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Billy Bob Thornton

Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 4 August 1955
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.83 m

Billy Bob Thornton was bornon 4 August 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S., American, is Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter. Bill Bob Thornton is one of the most accomplished actors, directors and screenwriters in Hollywood. Passionate about acting since an early age, he dropped out of university to pursue an acting career. However, things weren't as easy as they seemed to be for this novice artist who worked as a waiter, fast food manager, telemarketer and offshore wind farmer in between acting gigs. He started with a few supporting roles and later switched to writing screenplay for the movies. It was in the mid-1990s that his career witnessed a complete turnaround with the movie, ‘Sling Blade’, for which he served as the actor-writer-director. The movie met received critical appreciation and so did he for his exceptional acting abilities and unique screenplay. He was even bestowed with the prestigious Academy Award for the same. Since then, his acting career went upward with numerous hits films. The success of his film career inspired him to transform his hobby of being a singer and songwriter professionally. He has released four albums till date and is a member of the blues rock band.


$45 Million


In 2006, he played the role of a self-help doctor in the comedy, School for Scoundrels’He did several films from 2008 to 2011, some of which include, ‘The Astronaut Farmer’, ‘Mr Woodcock’, ‘Eagle Eye’, ‘The Informers’, ‘My Run’, ‘The Smell of Success’, ‘Deadly Creatures’, ‘Faster’ and ‘Puss in Boots’


From 2004 to 2005, he starred in a couple of films including, ‘Friday Nights Light’, ‘The Alamo’, ‘Chrystal’, ‘The Ice Harvest’ and ‘Bad News Bears’


In 2003, he starred as the wicked Santa Claus in the movie, ‘Bad Santa’


After his decade-long self-proclaimed hiatus in direction since 2001, he put on the hat of a director once again for the 2012 released film, ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’


In 2000, he directed Penelope Cruz and Matt Damon in the film adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy’s novel, ‘All The Pretty Horses’


In 1998, he played the supporting role in the tragic film, ‘A Simple Plan’


In 1997, he had four films slated for release including, ‘The Apostle’, ‘U Turn’, ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn’


Released in 1996, the film was an expanded version of the short film, ‘Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade’


In 1992, he got his big break with the crime-thriller film, ‘One False Move’ which he co-wrote and acted in


His first ever on screen presence was as a counter man of a restaurant in the 1980s ‘South of Reno’


Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 to Virginia Roberta and William Raymond Thornton in Hot Springs, Arkansas

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