Lance Harbor, the golden-haired quarterback of the West Canaan High School football team, tip-off his blue and white-hot Coyotes hat as he places the bully pep rally crowd. “I was lying in bunked last-place darknes, ” he starts, high-pitched screams spewing in the auditorium. A smile flashes across his face. Harbor licks his lips and jokes about his dream, in which his unit suppress their upcoming rival. Followers cheer with enthusiasm. He sheds up the “love” sign, marches off theatre and gets an approving pat from his coach.
While casting the 1999 teen flick “Varsity Off-colors, ” director Brian Robbins looked long and hard for an up-and-coming actor who are likely encompass all aspects of Harbor, a wizard athlete who have fallen victim a heartbreaking injury mid-season.
Soon enough, Paul Walker strolled into his audition room — and he was perfect.
“It was really about finding an actor who could reach that reference come to life, ” Robbins , now the president of Nickelodeon, told HuffPost. “And I can flat out tell you, when Paul Walker came into the casting session, the throw chairmen all died. He was just so handsome and charismatic that every one in the building sort of fell apart. He exactly represented that reference the instant he marched through the door.”
Several people who worked with Walker told HuffPost that the actor, who died at persons under the age of 40 in a regrettable 2013 car gate-crash, was also down to earth, friendly and genu — a California boy who would rather shark dive than is currently under any hifalutin Los Angeles party. Fame was not something he ever chased, but his flair and good looks conducted him to eventually become the face of a billion-dollar film franchise.