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Bill Paxton (1955–2017)


Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Titanic
Titanic Brock Lovett
(1997)
Apollo 13
Apollo 13 Fred Haise
(1995)
Aliens
Aliens Private Hudson
(1986)
Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow Master Sergeant Farell
(2014)

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 2017/I The Circle (completed)
Vinnie
 2016 Term Life
Joe Keenan
 2015 Pixies
Eddie Beck (voice)
 2013 Red Wing
Jim Verret
 2013 2 Guns
Earl
 2013/I The Colony
Mason
 2012 Shanghai Calling
Donald
 2011 Haywire
John Kane
 2004/I Haven
Carl Ridley
 2003 Resistance
Maj. Theodore 'Ted' Brice
 1997 Traveller
Bokky
 1995/I The Last Supper
Zachary Cody
 1994 True Lies
Simon
 1994 Future Shock
Vince
 1993 Monolith
Tucker
 1993 Indian Summer
Jack Belston
 1992 Trespass
Vince
 1992 The Vagrant
Graham Krakowski
 1991 The Dark Backward
Gus
 1990 Navy Seals
Dane
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Howard 'Hojo' Jones
 1990 Brain Dead
Jim Reston
 1989 Next of Kin
Gerald Gates
 1989 Back to Back
Bo Brand
 1989 Slipstream
Matt Owens
 1988 Riding Fast
Bobo
 1988 Pass the Ammo
Jesse Wilkes
 1985 Commando
Intercept Officer
 1984 Impulse
Eddie
 1984 Streets of Fire
Clyde the Bartender
 1983 Taking Tiger Mountain
Billy Hampton
 1983/I Mortuary
Paul Andrews
 1983 The Lords of Discipline
Gilbreath (as 'Wild' Bill Paxton)
 1982 Night Warning
Eddie (as William Paxton)
 1981 Stripes
Soldier
 1975 Crazy Mama
John (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in a video for Limp Bizkit, "Eat You Alive". See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pete Lautrec | 'Wild' Bill Paxton | William Paxton

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie. See more »

Trivia:

He was originally cast as Stifler's dad in American Pie 2 (2001), but had to leave the project due to his schedule. Chris Penn replaced him, but the character was cut from the film. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently worked with James Cameron See more »

Nickname:

Wild Bill See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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