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Top 10 Paul Walker Movies You Have To Watch In Your Lifetime

Paul William Walker IV was an American actor who was born on September 12, 1973 and passed away on November 30, 2013. He is most recognized for his part in the Fast & Furious series as Brian O'Conner.

Walker began his acting career as a child actor in the 1980s, and rose to prominence in the 1990s after starring in the television soap opera The Young and the Restless; he received critical acclaim for his roles in the teen comedy She's All That and the comedy-drama Varsity Blues (both 1999), and achieved international acclaim for his role in The Fast and the Furious (2001).

Walker went on to appear in the financially successful road thriller Joy Ride (2001), where he established himself as an action star.

He then went on to star in the box office flops Into the Blue (2005) and Running Scared (2006), but he received acclaim for his work in the survival thriller Eight Below and as Hank Hansen in Flags of Our Fathers (both 2006).

Walker's other roles were mostly in low-budget action films, although he did feature in the financially successful heist thriller Takers (2010). On November 30, 2013, Walker died as a result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident.

Separate wrongful death claims against Porsche were brought by his father and daughter, both of which were settled.

Walker had not finished shooting Furious 7 (2015) when he died; it was released after rewrites and stand-ins, including his siblings Cody and Caleb, stepped in for him, and Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's song "See You Again" was commissioned as a memorial.

Paul Walker Movies
Paul Walker Movies

Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five is a 2011 American heist action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is also known as Fast & Furious 5 or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist.

It is the fifth movie in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to Fast & Furious (2009).

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and Joaquim de Almeida are among the cast members.

Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner form a heist squad to steal $100 million from a crooked businessman while being chased by US Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs.

Universal Studios intentionally deviated from the street racing concept prominent in earlier Fast films in order to turn the brand into a heist action series featuring automobiles when producing Fast Five.

They believed that by doing so, they would be able to appeal to a broader audience who would otherwise be turned off by a strong focus on automobiles and automotive culture.

Fast Five is regarded as the series' transitional picture, with just one vehicle race and a focus on action set pieces such as brawls, gunfights, and the core robbery. The film was promoted via social media, virtual games, theater chains, car manufacturers, and NASCAR races, among other places.

Lin, Diesel, and Walker's comebacks were announced in February 2010, and the main shooting started in July and lasted until October of that year, with production taking place in Atlanta, Puerto Rico, and Rio de Janeiro.

Brian Tyler, who composed the scores for the previous two episodes, returns to provide the music for this one. The film is noteworthy for focusing on real stuntwork rather than the computer-generated locations seen in previous installments of the series.

Fast Five had its global debut on April 15, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, and was distributed in theaters worldwide on April 29, 2011. Lin's directing, the action scenes, and Johnson's acting all garnered excellent reviews.

Fast Five earned over $625 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing picture of 2011, the highest-grossing film in the series at the time, and setting records in many foreign countries for Universal's highest-grossing opening weekend. On May 24, 2013, a sequel, Fast & Furious 6, was released in the United States.

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious (later renamed Fast & Furious 1) is a 2001 action film directed by Rob Cohen and based on a screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, and David Ayer, with Thompson's plot attributed to him.

Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine feature in the first chapter of the Fast & Furious series. Undercover policeman Brian O'Conner is charged with uncovering the identity of a gang of car hijackers headed by Dominic Toretto in the film.

The Fast and the Furious started with Cohen's introduction to illegal street racing in May 1998, with the screenplay written by Thompson and Bergquist; Walker and Diesel were cast in late 1999, and Diesel assisted Ayer with script rewrites while the rest of the cast was completed.

The film included participants in illegal street races and is noteworthy for including street racers.

After announcing a March 2001 release date, the main shooting started in July 2000 and lasted until October of that year, with filming taking place in Los Angeles and southern California.

Universal Pictures released The Fast and the Furious in theaters on June 22, 2001, in the United States.

The film garnered mixed reviews from reviewers, with many praising Walker and Diesel's performances as well as the action scenes, but criticizing the narrative and conclusion. The film was the 19th highest-grossing film of 2001, grossing more than $200 million worldwide.

The second film 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), created a series that spawned a slew of tie-in goods, including computer games, amusement park rides, and spin-off works, as well as merchandise like toys and apparel. In June 2016, The Fast and the Furious was re-released in a limited edition to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary.

Running Scared (2006)

Running Scared (2006) is a fast-paced thriller about a mediocre thug (Walker) who is tasked with disposing of a pistol used to murder corrupt police.

However, things spiral out of control when the pistol falls into the wrong hands. Walker gives a fantastic performance and is very remarkable.

 Hours (2006)

"Hours is a fictional thriller based on true events that were released in 2006. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a father is fighting to keep his newborn daughter alive.

Walker gives one of his finest performances to date as the frantic father, completely realistic and fascinating; his passion and tenacity shine out.

Takers (2006)

Takers, a crime thriller released in 2006, is about a gang of bank thieves whose multi-million dollar robbery is stopped by a detective.

The screenplay isn't fantastic, but it's worth seeing if you like mindless, high-octane action with things blowing up, which is often the greatest cure after a long day at work.

Noel (2004)

Walker's film Noel (2004) is a departure from his typical fare. The film Noel, which translates to "Christmas," is about five New Yorkers who gather on Christmas Eve in the hopes of a miracle.

Walker portrays an engaged guy who is uneasy about his fiancée, Penelope Cruz, who is portrayed by Penelope Cruz. Walker is convincing as the macho New York policeman whose fiancée flees due to his envy.

Joy Ride (2001)

Walker's first picture following The Fast and the Furious in 2001, which propelled him to stardom, was Joy Ride. It's about three teenagers on a road trip who use their CB radio to communicate with a trucker.

Things take a turn for the worst as the trucker turns out to be a deranged murderer.

Vehicle 19 (2013)

Vehicle 19 (2013) is another action thriller about a visitor (Walker) who unwittingly takes up a rental vehicle that leads him into a network of corrupt local cops.

This film will remind you a lot of the Fast and Furious franchise since it is mostly filmed from inside a vehicle and has a lot of car chases and drama. For the action enthusiasts, here's another dumb action film.

Varsity Blues (1999)

Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins, which follows a small-town high school football team through a tumultuous season in which the players must deal with the pressures of adolescence and their football-obsessed community while having their overbearing coach on their back.

Football is a way of life in the tiny fictitious town of West Canaan, Texas, and losing is not an option. Despite mixed critical reviews, the picture grossed $52 million in the United States, outperforming its projected $16 million budget.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (also known as Furious 6) is a 2013 American action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. It is the sixth film in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to Fast Five (2011).

Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz appear with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz.

Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of the squad are given amnesty in return for apprehending a mercenary group, one of whose members is Toretto's believed dead lover and wife, Letty Ortiz.

After deviating from the overt street racing premise of earlier movies in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 follows this trend, including espionage and adventure aspects in the aim of expanding the franchise's audience. The film's production started in April 2011, with Diesel and Lin returning in June of that year.

Filming was discussed in conjunction with a possible seventh episode, but these plans were shelved after the main shooting started in July 2012 and lasted until December of that year, with locales including Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, and the Canary Islands.

Fast & Furious 6 had its global premiere in London on May 17, 2013, and Universal Pictures released it in conventional and IMAX cinemas worldwide on May 24. Critics praised the stunts and action scenes in the picture, and it got mostly favorable reviews.

It earned $788.7 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing picture of 2013, the fourth highest-grossing Universal release, and the franchise's highest-grossing entry. On April 3, 2015, a sequel, Furious 7, was released in the United States.

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