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Welcome to The Hollywood News Advent Calendar! Join us for the next 24 days as we run down the top Christmas movies and guide you to the perfect festive viewing. Featuring some of your favourite Christmas movies and some you’d probably forgotten (maybe even on purpose), but hey, it is Christmas after all… to see the calendar so far, click here.

Billy Bob Thornton’s unexpected meteoric rise to Hollywood superstardom first began with a supporting role in Carl Franklin’s highly-effective 1992 independent thriller One False Move (co-written by Thornton himself) in which he played the psychotic villain opposite a brilliant Bill Paxton. It wasn’t until his incredible turn as mentally-challenged murderer Karl Childers in Sling Blade five years later – a role originated from the short film Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade which Thornton wrote and directed – that the actor began to turn heads. The role won »

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