Billy Bob Thornton

  • Billy Bob Thornton
    • 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)

Billy Bob Thornton 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.

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