Billy Bob Thornton Biography

Birthday: 1955-08-04
Place of Birth: Hot Springs, Arkansas USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: William Robert (Billy Bob) Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 4, 1955 to William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton (educator, high school history teacher, basketball coach; deceased) and Virginia R. Faulkner (psychic). He has three younger brothers, James Donald (Jimmy Don), born in 1958 and now deceased, James (Jim) Bean and John David, born in 1969. He has been married 5 times and has 4 children: daughter Amanda Brumfield, with Melissa Lee Gatlin (now Parish); sons William and Harry, both with Pietra Dawn Cherniak; and daughter Bella with Connie Angland. Billy Bob began his artistic career as a musician, playing drums and singing in a band called Tres Hombres, which once opened for 'Hank Williams Jr' . In 1981, he moved to Los Angeles with childhood friend Tom Epperson to pursue an acting and writing career. On the side, Billy Bob also sought work as a singer and drummer. He and Epperson tried for years to sell their scripts but no one was buying. During those rough times, Billy Bob neglected his health and subsequently landed in the hospital with heart problems due to malnutrition. In 1992, Billy Bob starred in One False Move (1992), a movie he co-wrote with Epperson. The team finally received attention because of this work, which was very well received in Hollywood. His popularity increased steadily, especially after Sling Blade (1996) which he wrote, directed and in which he starred. Billy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 7, 2004.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
One False Move 1992 Thriller
Hearts Afire Billy Bob Davis 1992 - 1995 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Man Who Wasn't There Ed Crane 1983
South of Reno Counterman 1988 Drama
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown Donny 1989 Comedy, Horror
One False Move 1992 Thriller, Crime, Drama
Grey Knight Langston 1993 Horror
Indecent Proposal 1993 Drama, Romance
Blood In, Blood Out Lightning 1993 Action, Crime, Drama
On Deadly Ground Homer Carlton 1994 Action, Adventure, Thriller
The Stars Fell on Henrietta 1995 Drama
Sling Blade Karl Childers 1996 Drama
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Syd / Monk 1997 Drama, Thriller
U Turn Darrell 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Apostle 1998 Drama
Primary Colors Richard Jemmons 1998 Comedy, Drama
Homegrown 1998 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Armageddon Dan Truman 1998 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
A Simple Plan Jacob 1998 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Pushing Tin Russell Bell 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade Karl Childers 1999 Drama, Thriller
Princess Mononoke Jigo 1999 Animation, Action, Adventure
South of Heaven, West of Hell Brig. Smalls 2000 Drama
CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery 2001
Bandits Terry Lee Collins 2001 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Daddy and Them Claude Montgomery 2002 Comedy, Drama
The Badge 2002 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Waking Up in Reno 2002 Comedy, Romance
Levity Manual Jordan 2003
Intolerable Cruelty Howard D. Doyle 2003 Comedy, Romance, Crime
Bad Santa Willie 2003 Comedy, Crime
Chrystal Joe 2004 Crime, Drama
The Alamo Davy Crockett 2004 Drama, History
Friday Night Lights Coach Gary Gaines 2004 Action, Drama, Sport
Fade Out 2005
Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker 2005 Comedy, Family, Sport
The Ice Harvest Vic Cavanaugh 2005 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Trouble Bound Coldface 2006 Action, Comedy
School for Scoundrels Dr. P 2006 Comedy, Romance
Mr Woodcock Mr. Woodcock 2007
The Astronaut Farmer Charles Farmer 2007 Adventure, Drama
Mr. Woodcock Mr. Woodcock 2007
Eagle Eye Agent Thomas Morgan 2008 Action, Mystery, Thriller
The Informers William Sloan 2009 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Faster Cop 2010 Action, Crime, Drama
Puss in Boots Jack 2011 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Baytown Outlaws Carlos 2013 Action, Comedy, Crime
Jayne Mansfield's Car Skip Caldwell 2013 Drama
Parkland Forrest Sorrels 2013 Drama
London Fields Samson Young 2014 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Entourage Financier 2015 Comedy
Our Brand Is Crisis Pat Candy 2015 Comedy, Drama
Bad Santa 2 Willie 2016 Comedy