Billy Bob Thornton

BirthDay:

04 Aug 1955

BirthPlace:

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

BirthName:

William Robert Thornton

Bio:

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 (1992), 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 (1996) which he wrote, directed and in which he starred.
Filmography

Actor ( 168 credits )

Bad Santa 2 (2016) Willie
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
London Fields (2016) Samson Young
Goliath (2016)  Billy McBride (10 episodes, 2016)
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) Pat Candy
Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Entourage (2015) Financier (rumored)
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Himself / Actor / Director
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Judge (2014) Dwight Dickham
That $#!% Will Rot Your Brain: How the Monster Kids Transformed Popular Culture (2014) Himself
Cut Bank (2014)
Fargo (2014)  Lorne Malvo (10 episodes, 2014)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014) (2 episodes, 2014)
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Parkland (2013) Forrest Sorrels
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Baytown Outlaws (2012) Carlos
Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012) Skip Caldwell
CINEMAsuisse: Marc Forster (2012) Himself
Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton (2012) Himself
Too Young to Die (2012)  Hank Grotowski (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Dislecksia: The Movie (2012)
Puss in Boots (2011) Jack (voice)
Nashville Rises (2011) Narrator
Athens Burning (2011)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Anderson Live (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Oprah Presents: Master Class (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Just Seen It (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Faster (2010) Cop
Lemmy (2010) Himself
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
The Playboy Morning Show (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010) Himself
Troma Is Spanish for Troma (2010) Donny (in 'Chrome Hearts') (archive footage)
My Run (2009) Narrator
The Smell of Success (2009) Patrick
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Informers (2008) William Sloan
Eagle Eye (2008) Agent Thomas Morgan
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Here Is What Is (2007) Himself
Mr. Woodcock (2007) Jasper Woodcock
The Big Bang Theory (2007)  Dr. Oliver Lorvis (1 episode, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) Charles Farmer
School for Scoundrels (2006) Dr. P
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2013)
What It Takes (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Henry Rollins Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Ice Harvest (2005) Vic Cavanaugh
Bad News Bears (2005) Morris Buttermaker
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2006-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Robot Chicken (2005) (1 episode, 2014)
Friday Night Lights (2004) Coach Gary Gaines
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004) Other Voices (voice)
The Alamo (2004) Davy Crockett
Chrystal (2004) Joe
Given a Chance... A Little Girl's Journey (2004) Himself
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
CMT Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Jane Pauley Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Henry's Film Corner (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Movie Club with John Ridley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Bad Santa (2003) Willie
Love Actually (2003) The US President
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Howard D. Doyle
Levity (2003) Manuel Jordan
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Soundstage (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Banzai (2003)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
Texas Monthly Talks (2003)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2009)
Famous (2003)  Himself (1 episode)
Waking Up in Reno (2002) Lonnie Earl Dodd
The Badge (2002) Sheriff Darl Hardwick
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Der Kabel 1 Kinotipp (2002)  Hank Grotowski (1 episode, 2002)
Monster's Ball (2001) Hank Grotowski
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Ed Crane
Bandits (2001) Terry Lee Collins
Daddy and Them (2001) Claude Montgomery
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Filmography (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Extreme Close Up with... (2001)  Himself (1 episode)
The Last Real Cowboys (2000) Tar
South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000) Brig. Smalls
Down from the Mountain (2000) Audience Member
Pushing Tin (1999) Russell Bell
A Simple Plan (1998) Jacob
Armageddon (1998) Dan Truman
Homegrown (1998) Jack Marsden
Primary Colors (1998) Richard Jemmons
CatDog (1998)  CatDog's Father / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
Franky Goes to Hollywood (1998)
Princess Mononoke (1997) Jigo (voice)
The Apostle (1997) Troublemaker
U Turn (1997) Darrell
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) Billy Bob Thornton
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997) Syd / Monk
King of the Hill (1997)  Boyce Hubert (1 episode, 1998)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Winner (1996) Jack
Sling Blade (1996) Karl Childers
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Davy Crockett (1 episode, 2008)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
AMC: Film Preservation Classics (1996)  Host (1 episode, 1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2009)
Dead Man (1995) Big George Drakoulious
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995) Roy
Svengoolie (1995) (archive footage) (1 episode, 2000)
On Deadly Ground (1994) Homer Carlton
Floundering (1994) Gun Clerk
Ellen (1994)  The Grocer (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Bravo Profiles (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994) Karl Childers
Tombstone (1993) Johnny Tyler
Indecent Proposal (1993) Day Tripper
Blood In, Blood Out (1993) Lightning
Trouble Bound (1993) Coldface
Grey Knight (1993) Langston
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1997-2010)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (10 episodes, 1997-2008)
One False Move (1992) Ray Malcolm
Hearts Afire (1992)  Billy Bob Davis (54 episodes, 1992-1995)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
Getaway (1992)  Himself - Celebrity Traveller (1 episode, 2008)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
For the Boys (1991) Marine Sergeant, Korea
The Dark Backward (1991) Patron at Sloppy's (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Evening Shade (1990)  Florist (1 episode, 1990)
The Outsiders (1990)  Buck Merrill (10 episodes, 1990)
Going Overboard (1989) Dave
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989) Donny
South of Reno (1988) Counterman
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2008)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987) (archive footage) (1 episode, 1995)
Hunter's Blood (1986) Billy Bob
Matlock (1986)  Pawnshop Clerk (1 episode, 1987)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2014)
Knots Landing (1979)  Timberman (1 episode, 1992)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2001)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The NFL Today (1975)  Himself - Opening Sequence (1 episode, 2006)
Canada A.M. (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Hunter Killer (0)

Producer ( 1 credit )

All the Pretty Horses (2000) producer

Writer ( 7 credits )

Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012) (written by) &
Daddy and Them (2001) (written by)
Camouflage (2001)
The Gift (2000) (written by) &
A Family Thing (1996) (written by) &
Sling Blade (1996)
One False Move (1992) (written by) &

Director ( 5 credits )

Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
The King of Luck (2011)
Daddy and Them (2001)
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Sling Blade (1996)