Watch I Am Paul Walker
- 1 hr 33 min
I Am Paul Walker is a documentary film which takes a look at the life of the late actor, Paul Walker. The film is directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and features commentary and interviews with family members, friends and colleagues who knew the star best. The movie is essentially a tribute to the actor and provides insight into the person behind the action hero persona. The audience is taken through the life of Paul Walker, from his childhood in California to his rise to fame in Hollywood. The film also explores Paul Walker's passion for marine biology and his work with marine conservation organizations. The viewers get to see the actor outside of the spotlight and learn about his philanthropy. There are several interviews with family members, including Walker's siblings and parents, who share personal stories and memories of the actor. The father of Walker, Paul Walker II, also talks about how proud he is of his son's accomplishments and remembers the warmth of his personality. The film is also enriched with appearances from other actors, such as Tyrese Gibson, who co-starred with Paul Walker in the Fast and Furious franchise. Gibson revealed that Pace, the character he played in the movie franchise was only written in to keep him around after Brian played by Walker passed away. Additionally, Vin Diesel reminisced about his friendship with the actor, sharing his memories of Walker's love for his daughter and how it was a key part of their bond. Walker's early passion for acting was discovered by accident at the age of twelve, and his career grew from small screen appearances to a string of successful movies. The documentary features clips from some of the key milestones in his career, including his role in "Varsity Blues" and "Pleasantville," but the focus is always on the person behind the roles. While the film is heavily orientated on Paul Walker, it also highlights the challenges that come with fame. Interviews recall that even though Walker's success increased, he made a conscious effort to live an ordinary life. The documentary suggests that the actor always put his spiritual growth, family and private life before his career. The emphasis on Paul Walker's work outside of acting includes his passion for marine biology, philanthropy and the charities he supported. The film's footage of Walker driving race cars, and his enthusiasm for dangerous and high-speed activities added fuel to the actor's tragic accident. Alongside the focus on his early career and passion for marine biology, the documentary also reflects on his tragic death in a car crash, using interviews from those closest to Walker to explore the outpouring of grief that followed. In the end, "I Am Paul Walker" paints a picture of a compassionate, energetic, and well-rounded individual who made his mark on the world, from his philanthropic activities to his role as a father, friend, and actor. Though it is bittersweet, the documentary is a fitting tribute that shows him not only as an actor but as a brother, a son, a father, and a friend. Overall, I Am Paul Walker manages to strike a balance between honoring the life and legacy of an actor who touched so many lives while retaining an objective and insightful perspective.