Paul Walker- Film buffs around the world celebrated Paul Walker’s 48th birthday on September 12th. Every social media platform has been inundated with fans remembering the late actor and his contribution to the film industry and humanitarian work. Catapulting to fame after appearing in the Fast & Furious series, the actor was untimely demise due to a car crash in California, United States on November 30, 2013.
Known for his boyish character and cute blue eyes, the actor has managed to melt the hearts of his fans not only onscreen but also offscreen due to this humble disposition. Beginning his Hollywood career with supporting roles, he quickly became one of the industry’s most sought-after actors. On the occasion of his birthday, here is a small list of Paul Walker’s films other than the Fast & Furious series to watch in his memory.
Eric Heisserer’s 2010 thriller Hours depicts the plight of a father trying to keep his newborn baby alive after the mother dies by giving birth as Hurricane Katrina hits his town. Playing the role of Nolan Hayes, Walker delivered a heartbreaking performance in the film. Hours marked one of the actor’s last films as he passed away two weeks before its release. According to Paul Walker’s Instagram, “This is a project he (Paul Waler) was very proud of and one of the most dramatic roles of his career, as he played a father desperate to keep his little girl alive at aftermath of hurricane Katrina
Dubbed as a heartwarming story complemented by the stellar set of actors like Paul Walker, Penélope Cruz, and Alan Arkin, Noel portrays a Christmas tale in New York City. Playing the role of Mike, Walker perfectly delivered a enraged and jealous partner of Cruz in the film, who would also be a reincarnation of Arkin’s late wife. Chazz Palminteri’s 2004 romantic drama was not well received by critics but was highly regarded by audiences.
- In the blue
Showing her ability to perform high-octane stunts underwater while surrounded by blood-chasing sharks, Walker’s 2005 Into The Blue offered the perfect fusion of the sizzling chemistry between Walker and Jessica Alba and the action under -marine between man and nature. Directed by John Stockwell, the film was well received by audiences.
- Joy Ride
John Dahl’s 2002 mystery thriller depicts a farce gone awry. Playing the role of Lewis Thomas, Walker embarks on a journey with his childhood crush and gets a prank by his brother on the road. The prank prompts a murderer to pursue them and seek revenge at any cost. The thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of the seat while marveling at Walker’s ability to take on versatile roles.