Paul Walker died yesterday in a car wreck at age 40.
In addition to the best of the "Fast and Furious" movies, Walker deserves to be remembered for "Joy Ride," a thriller directed by the modern noir master, John Dahl; and "Running Scared," a crazy Wayne Kramer film from 2006, with Walker struggling to stay ahead of the mob. AFP PHOTO/ FILES / Leon Neal LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images less(FILES) In this file photo dated May 7, 2013 shows US actor Paul Walker arriving at the world premiere of "Fast and Furious 6" at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square in central London. more WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 19: Actor Paul Walker attends the "Pleasantville" Westwood Premiere on October 19, 1998 at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California.
Paul Walker was laid to rest at a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills on 15 December 2013.
“A few people got up and gave tributes to Paul,” a source told US Weekly at the time.
He had an ability, probably innate, to engage audience sympathy. more LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Actors Paul Walker and Vin Diesel attends the "Fast & Furious 6" World Premiere at The Empire, Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. Wilson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures) less LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Actors Paul Walker and Vin Diesel attends the "Fast & Furious 6" World Premiere at The Empire, Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. Zanuck Theatre, 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, California.
He was good-looking enough to be a pretty boy, but he was something else. less First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Wire Image) less CENTURY CITY, CA - OCTOBER 3: Actor Paul Walker attends the "Tigerland" Century City Premiere on October 3, 2000 at the Richard D.