Paul Walker didn’t have a traditional path to stardom. Before becoming an actor, the future star studied marine biology and had a particular fascination with sharks. His involvement with Discovery channel’s iconic Shark Week is fun, funny, and oddly humanizing for a man who became synonymous with a larger than life role.
Sometime the best testatement to a life or a career is the impact you have on the friends you leave behind. Vin Diesel has been outspoken about his affection for Paul Walker and toll that the loss of a close friend has taken on him. Diesel, like many of his costars, sees Furious 7 as a tribute to the late Paul Walker and his many accomplishments. This clip of Vin Diesel introducing the film to a preview audience shows just how much of an emotional impact Walker’s death has had.
Finally, if you’re curious about how filmmakers went about completing Furious 7 after Paul Walker’s tragic death #News has a breakdown of the visual tricks used to posthumously complete the actor’s final performance. CGI, body doubles, and even Walker’s own brothers were called in to make sure that the film that had been such a huge part of Paul Walker’s life could be completed in style.
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