In November 2009, Walker was seen on National Geographic Channel's Expedition Great White, a documentary devoted to exploring the dangers of one of natures most challenging and dangerous creatures. Walker teamed up with marine biologists to journey off the coasts of Baja, California, in order to track how these SUV-sized predators live.
Walker displayed his versatility by transforming on-screen into a soldier, under the direction of Clint Eastwood; an Arctic research scientist in a Disney family adventure; and a New Jersey mobster in a gritty independent feature.
In 2006, Clint Eastwood cast Walker in his World War II drama Flags of our Fathers, for Paramount Pictures. That same year, he starred in Disney's box-office hit Eight Below, portraying Jerry Shepard, a lead research scientist who was forced to abandon his team of sled dogs. Directed by Frank Marshall, the film follows the heroic survival of the dogs through six months in the harsh Antarctic winter, and Shepard's quest to organize a rescue mission to bring them home. In Running Scared, a thriller written and directed by Wayne Kramer (The Cooler), Walker starred with Vera Farmiga as a desperate father trying to protect his son after a tangle up with the mob in a cop shooting.
Walker also starred opposite Jessica Alba in the action-thriller Into the Blue, for director John Stockwell. He starred alongside Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Robin Williams and Alan Arkin in Chazz Palminteri's 2004 directorial debut, Noel, about a group of New Yorkers who come together on Christmas Eve.
In 2003, Walker co-starred in director Richard Donner's adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel Timeline, and starred in John Singleton's 2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to The Fast and The Furious, which grossed more than $127 million at the box office. Walker also co-starred with Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski in 20th Century Fox's critically praised thriller Joy Ride, which was directed by John Dahl.
Walker's additional credits include the box-office hit The Skulls, directed by Rob Cohen; the football dramedy Varsity Blues; the critically acclaimed film Pleasantville, from writer/director Gary Ross; Miramax's She's All That; Brokedown Palace; and The Death and Life of Bobby Z.
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Paul Walker Facts
|Birth Name||Paul William Walker IV|
|Birthday||September 12, 1973 (49)|
|Birthplace||Glendale, California, USA|
|Height||6' 4" (1m93) How tall is Paul Walker compared to you?|
|Awards||2002 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Team (for The Fast and the Furious)|
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