Paul Walker

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Paul Walker

Born

9/12/1973, Glendale, CA.

Died

11/30/2013

Birth Name

Paul William Walker IV

Gender

Male
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Paul William Walker was born on September 12, 1973 in Glendale, California. A native of Southern California, Paul grew up active in sports like soccer and surfing, with brothers Cody (born in 1988) and Caleb (born in October 1977) and sister Ashlie (born in June 1976). His mother…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Paul and his (19 year old) girlfriend, Jasmine, started dating about three years ago (in 2006), when she was 16.

    • In 1986, Paul starred in the horror spoof Monster in the Closet and was featured on the tv series Throb (1986-87).

    • When Paul was 19, he shattered his elbow while snowboarding, and needed reconstructive surgery and 9 months of physical therapy to repair it.

    • Paul was paid $8,500,000 for Into the blue (2004), $3,000,000 for Timeline (2003) and $7,000,000 for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).

    • Paul has a Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec and a black Porshe 911.

    • Some of Paul's favourite things are:
      Food: lasagne and Mexican food.
      Colours: charcoal and blue.
      Sports: Surf, snowboard, ski, martial arts, extreme sports.
      Tv Show: Animal Planet and Discovery Channel.
      Actors: Tom Hanks and Jeff Daniels.
      Movies: Raising Arizona and Star Wars.

    • When the Gulf War first broke out, Paul wanted to enrol in the US Army.

    • Awards and Nominations:

      - Won a Teen Choice Award in 2003 for Choice Movie Chemistry for 2 Fast 2 Furious

      - Won a MTV Movie Award in 2002 for Best On-Screen Team for The Fast and the Furious - shared with Vin Diesel - Nominated for a MTV Movie Award in 2002 for Breakthrough Male Performance for The Fast and the Furious

      - Won a Hollywood Breakthrough Award in 2001 for Breakthrough Male Performance - Won a Young Hollywood Award in 2001 for New Stylemaker - Male

      - Won a Young Hollywood Award in 2000 for Exciting New Face - Male

      - Nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1994 for Outstanding Male Newcomer
      for The Young and the Restless

      - Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1994 for Best Youth Actor a in a Soap Opera for The Young and the Restless

      - Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1993 for Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series for The Young and the Restless

      - Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1988 for Best Young Actor - Guest Starring in a Television Drama for Highway to Heaven - for episode: "A Special Love"

    • Paul was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful Persons in the world in 2001.

    • Paul was considered for the role of Johnny Storm (which ended up going to Chris Evans) in Fantastic Four.

    • Paul is of Irish descent.

    • Paul is known to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    • Paul was raised as a Latter Day Saint in a conservative Mormon household, and says religion is still a part of his life.

    • Paul was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2004 and 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category on the 2004 ballot for his performances in the films 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Timeline (2003). And he was suggested again two years later in the Worst Actor category of the 2006 Razzie nominating ballot for his performance in the film Into the Blue (2005) . However, he failed to receive either nomination.

    • Paul has a daughter, Meadow Rain (born on the 4th of November 1999), with an ex-girlfriend, Rebecca. Meadow Rain lives with her mother in Hawaii.

    • Was set to star in S.W.A.T. (2003) as Jim Street but backed out. Colin Farrell was cast instead.

    • Paul resides in Huntington Beach, California where he surfs every day he's home and not filming a movie.

    • Scored his break into show business through modeling. His mother Cheryl was also a model.

    • Is a big fan of french Marine Biologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

    • His grandfather Paul Walker, Jr. is a survivor of Pearl Harbor, and for a living raced cars for Ford.

    • Paul has 3 siblings: two younger brothers Caleb and Cody and a younger sister Ashlie.

    • Paul has a Cheesapeake Bay Retriver named Boone, a Labrador named Zero and a horse named Cowboy.

    • Paul graduated from Village Christian High School (in Sun Valley, California) class of 1991.

    • Paul is 1.91 meters (6' 3") tall.

    • Even though the name of his character is Chris Hughes in the book "Timeline" they made Chris' father in the movie the professor so his name would be Chris Johnston

  • Quotes

    • Paul: (in YM Magazine's 1999 April issue) I've always wanted to be a marine biologist. I took a bunch of marine bio and oceanography s in school. I still love it. I watch the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet all the time.

    • Paul: I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything.

    • Paul: I have been surfing for my whole life. I love it and I don't know that I can get much better now, I have peaked, which bothers me but I have to accept it. Martial arts are a big part of my life. I have been focusing on my practice in between film projects, I love it. I also skateboard a lot. And I enjoy playing volleyball, basketball and football.

    • Paul: I love dogs. I grew up with dogs in my family from the time that I was a little boy; we always had German Shepherds and Labradors. When I was approached about the film, (Eight Below) Frank Marshall (the director) asked me whether I had a good rapport with dogs. I explained that I had actually worked with my own dog in the film, Into The Blue. Frank Marshall had seen the film and told me that convinced him that I was right for the role. I get on very well with dogs, so that made working on this film much easier. They trust me.

    • Paul: You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.

    • Paul: Life's too short. And the biggest curse is falling in love with somebody.

    • Paul: Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave.

    • Paul: (on why he has so many dating choices) I like girls who are a lot smarter than I am. They've always got something new to tell you; there's something more to learn.

    • Paul: I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.

    • Paul: (on watching himeself on screen) When my scenes come up, I close my eyes. It's so painful.

    • Paul: (In the Teen Movieline magazine's Fall 2000 editon) I love photography. I'm considering going to art school. I have an F100 35mm Nikon and I'm getting a Mamiya 645. I shoot people, animals, buildings, sailboats and sunsets.

    • Paul: I'm a dreamer. I've got this whole thing where I think I'm supposed to be a musician. I live by the seat of my pants, but I'd like to think that I'm also pretty sensible.

    • Paul: Some people say that you should go to all the parties, to the nightclubs, the Viper Room, and make contacts, and I look at them and say, 'You don't want to have contacts with those people.' Look at what happened to River Phoenix (who died in 1993 of a drug overdose outside the Viper Room). If you get caught up in that, it ruins you. Hollywood is garbage. It's the scene that's garbage, not Hollywood. The best thing I could do for my career is to stay away from that scene as much as possible, to keep working on my acting.

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