He was picked for that series because he was already a racecar enthusiast. Also, he was known as someone who didn't care much about his own celebrity, but used it to help others as much as he could. I was not a huge Paul Walker fan, but I respected him a lot and hope that people will continue to support the foundation that he created.<quoted text>True dat.
Someone needs to explain the cult of celebrity to me. Why should I care that a good looking person who maybe has some artistic/music/acting skill endorses a product or supports a cause?
And I agree that teh WOF thing was not disrespectful.
I would not have known who Paul Walker was either. I thought Fast and Furious was a game, didn't even know it was a? movie? TV show. Don't much care either.... except that I have a sense that either there is something poetic in his dying in a car crash or that he or his buddy were having issues distinguishing between acting roles/stunts and reality which would possibly bring hm into Darwin award contention.
Too bad he is dead. 40 is too young to go.
This is kinda long, but it shows that he was more than just a pretty face (actually makes me think of Paul Newman).
Walker's first passion was marine biology; he joined the Board of Directors of The Billfish Foundation in 2006. He fulfilled a lifelong dream by starring in a National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White (later retitled Shark Men), which premiered in June 2010. He spent 11 days as part of the crew, catching and tagging 7 great white sharks off the coast of Mexico. The expedition, led by Chris Fischer, founder and CEO of Fischer Productions, along with Captain Brett McBride and Dr. Michael Domeier of the Marine Conservation Science Institute took measurements, gathered DNA samples, and fastened real-time satellite tags to the great white sharks. This allowed Dr. Domeier to study migratory patterns especially those associated with mating and birthing over a 5-year period of time.
In March 2010, Walker went to ConstituciÃ³n, Chile to offer his help and support to the people injured in the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on February 27. He flew with his humanitarian aid team, REACH OUT Worldwide, to Haiti to lend a helping hand to the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims.
An avid car enthusiast, he competed in the Redline Time Attack racing series in which he raced an M3 E92 and was on the AE Performance Team. His car was sponsored by Etnies, Brembo Brakes, Ohlins, Volk, OS Giken, Hankook, Gintani, and Reach Out Worldwide. Walker had been preparing for an auto show prior to his death.