Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton


Date of Birth:
Aug 4, 1955

Place of Birth:
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States

Actor, Filmmaker, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Melissa Lee Gatlin (m. 1978; div. 1980), Toni Lawrence (m. 1986; div. 1988), Cynda Williams (m. 1990; div. 1992), Pietra Dawn Cherniak (m. 1993; div. 1997), Angelina Jolie (m. 2000; div. 2003), Connie Angland (m. 2014)


Years active:

Country rock, blues rock


Vocals, drums

Billy Bob Thornton - Summary Details

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician.

Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster film Armageddon (1998), which was the highest-grossing film of that year, and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Academy Awards nomination.

In the 2000s, he achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Friday Night Lights (2004); comedies Bandits (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Bad Santa (2003); and action films Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred in the first season of the anthology series Fargo, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

Thornton is cited as an "anti-film star" who approaches his roles like a character actor and rarely accepts roles in blockbusters. He has been vocal about his disrespect for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. As an influential actor, Thornton is known for his diversity and work rate, appearing in at least one film per year nearly every year since...

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Billy Bob Thornton Eagle Eye Interview

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Billy Bob Thornton in "The Man who wasn't there"

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Entourage Movie

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Puss In Boots DVD

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