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William Robert (Billy Bob) Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 4, 1955 to William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton (educator, high school history teacher, basketball coach; deceased) and Virginia R. Faulkner (psychic). He has three younger brothers, James Donald (Jimmy Don), born in 1958 and now deceased, James (Jim) Bean and John David, born in 1969. He has been married 5 times and has 4 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.

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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 >

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

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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 >

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

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- 435 days ago
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- 520 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton Sells Angelina Jolie Love Nest for $8 Million

Billy Bob Thornton
Ditches Angelina Jolie Love Nest for $8 Million

Billy Bob Thornton's finally cutting ties with ex-wife Angelina Jolie -- TMZ has learned, he just sold the Beverly Hills mansion the two once occupied together ... for a boatload of money.The ex… READ MORE >

- 566 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- I'd Go to Angelina Jolie's Wedding ... If I'm Invited

Billy Bob Thornton
I'd Go to Angelina's Wedding ... If I'm Invited

Billy Bob Thornton tells TMZ ... he'd be "more than happy" to attend Angelina Jolie's wedding (whenever she and Brad Pitt decide to tie the knot) ... if he's actually invited. Several reports have… READ MORE >

- 596 days ago
Billy Bob: I'm Out of the Loop on 'Bad Santa SEQUEL'

Billy Bob Thornton
I'm Out of the Loop On 'Bad Santa' SEQUEL

It's not a good sign for "Bad Santa" fans hoping for a sequel when Billy Bob Thornton says he doesn't "know much" about the TWO scripts that are reportedly in the works. Then again, after "The… READ MORE >

- 1081 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth
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Some of Hollywood's smoothest actors have had to sport beards from time to time. Check out these leading men and tell us if you prefer them with or without face scruff.Hair today, gone tomorrow. READ MORE >

- 1111 days ago
Billy Bob's Daughter -- Guilty of Infant Manslaughter

Billy Bob's Daughter -- Guilty of Infant Manslaughter

Billy Bob Thornton's long-estranged daughter was found guilty of manslaughter in a Florida courtroom Friday in the death of a one-year-old girl who died in her care.32-year-old Amanda Brumfield… READ MORE >

- 1148 days ago

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