0 November 2013 was a black day in the Hollywood history as the world lost one of their most favourite actors “Paul Walker.” Paul’s departure was no less than a shock to the world when this superb talented actor met with an accident while returning from a charity event.
The world never thought that the man who was a professional race car driver and a ‘fast and furious’ driver would die in a car accident. This actor has worked in many films and had the capability of making it a hit by working on it in the most fantastic way and by bringing life into the character he played. Here are few things about this great actor that you might not have known before.
A child actor
This is hard to believe, but this legend entered the industry when he was just two years old. He was featured for an advertisement of pampers and got in front of the camera with full confidence and paved his way from the very beginning in this showbiz industry.
Acting was in his genes
Paul walkers mother was a fashion model during her time, and thus you can very well make out how this actor got the acting talent. You can say it was the acting genes that were passed to the next generation.
Paul Walker had an aim, and he really worked for it, starting from ‘pampers’ commercial at the age of two he moved further and became a child actor in his early teens. He has few TV series in his kitty such as ‘the young,’ ‘who’s the boss,’ ‘the young,’ etc.
He didn’t keep off from studies
Yes, he did become an actor from a very young age, but he maintained a balance between his acting career and his studies. He was a marine biology student and wished to take it up as a career before he got so famous that he couldn’t stop himself from taking up showbiz as his career plans.
First big break
The actor has many movies as a lead but do you know which was his first one? The actor got his first lead role in the film “Meet the Deedles.” This movie hit the box office but didn’t gain critic appreciation.
A loving father
Paul Walker has a pretty girl, and he chose to be a full-time father before he left. He was very attached to his daughter and took his daughter ‘Meadow’ as his priority and preferred to be a full-time father. His fatherhood was the first thing that he chose after he became a dad of a pretty angel.
Very few people know this fact about Paul Walker that he was also a professional race car driver. Paul Walker was famous for his role in the’ fast and furious series’ where you may have seen him driving cars at a fast speed, but very few people know that he was a professional car racer not only on his reel life but in his real life as well.
Brown belted man
This man was a real bundle of talent. Apart from maintaining a balance between his acting career and studies, he had a lot many things to add on to his list of abilities. He was a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was working further to achieve the black belt; this is a very less known fact about this great man.
Son of a boxer
Paul Walker was the son of a boxer. His grandfather and his father were both from the boxing field, and his father was also a two-time Golden Gloves champion. Talking about his grandfather, he was also a famous boxer and was known as “Irish” Billie walker.
A true friend
Paul Walker was a true friend to have, and his friendship goals were such that his best friend Vin Diesel named his daughter after Paul Walker. Vin Diesel was the best friend of late Paul, and he was so fond of Paul that he named his daughter as Pauline in memory of his beloved friend. Vin flew to California as soon as he heard the news of the passing of Paul Walker to be there with Paul’s family at the time of sorrow and grief. Vin Diesel is also the Godfather of Paul’s daughter’ meadow.’
The Stunt Man
Not only his acting but his stunt skills were also worth a praise. This man preferred to do his stunts himself rather than opting for a stunt double. He performed most of the stunts on the fast and furious series himself and did his own job without opting for a stuntman.
The super surfer
Paul Walker was a great surfer, and he loved it as a passion. He used to say that he turns blind when he is on his surfing board, the only thing that he can see after he gets on his surfing board is the ocean. He forgets the world once he starts with surfing and only feels the magnificence and peacefulness of the waves. He used to love surfing like anything and was one of his favourite hobbies.
The humanitarian Paul Walker
Paul Walker started a non-profit disaster relief organization which helped people whose lives were affected due to any kind of disasters. He helped them by providing them with medical assistance and helping them out for their survival. He died in a car accident when he was returning from an event of his charity organisation which aimed at helping the typhoon Haiyan affected victims.
A no to his own films
One thing what Paul Walker hated was watching his own movies. Surprised right? Yes, this is a fact he didn’t use to watch his own films and even if he did watch, it was just once. He loved acting, and we very well know about the acting skills of this superstar, but you couldn’t make him sit and watch himself acting on the screen.
The unaccomplished action
Paul Walker was chosen for the movie hitman for playing the lead role of agent 47, but unfortunately, this role was not acted by him due to the sad and early departure of the then actor. The producer and directors had to then search for a replacement for this heroic person and move forward with the Hitman series.