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      Billy Bob Thornton

      Billy Bob Thornton

      Highest Rated: 100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 4, 1955

      Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

      Though he spent almost a decade struggling to make a name for himself, actor Billy Bob Thornton took matters into his own hands when he wrote, directed and starred in the career-making independent drama, "Sling Blade" (1996), which earned the then-unknown performer an Oscar for Best Screenplay and another nomination for Best Actor. Ever since his sudden rise to stardom, Thornton became a prominent leading man and supporting player whose short-lived but high-profile marriage to offbeat starlet Angelina Jolie overshadowed his exemplary work in films like "Monster's Ball" and "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001). After their divorce, Thornton receded a bit from the public eye, though he continued his streak of fine performances in "Bad Santa" (2003) and "Friday Night Lights" (2004), two wildly different films that displayed his prowess for disappearing into what ever character he played. Occasionally, Thornton incorporated his own personal issues - namely his battles with eating and obsessive-compulsive disorders, like a fear of Louis XIV furniture - into his characters, as he did in "Bandits" (2001). Despite his seemingly bizarre personal life, Thornton nonetheless maintained a steady stream of quality work that always kept him near the top of the game.

      Highest rated movies

      Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
      Sling Blade
      One False Move
      A Simple Plan The Apostle
      Daddy and Them
      Monster's Ball
      Friday Night Lights

      Photos

      Billy Bob Thornton BAD SANTA, from left: Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, 2003, ©Dimension Films BAD SANTA, Billy Bob Thornton, 2003, ©Dimension Films BAD SANTA, Billy Bob Thornton, 2003, ©Dimension Films BAD SANTA, from left: Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham, 2003, ©Dimension Films THE JUDGE, standing left: Robert Downey Jr., seated l-r: Balthazar Getty, Billy Bob Thornton, 2014. ph: Claire Folger/©2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc: U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda ©2014 Village Roadshow Films/BVI Limited: All Other Territories THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, (aka THE BARBER), Billy Bob Thornton, 2001, © USA Films BAD SANTA, Billy Bob Thornton, 2003, ©Dimension Films BAD SANTA, from left: Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham, 2003, ©Dimension Films WAKING UP IN RENO, Natasha Richardson, Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Patrick Swazye, 2002, (c) Miramax SLING BLADE, from left: Jim Jarmusch, Billy Bob Thornton, 1996, © Miramax SLING BLADE, J.T. Walsh, Billy Bob Thornton, 1996. (c) Miramax Films. THE BAD NEWS BEARS, Sammi Kane Kraft, Billy Bob Thornton, 2005, (c) Paramount THE ALAMO, Jordi Molla, Billy Bob Thornton, 2004, (c) Touchstone SLING BLADE, Billy Bob Thornton, 1996 SLING BLADE, Lucas Black, Billy Bob Thornton, 1996. (c) Miramax Films. ARMAGEDDON, Billy Bob Thornton, 1998 The Big Bang Theory, from left: Simon Helberg, Billy Bob Thornton, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, 09/24/2007, ©CBS THE ALAMO, Billy Bob Thornton (left), 2004, (c) Touchstone SLING BLADE, Billy Bob Thornton, 1996. (c) Miramax Films.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      35% 59% Devil's Peak Charlie (Character) - 2023
      45% 90% The Gray Man Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 26% London Fields, The Director's Cut Samson Young (Character) - 2019
      27% 52% A Million Little Pieces Leonard (Character) - 2018
      0% 32% London Fields Samson Young (Character) $249.8K 2018
      23% 34% Bad Santa 2 Willie Soke (Character) $17.7M 2016
      68% 54% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Colonel Walter Hollanek, USMC (Character) $23.0M 2016
      36% 34% Our Brand Is Crisis Pat Candy (Character) $7.0M 2015
      33% 57% Entourage Larsen McCredle (Character) $32.4M 2015
      36% 24% Into the Grizzly Maze Douglass (Character) - 2014
      37% 29% Cut Bank Cassandra's Father (Character) - 2014
      48% 72% The Judge Dwight Dickham (Character) $2.7M 2014
      51% 48% Parkland Forrest Sorrels (Character) $652.4K 2013
      35% 41% Jayne Mansfield's Car Skip Caldwell (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      $14.4K 2012
      23% 54% The Baytown Outlaws Carlos Lyman (Character) - 2012
      86% 68% Puss in Boots Jack (Voice) $149.2M 2011
      41% 52% Faster Humphries (Character) $23.2M 2010
      No Score Yet 28% The Smell of Success Patrick (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 58% My Run Narrator - 2009
      12% 18% The Informers William Sloan (Character) - 2009
      26% 62% Eagle Eye Agent Thomas Morgan (Character) $101.1M 2008
      14% 32% Mr. Woodcock Mr. Woodcock (Character) $25.8M 2007
      58% 49% The Astronaut farmer Charles Farmer (Character) $11.0M 2007
      27% 52% School for Scoundrels Dr. P (Character) $17.8M 2006
      47% 43% The Ice Harvest Vic (Character) $8.8M 2005
      48% 46% Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker (Character) $32.9M 2005
      80% 57% Chrystal Joe (Character) $80.7K 2004
      29% 45% The Alamo Davy Crockett (Character) $22.4M 2004
      82% 85% Friday Night Lights Coach Gary Gaines (Character) $61.2M 2004
      100% 94% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Unknown (Character) - 2004
      78% 75% Bad Santa Willie (Character) $60.1M 2003
      64% 72% Love Actually President of the United States (Character) $60.1M 2003
      76% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Howard D. Doyle/Doctor Howard (Character) $35.1M 2003
      34% 47% Levity Manual Jordan (Character) $209.2K 2003
      33% 39% The Badge Sheriff Darl Hardwick (Character) - 2002
      11% 31% Waking Up in Reno Lonnie Earl (Character) $261.6K 2002
      No Score Yet 17% Camouflage Writer - 2001
      86% 54% Daddy and Them Claude Montgomery (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 2001
      85% 67% Monster's Ball Hank Grotowski (Character) $31.3M 2001
      81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Ed (Character) $7.5M 2001
      64% 58% Bandits Terry Collins (Character) $41.5M 2001
      14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Brig. Smalls (Character) $26.4K 2000
      58% 55% The Gift Writer $12.0M 2000
      32% 42% All the Pretty Horses Director,
      Producer
      $15.5M 2000
      48% 42% Pushing Tin Russell Bell (Character) $8.4M 1999
      88% 79% The Apostle Troublemaker (Character) $20.8M 1998
      90% 81% A Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell (Character) $16.3M 1998
      No Score Yet 58% A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Syd/Monk (Character) - 1998
      43% 73% Armageddon Dan Truman, NASA Administrator (Character) $201.6M 1998
      44% 50% Homegrown Jack Marsden (Character) $271.4K 1998
      80% 64% Primary Colors Richard Jemmons (Character) $39.0M 1998
      93% 94% Princess Mononoke Jigo (Voice) - 1997
      59% 63% U-Turn Darrell (Character) $6.6M 1997
      8% 15% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Self $43.9K 1997
      17% 9% The Winner Jack (Character) - 1996
      97% 92% Sling Blade Karl Childers (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      $24.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Marshall (Character),
      Writer,
      Screenwriter
      - 1996
      73% 72% A Family Thing Writer $10.1M 1996
      No Score Yet 67% Out There Jailbird (Character) - 1995
      70% 88% Dead Man Big George Drakoulious (Character) $1.1M 1995
      14% 35% On Deadly Ground Homer Carlton (Character) $36.0M 1994
      No Score Yet 81% Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Unknown (Character) - 1994
      67% 56% Floundering Gun Clerk (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 38% Trouble Bound Coldface (Character) - 1993
      73% 94% Tombstone Johnny Tyler (faro dealer at Oriental Saloon) (Character) $55.9M 1993
      34% 47% Indecent Proposal Day Tripper (Character) $104.9M 1993
      93% 75% One False Move Ray Malcolm (Character),
      Writer
      $44.5K 1991
      No Score Yet 11% Going Overboard Dave (Character) - 1989

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 77% 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story Jim Courtright (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet 100% Southern Storytellers Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009-2010 2014 2016 2018-2019 2021-2022
      89% 82% 1883 Jim Courtright (Character) 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2019 2021
      86% 70% Goliath Billy McBride (Character),
      Director
      2016 2018-2019 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Billy Bob Thorton (Guest Voice) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrated Self 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
      81% 83% The Big Bang Theory Dr. Oliver Lorvis (Guest Star) 2014
      100% 94% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
      93% 85% Fargo Lorne Malvo/Dr. Michael (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Self 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003-2005
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 2001
      No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Boyce Hubert (Guest Voice) 1998
      50% No Score Yet Hearts Afire Billy Bob Davis (Character) 1992-1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987