The Fast and the Furious franchise (2001-13)
Paul Walker’s career took off after he created the role of LAPD cop Brian O’Conner in 2001’s The Fast and the Furious. He went on to star in four sequels, and was set to return next year in Fast & Furious 7.
The Young & the Restless (1992)
Like so many big stars, Walker got his start in daytime dramas. For a short time, he played Brandon Collins, a nice guy — and potential love interest for the boss’s daughter — who worked for Newman Enterprises. He briefly reprised the role in 2009.
She's All That (1999)
Walker played a jerk jock named Dean Sampson who wooed Rachel Leigh Cook out of her nerd clothes and into a high school hottie who really only had eyes…for Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Walker played the perfect all-American boy Skip Martin in this fantasy comedy-drama.
Varsity Blues (1999)
As Lance Harbor, Walker continued his successful run playing studly high school boys in this dramedy about a football team in Texas.
The Skulls (2000)
Another movie that starred Walker as…a student! This time, though, he embodied the role of a privileged collegiate in an elitist fraternity that carries a deadly secret.
Walker starred in this forgettable thriller based on Michael Crichton’s novel about a group of archaeological students who get trapped in the past.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Walker portrayed Hank Hansen, a Marine sergeant who participated in the first flag raising over Iwo Jima, in this critically acclaimed Clint Eastwood adaptation.
Eight Below (2006)
Walker headlined this feel-good Disney flick that adapted the events of an ill-fated Japanese expedition to Antarctica in the late ’50s.