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Paul Walker: The beauty of nature was no mistake

Phoebe Simcock, 7th Sep 2021
Tags: Life Blog Action Film

There are many movie scenes that have really touched us, and in particular the endings of movies that stick with us forever. One memorable one for me is the ending of Fast & Furious 7, in which Dom and Brian go their separate ways after taking different paths in life.

This scene is heartfelt because of the friendship that is moving on, and a now retired Brian driving up next to Dom for one last time is the end of era. What makes this more upsetting is the real goodbye that took place, as the world lost the one and only Paul Walker.  

Paul Walker
Image Credit: Giphy

Paul Walker was born on September 12th 1973 in California. He was raised as a Mormon, graduated from Village Christian School and then attended several community colleges majoring in marine biology. 

At the age of two, he worked in a Pampers commercial as a model, and continued to model until he found acting. He featured in many sitcoms in the 90s, but his breakthrough role was in 2001 when he joined Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious. This film series was perfect for Walker, as he had a vast collection of cars and driving was such a big passion for him.

Walker left a charity event in California with friend Roger Rodas.

In 2013, Walker left a charity event in California with friend Roger Rodas, who was driving. The car crashed into a concrete lamppost and caught fire. The lives of both men were taken and Walker’s father filed a lawsuit against Porsche, claiming that defects on the car were what caused the crash.

At the time of his death, Walker had not completed the filming of Fast & Furious 7, so to keep his memory and character alive, the film makers decided to continue and have Walker’s character retire from the lifestyle, rather than pass away. The scene at the end of Fast & Furious 7 was done using CGI and body scans of Paul Walker’s brothers, to portray Walker driving away to a new life.  

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Though raised a Mormon, Walker became a non-denominational Christian later in life. Walker made a point to not hide his religion despite his fame. Path Megazine quoted Paul Walker in one of their blogs, “I go surfing and snowboarding and I'm always around nature. I look at everything and think, 'Who couldn't believe there's a God? Is all this a mistake?' It just blows me away”. 

Beauty is no mistake.

Walker couldn’t believe that the beauty of our nature and our world was created by anything other than a Godly presence, because such beauty is no mistake.

Paul Walker has inspired others to find their passions and to make their passion a career. He saw the beauty in life and was grateful for the life that he was able to live. His memory will live on throughout his films and with his legacy.

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