However, lack of attention would not be a problem for Paul Walker for long.
As the town stud (a la 1950s) who more than meets his match in modern day Reese Witherspoon, he was one of the most memorable characters of the film.
"Everyone that ever encountered him, he had a way of just talking to people and just making everyone -- regardless of whether he just met you or not -- feel like you were the most important person in the world." PHOTOS: Paul Walker's Adorable Childhood Photo Album He stresses that the star was much more than "just the car guy." "He loved cars, but he had so many different passions, so many different loves," he explains. He just paid for everything." However, Paul's fans all around the world -- and even his co-stars like Michelle Williams and Tyrese Gibson -- have stepped it up.
"[He was] multi-faceted, [an] adventurer, spontaneous, obsessive-compulsive. A recent fundraiser, where the two stars made a surprise appearance, resulted in more than $100,000 for the charity. "It's incredible." VIDEO: Paul Walker's Dad -- 'I Miss Him More Now' In November, Paul Walker's father, Paul Walker III, sat down with ET and shared touching, emotional memories of his late son.
He was a really great example for me." Cody, a paramedic, is now a brand manager for Paul's disaster relief organization Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW).
He shares that the organization is definitely struggling without its generous leader.
Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California.
He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie.Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004.His grandfather, William Walker, was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a Navy middleweight boxing champion, while his maternal grandfather commanded a tank battalion in Italy under General Patton during World War II.Paul grew up active in sports like soccer and surfing. Paul was cast for the first season of the family sitcom, Throb (1986) and began modeling until he received a script for the 1994 movie, Tammy and the T-Rex (1994).He attended high school at Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, California, graduating in 1991.With encouragement from friends and an old casting agent who remembered him as a child, he decided to try his luck again with acting shortly after returning from College.