Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

Movie Actor

Billy Bob Thornton, in full William Robert Thornton, also called Billy Thornton, (born August 4, 1955, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.), American actor, writer, director, and musician known for his versatility and eccentric personality. He won an Academy Award for his screenplay of Sling Blade (1996).

Full Name
Aug 4, 1955
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is American. He is the son of Virginia Roberta, a psychic, and William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher and basketball coach. He has two younger brothers named Jimmy Don and John David.

Thornton's first success as an actor came when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 film One False Move. His other notable films include Sling Blade (1996), Armageddon (1998), Monster's Ball (2001) and The Astronaut Farmer (2006). He has also appeared in several television series, including The Outsiders (1983) and Hearts Afire (1992–93).

In addition to acting, Thornton is also a musician and songwriter. He released his first album Private Radio in 2001 and has since released three more albums; Hobo (2003), The Edge of the World (2007) and Beautiful Door (2010). In 2007 he formed his own band called the Boxmasters with fellow musician Jody Stevens. 

He has won several awards throughout his career including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sling Blade in 1996, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy forPrimary Colors in 1998 and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a Drama Film for Monster's Ball in 2001.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1955</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Billy Bob Thornton is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 4th, 1955, Billy Bob Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Major Role in Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starred in the movie "One False Move" which marked his first major role in a feature film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the movie "Sling Blade".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Directorial Debut</h3><p id="" class "timeline-text">Directs and stars in the movie "Daddy and Them".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of Fargo TV Series</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of the FX Network show "Fargo" as Lorne Malvo.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Iconic Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Billy Bob Thornton has become an iconic actor with his amazing performances in films such as Sling Blade, Armageddon, Bad Santa, and Friday Night Lights. His unique style of acting is captivating and entertaining.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Billy Bob Thornton has a certain charisma that draws people to him. Whether it be on the big screen or during interviews, he always comes off as genuine and sincere. This makes him an endearing person who is easy to like.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Multi Faceted</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Billy Bob Thornton isn't just an actor; he's also a musician, director, writer, and producer. His many talents make him incredibly versatile, allowing him to work on a wide range of projects. This makes him even more interesting and impressive.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Professional Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Billy Bob Thornton was the first professional musician in his family, playing drums and guitar in various rock bands before turning to acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won an Oscar for Best Screenplay</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1996, Billy Bob Thornton won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for his work on Sling Blade.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Appeared in Many Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Billy Bob Thornton has appeared in music videos for various artists, including Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, and The Wallflowers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Directed Five Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Billy Bob Thornton has directed five films, including All the Pretty Horses (2000), Daddy and Them (2001), and Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Famous for Wearing a Bandana</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Billy Bob Thornton is famous for wearing a bandana around his neck, which he has been doing since the 1980s.</p></div>


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