Bill Paxton 1955-2017

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I feel compelled to write a little bit about one of Hollywood’s most reliable character actors, Bill Paxton.  Chances are, even if you don’t know his name, you will have seen him in one of his many film roles.  From Weird Science through to The Edge of Tomorrow, Paxton’s career has seen him create some of the most memorable characters in film history.

His passing today, after complications from surgery, at the age of 61 has come as a huge shock and robbed us of a fine actor who always delivered, even when his appearance in a film was fleeting.  His performance as Private Hudson in James Cameron’s Aliens is a standout in role call of standouts. Don’t believe me, just take a look at his list of credits!

 

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