Billy Bob Thornton young
August 4, 1955
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
85 kg | 187 pounds
11 US | 44 EU
Billy Bob Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States, on August 4, 1955, is an American actor.
Young Billy Bob Thornton first started performing as a singer and drummer in several bands, at the age of 10.
He made his big screen debut in action thriller movie Hunter's Blood (1986) in role as Billy Bob.
He got his television debut in legal drama series Matlock (1987) in episode "The Photographer", in role as Pawnshop clerk.
Billy's breakthrough performance came as Ray Malcolm in drama thriller movie One False Move (1992), which he co-wrote.
A Million Little Pieces (2018) drama in role as Leonard, opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Charlie Hunnam and Giovanni Ribisi
London Fields (2018) mystery thriller in role as Samson Young, with Amber Heard, Theo James and Cara Delevingne
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Karl Childers in drama film Sling Blade (1996) and he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) neo-noir crime in role as Ed Crane
Bandits (2001) criminal comedy drama in role as Terry Collins
Bad Santa (2003) black comedy in role as as Willie T. Soke
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jacob Mitchell in neo-noir crime thriller film A Simple Plan (1998).
Armageddon (1998) science fiction disaster with Liv Tyler, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck
Friday Night Lights (2004) sports drama opposite Connie Britton and Brad Leland
Bad Santa 2 (2016) black comedy crime in role as as Willie T. Soke
Monster's Ball (2001) drama romance opposite Halle Berry and Heath Ledger
Primary Colors (1998) comedy drama with Emma Thompson and John Travolta
U Turn (1997) crime thriller opposite Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix
The Ice Harvest (2005) thriller comedy with John Cusack and Connie Nielsen
Pushing Tin (1999) comedy drama opposite John Cusack, Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) romantic comedy opposite George Clooney and Catherine Zeta‑Jones
Eagle Eye (2008) action thriller with Michelle Monaghan, Shia LaBeouf and Rosario Dawson
Faster (2010) action opposite Dwayne Johnson, Maggie Grace and Carla Gugino
The Alamo (2004) drama action with Dennis Quaid and Patrick Wilson
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) drama opposite Virginia Madsen and Bruce Dern
The Baytown Outlaws (2012) action comedy with Eva Longoria
Cut Bank (2014) thriller opposite Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) comedy drama with Tina Fey, Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman
He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-Series for his performance as Lorne Malvo in FX miniseries Fargo (2014), also was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor.
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Billy McBride in Amazon Studios legal drama web television series Goliath (2016-2020).
The Outsiders (1990) Fox drama series in role as Buck Merill
Hearts Afire (1992–1995) CBS sitcom in role as Billy Bob Davis
Graduated from Malvern High School in Arkansas (1973).
Attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Has two brothers: Jimmy Don and John David Thornton.
Has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
He released four studio albums:
Private Radio (2001)
The Edge of the World (2003)
Beautiful Door (2007)
He is vocalist of blues rock band The Boxmasters.
He voiced Jack in animated adventure comedy film Puss in Boots (2011).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 2004.
Fan of Liverpool Football Club.
Fan of St. Louis Cardinals.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas. (2009).
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
He was married to:
Angelina Jolie (2000-2003)
Pietra Dawn Cherniak (1993-1997), they have two sons, Harry James and William
Cynda Williams (1990-1992)
Toni Lawrence (1986-1988)
Melissa Lee Gatlin (1978-1980), they have a daughter, Amanda
He married Connie Angland in 2014, they have a daughter, Bella.
He dated Danielle Dotzenrod (2002) and Laura Dern (1997-2000).
Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.
Man, I was drowning in sadness. And Angelina, she lifted me right up out of there.
I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.
People think the hard thing for an actor is crying and screaming, but that's easy. What's hard is a character who never tips his hand, who toes the line all the time. The hard stuff is never telling yourself, "Hey, I better do something here.".
I always wished there was somebody like the Coen Brothers and they appeared. And so yeah, my favorite role that I've ever done was in The Man Who Wasn't There. That's my very favorite character I've ever played.
Life is magical and I guess my thing is I wish that people wanted that magic.
I love acting with all my heart and I love music with all my heart.