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RIP Bill Paxton

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  • Started 2 years ago by ashdigger
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  1. ashdigger

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    Bill Paxton passed away at 61 from complications of surgery. I'm going to watch the Hatfields and McCoys today while working. Damn.

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    Wow. That's too bad; he was a really fine actor.

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    What the duece!

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    Oh man

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    I really liked him in every role he played.

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    Very sad to hear this. He was a favorite actor of mine, and will be missed.

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    Man that sux, watching Hatfields and McCoys sounds like a good idea

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    That's too bad. He was a good, likeable actor in many good movies.

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    One of my Favorites.

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    Walking the "too soon" line but, well, here we go.

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    He was an actor I greatly enjoyed.

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    Nothin wrong with that, bryguysc, that is one of his lines I remember the most and smile about every time I think about it!

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    Sad news.
    Will watch Aliens I think.

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    He was a good actor. One of my wife's favorites.

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    Here's a couple of my favorite clips from Twister (1996) both featuring Bill Paxton and the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman, along with many other recognizable and award-winning actors.

    This is on my very own Youtube feed. When first uploaded, this was not legal. But in both cases, I got an email from Youtube and Warner Brothers blessing the clips... as WB put a sticker on them pointing to the full version of the movie. Early recognition that users can be useful.

    This "greenage"clip had 250K views last week, but that has jumped today:
    https://youtu.be/JNiKseeX_Ic

    This one combines the science with a soundtrack, of course, more Bill:
    https://youtu.be/voa-xbZ9_hU

    Feel the loss. But enjoy.

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    The only actor to take on a Terminator, Alien, and a Predator. Game over man, Game over! Loved this guy! RIP.

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    Anybody else remember this?

    https://youtu.be/zq0OsPZIlgw

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    Compliment or slight: Bill Paxton is the poor man's Kevin Costner?

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    @chasingembers: I wish I had the last 4:44 minutes of my life back.

    RIP Bill.

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    From what I gather, he must have had a blood clot from his heart operation travel to his brain and kill him. Such a shame at only 61. Bill was the everywhere actor, showing up in just about every movie I liked, usually in a high supporting role but very occasionally as a lead actor, and when I saw him in the cast I always said: GOOD! And I knew it would be a movie I liked. And I did.

    There was never a role he played I did not like. Just some of the movies I remember him in include Stripes (played a soldier), The Lords of Discipline (Gilbreath), Streets of Fire (Clyde the bartender), Impulse (played Eddie), The Terminator (played a punk), Weird Science (Chet Donnally), a particular favorite in Commando with Schwarzenegger (he was the intercept officer), Aliens of course (played a Private), Slipstream, Next of Kin, Brain Dead, Navy Seals, Predator 2 (Jerry Lambert), One False Move, Trespass, Indian Summer (1993), Tombstone (Morgan Earp), True Lies (with Schwarzenegger again, playing Simon), Frank and Jesse (played Frank James), Future Shock, The Last Supper, Apollo 13 (played Fred), Twister of course in one of his staring roles I still have on Laserdisc, Traveler, Titanic (played Brock Lovett), A Simple Plan, Mighty Joe Young, Vertical Limit, and the list goes on and on.

    He will be dearly missed.

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    RIP, Chet.

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    And so it goes. RIP.

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    Sad to hear.

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    Posted 2 years ago #
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    @chasingembers: I wish I had the last 4:44 minutes of my life back.

    I didn't make it near that long

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    I really enjoyed his role in Big Love. That was probably my favorite. It's hard enough keeping one wife happy; can you imagine three or four? Ha ha

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    Here's a very cool link; Bill Paxton interviewed 2 years ago from his start to becoming an actor, director, family and projects.

    Edge of Tomorrow's Bill Paxton Has Big Love for Hollywood - Speakeasy

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    What I liked most about Paxton was that in all his roles, he came through as a real down to earth guy who was very comfortable with who he was. He brought a certain realism and authenticity (or perhaps sincerity?) to every part he played. He was likable without trying to be liked and he was often funny without trying to be so. Watching that video, I think perhaps that realism and authenticity might have come ingrained from his early father's influences!

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