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Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. 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. In the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade 's success, including 1998's Armageddon and A Simple Plan. During the late 1990s, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released three albums and was the singer of a blues rock band.

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Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. 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. In the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade 's success, including 1998's Armageddon and A Simple Plan. During the late 1990s, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released three albums and was the singer of a blues rock band.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1955-08-04

Place of Birth Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Reginald Perry

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 London Fields as Samson Young
2017 Hunter Killer
2016 Bad Santa 2 as Willie Soke
2016 Goliath(8 episodes) as Billy McBride
2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot as General Hollanek
2015 Our Brand Is Crisis as Pat Candy
2015 Entourage as Financier
2015 Into the Grizzly Maze as Douglass
2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon as Himself / Actor / Director
2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater as Himself
2014 The Judge as Dwight Dickham
2014 Cut Bank as Stan Steeley
2014 Fargo(10 episodes) as Lorne Malvo
2014 Fargo(1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2013 Sport in America: Our Defining Stories as Himself
2013 Parkland as Forrest Sorrels
2012 The Baytown Outlaws as Carlos
2012 Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton
2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car as Skip Caldwell
2011 Puss in Boots as Jack (voice)
2010 Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm as Himself
2010 Faster as Cop
2009 Ramble At The Ryman as Himself
2009 The Smell of Success as Patrick
2008 The Informers as William
2008 Eagle Eye as Thomas Morgan
2007 The Big Bang Theory(1 episode) as Dr. Lorvis
2007 Mr. Woodcock as Jasper Woodcock
2006 The Astronaut Farmer as Charles Farmer
2006 School for Scoundrels as Dr. P
2006 VH1 Rock Honors(1 episode)
2005 The Ice Harvest as Vic
2005 Bad News Bears as Morris Buttermaker
2004 Friday Night Lights as Coach Gary Gaines
2004 Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade as Himself
2004 The Alamo as Davy Crockett
2004 Chrystal as Joe
2003 Bad Santa as Willie Soke
2003 Love Actually as The US President
2003 Intolerable Cruelty as Howard D. Doyle
2003 (Inside Out): Warren Zevon as Narrator
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Levity as Manual Jordan
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Waking Up in Reno as Lonnie Earl Dodd
2002 The Badge as Sheriff Darl
2002 HypaSpace(1 episode)
2002 Schwaz as Schwaz
2001 Monster's Ball as Hank Grotowski
2001 Daddy and Them as Claude Montgomery
2001 Bandits as Terry Lee Collins
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There as Ed Crane
2000 CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery as Hound Dog McDog / CatDog's Step-father (voice)
2000 Arista 25th Anniversary - 25 Years Of #1 Hits
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell as Brig. Smalls
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Pushing Tin as Russell Bell
1998 A Simple Plan as Jacob Mitchell
1998 Armageddon as Dan Truman, NASA Administrator
1998 Primary Colors as Richard Jemmons
1998 Burn Hollywood, Burn as Billy Bob Thornton
1998 Homegrown as Jack Marsden
1997 The Apostle as Troublemaker
1997 U Turn as Darrell
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 A Gun, a Car, a Blonde as Syd / Monk
1996 The Winner as Jack
1996 Sling Blade as Karl Childers
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(4 episodes)
1996 Don't Look Back as Marshall
1995 Dead Man as Big George Drakoulious
1995 Out There
1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta as Roy
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade as Karl Childers
1994 On Deadly Ground as Homer Carlton
1994 Floundering as Gun shop clerk
1993 Tombstone as Johnny Tyler
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(5 episodes)
1993 Indecent Proposal as Day Tripper
1993 Grey Knight as Langston
1993 Bound by Honor as Lightning
1993 Trouble Bound as Coldface
1992 Hearts Afire(54 episodes) as Billy Bob Davis
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 One False Move as Ray Malcolm
1990 The Outsiders(13 episodes) as Buck Merrill
1989 Going Overboard as Dave
1989 Chopper Chicks in Zombietown as Tommy
1988 South of Reno as Counterman
1986 Matlock(1 episode)
1986 Hunter's Blood as Billy Bob
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(4 episodes)
1979 Knots Landing(1 episode)
1977 This Week in Baseball(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1952 Today(2 episodes)

Writing

2012 Jayne Mansfield's CarScreenplay
2001 Daddy and ThemWriter
2001 CamouflageStory
2000 The GiftScreenplay
1996 Sling BladeTheatre Play
1996 Sling BladeScreenplay
1996 Don't Look BackWriter
1996 A Family ThingWriter
1994 Some Folks Call It a Sling BladeAuthor
1992 One False MoveWriter

Directing

2012 Jayne Mansfield's CarDirector
2001 Daddy and ThemDirector
2000 All the Pretty HorsesDirector
1996 Sling BladeDirector

Crew

2010 Small Town Saturday NightThanks

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