R.I.P. Bill Paxton

In some shocking and sad news, it is being reported today that actor Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61, due to complications from surgery. Bill Paxton was probably best known by many for his recurring roles in the films of James Cameron, ranging from a punk in The Terminator, a cowardly marine in Aliens, and a treasure hunter in the framing story of Titanic. Some of Paxton’s other notable roles included Apollo 13, Twister, and the HBO series Big Love. Most recently Paxton was starring in a TV series based on the film Training Day and was also the antagonist in the Canadian drama Mean Dreams. He will definitely be missed.

Here are some clips from throughout Bill Paxton’s career:
The Terminator (1984)
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Weird Science (1985) 
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Aliens (1986)
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Apollo 13 (1995)

Twister (1996)

A Simple Plan (1998

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).