Almost 5 years after his tragic dying, Paul Walker remains to be within the minds and hearts of his household, mates and followers.
The actor’s life and legacy are celebrated in an upcoming documentary, “I Am Paul Walker,” and in honor of the touching tribute, ET is having a look again at our personal best moments with Walker.
ET first met Walker in 1998, when he was a spunky younger actor starring in “Varsity Blues.” He was about to get his huge break in Hollywood — however he made it clear he deliberate to do issues his means.
“Persons are so afraid to offend, or say one thing. You recognize, ‘Perhaps I will not get one other job, I do not need to dangerous mouth this individual or dangerous individual,'” he mentioned. “Personally, I wish to be straight up. If I had some smack, or some trash to speak about somebody, I would be tempted to provide it to you proper now… I haven’t got any, and that is the actual story.”
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Then, in 2000, ET was with the actor on set of “The Quick and the Livid,” the place he starred as Brian O’Conner, certainly one of his most and iconic roles. Again then, nonetheless, Walker confessed he wasn’t almost the driving force his character turned out to be. “We went to this racing faculty in Vegas,” he admitted. “I realized lots. I realized simply how little I knew about driving!”
Walker was a fast learner, however sadly, it was additionally a high-speed crash that killed him almost 5 years in the past, on Nov. 30, 2013. ET spoke with the daddy of 1 simply six months previous to the accident, the place he mentioned his love for vehicles advanced all through his life. “I grew up looking and fishing, and I’ve at all times been into archery. I’ve at all times been into vehicles, and it is like they’re related, it at all times comes right down to, oh, these are macho, these are actual man issues to do. In my household, that was simply stuff we did, that is simply the best way it was,” he defined.
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“So, you understand, automotive racing, rising up [with] all of the completely different automotive publications round the home, going to my grandfather’s store, he had his personal transmission, he constructed his personal motors and, you understand, he was the primary to interrupt 160 mph again with the Ford Falcon again within the day, which was a giant deal. After which he began racing Mustangs and I believe it is simply part of my [DNA],” he continued, earlier than praising “Quick and the Livid” as his “dream job.”
“They shaped collectively this like, dream job, so I have been dwelling it for awhile now,” he expressed. “The dream is to have all of it. Who says you may’t have your cake and eat it too? … You solely reside one time. I need to get all of it in.”
“I Am Paul Walker” premieres Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount Community. See extra on Walker within the video beneath.
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