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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 in a blues rock band. Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the son of Virginia Roberta (née Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton (November 1929–August 1974), a high school history teacher and basketball coach who died when Thornton was 18. He has two younger brothers, Jimmy Don (April 1958–October 1988), who died of a heart attack at 30, and John David (born 1969), who resides in California. Jimmy Don Thornton wrote a number of songs, two of which—"Island Avenue" and "Emily"—Thornton has recorded on his solo albums.

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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 >

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 >

- 1239 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 >

- 1275 days ago
The Kid in 'Bad Santa': 'Memba Him?!

The Kid
in 'Bad Santa' 'Memba Him?!

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 >

- 1433 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 >

- 1434 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 >

- 1442 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 >

- 1443 days ago
Britney's Boyfriend Is Billy Bob Thornton?

Britney's Boyfriend Is Billy Bob Thornton?

Here's Britney Spears' boyfriend Jason Trawick in Hawaii on Monday (left) -- and Billy Bob Thornton back in 2007 (right).We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1550 days ago
Billy Bob's Daughter Charged in Death of Baby

Billy Bob's Daughter
Charged in Death of Baby

We've learned the oldest daughter of Billy Bob Thornton has been charged with child neglect in the death of a 1-year-old she was babysitting. Amanda Brumfield told cops the child died in… READ MORE >

- 2007 days ago
Billy Bob Goes Off -- Don't Call Me an Actor!

Billy Bob Goes Off
Don't Call Me an Actor!

Billy Bob Thornton transformed into a condescending, pompous jerkwad -- live on the radio today -- when the station DJ casually brought up Billy's acting career. See, Billy Bob has a band now ...… READ MORE >

- 2060 days ago

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