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BYOB: RIP, Bill Paxton

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11 Responses to “BYOB: RIP, Bill Paxton”

  1. Pete B. says:

    Good God, that truly sucks. Bill Paxton was great. He could put a spin on a line of dialog and truly make it his own. And his directorial debut of Frailty was vastly underappreciated. You will be missed sir. You will be missed. I went out and bought the Hatfields & McCoys today just to honor you and your sole Emmy win.

  2. Movieman says:

    “Big Love” to Bill Paxton.
    R.I.P., sir.

  3. LBB says:

    A true Texas boy who never lost the Texas or the boy. Made it through sheer talent, charisma, and spark. He made everything he did his own and leaves behind great work large and small.

  4. Geoff says:

    Really a strong career as career character actor now looking back on it – Aliens to Near Dark to One False Move to True Lies to Titanic to A Simple Plan…..Didn’t seem to have as many plum roles in the early ’00’s but NICE resurgence just a couple of years back with Edge of Tomorrow and Nightcrawler! RIP Hudson.

  5. Sideshow Bill says:

    I forgot he was in NIGHTCRAWLER. he was always great. As teen film geek I became obsessed with him after Aliens and Weird Science. He was a multi-talented guy. Even had a new wave band called Martini Ranch. And Frailty is fantastic, and it doesn’t hurt that it has a great Powers Boothe performance. I mentioned A Simple Plan in the other thread. That movie is so oddly overlooked considering the talent involved, and the quality. Raimi has never been more controlled.

    I feel like a part of my youth died with him today. I shed a few tears this morning. It really does hurt. Much like when Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed.

    RIP Bill. Thank you for everything.

  6. Mike says:

    Wasn’t he in porn before making it in real movies? I thought I read that somewhere. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

  7. TrackerBacker says:

    Mike: No.

  8. Stella's Boy says:

    Only actor to ever be killed by an alien, predator, and terminator. He was such a treasure. This is bullshit.

  9. CG says:

    Damn shame. He was usually the most interesting thing on Big Love, even though he rarely had the biggest/showiest moments.

  10. Krazy Eyes says:

    A real shame. He as a very talented actor, director, and by many reports an all round decent guy.

    As a huge fan of Frailty, this news is especially tough since it was recently reported that Paxton was reteaming with Frailty scribe Brent Hanley on an adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s The Bottoms.

    And speaking of Hanley, WTF happened to him? Dude comes roaring out of the gate with such an exceptional debut screenplay and then “poof” nada for over a decade — unless you count that Masters of Horror. I’m guessing he’s making a living script doctoring or selling specs but damn.

  11. Sideshow Bill says:

    He was good on Big Love but I watched that for Harry Dean. They made good foils.

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