Bill Paxton's 'True Lies' Co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jamie Lee Curtis
“Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family,” Arnold wrote.
Jamie added a photo from the film and wrote, “Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human. Louise & the children & family my ❤ & support 2 u. #truelies”
Tom chimed in, writing, “This man was a prince. Great actor. Never an unkind word. Sorry for his family & all of us who loved & had the honor to know/work with Bill.”
Later, Jamie released a full statement to People saying, “It’s just so terribly sad…His investment in truth – be it a drama or a comedy – is what set him apart. And he was a talented filmmaker and a writer and a creative – and when you have a creator, you have an energy that is very special.
Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill – a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017
Click inside to read Jamie’s touching full statement…
“It’s always unexpected when someone is young and not seemingly ill. It’s just so terribly sad. I’ve been in communication with [True Lies director] Jim Cameron today and Bill had – Bill had that rare ability to be a really serious kind of stupid person.
[In True Lies] he played this guy with such commitment to his conviction to try to basically score on women, but created that entire world that he believed so strongly would land him some women and just his conviction in that is what made it so funny. With anyone else, it would have been a joke, but it wasn’t a joke to him. That knucklehead was so committed and that’s why [my character], an intelligent woman, would fall pretty to him. If I was not a smart person, you’d go, ‘This would never work. Why would Helen ever fall for him?’ It was his gift. His commitment in whatever it was – he was someone who threw himself into whatever he was doing.
My memory, of course, first thing went to that scene in his trailer where he’s trying to woo her and Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and everyone shows up. His commitment to that truth as an actor was really what made him so unique and special. The specificity of truth. I try and emulate that in my work but his investment in truth – be it a drama or a comedy – is what set him apart. And he was a talented filmmaker and a writer and a creative – and when you have a creator, you have an energy that is very special.”