Paul Walker: Life in the fast lane

Updated 12:20 PM ET, Sat September 12, 2015
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Paul Walker, a star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, died in a car crash on November 30, 2013. He was 40. Here's a look at his career through the years. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Walker with Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris in "Furious 7," which had mostly completed filming when Walker died. Many fans got emotional upon seeing Walker onscreen in the movie, which earned $143 million its first weekend. Universal Pictures
Walker's role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast & Furious" franchise (here with Vin Diesel in the sixth film) helped make the actor a star. Universal Pictures
Walker and Jordana Brewster -- who played his love interest, Mia, in the films -- in "Fast 5." Universal Studios
Kevin Rankin and Walker appear in "Pawn Shop Chronicles," a 2013 film about a missing wedding ring that sets off a wild goose chase. Anchor Bay Films
Walker also had a starring role in the 2013 film "Hours," about a man trying to keep his daughter alive after Hurricane Katrina. Lionsgate
The actor was part of a band of thieves in the 2010 movie "Takers." Screen Gems
Brooklynn Proulx and Walker in the 2008 film "The Lazarus Project." Sony Pictures/Everett Collection
Walker, left, and Barry Pepper were U.S. Marines in the 2006 drama "Flags of Our Fathers." DreamWorks/Everett Collection
Walker appears in the 2005 action film "Into the Blue," which also starred Jessica Alba. 20th Century Fox
Tyrese Gibson took over for Diesel opposite Walker in 2003's "2 Fast 2 Furious." Universal/Everett Collection
Walker appeared in 2001's "The Fast and the Furious," the first movie in the franchise. universal studios
Walker, center, appeared in "Skulls" with Leslie Bibb and Joshua Jackson in 2000. Universal/Everett Collection
Walker and Freddie Prinze Jr. co-starred in the popular 1999 teen film "She's All That." Miramax/Everett Collection
Walker's first major role was opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 1998 film "Pleasantville." new line cinema