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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 -- Period Sex? I'm Not Afraid!

Billy Bob Thornton
Period Sex? I'm Not Afraid!

Billy Bob Thornton isn't afraid to put a little ketchup on his Farmer John ... telling TMZ, there's NO time of the month he'll shy away from sex. BBT was in Beverly Hills this weekend ... when he… READ MORE >

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 >

- 1301 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 >

- 1331 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 >

- 1816 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth
Vote!

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 >

- 1846 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 >

- 1883 days ago
The Kid in 'Bad Santa': 'Memba Him?!

The Kid
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Brett Kelly is best known for playing the curly haired kid opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the 2003 movie "Bad Santa." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 2041 days ago
Santa Clause vs. Bad Santa: Who'd You Rather?

Santa Clause vs. Bad Santa
Who'd You Rather?

Tim Allen played Father Christmas in the 1994 movie "The Santa Clause," while Billy Bob Thornton did the holiday duty in the 2003 hit "Bad Santa."Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2042 days ago
Billy Bob -- Deprived of Sympathy after Bagging Jolie

Billy Bob
Deprived of Sympathy After Bagging Jolie

Billy Bob Thornton has been deprived of the joy of eating delicious pizza his whole life due to food allergies -- but considering he used to knock boots with Angelina Jolie ... no one feels… READ MORE >

- 2050 days ago
Billy Bob Thornton -- All Growed IN

Billy Bob Thornton -- All Growed IN

The longer Billy Bob Thornton is famous, the longer his hair gets.Here's the 55-year-old star at an event in L.A. on Wednesday (left) -- and the less hirsute version back in 1997… READ MORE >

- 2050 days ago

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