He was one of those actors that “made the movie” in just about everything he was ever in. Bill Paxton managed to wedge himself into our lives with his unique energy and capcity to deliver outstanding performance no matter the size of the role or context.
The news of Paxton’s death broke on Sunday Morning. TMZ reports that Paxton had undergone heart surgery, and died suddenly from complications (a stroke) post-op. Bill Paxton was 61.
The Internet, like many of us, is sad to hear the news …
Bill Paxton was amazing at playing characters who would react the way YOU would in that movie. He made freaking space marines seem human.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 26, 2017
— Will Menaker (@willmenaker) February 26, 2017
In his memory, on this Oscar Sunday, watch “One False Move” or “A Simple Plan” to see this lovely leading man, at his finest.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 26, 2017
RIP Bill Paxton. great in everything, was the highlight of every movie he was in. Underrated director too.
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) February 26, 2017
And an assortment of some of his work … (please note: there is strong language in some clips)