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EIGHT BELOW

With an undeniable screen presence and talent that has enabled him to work on several of the most successful films of the past few years, PAUL WALKER has made the leap to leading-man status.

Walker recently completed production on the action-drama "The Death and Life of Bobby Z” for director John Herzfeld, in which he plays an ex-Marine who must help a DEA official (Laurence Fishburne) by impersonating a recently deceased drug lord and ultimately finds himself running from the law. Walker has also completed production on the DreamWorks and Warner Bros. World War II drama, "Flags of Our Fathers,” with Director Clint Eastwood. Based on James Bradley's book Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima, Walker plays Hank Hansen, a seasoned soldier fighting in that infamous battle.

Walker will next be seen in two upcoming and very different feature films—EIGHT BELOW and "Running Scared.” "Running Scared,” which was written and directed by Wayne Kramer ("The Cooler”) and co-stars Vera Farmiga, takes place over the course of one night and tells the story of two ten-year-old boys who get their hands on a mob gun used in the shooting of a cop. Walker plays the father of one of the boys, and he must locate the kids before the mob finds them first. The film will be released by New Line on February 24th. Walker was last seen in the Sony/Mandalay Pictures film "Into the Blue,” from director John Stockwell, co-starring Jessica Alba.

In the 2004 holiday season, Walker was seen in "Noel,” starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Penelope Cruz. The film was Chazz Palminteri's directorial debut for Neverland Films. In 2003, Walker co-starred in director Richard Donner's adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel Timeline for Paramount Pictures. He also starred in Universal's "2 Fast 2 Furious” (grossing more than $127 million), the sequel to last year's box-office success. In the film, which was directed by John Singleton, Walker reprised his role as Brian O'Conner, a cop who is stripped of his badge and is recruited to infiltrate the Miami street-racing circuit in an effort to redeem himself. He also previously starred in Universal's "The Fast and the Furious,” which reunited him with director Rob Cohen and co-starred Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Rick Yune. Walker also co-starred with Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski in the critically praised thriller "Joy Ride.” The film was directed by John Dahl ("Rounders”) for 20th Century Fox.

Walker also co-starred in the box-office hits "The Skulls” (directed by Rob Cohen), opposite Joshua Jackson, about a Harvard secret elitist society, and the football dramedy "Varsity Blues,” opposite James Van Der Beek for Paramount Pictures. He was also seen in the critically acclaimed film "Pleasantville,” from New Line Cinema. This fantasy drama, from writer/director Gary Ross, is about two 1990s teens (Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire) who get trapped in a 1950s "Leave It to Beaver”-type television show. Walker's other films include Miramax's "She's All That,” opposite Freddy Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook, and "Brokedown Palace” for 20th Century Fox, with Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale.

When not on location, Walker resides in Los Angeles.

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