Bill Paxton

The recent, untimely death of veteran actor Bill Paxton sparked a bit of nostalgia in me and I went back and revisited some
Rolex spot featured Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday.
He proved that, sometimes, the guy next door could end up commanding the room.
"His warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."
The eight gunslingers in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight really are hateful, so why do we like watching them so much, and so long -- 3-and-a-half hours -- give or take, including an overture and intermission.
Both actors can handle comedy and drama, have been in a nice mix of Oscar contenders and crowd pleasers, do funny stuff on late night shows, and both display an effortless, non-threatening, regular-guy appeal that makes them easy to relate to and root for.
Actor Bill Paxton is featured this Sunday (April 19 at 10/9c on TLC) on Who Do You Think You Are? and digs into the paternal half of his family tree. He begins by solving a long-standing mystery by determining that he is indeed related to Texan hero Sam Houston.