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Billy Bob Thornton

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Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969). He has been married six times and has four children: daughter Amanda Brumfield, with Melissa Lee Gatlin (now Parish); sons William and Harry, both with Pietra Dawn Cherniak; and daughter Bella with Connie Angland.Billy Bob began his artistic career as a musician, playing drums and singing in a band called Tres Hombres, which once opened for Hank Williams Jr.. In 1981, he moved to Los Angeles with childhood friend Tom Epperson to pursue an acting and writing career. On the side, Billy Bob also sought work as a singer and drummer. He and Epperson tried for years to sell their scripts but no one was buying. During those rough times, Billy Bob neglected his health and subsequently landed in the hospital with heart problems due to malnutrition. In 1992, Billy Bob starred in One False Move, a movie he co-wrote with Epperson. The team finally received attention because of this work, which was very well received in Hollywood. His popularity increased steadily, especially after Sling Blade which he wrote, directed and in which he starred.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Billy Bob Thornton -- Taken To The ER After Car Wreck

Billy Bob Thornton
Taken To The ER After Car Wreck

Billy Bob Thornton was taken to an L.A. hospital by ambulance after a car accident on Friday. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Thornton was the passenger in a car that collided with another in… READ MORE >

Billy Bob Thornton -- Andrew Luck Could Be Greatest QB Ever

Billy Bob Thornton
Andrew Luck Could Be Greatest QB Ever

Ex-NFL coach Jim Fassel wasn't talkin' crazy when he said Andrew Luck could be the best QB to ever play the game ... so says Billy Bob Thornton who tells us #12 has insane potential. Billy… READ MORE >

- 540 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- Hey Browns Fans ... STOP COMPLAINING!!!

Billy Bob Thornton
Hey Browns Fans ... STOP COMPLAINING!

They're still in the playoff race (technically), so Cleveland Browns fans need to QUIT THEIR BITCHIN' about the QB situation ... so says Billy Bob Thornton. Billy Bob -- a huge Colts fan --… READ MORE >

- 571 days ago
Sandra Bullock Takes Charge During Medical Emergency

Sandra Bullock
Takes Charge During Medical Emergency

Sandra Bullock should be recruited to help with the Ebola crisis ... because she's a decisive chick in the face of medical emergencies.Sandra beat 911 by a mile when an extra on her current… READ MORE >

- 611 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- Why I Didn't Send Angelina Jolie a Wedding Gift

Billy Bob Thornton
Why I Didn't Send Angelina a Wedding Gift

Billy Bob Thornton is still on good terms with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie ... but that doesn't mean he went out of his way to get her and Brad Pitt a wedding present.It's not that that he… READ MORE >

- 664 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- 'Cupcake Wars' Crew Can't Take a Joke

Billy Bob Thornton
'Cupcake Wars' Crew Can't Take a Joke

Billy Bob Thornton pissed off the cast of "Cupcake Wars" when he ripped their show -- and reality TV in general -- for being a waste of airtime, but now that they're fighting back ... he's… READ MORE >

- 709 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- The Cardinals Are Playing Like Crap ... They Better Snap Out of It!

Billy Bob Thornton
The Cardinals Are Playing Like Crap They Better Snap Out of It!

Billy Bob Thornton is concerned about his St. Louis Cardinals ... telling us they're playing like crap lately ... and he knows why. BBT is a die-hard Cards fan -- and even though they've won… READ MORE >

- 776 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- Johnny Manziel Will Be a Beast In the NFL

Billy Bob Thornton
Johnny Manziel Will Be a Beast ... In the NFL

The Houston Texans will rue the day they passed on Johnny Manziel ... so will the Raiders and the Cowboys -- because he's going to be a KILLER pro quarterback ... so says Billy Bob… READ MORE >

- 779 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- The GREATEST BAND of All Time Is ...

Billy Bob Thornton
The GREATEST BAND of All Time Is ...

... the Beatles. Duh. BUT ... Billy Bob Thornton says if he HAD to name the greatest band of all time -- but couldn't pick the Fab 4 -- he knows exactly which group he would pick. Hint: BBT's… READ MORE >

- 1071 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- Straight-Faced Response to Flubbed Angelina Jolie Question

Billy Bob Thornton
Straight-Faced After Huge Angelina FLUB

Billy Bob Thornton should get an award for his reaction to his ex-wife Angelina Jolie undergoing a most likely lifesaving double mastectomy.Billy, who was married to Angelina from 2000 to 2003… READ MORE >

- 1143 days ago

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