Actor Bill Paxton Dies At 61 After Complications From Surgery

Posted March 01, 2017

The sum of Paxton's career wasn't Twister, B-movies, acclaimed five-year run on Big Love, or even Frailty - the awesome film he directed in the early 2000s. "He always had a smile on his face and could entertain any room with his wonderful stories of his many incredible years in Hollywood".

The tribute will take place at the beginning of the episode, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m.

The 61-year-old's family, including his children James and Lydia with his second wife Louise Newbury, issued a statement confirming the loss on Sunday, hours before the Oscars. He was never nominated but appeared in several Oscar-winning movies and was beloved and respected throughout Hollywood and beyond.

Dallas reminded her that Paxton, best known for his parts in Aliens, Apollo 13 and Titanic, "loved everything in Hollywood history and everything with Hollywood tradition, and he would've been so furious with me if I didn't come celebrate", she told ET.

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"I said, 'God, would you give me a chance to make it?' Because I had been making short films", Paxton said. During his more than 40-year career, Paxton racked up almost 100 acting credits. Lowe said, "Bill took such a big swing as an actor, he went for such a broad, enormous choice in the take, I'll never forget it".

"I feel like I'm a regionalist and a populist who's never fit in among the intellectuals", he added. "He loved, loved, loved the art of moviemaking and storytelling like no one I've ever met", Lowe points out.

His profile soared with "One False Move" (1992), a critically praised film noir in which he played a sheriff with a secret past.

Paxton stars as Detective Frank Rourke, a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department who doesn't exactly play by the rules when it comes to investigations and has attracted a lot of attention because of it. A childhood neighbor was the artist Thomas Hart Benton. He wrote of his performances, "Bill Paxton can vary his action hero by several degrees one way or another - towards introspection or loud-mouthed enthusiasm".

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