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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

William Robert Thornton

Birth Date :

August 04, 1955

Birth Place :

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Spouse :

Melissa Lee Gatlin (1978-1980), Toni Lawrence (1986-1988), Cynda Williams (1990-1992), Pietra Dawn Cherniak (1993-1997), Angelina Jolie (actress, 5-May-00 - 27-May-03), Connie Angland (since 22-Oct-14)

Claim to fame :

As Karl Childers in movie "Sling Blade" ( 1996)

Biography


Billy Bob Thornton, born on August 4, 1955, initially started off his career in showbiz playing drums and singing with band Tres Hombres. In 1981 he left his native Arkansas for Los Angeles with the companion of best friend Tom Epperson. There the twosome tried to sell film scripts they written but no one bought. Following the setback, Thornton finally scored his acting debut in the 1986 "Hunter's Blood", which led to his character invention of Karl Childers that was featured in his critically acclaimed film "Sling Blade" (1996).

Writing, directing, and starring in the movie helped increasing his popularity, even more after he was recognized for his 1992 flick "One False Move". Winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, in fact, earned Thornton worldwide recognition and more major roles.

Latest News


Billy Bob Thornton Secretly Marries Girlfriend in L.A.

February 22, 2015 16:54:26 GMT

has got married for months. "Billy Bob Thornton, 59, and longtime girlfriend Connie Angland, 49, were wed on Oct. 22, 2014 at their home in Los Angeles during a private ceremony before family," a representative confirms the happy news.
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Billy Bob Thornton Says Jennifer Aniston Is His 'Lifelong Goal'

January 13, 2015 07:16:13 GMT

revealed his crush on during a chat with Access Hollywood on Sunday, January 11 following the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. The 59-year-old actor was asked by hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover to play "Who Would You Rather?"
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'Big Bang Theory' Boss Talks About Billy Bob Thornton's Surprise Guest Spot

November 01, 2014 03:31:54 GMT

"" moved back to its Thursday slot with a big surprise on October 30. The most recent episode of the CBS long-running series featured as a guest star, which was unheard of until the episode aired.
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Billy Bob Thornton Talks About Bloody Past With Angelina Jolie: 'It Was a Crazy Time'

October 23, 2014 04:20:35 GMT

talked about his past with his ex-wife in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Asked about "vials of blood" which he and Angelina became infamous for in the early 2000s, Billy replied, "I mean it was a crazy time. I've never been fond of it."
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James Marsden Coming to HBO's 'Westworld'

August 09, 2014 02:04:39 GMT

"" cast continues expanding with another addition. is the latest to join the HBO dark drama pilot which is executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.
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First 'Grizzly' Trailer Sees James Marsden's Life in Danger

July 21, 2014 03:22:08 GMT

After going through two title changes and still not having a release date, "Grizzly" unveils its first trailer. The thriller directed by "" helmer David Hackl follows a group of people hunting for a rogue Grizzly bear aka the "Red Machine" that is also hunting them.
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'Fargo' New Teaser: Billy Bob Thornton Tells Martin Freeman to Kill His Bully

March 19, 2014 09:05:32 GMT

FX has debuted another teaser for "", sharing more actual scenes from the new limited series. plays insurance salesman Lester Nygaard who sports a bruise in his face after being bullied at work. He meets 's mysterious drifter character, Lorne Malvo, who suggests Lester to kill the man who tortures him.
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'Fargo' Gets Release Date, Billy Bob Thornton Explains Why He Agreed to Do the TV Show

January 15, 2014 04:03:46 GMT

FX has set a premiere date for "", the small-screen take on the Coen brothers' 1996 crime film. The limited series starring and will debut Tuesday, April 15 at 10 P.M.
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Billy Bob Thornton to Star on TV Adaptation of 'Fargo'

August 03, 2013 02:46:15 GMT

is going to "". The Golden Globe Award-nominated actor has signed up to star on a TV adaptation of the critically-acclaimed crime film that has been developed as a limited series (10 episodes) on FX.
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Angelina Jolie Wrote Foreword for Ex-Husband Billy Bob Thornton

February 23, 2012 17:55:48 GMT

and prove it that exes can live as best friends. It has been confirmed by book publisher HarperCollins that Jolie wrote the foreword to her ex-husband's new book, "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts".
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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Gets 20 Years in Prison

October 07, 2011 15:40:25 GMT

's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was sentenced to 20 years of prison after found guilty on aggravated manslaughter of her best friend's child. Brumfield, who has not talked to her actor father for years, attended the sentencing on Thursday, October 6 and broke down after hearing the sentence.
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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Found Guilty in Baby's Death

June 02, 2011 15:33:19 GMT

A judge has laid the verdict that 's estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield is found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her best friend's 1-year-old. Olivia Madison Garcia died while Brumfield was babysitting in October 2008.
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Selena Gomez Writing Songs About Friends Who Broke Her Heart

March 19, 2011 05:48:45 GMT

Singer is taking a leaf out of pal 's songbook and writing tunes about friends who have broken her heart on her upcoming album. Gomez, who is currently dating pop star , insists her next album will be full of deeply personal songs.
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Billy Bob Thornton to Hit 'Bad Santa 2'

March 19, 2011 05:40:36 GMT

is set to don the Santa suit again for a "" sequel. The movie star is in negotiations with Miramax-Weinstein film executives to reprise his boozy, foul-mouthed character Willie from the hit 2003 comedy.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Billy Bob Thornton Wanted for 'The Stand'

February 05, 2011 03:56:50 GMT

Legendary horror writer Stephen King is urging movie bosses to cast and in the upcoming big screen remake of his 1978 book "". The post-apocalyptic story, which sees the United States devastated by a superflu virus, was used as the basis for a 1994 TV miniseries of the same name starring in the lead role of survivor Stuart Redman.
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Billy Bob Thornton Denies He Had Angelina Jolie's Blood

December 29, 2010 03:25:10 GMT

has dispelled rumors he wore a vial of 's blood around his neck, blaming the public image of the couple as "vampires" for the bizarre story. Thornton married the actress in 2000 and they frequently made headlines with reports about their love life, including speculation they kept one another's blood in tiny bottles.
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Billy Bob Thornton on Raw Diet During Thanksgiving

November 26, 2010 05:13:26 GMT

Hollywood star is eating only raw foods this Thanksgiving, November 25 after adopting a "ridiculous" diet consisting of fruit, vegetables and cereal. The actor admits he goes through phases where he will refuse to chow down on cooked meals in favor of surviving on a minimalist diet.
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Billy Bob Thornton: Quality Films No Longer Being Offered to Me Post Recession

November 24, 2010 07:30:28 GMT

The recession hit harder than most Hollywood stars - because he was unaware the global financial crisis had hit the studios so badly. The "Slingblade" star had been on the road with his band The Boxmasters for two years and hadn't paid much attention to Tinseltown, and when he finally checked in with his agent he was stunned to discover that quality movies were no longer being offered to him.
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Billy Bob Thornton Vows to Choose His Words Carefully on the Media

November 23, 2010 06:38:48 GMT

has learned to keep his mouth shut about certain things when he's chatting to the media - but insists he'll never be rude to the people who publicize his films. The actor has been much maligned for his quirks and comments in the past and now, after a Hollywood hiatus, he's back with a vengeance in new action blockbuster "". But this time, he's choosing his words carefully.
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Billy Bob Thornton Turns Down Offer to Return to 'Friday Night Lights'

August 27, 2010 06:48:57 GMT

has turned down the chance to reprise his "" role for the TV spin-off's upcoming season finale because his busy schedule doesn't allow it. The movie star was approached by the film's director Peter Berg and his fellow producers and asked to play Coach Gary Gaines again.
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Teaser Trailer for Will Ferrell's 'Megamind' Comes Out

March 19, 2010 04:23:52 GMT

An upcoming film from DreamWorks SKG "" has got its preview through a teaser trailer. Making its way out online on March 18, the snippet does not explain much about the storyline but highlights super villain Megamind who makes a public appearance but almost loses his face due to wrong music background.
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Video Premiere: T-Pain's 'Reverse Cowgirl'

March 19, 2010 04:02:54 GMT

has debuted a music video filmed to support his new single "Reverse Cowgirl". The Jeremy Rall-directed video features the Auto-Tune MC rapping to the camera with slow-motion captures of beautiful women sometime intercepting his scenes.
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Vanessa Hudgens and Others Came to CBS Films' 2010 ShoWest Panel

March 19, 2010 03:56:34 GMT

was sandwiched between and at the 2010 ShoWest gala on Thursday, March 18 afternoon. They attended the CBS Films luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada as the cast of "" which will hit the U.S. theaters on July 30. Hudgens and Pettyfer in particular were honored at the event as the Stars of Tomorrow.
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