Bill Paxton: 1955-2017

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Bill Paxton has long been one of my favorite actors.  In a lot of ways, his acting style reminds me of Nicolas Cage, when Nicolas Cage is at his best.  They always take risks that sometimes, but not always, pay off to an incredible result… they just need the right project for them.  Paxton’s work was usually more consistent, and he was capable of great subtlety, like his performance on the HBO series Big Love.  He was also capable of amazing, over-the-top performances like that of Private Hudson in Aliens, or when he’s pleading for his life and saying he has a little dick in True Lies.

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