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Billy Bob Thornton

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Biography

Thornton receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 6, 2012

Source: Wikipedia

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer-songwriter and drummer. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 thriller One False Move and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama 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 Armageddon (1998), which was the highest-grossing film of that year and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination.

Fact file

  • Born: August 4, 1955 (age 60) Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor filmmaker singer-songwriter
  • Years active: 1986–present
  • Spouse(s): Melissa Lee Gatlin (1978–80) Toni Lawrence (1986–88) Cynda Williams (1990–92) Pietra Dawn Cherniak (1993–97) Angelina Jolie (2000–03) Connie Angland (2014–present)
  • Children: 4
  • Genres: Country rock blues rock
  • Instruments: Vocals drums
  • Labels: Vanguard
  • Associated acts: The Boxmasters
  • Website: billybobthornton.net

Read more about Billy Bob Thornton at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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'Bad Santa' Star Tony Cox Hits Kid on Bike with His Car
TMZ, 2019-08-08 20:12:59
Tony Cox -- who starred alongside Billy Bob Thornton as his elf sidekick in the 'Bad Santa' films -- just delivered a terrible gift to an unlucky kid ... a foot injury and a busted up bike. The veteran actor struck the boy on his bike Thursday in…

dhollowayvariety
Variety, 2018-12-11 19:00:58
Amazon has renewed legal drama “Goliath” for a third season. “Goliath” centers on washed-up lawyer Billy McBride, played by Billy Bob Thornton, who has one shot at redemption after a client he successfully defended from a murder charge went on to slaughter a family. Thornton won a Golden Globe for ...

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Variety, 2018-11-15 16:00:12
The migration of movie stars to television has resulted in some series that seem divinely ordained — from Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in “Big Little Lies” to Billy Bob Thornton and Kirsten Dunst on “Fargo” — and others that feel significantly more random. “Queen America,” which forces an Oscar ...

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