Having captured the attention of audiences and industry executives alike with his undeniable on-screen presence in a string of supporting roles, Paul Walker made his breakout as undercover cop Brian O’Conner in the 2001 hit film "The Fast and The Furious". Since then, he has maintained a balance of box-office hits and dramatic roles to cement his leap to leading man status.
Walker is well known and admired for his versatility, having transformed on-screen into a soldier under the direction of Clint Eastwood, an Arctic research scientist in the Disney family adventure "Eight Below", and a New Jersey mobster in a gritty independent feature. Walker reprised the role of Brian O’Conner with Vin Diesel and the original cast in the fifth installment of "The Fast and The Furious" franchise, "Fast 5". Already regarded as one of Hollywood’s most lucrative film franchises, this fifth film was the biggest movie opening of 2011, receiving USD 86.2 million domestically with equal success internationally. The film also marked the highest weekend opening for Universal, having beaten out “Jurassic Park”.
In the summer of 2011, Walker starred in the Screen Gems crime action film "Takers" as a bank robber alongside Matt Dillon and Hayden Christensen. The film quickly took the top spot at the box office and maintained high numbers after opening weekend. This year Walker will star in and executive produce "Vehicle 19", an indie thriller from the 2010 Black List of best unproduced screenplays.
Additional film credits include "Pleasantville", "Varsity Blues", "Into the Blue", "She’s All That", "The Skulls" and "Flags of our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima".