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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 4, 1955, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He has three younger brothers, James Donald (Jimmy Don), born in 1958 and now deceased, James (Jim) Bean and John ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 London Fields (completed)
Samson Young
  Trial (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Billy McBride
 2015 Our Brand Is Crisis
Pat Candy
 2015 Entourage
Larsen McCredle
 2015 Into the Grizzly Maze
 2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Dr. Oliver Lorvis
- The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) ... Dr. Oliver Lorvis
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Grandfather Shlorp
- Bitch Pudding Special (2014) ... Grandfather Shlorp (voice)
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Skip Caldwell
 2011 Puss in Boots
Jack (voice)
 2010 Faster
 2009 Deadly Creatures (Video Game) (voice)
 2009 The Smell of Success
 2000-2005 CatDog (TV Series)
CatDog's Father / Hound Dog McDog
- Vexed of Kin/Meat, Dog's Friends (2005) ... CatDog's Father (voice)
- CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery (2000) ... CatDog's Father / Hound Dog McDog (voice)
 2004 Chrystal
 2003 Bad Santa
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Lonnie Earl Dodd
 2002 The Badge
Sheriff Darl Hardwick
 2001 CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery (TV Movie)
Hound Dog McDog / CatDog's Step-father (voice)
 2000 The Last Real Cowboys (Short)
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Boyce Hubert
 1998 Homegrown
Jack Marsden
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Billy Bob Thornton
 1997 The Apostle
 1997 U Turn
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Jigo (English version, voice)
 1997 A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
Syd / Monk
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
The Grocer
- The Puppy Episode: Part 2 (1997) ... The Grocer (uncredited)
 1996 The Winner
 1996 Don't Look Back (TV Movie)
 1995 Out There (TV Movie)
 1994 Floundering
Gun Clerk
 1993 Tombstone
Johnny Tyler
 1993 Indecent Proposal
Day Tripper
 1993 Grey Knight
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
 1993 Trouble Bound
 1992 Knots Landing (TV Series)
- Letting Go (1992) ... Timberman
 1990-1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Alvin / Florist
- There Once Was a Boy Named Wood (1990) ... Florist
 1991 For the Boys
Marine Sergeant, Korea
 1991 The Dark Backward
Patron at Sloppy's (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1989 Going Overboard
 1988 Circus (TV Movie)
Billy Bob
 1988 South of Reno
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Conductor (scenes deleted)
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Pawnshop Clerk
- The Photographer (1987) ... Pawnshop Clerk
 1986 Hunter's Blood
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Book: "Sling Blade: A Screenplay" See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 13 Interviews | 18 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Reginald Perry


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (Sling Blade (1996)] Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy. See more »


He was honored by his hometown, where he's remembered as a milkshake-loving, drum-playing rock 'n' roller. "I had a Tastee-Freez stand before I got into politics," said Mayor Bill Scrimshire, who declared "Billy Bob Thornton Day" Tuesday. "When he was a kid in high school, he used to buy hamburgers and milkshakes from me. He was one of my Tastee-Freez kids." See more »


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