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Bill Paxton

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Net worth 2018: $30 Million
Residence: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 May 1955
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: February 25, 2017
Height: 1.83 m

Bill Paxton was bornon 17 May 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S., American. Bill Paxton is a famous American actor and film director. Starting off as a set-dresser, little did he know that his life would change overnight and that he will be treading the path of stardom. He is best-known for his roles in ‘Apollo 13’, ‘Twister’, ‘Titanic’ and the television series, ‘Big Love’. Right at the beginning of his career, he gained sturdy, low-budget roles in a number of television series’. He then earned his first break in Hollywood with the James Cameron film, ‘The Terminator’, which was a hit at the box-office. He soon made his place in Hollywood as the iconic thriller/sci-fi drama actor when he became the only other actor along with Lance Hendrikson to perform in the ‘Alien’, ‘Predator’ and ‘Terminator’ series. Apart from acting in a number of select films, he continued to dabble in directing. Among his numerous film projects, some of the most important film projects include ‘Fish Heads’, an offbeat music act by Barnes and Barnes and ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’. As an actor, Paxton, often chose roles that were based on adventure or roles that touched his comic roots or his indie background. What changed his career permanently and launched him on a path of success was his role in the miniseries, ‘Hatfields and McCoys’, which earned him his first Emmy Award nomination.


$30 Million


In 2014, he starred in the movies, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘Million Dollar Arm’


He was seen in the films ‘The Colony’, ‘2 Guns’ and ‘Red Wing’ in 2013


He returned to movies in 2011 and was seen in ‘Haywire’


The series was so popular that it was rated as one of the ‘Top 10 Returning series of 2007’


He was seen in 53 episodes of the popular television series, ‘Big Love’, which was aired on HBO from 2006 to 2011


In 2005, he directed his second most important venture in his career titled, ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’


In 2003, he appeared in three important films, ‘Ghosts of the Abyss’, for which he once again worked with James Cameron


From 1998 to 2000, he was seen in the films, ‘A Simple Plan’, ‘Mighty Joe Young’, ‘U-571’ and ‘Vertical Limit’


In 1997, he once again worked with the director James Cameron for the movie ‘Titanic’, where he played the role of the shipwreck investigator, ‘Brock Lovett’


In 1995, he was seen in the docudrama film, ‘Apollo 13’, which cemented his position as a bankable star in Hollywood


From 1992 to 1995, he starred in the films, ‘Tresspass’, ‘Indian Summer’, ‘Boxing Helena’, ‘Frank and Jesse’, ‘Future Shock’, ‘The Last Supper’ and one of his most popular films in his career, ‘Apollo 13’


In 1990, he appeared in the second instalment of the ‘Predator’ series titled, ‘Predator 2’, and also appeared in numerous other films including ‘Brain Dead’, ‘Navy SEALs’ and ‘The Last of the Finest’


In 1988, he and his vocalist/guitarist friend, Andrew Todd Rosenthal formed the rock twosome, ‘Martini Ranch’, for a brief period of time


During this period, he was also cast as ‘Detective Vic Romano’ in an episode of ‘Miami Vice’, followed by an episode in ‘The Hitchhiker’ in 1987


From 1983 to 1986, he appeared in a string of films including ‘Taking Tiger Mountain’, ‘Deadly Lessons’, ‘The Lords of Discipline’, ‘The Terminator’, ‘The Atlanta Child Murders’, ‘Weird Science’ and the first instalment of ‘Aliens’


In 1980, he gained a cult following for a short film that he made called ‘Fish Heads’, which was featured on Saturday Night Live


In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles in the hope of becoming a part of the Hollywood industry


He studied at Arlington Heights High School and graduated from the school in 1973

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