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, director, writer, producer, and singer-songwriter. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 film One False Move and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, 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 following Sling Blade, including U Turn, Primary Colors, Armageddon, A Simple Plan, which earned him his third Oscar nomination, Monster's Ball, Bandits, The Man Who Wasn't There, Bad Santa, Intolerable Cruelty, Love Actually, Friday Night Lights, The Alamo, Mr. Woodcock, Eagle Eye and Faster. 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. 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.

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