Billy Bob Thornton

Versatile performer with boundless talent.

Billy Bob Thornton
Full NameWilliam Robert Thornton


The illustrious Billy Bob Thornton, born on the 4th of August 1955 in the prestigious Hot Springs, Arkansas is the eldest son of Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a renowned psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an esteemed educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach. He is the brother of the late James Donald (Jimmy Don) and John David. His legacy is further enhanced by his six marriages and four children: daughter Amanda Brumfield, with Melissa Lee Gatlin (now Parish); sons William and Harry, both with Pietra Dawn Cherniak; and daughter Bella with Connie Angland. Billy Bob is celebrated for his artistic career, beginning as a musician in the band Tres Hombres and opening for Hank Williams Jr., before moving to Los Angeles with his childhood friend Tom Epperson to pursue acting and writing. Throughout his career, Billy Bob has also sought work as a singer and drummer, and his screenplay for the 1991 film One False Move with Epperson attracted the attention of director and actor Clint Eastwood.

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  • Oscar1997
    Sling BladeBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
  • Golden Globe2017
    GoliathBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
  • Golden Globe2015
    FargoBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television


  • Fargo
  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
  • Sport in America: Our Defining Stories
  • Harley Quinn
  • Classic Albums
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
  • The Henry Rollins Show
  • Goliath
  • Sling Blade
  • Blood In, Blood Out
  • Tombstone
  • Bad Santa: Outtakes
  • Love Actually
  • Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade
  • Dead Man
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • A Simple Plan
  • Bad Santa 2: Deleted Scenes
  • American Dad!
  • The Judge
  • The Outsiders
  • Down from the Mountain
  • Bad Santa: Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • The Apostle
  • Friday Night Lights
  • The Ventures: Stars on Guitars
  • One False Move
  • The Man Who Broke 1, 000 Chains
  • Bad Santa
  • Monster's Ball
  • A Family Thing
  • Evening Shade
  • Hearts Afire
  • Deadly Creatures
  • The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 72nd Golden Globe Awards
  • Bad Santa 2: Outtakes
  • The Gift
  • Primary Colors
  • Armageddon
  • Eagle Eye
  • Puss in Boots
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Billy Bob Thornton is a renowned and illustrious figure of the entertainment industry, being born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to a gifted psychic mother and a knowledgeable and esteemed high school history teacher and basketball coach father. He is the older brother of two, James Donald and John David, and the father of four children - Amanda Brumfield, William, Harry and Bella - all of whom he holds dear. His impressive career in the arts began with acting, and he has since gone on to be an accomplished musician, producer and screenwriter, greatly respected by peers and fans alike. His six marriages have only served to enhance his prestige, adding to his grandeur and regal air. It is no surprise that Billy Bob Thornton is a legendary figure in the world of entertainment.

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