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Bill Paxton passed away.

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Posted on February 26, 2017 at 11:08:45
eppis1
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He died of complications from surgery. Not much more than that is available. Sad.

 

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Will be missed . . ., posted on February 26, 2017 at 18:54:33
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I saw an interview with Paxton and he said he was so awful in 'Aliens' that he thought he would never work again. His over the top performance made him an instant cult character that even I appreciated. 'Aliens' work for him and his future career.

 

RE: An unexpected loss...and most recentely seen in Edge of Tomorrow..., posted on February 26, 2017 at 19:27:20
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..where he was quite good as that Sgt. from Kentucky. And so many other films.

RIP

-Steve


 

I always liked his sense of humor., posted on February 26, 2017 at 20:37:32
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It always came through no matter what the line or role was. It was just him.

Even if he was playing a corrupt bad ass part like that nasty CIA guy, tracking down the agency drug money in "Two Guns"; a Denzel W and Marky Wahlberg flick in 2013. An odd role for a light touch, but Paxton had that gift of subtle humor riding on top of everything.

 

he was excellent in A Simple Plan. Nt, posted on February 27, 2017 at 08:20:54
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Despite what he felt about his performance . . ., posted on February 27, 2017 at 08:48:28
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I loved him in Aliens. One of that classic's most memorable characters.

Game over, man, game over!!!

What a fabulous actor. Terrible loss.
This is a public service announcement . . . WITH GUITARS!!!

 

In shock. Greatest Roles: A Simple Plan and One False Move. , posted on February 27, 2017 at 10:21:23
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I loved Paxton - I could've put up with the sister wives thing no problem to be a "family" with Bill.

61 is too damned young. (And "complications from surgery" is awfully vague.)

A Simple Plan rightly gets a lotta love but I don't think as many inmates are familiar with One False Move. It's arguably Paxton's best screen performance (along with A Simple Plan). Co-written by Billy Bob Thornton, One False Move was Carl Franklin's directorial debut. It's well worth seeking out.

 

That performance, posted on February 27, 2017 at 10:21:53
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certainly put him on my radar everafter, as the swaggering, blowhard foil to Michael Biehn's cool customer.

K.

 

RE: In shock. Greatest Roles: A Simple Plan and One False Move. , posted on February 27, 2017 at 15:09:21
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One False Move is a well worth seeking out. Another very good movie that flew under the radar.

 

RE: In shock. Greatest Roles: A Simple Plan and One False Move. , posted on February 27, 2017 at 15:32:56
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"Complications from surgery" is smokescreen for medical incompetence or malpractice.

 

RE: In shock. Greatest Roles: A Simple Plan and One False Move. , posted on February 27, 2017 at 20:08:20
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I agree with you. He was one of those actors who was good in everything he did. A real natural gift of charm, and I'm sure he studied like hell to perfect his craft.

 

RE: In shock. Greatest Roles: A Simple Plan and One False Move. , posted on February 28, 2017 at 14:04:36
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A great one! R.I.P.

 

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