Billy Bob Thornton Movies and Career Information

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Aug 04, 1955
Hot Springs
Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in 1992 film One False Move which made into several Top 10 lists of 1992 and earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He also appeared in CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and starred in several 1990s films in supporting or small roles including For the Boys, Blood in Blood Out, Indecent Proposal, Dead Man, and Tombstone. He came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the highly acclaimed independent film Sling Blade, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade's success, including 1998's highest grossing film Armageddon and A Simple Plan which earned him his third Academy Award nomination among many other accolades. He earned strong critical acclaim for his following works Monster's Ball, Bandits, The Man Who Wasn't There and Bad Santa. Thornton's other notable films include The Apostle, U Turn, Primary Colors, Pushing Tin, Intolerable Cruelty, Love Actually, Friday Night Lights and Eagle Eye.

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