Jesus Christ, every time we turn around it seems like another part of our childhood, as well as a staple in our artistic hall of fame, is dying far too early, and breaking our hearts.
This time, it's Bill Paxton, a guy who entertained us for over three decades with his brilliant and unique brand of acting. He was funny, and he could do intense as well, but it was always Bill Paxton's humanity, which shone brightly in any role he inhabited, that made him such a great talent.
If Bill Paxton is known for one thing by a vast majority of moviegoers, it's his delivery of the line "Game over!" in the Sci-Fi classic, Aliens. Of course fans of the man's work know that he brought way more than that once iconic scene tho the world of entertainment.
He was an excellent actor who filled our childhood (and adulthood) with so many entertaining roles in awesome movies, that it's hard for us to pick a favorite, so here are the Bill Paxton movies that get the most play in our Blu-ray/DVD players.
"Well why don't you put her in charge?" is a perfect example of just how great he was at line delivery.
|NEAR DARK (1987)|
Fun Fact: Near Dark was made a year after Aliens. Vasquez and Bishop were his co-vampires in this one.
A truly excellent movie.
|A SIMPLE PLAN (1998)|
|APOLLO 13 (1995)|
|WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)|
Special shout outs to Streets of Fire, The Terminator, True Lies, Navy Seals, Trespass, Twister, and U-571, all of which were great flicks, and feature great work by Bill Paxton.
R.I.P., good man. And thank you for everything.
Now it's time for us to go marathon these flicks. You should too.