Creator / Paul Walker

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Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 — November 30, 2013) was an American actor famous for playing Brian O'Conner in the The Fast and the Furious film series.

His career as an actor began when he was only a toddler, appearing in Pampers commercials. He had begun modeling at age 2 and by the mid-80s began doing roles in tv and film. His first film role as a lead came in 1998 with Meet the Deedles though it was not a commercial success. He did a few more supporting roles until he was cast in what would be his breakthrough role as Brian O'Connor in The Fast and the Furious which help secure more leading roles in Hollywood films, including the sequel Film/2Fast2Furious and Eight Below which were commercial successes as well as a supporting role in the Clint Eastwood directed Flags of Our Fathers. He would later reprise his role as Brian O'Connor in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th entries in the fast and furious franchise.

In November 2013, while production for Fast and Furious 7 was still underway, Paul was killed in an auto accident, ironically enough. Production was immediately halted following his death, with the film's fate uncertain at the time. In January 2014, his Fast and Furious costar Vin Diesel announced that production was resumed, with its release date changed from July 2014 to April 2015.

In February 2014, Fast and Furious 7 director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan announced that they'd revised the script so the footage that Walker shot before his death can be used to retire his character Brian O'Conner without killing him off. The film was dedicated to him, and featured the tribute song See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth that stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks and was nominated for three Grammys, a BCC Music Award, and a Golden Globe.


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