Monday, February 27, 2017

RIP Bill Paxton

American film and TV actor Bill Paxton died from complications after heart surgery on February 25th. He was 61. Born William Paxton in Fort Worth, Texas on May 17, 1955 he moved to Los Angeles, California at age 18, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film “Crazy Mama” (1975), directed by Jonathan Demme. Moving to New York, Paxton studied acting under Stella Adler at New York University. After landing a small role in Stripes (1981), he found steady work in low-budget films and television. He also directed, wrote and produced award-winning short films including Fish Heads (1980), which aired on Saturday Night Live (1975). He’s best remembered for his roles as Morgan Earp in 1993’s “Tombstone”, “Apollo 13” (1995) and “True Lies” (1994). Bill appeared as Randall McCoy in the TV miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" which was filmed in Romania.

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