Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
William Bob Thornton
Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
Birth date
August 4, 1955 (1955-08-04) (age 65)
Actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, musician
Active Years
Notable Films
Bad Santa (2003)

Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. He appeared in films such as Armageddon, Monster's Ball and Bad Santa.

Early lifeEdit

Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the son of Virginia Roberta and William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hunter's Blood Billy Bob
1988 South of Reno Counterman
1989 Going Overboard Dave
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown Tommy
1991 The Dark Backward Patron at Sloppy's Uncredited
For the Boys Marine Sergeant in Korea
Widespread Panic: Live from the Georgia Theatre Short film; director
1992 One False Move Ray Malcolm Also writer
1993 Tombstone Johnny Tyler
Blood In Blood Out Lightning
Indecent Proposal Day Tripper
Ghost Brigade Langston
Trouble Bound Coldface
1994 On Deadly Ground Homer Carlton
Floundering Gun Clerk
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Karl Childers Short film; also writer
1995 Dead Man Big George Drakoulious
Stars Fell on Henrietta, TheThe Stars Fell on Henrietta Roy
1996 Sling Blade Karl Childers Also writer and director
Winner, TheThe Winner Jack
A Family Thing Writer
1997 Apostle, TheThe Apostle Troublemaker
U Turn Darrell
Princess Mononoke Jigo English dub
Burn Hollywood Burn Himself Cameo
1998 Simple Plan, AA Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell
Armageddon Dan Truman
Homegrown Jack Marsden
Primary Colors Richard Jemmons
1999 Pushing Tin Russell Bell
2000 Gift, TheThe Gift Writer
The Last Real Cowboys Tar
All the Pretty Horses Director and producer
2001 South of Heaven, West of Hell Brigadier Smalls
Daddy and Them Claude Montgomery Also writer and director
Monster's Ball Hank Grotowski
Bandits Terry Lee Collins
Man Who Wasn't There, TheThe Man Who Wasn't There Ed Crane
Camouflage Writer
Credited as Reginald Perry
2002 Waking Up in Reno Lonnie Earl Dodd
Badge, TheThe Badge Sheriff Darl Hardwick
2003 Bad Santa Willie Soke
Love Actually President of the U.S.
Intolerable Cruelty Howard D. Doyle
Levity Manuel Jordan
2004 Friday Night Lights Gary Gaines
Alamo, TheThe Alamo Davy Crockett
Chrystal Joe
2005 Ice Harvest, TheThe Ice Harvest Vic Cavanaugh
Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker
2006 School for Scoundrels Dr. P / Dennis Sherman
2007 Astronaut Farmer, TheThe Astronaut Farmer Charles Farmer
Mr. Woodcock Jasper Woodcock
2008 Eagle Eye Thomas Morgan
Informers, TheThe Informers William
2009 My Run Narrator Voice
Smell of Success, TheThe Smell of Success Patrick
2010 Faster Cop
2011 The King of Luck Documentary film; director
Nashville Rises Narrator Voice
Puss in Boots Jack Voice
2013 Jayne Mansfield's Car Skip Caldwell Also writer and director
The Baytown Outlaws Carlos
Parkland Forrest Sorrels
2014 Cut Bank Stan Steeley
The Judge Dwight Dickham
2015 Into the Grizzly Maze Douglas
Entourage Larsen McCredle
Our Brand Is Crisis Pat Candy
2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Gen Hollanek
Bad Santa 2 Willie Soke
2018 London Fields Samson Young
A Million Little Pieces Leonard

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