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Billy Bob Thornton
Hot Springs, AR
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
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
fulfilling his mother's psychic prediction that he would one day work with Burt Reynolds.
Wrote the screenplay for
in longhand because he does not type.
Billy Bob Thornton Relationships:
Jimmy Don Thornton - Brother
Amanda Brumfield - Daughter
Harry - Son
Melissa Gatlin - Ex-wife
William - Son
Laura Dern - Ex-significant Other
Angelina Jolie - Ex-wife
Bella - Daughter
Connie Angland - Significant Other
Cynda Williams - Ex-wife
Pietra Dawn Cherniak - Ex-wife
John David Thornton - Brother
Billy Ray Thornton - Father
Toni Lawrence - Ex-wife
Virginia Thornton - Mother
Billy Bob Thornton Awards:
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 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
2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series - Winner
2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
Attended Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
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