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The Fast and the Furious started as a film about street racing, but became so much more. It birthed a franchise revolving around the lives of the criminal Dominic "Dom" Toretto (Vin Diesel), his sister Mia (Jordana Brewester), his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), and his friend-turned-enemy-turned friend and sister's beau, Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker), a cop who became a criminal in the name of honor, love and friendship.
Walker and Diesel led the franchise through its six films as new characters joined the team and some were lost. They have been the staple of a franchise of which the most recent film grossed $238,679,850, according to Box Office Mojo.
Six films later, the franchise still has plans for the future, with the next installment connecting the most recent with Tokyo Drift via the introduction of a new baddie, Ian Shaw, played by action hero favorite Jason Statham. The film, directed by James Wan, was set to come out in 2014, but due to Paul Walker's tragically sudden passing, it faces a delay. The story won't be the same without Brian O'Connor but hopefully they will commemorate the character in the best way to honor Walker's memory, and Walker's role in making the franchise what it is will never be forgotten.
The franchise is Walker's legacy and he will be missed from it greatly. He helped make all of these films enjoyable, but some were better than others, so here's a ranking of the six films in the series that he skillfully helped build: