Paul Walker

A fast friend

We were 48 hours from production on Fast & Furious and $3 million over budget. Paul showed up on set the first day, and we huddled in my trailer as I walked him through a new chase scene. He smiled and said, "Cool," and off we went. He ran nonstop for three days. At times I knew he was beyond tired, but he knew how important it was to set the right tone from the start. That's when I knew I had a true partner in Paul.

During the press tour for Fast & Furious, we were outside a club in...

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