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Billy Bob Thornton is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Thanks American born on 4 august 1955 at Hot Springs (USA)

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton
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Birth name William Robert Thornton
Nationality USA
Birth 4 august 1955 (63 years) at Hot Springs (USA)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer-songwriter and drummer. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 thriller One False Move and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster Armageddon (1998), which was the highest-grossing film of that year and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination.

In the 2000s, he achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Friday Night Lights (2004), comedies Bandits (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Bad Santa (2003) and actions Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred in the anthology series Fargo and earned a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

Thornton is cited as an "anti-film star" who approaches his roles like a character actor and rarely accepts roles in blockbusters. He has been vocal about his disrespect for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. As an influential actor, Thornton is known for his diversity, wide range, and prolificacy, appearing in at least one film per year nearly every year since 1991. Thornton has written a variety of films, usually set in the Southern United States and mainly co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing (1996) and The Gift (2000). After Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2000), and Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012).

Thornton has received the President's Award from Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special Achievement Award from National Board of Review, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of a blues rock band The Boxmasters.

Biography

Relationships and children

Thornton has been married six times, with the first five marriages ending in divorce, and he has four children by three women. From 1978 to 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, with whom he had a daughter, Amanda. Thornton married actress Toni Lawrence in 1986; they separated the following year and divorced in 1988. From 1990 to 1992, he was married to actress Cynda Williams, whom he cast in his writing debut, One False Move (1992). In 1993, Thornton married Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak, with whom he had two sons, Harry James and William; the marriage ended in 1997, with Cherniak accusing Thornton of spousal abuse.

Thornton was engaged to be married to actress Laura Dern, whom he dated from 1997 to 1999, but in 2000, he married actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he starred in Pushing Tin (1999) and who is almost 20 years his junior (Jolie's father Jon Voight is almost 17 years his senior and her late mother Marcheline Bertrand was 5 years his senior). The marriage became known for the couple's eccentric displays of affection, which reportedly included wearing vials of each other's blood around their necks; Thornton later clarified that the "vials" were, instead, two small lockets, each containing only a single drop of blood. Thornton and Jolie announced the adoption of a child from Cambodia in March 2002, but it was later revealed that Jolie had adopted the child as a single parent. They separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year.

Since 2003, Thornton has been in a relationship with makeup effects crew member Connie Angland, with whom he has a daughter, Bella. The family lives in Los Angeles, California. Thornton has said that he likely will not marry again, saying that he believes marriage "doesn't work" for him. In February 2015, Thornton's representatives confirmed that he and Angland were married on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.


Health issues
During his early years in Los Angeles, Thornton was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with myocarditis, a heart condition that has been related to malnutrition. He has since said that he is vegan and "extremely healthy."

Thornton has obsessive–compulsive disorder. Various idiosyncratic behaviors have been well documented in interviews with Thornton; among these is a phobia of antique furniture—a disorder shared by Dwight Yoakam's character Doyle Hargraves in the Thornton-penned Sling Blade, and by Thornton's own character in the 2001 film Bandits. Additionally, he has stated that he has a fear of certain types of silverware, a trait assumed by his character Hank Grotowski in 2001's Monster's Ball, in which Grotowski insists on a plastic spoon for his daily bowl of chocolate ice cream. In a 2004 interview with The Independent, Thornton explained: "It's just that I won't use real silver. You know, like the big, old, heavy-ass forks and knives, I can't do that. It's the same thing as the antique furniture. I just don't like old stuff. I'm creeped out by it, and I have no explanation why...I don't have a phobia about American antiques, it's mostly French—you know, like the big, old, gold-carved chairs with the velvet cushions. The Louis XIV type. That's what creeps me out. I can spot the imitation antiques a mile off. They have a different vibe. Not as much dust."


Other
Thornton is a baseball fan, and his favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. He has said that his childhood dream was to play for the Cardinals. He narrated The 2006 World Series Film, the year-end retrospective DVD chronicling the Cardinals' championship season. Thornton is also a professed fan of the Indianapolis Colts football team.

Best films

Puss in Boots (2011)
(Actor)
Armageddon (1998)
(Actor)
Eagle Eye (2008)
(Actor)
Primary Colors (1998)
(Actor)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
(Actor)
Monster's Ball (2001)
(Actor)

Usually with

Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(6 films)
Brent Briscoe
Brent Briscoe
(7 films)
Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
(5 films)
Tom Epperson
Tom Epperson
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Billy Bob Thornton (75 films)

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Actor

London Fields, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Amber Heard, Theo James, Jim Sturgess, Jaimie Alexander, Cara Delevingne, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Samson Young
Rating45% 2.290242.290242.290242.290242.29024
Une voyante entame une relation avec trois différents hommes dont un, pense-t-elle, sera son meurtrier.
The Taliban Shuffle
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy
Actors Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Tina Fey, Alfred Molina, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicholas Braun
Roles General Hollanek
Rating65% 3.2975253.2975253.2975253.2975253.297525
While working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Kim Barker (Tina Fey) develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Martin Freeman).
Bad Santa 2, 1h32
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Christina Hendricks, Ryan Hansen
Roles Willie Soke
Rating55% 2.795442.795442.795442.795442.79544
Willie Soke est toujours aussi porté sur le whisky. Encore flanqué de Marcus, il est de retour dans les rues de Chicago la veille de Noël pour faire la charité. Mais cette fois, Willie va voir débarquer... sa mère !
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 1h52
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Josh Charles, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles General Hollanek
Rating65% 3.2975253.2975253.2975253.2975253.297525
Chargée de rédiger les bulletins de nouvelles pour une chaîne de télévision américaine, Kim Baker décide d'accepter l'offre de ses patrons et s'envole vers l'Afghanistan afin de devenir journaliste en zone de guerre. Croyant d'abord qu'elle n'est pas faite pour ce type de vie angoissante, elle prend vite goût à l'adrénaline des zones de combat et à la quête jamais assouvie de la bonne histoire.
Into the Grizzly Maze, 1h34
Directed by David Hackl
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo, Scott Glenn, Adam Beach
Roles Douglass
Rating53% 2.650632.650632.650632.650632.65063
Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
Entourage
Entourage (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Doug Ellin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Financier
Rating65% 3.298253.298253.298253.298253.29825
Vincent "Vince" Chase, who separated from his wife after nine days of marriage, wants to do something new in his career. He calls his former agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold, who offers Vince a leading role in his first studio production. Vince says he will only star in it if he directs. Eight months later, Hyde, the directorial debut by Vince, is in the middle of post-production and is over budget by $15 million. Needing more money, Vince asks Ari if they can get an additional $10 million to complete the movie. Reluctant, but wanting to please him, Ari flies to Texas to meet the co-financiers of the movie; Larsen McCredle and his son Travis to give them the money. Hesitant, Larsen sends Travis with Ari back to Los Angeles to see a cut of the film at Vince's private screening.
Our Brand Is Crisis, 1h47
Directed by David Gordon Green, Peter Straughan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd
Roles Pat Candy
Rating60% 3.048633.048633.048633.048633.04863
In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Castillo (a fictionalized version of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada) hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Castillo to victory against Victor Rivera (a fictionalized version of socialist candidate Evo Morales).
Zipper
Zipper (2015)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho, Ray Winstone
Rating57% 2.8508552.8508552.8508552.8508552.850855
Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson) is a man on the rise – a hot-shot prosecutor on the cusp of a bright future. When an intern (Dianna Agron) at the office becomes infatuated with him, Sam unwisely attempts to quiet his desires by seeing a high class escort — only to discover that the experience is more fulfilling and exhilarating than he could have imagined. A second appointment with an escort soon follows, and a third, sending his once idyllic life spiraling out of control. In the midst of wrestling with his demons, he suddenly finds himself being groomed to run for U.S. Congress — thrusting him into the public spotlight, and forcing him to take increasingly dangerous measures to keep the press, the law and his wife (Lena Headey) off his trail.
Cut Bank
Cut Bank (2014)
, 1h32
Directed by Matt Shakman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern
Roles Stan Steeley
Rating60% 3.0480153.0480153.0480153.0480153.048015
Dwayne Mclaren is a young auto mechanic and former high school football star who desires to get out of Cut Bank, Montana, the small town in which he lives. His attempt to do so sets in motion a series of events that change his life and the town's future.
The Judge
The Judge (2014)
, 2h21
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Ian Nelson, Leighton Meester, Eric West, Ian Nelson
Roles Dwight Dickham
Rating73% 3.699283.699283.699283.699283.69928
Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful defense attorney in Chicago who has been estranged from his family in a small town in Indiana for a couple of years. His brother Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio) calls with news that their mother has died. As he leaves to fly to his hometown of Carlinville, it is revealed that Hank is going through a divorce and custody battle for his young daughter.
Jayne Mansfield's Car, 2h2
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Shawnee Smith, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt, Marshall Allman
Roles Skip Caldwell
Rating62% 3.148733.148733.148733.148733.14873
The film is set in 1969 Morrison, Alabama. The Caldwell family includes three World War II veterans—brothers played by Thornton, Bacon and Patrick—their sister Donna (LaNasa), and a patriarch, Jim Caldwell (Duvall), who is a World War I veteran. The Caldwells are involved in a cultural clash with the Bedfords, a family which includes Phillip (Stevenson), a World War II veteran, his sister Camilla (O'Connor), and their father Kingsley (Hurt), also a World War I veteran.
Parkland
Parkland (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Peter Landesman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Politic
Themes Assassinat, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Politique, Political films
Actors Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, James Badge Dale
Roles Forrest Sorrels
Rating63% 3.1979153.1979153.1979153.1979153.197915
Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas’s chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most famous home movie in history; the FBI agents who were visited by Lee Harvey Oswald before the shooting; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK’s security team, witnesses to both the president’s death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s rise to power.
The Baytown Outlaws, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Andre Braugher, Clayne Crawford, Natalie Martinez, Daniel Cudmore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Travis Fimmel
Roles Carlos
Rating63% 3.1977653.1977653.1977653.1977653.197765
In Alabama, Oodie brothers Brick, Lincoln and McQueen work as vigilantes for the man who raised them, Sheriff Henry Millard; they bypass the legal system to murder criminals, keeping the crime rate the lowest in the state. After one of their assaults, they are approached by Celeste, a witness to the incident, who offers them $25,000 to rescue her godson Rob and kill his godfather and captor, the drug lord Carlos. The trio accept. Meanwhile, ATF agent Anthony Reese approaches Millard about the spree of criminal deaths and his suspects; the Oodie brothers. Millard is intentionally obstructive to Reese's request for aid.
Puss in Boots, 1h30
Directed by Chris Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Virginie Efira, Constance Marie
Roles Jack (voice)
Rating65% 3.2985953.2985953.2985953.2985953.298595
Puss in Boots is a talking cat named for his wearing boots and is a fugitive on the run from the law, looking to restore his lost honour. He learns that the outlaw couple Jack and Jill have the magic beans he's been looking for most of his life, beans that can lead him to a giant's castle holding valuable golden goose eggs. When Puss tries to steal them from the outlaws' room, female cat Kitty Softpaws interrupts, and both fail. Kitty is allied with Humpty Alexander Dumpty, a talking egg and Puss' long-estranged childhood friend from the orphanage where he was raised. Puss tells Kitty his origin story and of his feelings of betrayal for a youthful misadventure when Humpty tricked Puss into helping commit a bank robbery in his hometown of San Ricardo; Puss has been on the run since. Humpty convinces Puss to join them in finding the beans and retrieving the golden eggs.