Billy Bob Thornton

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Hot Springs, AR
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/04/1955, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer; screenwriter
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Billy Bob Thornton Fast Facts:
  • Grew up in a small Arkansas cabin with no electricity or running water.
  • Tried out for the Kansas City Royals baseball team in the 1970s, but a wild pitch broke his collarbone, ending his potential pro career.
  • Performed as a singer and drummer in various rock and blues bands, including a ZZ Top tribute band.
  • Before he found success as an actor, he worked as a telemarketer and on wind farm in Los Angeles.
  • Made three appearances on TV's Evening Shade, fulfilling his mother's psychic prediction that he would one day work with Burt Reynolds.
  • Wrote the screenplay for Sling Blade in longhand because he does not type.
  • Billy Bob Thornton Relationships:
  • Pietra Dawn Cherniak - Ex-wife
  • Toni Lawrence - Ex-wife
  • Virginia Thornton - Mother
  • Jimmy Don Thornton - Brother
  • John David Thornton - Brother
  • Billy Ray Thornton - Father
  • Angelina Jolie - Ex-wife
  • Bella - Daughter
  • Connie Angland - Significant Other
  • Cynda Williams - Ex-wife
  • Amanda Brumfield - Daughter
  • Harry - Son
  • Melissa Gatlin - Ex-wife
  • William - Son
  • Laura Dern - Ex-significant Other
  • Billy Bob Thornton Awards:
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

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