On the History Channel’s Hatfields & Mc Coys, he let viewers wonder if they should root for him at all.
And a news photo of that moment now hangs in a museum at the former Texas School Book Depository, from which JFK was shot later the same day. 25 after heart surgery at age 61 — was born and raised in Fort Worth.
Paradoxically, Paxton became a movie star who seldom was the leading star in his movies.
Through it all, Paxton carved out a career most actors would envy.
In a 2009 interview, he credited his success to the influence of his salesman father, John Lane Paxton: “He had integrity about the thing he was selling,” Paxton said.
We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.” He leaves behind a wife, Louise Newbury, and two children. with your face ripped off." RIP #Bill Paxton - one of my fav big screen vampires ever!!
#Near Dark pic.twitter.com/g JAL70QSc6 — Matt Adcock (@Cleric20) February 26, 2017, in which he played Randolph “Randall” Mc Coy, leader of the notorious Mc Coy clan.
Following the news that Bill Paxton had died at the age of 61, many of his co-workers and admirers in Hollywood shared their memories of the venerated actor.
Among Paxton’s biggest fans were his bosses, the directors who captured the film performances that would become Paxton’s most famous parts.
” We quickly recognized the creative spark in each other and became fast friends.
With Paxton’s death becoming public knowledge the same day as the Academy Awards, Cameron adds, “I hope that amid the gaudy din of Oscar night, people will take a moment to remember this wonderful man, not just for all the hours of joy he brought to us with his vivid screen presence, but for the great human that he was.” Read his tribute in full here.
There, a 36-year friendship was formed, one that Cameron has now reflected on in a letter given to I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie.