Billy Bob Thornton have wide spectrum of jobs. He is actor, singer, musician, filmmaker, songwriter. His first co-write and movie was One False Move in 1992.
He also acted in this movie. He got international fame when he stared, wrote and directed drama movie Sling Blade in 1996. For this movie he was winner of Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and he got nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor.
Billy Bob Thornton was born is Hot Springs, Arkansas, on August 4, 1955. His birth name is William Robert “Billy Bob” Thornton. His mother was self-proclaimed psychic, and his father was basketball coach and history teacher. He had one brother, Jimmy Don, who wrote songs. Two of his songs Billy has recorded on his albums.
He wasn’t raised in just one place. His family lived in Alpine, Mount Holly and Malvern in Arkansas. His family raised him without electricity or plumbing as Methodist. He attended Malvern High School, which he was graduated in 1973. As baseball player at high school he was playing in Kansas City Royals but after injury he was released. Shortly he worked for Arkansas State Transportation Department to pay studies at Henderson State University, which he quit after two semesters.
Billy decided to follow his dreams and in middle 80’s he moved to Los Angeles. While he was going on castings for actor, he worked in fast food management, offshore wind farming and telemarketing. He was also drummer in Jack Hammer band. Billy also worked as waiter, and in one occasion he served Billy Wilder, screenwriter and director. They started conversation, and Wilder gave him advice to think about to start with career as screenwriter.
Billy’s first role was in South of Reno where he appeared like counter man in restaurant. He has also appeared in Matlock episode in 1987. In 1992 he co-wrote and acted in One False Move, and that was movie with which he drew attention to himself. In 90’s he has small roles in movies Bound by Honor, On Deadly Ground, Tombstone and Indecent Proposal. In 1996 he stared, directed and wrote for movie Sling Blade.
Sling Blade movie earned him international fame. For this movie he got Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Edgar Award and Writers Guild of America Award. For his performance he won Oscar. In the year 1998, Billy appeared in movie Primary Colors. After that Billy adapted a book into movie All Pretty Horses. Billy was forced to cut big part of footage and he didn’t like it, so he made decision that he will never direct movies again. Movie Daddy and Them was filmed before, and released in 2001.
He appeared in 2000 in music video for song “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” of Travis Tritt. He also appeared in movies A Simple Plan and Armageddon in major roles. Billy also acted in movies Monster’s Ball, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Bandits.
In 2003 he played in comedy Bad Santa and in romantic comedy Love Actually. In 2004 Billy acted in The Alamo. In the same year, on October 7, he got star on the popular Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2007 He appeared in movies The Astronaut Farmer and Mr. Woodcock. In 2008, Billy has role in Eagle Eye. In 2014, he starred in miniseries Fargo. For that role he was winner of Golden Globe for the Best Actor in Mini-Series. In 2014, Billy played on The Big Bang Theory.
In 1990 he began to write songs as hobby, because he was always in love with music. In 2001 he published his first rock album named Private Radio. After that he released following albums: in 2003 The Edge of the World, in 2005 Hobo and in 2007 album named Beautiful Door.
Billy had six wifes and he is divorced from five. In 1978 he married Melisa Lee Gatlin and they have daughter Amanda. They divorced in 1980. From 1986 to 1988 Billy was married with Toni Lawrence.
In 1990 he married Cynda Williams, and they divorced in 1992. From 1993 to 1997 he was married to Pietra Dawn Cherniak, who gave birth to two of his sons named William and Harry James. From 1997 to 1999 Billy dated with Angelina Jolie. They was married from 2000 to 2002. This couple adopted kid from Cambodia, but later was discovered that child was adopted by her as single parent.
From 2003 Billy dated with Connie Angland. Their wedding was on October 22, 2014. He have daughter Bella with her.
Full name: William Robert “Billy Bob” Thornton
Nick name: Billy Bob
Date of birth: August 4, 1955
Birth place: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: musician, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, actor
Education: Malvern High School
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: White (Caucasian)
Father name: William Raymond “Billy Ray” Thornton
Mother name: Virginia Roberta
Brother name: Jimmy Don
Marital status: Married
Wife name: Connie Angland
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Children: 4 (Amanda, James, William and Bella)
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Body measurements: Unknown
Shoe size: 11 US
Bra size: Unknown
Hair Color: Grey (his natural hair color was brown)
Eye color: Dark Brown
Waist size: Unknown
Hip size: Unknown
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $45 million
Salary is not revealed.
Billy have profiles on social networks as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealBillyBobThornton/.
Instagram link is: https://www.instagram.com/_billy_bob_thornton_/.
Twitter link is: https://twitter.com/billybobthorntn
Interesting facts about Billy Bob Thornton
Billy have Scottish, Irish and English decent. He have at least six tattoos on arms and one on lower back.
He is supporter of club Liverpool FC. He is vegetarian and he said that he is extremely healthy.
Billy was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 4, 1955. His mother was Virginia Roberta and his father William Raymond “Billy Ray” Thornton. Billy attended Malvern High Shcool which he graduated in 1973. For two semesters he attended Henderson State Univesity. In middle 80’s he moved to LA to start with his career.
He had several small roles, but he become famous in 1992, with movie One False Move, which he was co-wrote and starred. Next notable success was for movie Sling Blade, which he was wrote, directed and starred. For this movie he won Academy Award Writers Guild of America Award, Edgar Award and Oscar. He also stared in Armageddon, A Simple Plan, Bandits, Monster’s Ball, The man Who Wasn’t There.
Billy also released three music albums: Private Radio, The Edge of the World, Hobo and Beautiful Door.
Billy was married with six woman. Marriage with last one, Connie Angland still last. He have four children. With Melissa Lee Gatlin he have daughter Amanda, with Pietra Dawn Cherniak he have two sons: William and Harry James, and with current wife Connie Angland he have daughter Bella.