Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas ,USA. He is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer.
Biography and Career :
He spend his childhood in Alpine. His family was poor, living in a home without electricity. He didn't have many friends while he was child. One of them was Tom Epperson, the one to become his partner for sprits, later. After graduating high school, Thornton got a job and got married. He got divorced after two years, returning to college in order to keep on studying psychology.
His debut as an actor was in "Hunter's Blood" (1987). After obtaining parts in "Zombie town", "Evening Shade", "One False Move" and "Dead Man" (1995), he wrote the script for "A Family
Thing" in 1996, together with Epperson. He became known as an important script-writer and actor in Hollywood after the success of "Sling Blade" in 1996. He starred in films like: "The Apostle" , "U-Turn" (1997). After that he got important parts in "Primary Colors" and "Armageddon". In 1998 he got an Oscar with "A Simple Plan". He wrote directed and starred in "Daddy and Them" and then he got nominated to Golden Globe for "The Man Who Wasn't There" .
His private life was very mediated by media, especially for his marriage to Angelina Jolie, marriage that ended in May, 2003.
- Nationality: American
- Height: 6'
- Wife: Angelina Jolie (actress; b. June 4, 1975; 2000-2003), Pietra Cherniak (married on February 18, 1993; filed for divorce in April 1997), Cynda William (actress; b. 1966; 1990-1992), Toni Lawrence (actress; 1986-1988), Melissa Gatlin (1978-1980)
- Father: Billy Ray (basketball coach; died of lung cancer in 1973)
- Mother: Virginia (psychic)
- Brother: John David (born in 1969), Jimmy Don (musician; born in 1958; died of heart problems in 1988)
- Daughter: Bella (born in September 2004; mother: Connie Angland), Amanda (mother: Melissa Gatlin)
- Son: Maddox (adopted in 2002), Harry (born in 1994; mother: Pietra Cherniak), William (born in 1993; mother: Pietra Cherniak)
- He admits he's unlikely to get married again, because he's afraid of being wed more times than Mickey Rooney.
- He got his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.
- "Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream."
- "Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots, but when we do it we're the biggest weirdos on the block."
- "Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy."
- "I believe in running through the rain and crashing into the person you love and having your lips bleed on each other."
- Peace Like a River (2007)
- Mr. Woodcock (2007)
- The Astronaut Farmer (2007)
- School for Scoundrels (2006)
- The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings (2006) (V)
- The Ice Harvest (2005)
- Bad News Bears (2005)
- Friday Night Lights (2004)
- The Alamo (2004)
- Chrystal (2004)
- Bad Santa (2003)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
- Levity (2003)
- Waking Up in Reno (2002)
- The Badge (2002)
- "Saturday Night Live" .... Host (1 episode, 2001)
- Monster's Ball (2001)
- Bandits (2001)
- Daddy and Them (2001)
- The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
- CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery (2001) (TV) (voice)
- "CatDog" (1 episode, 2000)
- The Last Real Cowboys (2000)
- South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
- Pushing Tin (1999)
- "King of the Hill" (1 episode, 1998)
- A Simple Plan (1998)
- Armageddon (1998)
- Homegrown (1998)
- Primary Colors (1998)
- The Apostle (1997)
- U Turn (1997)
- Mononoke-hime (1997) (voice: English version)
- A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)
- "Ellen" (2 episodes, 1997)
- The Winner (1996)
- Sling Blade (1996)
- Don't Look Back (1996) (TV)
- "AMC: Film Preservation Classics" .... Host (1 episode, 1996)
- Out There (1995) (TV)
- The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
- Dead Man (1995)
- "Hearts Afire" (3 episodes, 1992-1994)
- On Deadly Ground (1994)
- Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)
- Floundering (1994)
- Tombstone (1993)
- Bound by Honor (1993)
- Indecent Proposal (1993)
- Trouble Bound (1993)
- Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun (1993) (V)
- The Killing Box (1993)
- One False Move (1992)
- "Knots Landing" (1 episode, 1992)
- For the Boys (1991)
- Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1991)
- "Evening Shade" (1 episode, 1990)
- "The Outsiders" (1 episode, 1990)
- Going Overboard (1989)
- Circus (1988) (TV)
- South of Reno (1988)
- The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987) (TV)
- "Matlock" (1 episode, 1987)
- Hunter's Blood (1987).
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