I'm still in shock at BILL PAXTON'S unexpected passing last week. A great talent and, from what I hear, an even greater human being.
For those who have conversed with me more than 10 minutes, you know 'ALIENS' is my favorite movie, and my fandom is strong to say the least. Paxton's performance as HUDSON was iconic, impactful and influential. Over the years, he remained one of my favorite actors and his passing is a huge, sorrowful loss.
I never had the honor of meeting Mr Paxton, but I did have one fun, super-brief encounter. While at work in 2010, I received a text from my buddy, Dylan, who was then-working at a local comic book store. Bill Paxton had just walked in and was shopping.
Check out our text exchange:
Awesome.... and embarrassing, haha.
Here are some of my favorite Bill Paxton roles:
EDGE OF TOMORROW
A SIMPLE PLAN
1955 - 2017
* Bill Paxton: The first (of now-two) people to have been killed on screen by an ALIEN, PREDATOR and TERMINATOR.