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Billy Bob Thornton

Born: 1955

Biography

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. Thornton gained early recognition as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and in several early 1990s films including On Deadly Ground and Tombstone. In the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade 's success, including 1998's Armageddon and A Simple Plan. During the late 1990s, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released three albums and was the singer of a blues rock band.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Resources

Movies

Monster's Ball

Hank Grotowski in Monster's Ball

Bad Santa

Willie in Bad Santa

The Badge

Sheriff Darl in The Badge

The Man Who Wasn't There

Ed Crane in The Man Who Wasn't There

The Astronaut Farmer

Charles Farmer in The Astronaut Farmer

Levity

Manuel Jordan in Levity

Sling Blade

Karl Childers in Sling Blade

Chrystal

Joe in Chrystal

Daddy and Them

Claude Montgomery in Daddy and Them

School for Scoundrels

Dr. P in School for Scoundrels

Mr. Woodcock

Jasper Woodcock in Mr. Woodcock

Bad News Bears

Morris Buttermaker in Bad News Bears

Friday Night Lights

Coach Gary Gaines in Friday Night Lights

Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade

Karl Childers in Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade

The Smell of Success

Patrick in The Smell of Success

The Informers

William in The Informers

Bad Santa 2

Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2

Mr. Thornton Goes to Hollywood

Self in Mr. Thornton Goes to Hollywood

2006 St. Louis Cardinals: The Official World Series Film

Narrator in 2006 St. Louis Cardinals: The Official World Series Film

The Last Real Cowboys

Tar in The Last Real Cowboys

Dislecksia: The Movie

Himself in Dislecksia: The Movie

Devil's Peak

Charlie McNeely in Devil's Peak

Nashville Rises

narration in Nashville Rises

The First Boys of Spring

in The First Boys of Spring

Armageddon

Dan Truman in Armageddon

A Simple Plan

Jacob Mitchell in A Simple Plan

Bandits

Terry Lee Collins in Bandits

The Alamo

Davy Crockett in The Alamo

One False Move

Ray Malcolm in One False Move

South of Heaven, West of Hell

Brig. Smalls in South of Heaven, West of Hell

The Ice Harvest

Vic in The Ice Harvest

Pushing Tin

Russell Bell in Pushing Tin

Faster

Cop in Faster

(Inside Out): Warren Zevon

Narrator in (Inside Out): Warren Zevon

Homegrown

Jack Marsden in Homegrown

NFL: Favre 4 Ever

Voice in NFL: Favre 4 Ever

A Million Little Pieces

Leonard in A Million Little Pieces

The Ventures: Stars on Guitars

in The Ventures: Stars on Guitars

Waking Up in Reno

Lonnie Earl Dodd in Waking Up in Reno

Primary Colors

Richard Jemmons in Primary Colors

Our Brand Is Crisis

Pat Candy in Our Brand Is Crisis

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

General Hollanek in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Walk, Don't Run: The Story of The Ventures

in Walk, Don't Run: The Story of The Ventures

Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland

in Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland

Don't Look Back

Marshall in Don't Look Back

Parkland

Forrest Sorrels in Parkland

London Fields

Samson Young in London Fields

Puss in Boots

Jack (voice) in Puss in Boots

The Gray Man

Fitzroy in The Gray Man

Classic Albums: Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') Over-Nite Sensation

Self in Classic Albums: Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') Over-Nite Sensation

Temple of Art

Self in Temple of Art

Grey Knight

Langston in Grey Knight

Cut Bank

Stan Steeley in Cut Bank

ZZ Top - That Little Ol' Band from Texas

Self in ZZ Top - That Little Ol' Band from Texas

The Apostle

Troublemaker in The Apostle

Indecent Proposal

Day Tripper in Indecent Proposal

Trouble Bound

Coldface in Trouble Bound

Into the Grizzly Maze

Douglass in Into the Grizzly Maze

CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery

Hound Dog McDog / CatDog's Step-father (voice) in CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery

U Turn

Darrell in U Turn

On Deadly Ground

Homer Carlton in On Deadly Ground

Eagle Eye

Thomas Morgan in Eagle Eye

A Gun, a Car, a Blonde

Syd / Monk in A Gun, a Car, a Blonde

Jayne Mansfield's Car

Skip Caldwell in Jayne Mansfield's Car

The Winner

Jack in The Winner

The Judge

Dwight Dickham in The Judge

Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration

Self in Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration

Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine

Self in Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine

Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man

Self in Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man

Intolerable Cruelty

Howard D. Doyle in Intolerable Cruelty

The Baytown Outlaws

Carlos in The Baytown Outlaws

The Dark Backward

Patron at Sloppy's in The Dark Backward

Hollywood.Con

Boxmaster in Hollywood.Con

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Himself in Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

The Stars Fell on Henrietta

Roy in The Stars Fell on Henrietta

Ramble At The Ryman

Himself in Ramble At The Ryman

Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed: Live In Austin

Himself in Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed: Live In Austin

21 Years: Richard Linklater

Self - Actor in 21 Years: Richard Linklater

Sport in America: Our Defining Stories

Himself in Sport in America: Our Defining Stories

South of Reno

Counterman in South of Reno

The Electric State

in The Electric State

Going Overboard

Dave in Going Overboard

Out There

Jailbird in Out There

What Doesn’t Kill Me: The Life and Music of Vic Chesnutt

Himself in What Doesn’t Kill Me: The Life and Music of Vic Chesnutt

Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun

Rowdy Udall in Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun

Bound by Honor

Lightning in Bound by Honor

Chopper Chicks in Zombietown

Tommy in Chopper Chicks in Zombietown

Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton

Self in Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton

Immediate Family

in Immediate Family

Hunter's Blood

Billy Bob in Hunter's Blood

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Self / Actor / Director in Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Entourage

Larsen McCredle in Entourage

Dead Man

Big George Drakoulious in Dead Man

Untouchable

Himself (archive footage) in Untouchable

Tombstone

Johnny Tyler in Tombstone

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Other Voices (voice) in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

Self in VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night

Self - Audience Member in Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night

Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade

Self in Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade

Floundering

Gun Clerk in Floundering

For the Boys

Marine Sergeant, Korea in For the Boys

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

Self in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

Love Actually

The US President in Love Actually

TV Shows