RIP Bill Paxton (1955-2017) - The great actor from many blockbusters of the 1980′s and 1990′s, known for his extensive partnership with James Cameron films (The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic) and HBO’s Big Love has died today age 61 after
complications from surgery. A true versatile actor who could do both comedy and drama, hero or villain, Paxton appeared in more than 90 projects and among them are: Stripes (1981), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985) as the bully Chet, Pass the Ammo (1988), Next of Kin (1989), Predator 2 (1990), One False Move (1992), Trespass (1992), Tombstone (1993), Apollo 13 (1995), The Last Supper (1995), Twister (1996), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), A Simple Plan (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), U-571 (2001), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Nightcrawler (2015), and the upcoming The Circle (2017). On TV, he is best remembered as Bill Henrickson in Big Love (2006-2011), which earned him 3 Golden Globe nominations; as John Garrett in
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
and most recently in Training Day (2017). He also directed two films: the tense Frailty (2001), in which he also starred and
The Greatest Game Ever Played
(2005). One of the finest people in the business who’ll be truly missed.
Did these anons even watch Moonlight?! Did they read the screenplay?! Are they aware of the trends against blacks and POCs in these award shows?! I'm ambivalent over La La Land, but Moonlight rightly deserved all the mother f*cking awards and hell yeah I'll keep yelling incoherently for the next week! It's rare the Academy "gets it right" and for an ambitious indie film about a poignant, HUMAN story of a poor, gay, black boy/teen/man by black actors/director/creatives... FUCK. YES.