Yeah, this ones gonna hurt.
Bill Paxton is dead, at 61, due to surgery complications.
Wow! I was right there,when his career started, playing a punk, in The Terminator. James Cameron helped make this man’s unusual career, which took off after he played Hudson in Aliens. I remember every line he has in that movie. After that, I watched every movie he ever starred in. I loved him because he seemed to be having such a damned good time, in all his films. He seemed to understand, on a certain level, how lucky he’d been in his film career, and reveled in that.
I’d kind of gotten away from him as he and I got older, but I didn’t forget the effect he had on me, as a teenager, when I first saw him in The Terminator and One False Move, to Frailty and the new Training Day series. I grew up with him. And while I might have stopped clocking his career so closely, I never forgot about him, and he wouldn’t let anyone forget him either.
Normally, I’d watch a marathon of a late actor’s greatest roles in tribute to their life, but I can’t bring myself to do that right now. Maybe one day I might, but not now.
Game Over, man! Game over!
Love ya always!