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Paul Walker Died One Year Ago Today - Look Back at His Most Memorable Roles Ever

Paul Walker Died One Year Ago Today - Look Back at His Most Memorable Roles Ever

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the untimely death of Paul Walker.

The 40-year-old actor had a career that spanned decades and genres – everything from action and thriller to comedy and romance.

Paul sadly died in a single-car accident and subsequent explosion last year in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Check out some of his most memorable roles below, starting back in the beginning!

WHAT DO YOU consider Paul Walker’s best film role ever?


Year of Release: 1998
Co- Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels
Two 1990s teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

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Varsity Blues

Year of Release: 1999
Co-Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Amy Smart
A small-town high school football team must deal with the pressures of adolescence and their football-obsessed community while having their hard coach on their back constantly.

She’s All That

Year of Release: 1999
Co-Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard
A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen.

The Skulls

Year of Release: 2000
Co-Stars: Joshua Jackson, Leslie Bibb, Hill Harper
Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called “The Skulls”, in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law School.

The Fast and The Furious

Year of Release: 2001
Co-Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Los Angeles police officer Brian O’Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Joy Ride

Year of Release: 2001
Co-Stars: Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski
Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

2 Fast 2 Furious

Year of Release: 2003
Co-Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Ludacris
Brian O’Conner and childhood friend Roman Pearce are re-united by the FBI to bring down a Miami drug exporter in exchange for clear records.


Year of Release: 2003
Co-Stars: Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly
A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.


Year of Release: 2004
Co-Stars: Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz
Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Into the Blue

Year of Release: 2005
Co-Stars: Jessica Alba, Scott Caan
A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

Eight Below

Year of Release: 2006
Co-Stars: Jason Biggs
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Running Scared

Year of Release: 2006
Co-Stars: Vera Farmiga, Cameron Bright
A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Flags of Our Fathers

Year of Release: 2006
Co-Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.

The Lazarus Project

Year of Release: 2006
Co-Stars: Piper Perabo
A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Year of Release: 2007
Co-Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Olivia Wilde
A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z’s son in tow.

Fast & Furious

Year of Release: 2009
Co-Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Brian O’Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.


Year of Release: 2010
Co-Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Idris Elba
A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Fast Five

Year of Release: 2011
Co-Stars: Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Vehicle 19

Year of Release: 2013
Co-Stars: Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers
A foreign traveler unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Fast & Furious 6

Year of Release:
Co-Stars: Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.


Year of Release: 2013
Co-Stars: Genesis Rodriguez
A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Brick Mansions

Year of Release: 2014
Co-Stars: David Belle, RZA
An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Furious 7

Year of Release: 2015
Co-Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his crew for the death of his brother.

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  • Love Conquers All

    I remember the first time I saw The Fast and the Furious, I was nine years old and thought what an amazing screen presence. Paul takes each character and makes it something memorable. No matter how big or small the role was, Paul was always memorable. Paul is and will forever be one of my role models, someone who influenced me greatly. Paul always made me feel happy, and like anything was possible. I just started being able to watch his movies again. Thinking that I will never see him again in another new movie or on a commercial feels my heart with sadness. However, I am grateful I got to see him, and witness him at all. Thank you Paul, for everything, and rest in piece.

  • sj

    can’t believe it’s almost been a year. time flies. rest in peace Paul. we’ll never forget you

  • Missy

    Maybe he wasn’t the best/greatest/biggest actor ever but I always liked him very much. He always seemed to be a cool, relaxed, funny guy. It’s a real tragedy that he died so young under these ironic circumstances. Miss you, Paul. RIP

  • janine

    He seemed like a sweet beautiful man. Maybe it’s true that only the good die young.

  • RayonLight

    He was full of love, compassion, and life. He is missed and will never be forgotten!!

  • Dee

    Rest in peace angel! Miss you forever!

  • beara

    Still just as sad… may he rest in peace.