Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in ...
Born on August 04, 1955
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Height 1.78m / 5' 10"
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969). He has been married six times and has four 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.Read More
Houston Colt 45's hat
Southern American accent
Frequently plays sleazy and immoral characters
Has numerous tattoos, among them at least six on his arms (three right, three left) and on his lower back/hip.
3/10/02: Angelina Jolie and Thornton adopted a Cambodian baby boy. Jolie took custody of the baby in Africa, where she was shooting Beyond Borders (2003). Her father, Jon Voight, told reporters at the 3/11/02 Academy Awards luncheon. Voight said he didn't know whether the couple had picked a name for the child. Brad Pitt is now the adoptive father of Maddox, and Maddox's last name is Jolie-Pitt and Thornton is no longer involved in raising the child.
Claimed in a "USA Today" interview that he has an intense phobia of antique furniture. This fear has been seen on screen in both Bandits (2001) and Sling Blade (1996).
9/22/00: Was treated for an unspecified "viral infection" at a Los Angeles hospital.
He and Dwight Yoakam have their own production company and are looking at producing movies and records together. Yoakam appeared opposite Thornton in Sling Blade (1996).
Gained about 50 pounds for his role as the auto mechanic in Droga przez pieklo (1997).
He was honored by his hometown, where he's remembered as a milkshake-loving, drum-playing rock 'n' roller. "I had a Tastee-Freez stand before I got into politics," said Mayor Bill Scrimshire, who declared "Billy Bob Thornton Day" Tuesday. "When he was a kid in high school, he used to buy hamburgers and milkshakes from me. He was one of my Tastee-Freez kids.".
In high school, Thornton played drums in a band called "Stone Cold Fever" and cranked out Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.
4/15/97: Ex-wife Pietra granted a restraining order against Thornton to keep him away from her and their children.
His mother, a psychic, predicted he would work with Burt Reynolds. That prediction came true when, beginning in 1990, he did three episodes of Reynolds' CBS series Evening Shade (1990).
[on his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (Sling Blade (1996)] Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy.
[on as a director, if there's more interference on a film, the bigger the budget is] Yes, I experienced that one time, I've only done one big-budget movie as a director (All the Pretty Horses (2000)). And there is much more interference, to the point where it shows you that if there's something wrong in the film business - that's what it is. Not to say that there aren't good big-budget movies, and that it can't be done, and some people aren't interfered with.
Most of the movies that are easy to get financed are movies about models in gladiator uniforms and wacky comedies with kids who get caught with sheep in hotel rooms.
 I am fairly embraced by the Hollywood community, and I love making movies and I love acting, but I'm not real crazy about the Hollywood system. So the fact that they embrace me is a shock to me because I tell them to kiss my ass all the time. I don't understand why they haven't thrown me out on my ear. The other thing is I don't participate much. I have very few friends within the movie community. I hang out with some guys I've known forever. They're all broke and eat me out of house and home. But I stay home mostly and I don't go to the parties. Maybe that preserves me.
People think the hard thing for an actor is crying and screaming, but that's easy. What's hard is a character who never tips his hand, who toes the line all the time. The hard stuff is never telling yourself, "Hey, I better do something here.".
I've been married five times, and people think that's some bizarre thing, yet I've got buddies who refuse to get married and have sex with 15 people a week. I'm like "Which is better?" At least I was trying.
It's not that I don't understand it. But people think if you speak with an English accent it somehow makes you smarter.
I can't sit through plays and musical theatre. I just want to run up onstage and mess up their hair and turn over the furniture.
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.
I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.
|Connie Angland||October 22, 2014 - present||(1 child)|
|Pietra Thornton||February 18, 1993 - present||(divorced) (2 children)|
|Angelina Jolie||May 05, 2000 - May 27, 2003||(divorced)|
|Good Morning America||Himself-Guest(1episode,2014)|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself-Host(1episode,2001)|
|The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains||Conductor(scenesdeleted)|
|South of Reno||Counterman|
|Live! with Kelly||Himself-Guest/...(11episodes,2004-2016)|
|The Dark Backward||PatronatSloppy's(uncredited)(unconfirmed)|
|For the Boys||MarineSergeant,Korea|
|One False Move||RayMalcolm|
|One False Move|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Himself-Guest(13episodes,1997-2008)|
|Chopper Chicks in Zombietown||Donny|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Himself-Guest(10episodes,1997-2008)|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Himself-Guest/...(8episodes,1997-2010)|
|Blood In, Blood Out||Lightning|
|Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade||KarlChilders|
|Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade|
|On Deadly Ground||HomerCarlton|
|The Daily Show||Himself-Guest(3episodes,2003-2005)|
|Everybody Loves Raymond||Himself(1episode,2002)|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Himself-Guest(2episodes,1997-2002)|
|Don't Look Back||Marshall|
|Don't Look Back|
|A Family Thing|
|King of the Hill||BoyceHubert(1episode,1998)|
|An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn||BillyBobThornton|
|A Simple Plan||Jacob|
|A Gun, a Car, a Blonde||Syd/Monk|
|The Thin Red Line|
|All the Pretty Horses|
|All the Pretty Horses|
|CBS News Sunday Morning||Himself(1episode,2016)|
|Daddy and Them||ClaudeMontgomery|
|Daddy and Them|
|Daddy and Them|
|Inside the Actors Studio||Himself-Guest(1episode,2002)|
|Franky Goes to Hollywood|
|The Last Real Cowboys||Tar|
|The 71st Annual Academy Awards||Himself-Nominee:BestActorinaSupportingRole|
|Down from the Mountain||AudienceMember|
|AMC: Film Preservation Classics||Himself-Host(1episode,1996)|
|Dinner for Five||Himself(1episode,2005)|
|The 69th Annual Academy Awards||Himself-Winner:BestAdaptedScreenplay&Nominee:BestActorinaLeadingRole|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||Himself-Guest(1episode,2004)|
|HBO First Look||Himself(3episodes,2004-2008)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Himself-Guest/...(5episodes,2004-2016)|
|Aerosmith: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing||DanTruman(archivefootage)|
|The Sharon Osbourne Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,2003)|
|2002 ABC World Stunt Awards||Himself-Presenter(uncredited)|
|Real Time with Bill Maher||Himself-Guest(1episode,2009)|
|The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards||Himself-Nominee:BestActorinaMotionPictureDrama&BestActorinaMotionPicture-MusicalorComedy|
|Short Insanity 6||(segment"FrankyGoestoHollywood")(archivefootage)|
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