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Billy was born under the official name Thornton, William Robert on August 4th, 1955. He has been a credited actor since the 1993 film Grey Knight.
Billy Bob Thornton is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in thirteen films including the 2009 comedy film The Smell of Success as the character Patrick, the 2008 crime movie The Informers playing William Sloan and the 2007 comedy release Mr. Woodcock cast as Jasper Woodcock.
Billy has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty films including: the 2014 drama film The Judge as the character Dwight Dickham, the 2013 drama movie Parkland playing Forrest Sorrels and the 2012 action release The Baytown Outlaws cast as Carlos.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1998 action film Armageddon, which brought in $202,000,000 at the box office.
Billy Bob Thornton has directed on numerous occassions including: All the Pretty Horses (2000), Daddy and Them (2001) and And Then We Drove (2015). In 2000 Billy Bob Thornton produced his first movie, the drama film All the Pretty Horses.
Billy is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least five magazines, captured in more than three pictorials, interviewed in over thirteen publications and featured in twenty magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.He has been the subject of at least two biographical films.
As an actor Billy Bob Thornton has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Karl Childers in the 1996 film Sling Blade. Billy Bob Thornton was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Jacob in the 1998 movie A Simple Plan .