’t enjoy it, don’t do it.”

“I’m a doer, and whether it’s the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I’ve always said to myself, ‘I should be there; I should help. ‘”

“No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up every morning and be thankful that you have one.”

“All that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy.”

“If the speed kills me one day, don’t cry for me because I was smiling.”

Amazing facts

In addition to acting, Paul Walker was still very interested in marine biology. With his participation in the private television channel “National Geographic Channel” on a documentary series about the sharks, he fulfilled a long-cherished dream. In this documentary, Walker was part of a team that caught and analyzed sharks for eleven days. Paul Walker died in November 2013 after a car accident in Los Angeles. He was a passenger with a friend of his own, a racing car driver, Roger Rodas. Rodas lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed. Walker and Rodas both died at the scene of the accident. The disaster happened during the filming of the seventh part “The Fast and the Furious”. For the remaining filming, Paul’s brother Cody and Caleb made themselves available as a double. Walker leaves behind a minor daughter, to whom he bequeathed all of his fortune.

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