“… nimbly maneuvers through the stages of Walker’s life and ensures that the ever-looming sadness does not invade the more lively aspects …”
Also interviewed are several peers and filmmakers who worked with Paul Walker on various movies. Tyrese Gibson, who first co-starred with Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and the sequels, starting with Fast And Furious 6. Gibson and Walker became fast friends on set and stayed in touch frequently when not making a movie together. Gibson was impressed with Walker’s humility and generosity.
As is stated by several people throughout I Am Paul Walker, Walker never let fame get to his head. He was always willing to take a picture or give an autograph with/ to his fans and was not stingy with his fortune. Director Wayne Kramer recalls that on the set of Running Scared he wanted a certain kind of camera crane, yet the budget would not allow for it. The next day, lo and behold, the crane was onset. What Kramer later found out was that it was Walker who bought (rented?) the crane for the movie’s production and he did not want the other crew members telling Kramer who was responsible for it. Walker did not need the gratitude or thanks, he just did what he knew was right.
That same spirit extended beyond just family and friends. Walker had an affinity, if you will, for the ocean and surfing was his “zen.” He was also interested in the creatures and fauna that lived beneath the sea, leading him on a great white shark tagging expedition, which was filmed for the National Geographic show Shark Men (though it was shot under a different title). Walker was also determined to help those in need, especially after a major crisis. He traveled to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
“…an incredibly detailed documentary about the actor’s life, family, career, and legacy.”
Most importantly in Paul Walker’s life though, was his daughter Meadow. He often talked about leaving Hollywood, as he made “more money than he could spend” and be there to raise his daughter. Meadow lived in Hawaii for 13 years then moved to California to live with Walker in 2011. He loved being around her and would often ask her advice on work and personal matters.