12 Amazing Facts We Never Realized About The Late Paul Walker
Paul Walker tragically passed away three years ago, and his absence is something all of his fans still feel every day. Walker was a solid actor who had the talent to play many different roles, and it's that kind of talent that the entire world fell in love with. But even though his life was cut short after just 40 years, he still accomplished a ton of amazing goals. Check out all of these cool things we never realized about the legend himself.

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1. Paul started acting when he was a toddler.


He was featured as a baby in a 1970s Pampers commercial!

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2. His television career was already well underway by the time he was 11 years old.

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At that point in his life, he had already appeared in Touched By An AngelHighway To Heaven and Throb

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3. His very first film role was in Monster In The Closet

He barely looks the same!

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4. He majored in marine biology.

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He went to a community college in California and absolutely idolized Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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5. He had a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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But he wasn't the first person in his family who was an excellent fighter...


6. His father was a two-time Golden Gloves champ in boxing!

And his grandfather had a respectable boxing career under the name "Irish" Billie Walker. 

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7. Vin Diesel named his daughter "Pauline" after his longtime best friend.


The two were extremely tight throughout their entire careers. 

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8. Vin Diesel actually went straight to Paul Walker's mom's house when he heard the news of Paul's death.

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9. Paul auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels.

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It was the only role he ever really wanted, but they decided that he was too old for the part. 

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10. He could've been a superhero! Supposedly, he was considered to play Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies.


That role would go to Chris Evans, but Paul did fine for himself. The Fast & Furious franchise is so popular!


11. He performed some of his Fast & Furious stunts himself.

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Um... have you seen the stunts they do in those movies? That's pretty incredible he did some himself!

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12. He actually handpicked Brian's cars himself in the first Fast & Furious film. 


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