Hello, everyone. This is Dash Jordan here, with some breaking news. I regret to inform all of my fellow movie lovers out there that actor/director Bill Paxton has recently passed away at the age of 61, due to complications from surgery.
Yes, THAT Bill Paxton. Paxton was a very talented and highly recognizable actor who’s practically been in everything. Films such as ‘Predator 2’, ‘Wierd Science’, ‘Near Dark’, ‘The Terminator’, ‘Twister’, ‘True Lies’, ‘Tombstone’, ‘Apollo 13’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Spy Kids 2’, and ‘Club Dread’. Even TV appearances in shows like ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Tales From The Crypt’, ‘Big Love’, and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’…you know, just to name a few. However, is probably most known for his iconic performance as Private Hudson from James Cameron’s ‘Aliens’.
Not only was Bill Paxton a pretty good actor, he was also a damn good director. He’s directed the mystery short-film, ‘Tattoo’, the sports film, ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’ and arguably his best film which is also his directorial debut, 2001’s horror-thriller, ‘Frailty’. Which I will end up reviewing sometime in the future.
Most of my favorite films growing up, Paxton has always managed to show up. So, this came as more than an utter shock to me. I feel he truly was a talented actor and director, he always had such an infectious personality and presence that managed to leave an impression. My heart goes out to his friends, family, and anyone who has ever had the honor of working with him. Thank you for everything you’ve given us, Bill. You will be missed.
You know what? Screw it, I’m not ending this article on such a down note. Well, Bill himself always did have a great sense of humor. So…bet you guys didn’t know he could sing too, did ya?
Much better. Until next time, Gotta Dash!
Written by Shane Moose
Special thanks to the three big F’s in my life(Friends, Family & Fans) for helping me get this far, for pushing me to go even further and for putting up with me when I try going even further than that. To hell with the limitations!
Videos & Photos:
Aliens(owned by 20th Century Fox & Brandywine Productions)
Frailty(owned by Lionsgate, David Kirschner Productions, American Entertainment Co., Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG & Cinedelta)
Broken Lizard’s Club Dread(owned by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Broken Lizard Industries & Cataland Films)
Pina Coladaburg-Coconut Pete(property of Bill Paxton, Kevin Heffernan and Nathan Barr)