Paul Walker, star of Universal Pictures' "Fast and the Furious" movie franchise, died Saturday after the Porsche he was riding in struck a light pole in Valencia, Calif. Here’s a look back at the actor’s all-too brief Hollywood career.
Paul Walker played a surfer turned park ranger in the 1998 comedy “Meet the Deedles.”
With his classic good looks, he played captain of the basketball team Skip Martin in “Pleasantville” opposite Reese Witherspoon.
Walker continued with supporting roles, playing a popular high school guy in teen pic “She’s All That.”
Playing again to his all-American good looks, Walker had a supporting role in “Varsity Blues” as a high school quarterback.
Paul Walker played a college student in a secret society in “The Skulls.”
Paul Walker’s breakthrough role in “The Fast and the Furious” established his career and paved the way for seven films (and counting).
Reprising his role in the “Fast and the Furious” sequel, Paul Walker teamed up with Tyrese Gibson.
Walker starred with Penelope Cruz in “Noel.”
Paul Walker used his interest in marine biology for “Into the Blue,” exploring the ocean with co-star Jessica Alba.
Walker played a sled dog trainer in Disney’s “Eight Below.”
Paul Walker, with Stark Sands, in Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers”
Director Justin Lin brought the gang back together again, with original stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez returning to the franchise.
Walker leads an ensemble cast for the heist movie “Takers.”
Walker, with onscreen love interest Jordana Brewster, continued the monstrously successful franchise in 2011’s “Fast Five.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the ragtag crew with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the most recent “Fast & Furious” pic. “Fast & Furious 7” with director James Wan was in production at the time of Walker’s tragic death.
Of Paul Walker’s role in 2013’s “Pawn Shop Chronicles,” Scott Foundas wrote: “The main attraction here is Walker (also credited as one of pic’s producers), who’s hilariously shifty and paranoid and clearly having a grand time undermining his typecast alpha-male image.”
Walker starred in “Vehicle 19” which was released on VOD in July.
Paul Walker received positive reviews for his role as a father during Hurricane Katrina in “Hours.” The film was released Dec. 13 by Pantelion theatrically and on VOD.
<p>Paul Walker posted this photo from the set of “Fast & Furious 7” on his Facebook account just six days before his tragic death. Universal will release the seventh installment, officially titled “Furious 7,” on April 3, 2015. Walker’s character will appear in the movie with footage shot before his death, and Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody also serve as stand-ins for some action scenes.</p>
Relativity’s “Brick Mansions” was Walker’s last completed film before his untimely death in November. “It’s impossible not to watch ‘Brick Mansions’ through the prism of that untimely event,” said Variety‘s Justin Chang in his review of the film. Instead of hosting a premiere, the distributor made a donation to Walker’s charity Reach Out WorldWide.