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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 -- Johnny, I Never Banged Amber!!!

Billy Bob Thornton
Johnny, I Never Banged Amber!!!

Johnny Depp could have saved the paint -- and the blood --- when he allegedly wrote the words "Billy Bob" with what was left of his finger on a mirror ... because Mr. Thornton says he never… READ MORE >

Billy Bob Thornton -- If A-Rod Gets In Hall Of Fame ... All PED Users Have To (VIDEO)

Billy Bob Thornton
If A-Rod Gets In Hall Of Fame ... All PED Users Have To

Billy Bob Thornton thinks PED users in the Hall Of Fame are kinda like Lay's ... you can't have just one ... saying if A-Rod sneaks into Cooperstown then you gotta let everyone else in too. BBT… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- Fournette Vs. Teammate ... 'Looks Like A Fight To Me' (VIDEO)

Billy Bob Thornton
Fournette Vs. Teammate 'Looks Like A Fight To Me'

Sorry, LSU ... Billy Bob Thornton ain't buyin that "horseplay" argument -- saying the Leonard Fournette video sure looks like a fight to him.  Thornton joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
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 >

- 301 days ago
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 >

- 597 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 >

- 628 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 >

- 668 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 >

- 721 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 >

- 766 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 >

- 833 days ago

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