The Paul Walker Smile: Nothing Else Like It
A brief tribute to the grin that could have powered a small rural mining village
“He is extremely handsome with Jack Armstrong features and a Letterman’s sweater … Skip Martin flashes a huge Pepsodent smile.”
If that doesn’t describe Paul Walker and his high-wattage grin, we’re not sure what does. In fact, as Walker’s costars and friends continue to offer their memories of him, that smile is one of many positive attributes they cite.
Writing about Walker at Grantland, Alex Pappademas noted, “His father was a sewer-system technician and speed-shooting champion, and his mother was a former model, which is possibly the most apt imaginable genetic legacy for an actor who’d someday ply his trade in the gray area between leading man and Everyman.”
“Free popcorn refills and clean underwear make me happy,” Paul told PEOPLE in 1999, a pretty accurate description of happiness if you ask us.
Fast & Furious
director Justin Lin said of Walker, “In a business that barely requires it, [Walker] was relentlessly selfless, genuine & trying to be better every day.”
Fast & Furious
costar Gal Gadot called Walker “a great man with a big heart and passion.”
“Watching women react to Paul Walker can be humbling.” – Daniel Duane, Men’s Health, 2005
“You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy,” Walker toldFlaunt magazine in 2001. “Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.”