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Billy Bob Thornton

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Billy Bob Thornton

American actor, screenwriter, director and musician add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1955.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (8%), California (7%)

Main connections: Sling blade, Angelina Jolie, Bad Santa

Linked to: Playboy, Academy Award for Best Actor, St. Louis Cardinals, The Independent

 

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Billy Bob Thornton was born in 1955 add something


1973

Thornton graduated from high school in 1973 add something


1978

From 1978 to 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, with whom he had a daughter, Amanda add something


1980

Billy Bob's first screen role was in 1980's "South of Reno", where he played a small role as a counter man in a restaurant add something

 

In the mid 1980s, Thornton settled in Los Angeles, to pursue his career as an actor, with future writing partner Tom Epperson add something


1986

Thornton married actress Toni Lawrence in 1986; they separated the following year and divorced in 1988 add something


1987

Billy Bob made an appearance in a 1987 episode of Andy Griffith's popular show "Matlock" titled "The Photographer" as a pawn store clerk add something


1990

Tombstone - He had small roles in the early 1990s films "Indecent Proposal", "On Deadly Ground", "Bound by Honor", "Grey Knight", and "Tombstone" add something

 

During the late 1990s, Thornton, who has had a life-long love for music, began a hobby as a singer-songwriter add something

 

From 1990 to 1992, he was married to actress Cynda Williams, whom he cast in his writing debut, "One False Move" add something

 

Thornton gained early recognition as a cast member on the CBS sitcom "Hearts Afire" and in several early 1990s films including "On Deadly Ground" and "Tombstone" add something

 

" During the late 1990s, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter add something


1992

His role as the villain in 1992's "One False Move", which he co-wrote, brought him to the attention of critics add something


1993

Playboy - 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 add something


1994

On Deadly Ground - "'On Deadly Ground"' is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring Steven Seagal, and co-starring an all-star cast that includes Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, Kenji Nakano, and Billy Bob Thornton in one of his early appearances


1996

Sling Blade - Thornton put Wilder's advice to good use, and went on to write, direct and star in the independent film "Sling Blade", which was released in 1996 add something

 

Vic Chesnutt - Chesnutt had a small role as "Terence" in the 1996 Billy Bob Thornton movie "Sling Blade", which he later described self-mockingly as a poor performance

 

Bruce Hampton - Hampton played Morris, the songwriting band manager, in Billy Bob Thornton's 1996 film "Sling Blade"

 

Natalie Canerday - In 1996, she and others in Billy Bob Thornton's "Sling Blade" cast were collectively nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture


1997

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" add something

 

Laura Dern - In 1997, Dern was featured in Widespread Panic's music video for their song, "Aunt Avis", which was directed by Dern's boyfriend and future fiancé, Billy Bob Thornton

 

Angelina Jolie - She spoke about her experiences with drugs and depression, and recalled the time, in 1997, when she almost hired a hitman to kill her, as well as the three days, just before her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton, that she was sectioned at UCLA's psychiatric ward.

 

Vic Chesnutt - The 1997 video for "Aunt Avis" was directed by Billy Bob Thornton and featured Chesnutt


1998

Armageddon - He appeared in several major film roles following "Sling Blade" 's success, including 1998's "Armageddon" and "A Simple Plan add something

 

Primary Colors - In 1998, he portrayed the James-Carville-like Richard Jemmons in "Primary Colors" add something

 

He appeared in several major film roles following "Sling Blade" 's success, including 1998's "Armageddon" with Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis, and "A Simple Plan add something


1999

Angelina Jolie - In 1999, she starred in the comedy-drama Pushing Tin, alongside John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.


2000

All the Pretty Horses - Thornton adapted the book "All the Pretty Horses" into a 2000 film with the same name, starring Matt Damon and Penélope Cruz add something

 

The Gift - Also in 2000, an early script which he and Tom Epperson wrote together was made into "The Gift" which starred Cate Blanchett, Hilary Swank, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, and Giovanni Ribisi add something

 

In 2000, he appeared in Travis Tritt's music video for the song "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" add something

 

Penelope Cruz - Also in 2000, she played Alejandra Villarreal, who is Matt Damon's love interest in Billy Bob Thornton's film adaptation of the western bestselling novel, "All the Pretty Horses"

 

Cormac McCarthy - Carthy's novel All the Pretty Horses was made into a film directed by Billy Bob Thornton, starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz.

 

Patrick Swayze - Swayze recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in "Waking Up in Reno", with Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron, and in "Forever Lulu", with Melanie Griffith


2001

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 add something

 

He released a roots rock album titled "Private Radio" in 2001, and three more albums, "The Edge of the World" , "Hobo" and "Beautiful Door" add something

 

Thornton recorded a cover of the Johnny Cash classic "Ring of Fire" for the "Oxford American" magazine's Southern Music CD in 2001 add something

 

" In 2001, he directed "Daddy and Them", while securing starring roles in three Hollywood pictures, "Monster's Ball", "Bandits" and "The Man Who Wasn't There", for which he received many awards add something

 

Matt Damon - From 2001 to 2003, he dated Odessa Whitmire, a former personal assistant of Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck

 

Peter Boyle - In 2001, he appeared in the film "Monster's Ball" as the bigoted father of Billy Bob Thornton's character


2002

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 add something

 

They separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year add something


2003

He played a malicious mall Santa Claus in 2003's "Bad Santa", a black comedy that performed well at the box office and established Thornton as a leading comic actor, and in the same year, portrayed a womanizing President of the United States in the British romantic comedy "Love Actually" add something

 

Since 2003, Thornton has been in a relationship with makeup effects crew member Connie Angland, with whom he has a daughter, Bella add something

 

Bad Santa - "'Bad Santa"' is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie_Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and John Ritter in supporting roles


2004

The Alamo - In 2004 he played Davy Crockett in "The Alamo" add something

 

Thornton received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 7, 2004 add something

 

Todd Phillips - Phillips wrote and directed the 2004 film "Starsky & Hutch" starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, as well as the 2006 film "School for Scoundrels", starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder


2005

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason - "Variety" reported in March 2005 that the Thomasons were working on a screen adaptation of the novel, with actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Billy Bob Thornton, and Dwight Yoakam committed to the film despite there being no completed script


2006

He narrated "The 2006 World Series Film", the year-end retrospective DVD chronicling the Cardinals' championship season add something

 

School for Scoundrels - He appeared in the comic film "School for Scoundrels", which was released on September 29, 2006 add something

 

Roger Brucker - In 2006, the book was optioned by actor Billy Bob Thornton, who planned to develop it into a movie


2007

ZZ Top - They were given commemorative rings by actor Billy Bob Thornton from the VH1 Rock Honors in 2007

 

Virginia Madsen - She co-starred with Jim Carrey in "The Number 23" and Billy Bob Thornton in "The Astronaut Farmer"; both films opened in North America on February 23, 2007


2009

On April 8, 2009, Thornton and his musical group The Boxmasters appeared on CBC Radio One program "Q" which was widely criticized and received international attention after Thornton was persistently unintelligible and discourteous to host Jian Ghomeshi add something

 

The Zero Theorem - A later iteration of the project, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica_Biel and Al Pacino and directed by Terry Gilliam, was set to begin production in 2009

 

Lou Taylor Pucci - In 2009, Pucci had three films that screened at the Sundance Film Festival: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", directed by John Krasinski of "The Office"; "The Informers", with Billy Bob Thornton, Winona_Ryder, Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, based on Bret Easton Ellis' collection of short stories of the same name; and "Arlen Faber" with Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham

 

Jian Ghomeshi - On April 8, 2009, Billy Bob Thornton appeared with his band, The Boxmasters, on "Q", with Ghomeshi hosting

 

Bad Santa - On September 18, 2009, Billy Bob Thornton appeared on the NFL Network show "NFL Total Access"


2013

Piper Perabo - Perabo next has a starring role alongside James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton in David Hackl's thriller "Red Machine", which is scheduled for release in 2013

 

Fargo (film) - On August 2, 2013, it was announced that Billy Bob Thornton has signed on to star in the series and on September 27, 2013 it was announced that Martin Freeman has signed on to star

 

Bad Santa - On 25 November 2013, Billy Bob Thornton confirmed that the sequel "Bad Santa 2" is expected to start production in early 2014 after script problems were resolved


2014

In 2014, Thornton starred in the hit &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) miniseries, Fargo, as Lorne Malvo add something

 

On October 30, 2014, on The Big Bang Theory, he played a middle-aged urologist who gets excited about every woman who touches him add something

 

Vincent D'Onofrio - D'Onofrio co-starred in the 2014 drama "The Judge", with Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton and Jeremy Strong

 

Entourage (TV series) - Principal photography began on February 19, 2014, and the film stars Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rhys Coiro, and new characters played by Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment


2015

In February 2015, Thornton's representatives confirmed that he and Angland were married on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California add something

 

Bad Santa - On October 29, 2015, it was announced that Billy Bob Thornton would return for "Bad Santa 2", and that filming would begin in Montreal in January 2016 for a scheduled release of Christmas 2016


2016

In 2016, he stared in an Amazon original series, " Goliath," about a washed up attorney with a great new case add something

 

It premiered on October 13, 2016, on Amazon Video add something

 

Amber Heard - As of August 2016, Heard's next film to be released is "London Fields", an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Martin Amis, in which she plays a "femme fatale" opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Jim_Sturgess, Cara Delevingne, and Theo James

 

Angelina Jolie - Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, she separated from her third husband, actor Brad Pitt, in September 2016


2017

On February 15, 2017, Amazon announced the series had been renewed for a second season add something