Fast & Furious’ Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash

Paul Walker dead at 40: ‘Fast and Furious’ star killed in fiery car crash – Daily News

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

“Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts,”said Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Walker’s.

“We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help.”

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker dies in California car crash – BBC

“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide,” the statement on the actor’s Facebook page said.

“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We… are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”

Fast and Furious Actor Paul Walker Dead in Porsche Accident – KRON4

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Tweet from Paul Walker’s Official Account

It’s with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident…MORE:http://t.co/9hDuJMH99M – #TeamPW
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013

‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker dead after car crash – EW

“Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans.  We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family,” a rep for Universal said in a statement.

Actor Paul Walker dies – CNN

Along with Vin Diesel, the 40-year-old Walker has been one of the stalwarts of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, characterized by its racing scenes and attractive cast.

 

The box-office success of the first film in 2001 fueled sequels. The series’ sixth installment came out earlier this year, topping the Memorial Day weekend box office.

 

At the time of his death, Walker was working on the seventh film of the franchise, with a scheduled release date of 2014.

Such a tragic loss … my heart goes out to Paul Walker’s family and friends – including his friend that was driving at the time of the crash. His friend also died in the crash and has family and friends who will miss him as well.

It is a great loss to those of us who love the franchise (Fast & Furious). We can just imagine how hard this was for Vin Diesel and everyone else that have been working with Paul Walker all these years. My heart goes out to all the folks that are are part of the Fast & Furious franchise and lost a piece of their family when Paul Walked died today.

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As a close, I would like to quote the Roman’s Grace over the meal at the end of Fast & Furious 6 – I somehow think it fits:

Father thank you for the gathering of friends, Father we give thanks for all the choices we’ve made because that’s what makes us who we are, let us forever cherish the loved ones we’ve lost along the way; thank you for the little angel, the newest addition to our family, thank you for bringing Letty home, and most of all thank you for fast cars!

Rest in peace, Paul Walker…you are missed.

 

EDIT: Added Roman’s grace over the meal at the end of F&F6.

‘Crocodile’ Dundee

‘Crocodile’ Dundee (1986)

‘Crocodile’ Dundee, the original/first one, was as usual the best of the trilogy. However, I enjoyed ‘Crocodile’ Dundee II very much as well. I have not seen ‘Crocodile’ Dundee in Los Angeles.

For me, Australia, and in particular, the Australian Outback holds a bit of mystique with all the unique animals, interesting and varied terrain, and the people. If I had a chance to visit any country in the world, it would be Australia. So you can imagine, any movie about Australia would intrigue me.

‘Crocodile’ (Michael J.) Dundee is wonderfully played by Paul Hogan. I think this was the first movie that I really saw Paul Hogan play a leading role and he did an outstanding job. Linda Kozlowsk played Sue Charlton, the female lead in the movie. She was as fantastic in the role, as she is beautiful. These two have some real chemistry between them.

The story centers around ‘Crocodile’ Dundee who is to take a New York reporter, Sue Charlton, through the Australian Outback, or as Mick Dundee calls it, ‘the bush’ — to the place where he was ‘apparently’ attacked by a huge crocodile and survived, and proudly shows off his beautiful pair of crocodile boots. There is some great bantering in the film and great quotes for movie lovers like me. Sue learns some things about ‘the bush’ and Dundee and herself, as does Dundee; and of course Dundee protects Sue when needed. There are some wonderful characters in the film including Dundee’s friends Wally and Nev.

Crocodile Dundee is a charming movie, with a hoped for ending. Well worth seeing just for the banter, but there is so much more to it. It is, in my opinion, a must see movie.

‘Crocodile’ Dundee – Wikipedia
Crocodile Dundee – IMDB – 6.5/10 stars
‘Crocodile’ Dundee – Rotten Tomatoes – 88% on Tomatometer

Crocodile Dundee (trailer) – Youtube

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Because the movie takes place in New York initially, I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but they did end up back in ‘the bush’ being chased by drug dealers who kidnapped Sue and were threatening her life to get back pictures of the drug lord personally killing someone in South America. Those pictures were taken by an photographer, a friend of Sue. At least until the drug lord had him killed to get back the pictures. Again, some great fun and danger, and banter. It was a good film but not great like the first one.

‘Crocodile’ Dundee II – Wikipedia
‘Crocodile’ Dundee II – IMDB – 5.1/10 stars
‘Crocodile’ Dundee II – Rotten Tomatoes – 14% on Tomatometer

Crocodile Dundee II (trailer) – Youtube

Hulu – ‘Crocodile’ Dundee II – Full feature film

I was able to find both ‘Crocodile’ Dundee and ‘Crocodile’ Dundee II last month in the $5 bin at Walmart. Great finds! It was like seeing old friends to watch them again.

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

I have not seen Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. It does appear that as often is the case, the third in a series is the least favored, but I would still like to see it.

Since I don’t personally have much to say about it, I will let you look for yourself in the links below:

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles – Wikipedia
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles – IMDB – 4.6/10 stars
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles – Rotten Tomatoes – 12% on Tomatometer

Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles Trailer HD – Youtube