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In tribute, here are five of his more memorable moments from that franchise.
The Chase: ("Fast & Furious"): As Dominic Toretto (
The Auto Jump ("2 Fast 2 Furious"): Walker's O'Conner is in a Yenko Camaro when he sees a drug-lord villain getting away, so he jumps the car onto ... a yacht, "Knight Rider"-style. Did we mention the boat was moving? Rescued in the operation:
The Human Jump (
And speaking of Rio ("Fast Five"): Dom and Brian, with their loot in tow, down in Brazil. Now the franchise got golden.
The Race ("The Fast and the Furious"): The big finish that started it all, as Toretto and O'Conner go white-knuckle, all-out mano-a-mano in the first film's final race, jumping train tracks and numerous other obstacles in the process. (You can relive the moment with the clip above.) Movies had car chases before, and it had finales, but it never had a car-chase finale like this.
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