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Touching Trailer For 'I Am Paul Walker' Released Ahead Of Documentary

Touching Trailer For 'I Am Paul Walker' Released Ahead Of Documentary

It's been almost five years since Paul Walker died. The actor, who was 40 years old and best known for his role in the Fast And Furious movie franchise, was involved in a car crash in Santa Clarita, California in November 2013. Now, the trailer for the movie documenting his life has been released. You can watch it below:

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I Am Paul Walker will premiere on the Paramount Network on 11 August, and will see a plethora of the actor's friends and family pay tribute to him as well as clips taken from home videos of him as a kid playing a piano, riding a bike and hanging out with his siblings.

In one of the clips, his sister Ashlie remembers Walker over a video of them riding on a Big Wheel tricycle together.

"He liked to go fast," she said. "As soon as I was old enough to hang on tight, I was on the back of his Big Wheel with him going for the ride of my life."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He was also, it seems, a very kind and generous person who looked out for others and would have been content living a simple life.

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"I can actually say that he did a lot of things, that made a lot of difference, in a lot of people's lives," says his uncle, Rhett Walker. "He was a giver."

And Caleb Walker, one of the late actor's brothers, reveals how while he was a well-known actor followed by fame and fortune, he would have been totally content without either.

"He'd always say, like, 'I wanted to be a park ranger, you know,'" he says. "Make 28-grand a year and, like, live in the wilderness. That's really what he wanted to do."

Credit: Paramount
Credit: Paramount

Rob Cohen, who directed 2001's Fast and the Furious, said that Walker was obsessed with his daughter and surfing. "Cinema didn't capture it all, couldn't capture it all," he explains.

His Fast and the Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson also offered up this emotional soundbite: "If you loved him the way we did, you would say, 'Well, why him and not us?'"

Walker was born on 12 September 1973, and started his career with guest appearances on TV shows before graduating to the big screen. He was in the middle of filming for Furious 7 when the accident occurred.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount / PA

Topics: TV and Film, Fast and Furious, Celebrity, US Entertainment, Paul Walker

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

 

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