Billy Bob Thornton is a popular musician, actor and filmmaker. He came into the major limelight after the release of the drama film ‘Sling Blade’ in 1996, which he wrote and directed. He also won the prestigious Academy Award for the best screenplay for the same film. After the massive success of ‘Sling Blade,’ he starred in numerous films such as Primary Colours, U-Turn, A Simple Plan, etc. ‘A Simple Plan’ was launched in 1998 and got him nominated for an Oscar for the third time. One of his science Fiction films, Armageddon, became the highest-grossing film of that particular year. From the year 2000, he appeared in a wide range of drama movies starting from Monster’s Ball in 2001, Friday Night Lights in 2004, Bad Santa in 2003, etc. He has been honoured with several awards such as the President’s Award, Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review and many more.
Billy took birth in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on August 4, 1955. His father was a high school teacher and also used to work as a basketball coach. His mother, Virginia Roberts, worked as a Self-proclaimed psychic. He had a brother named Jimmy Don who wrote several songs, and some of them are also recorded by Billy for his solo albums. He spent his childhood in several places as his family kept on moving from one place to another. He completed his graduation in 1973 from Malvern High School. In the 1980s, he decided to build a career in acting and started working in telemarketing. He played the drums and also worked as awaited for some industry events.
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Billy Bob got his first role in South of Reno, which was released in 1988. He played the minor role of counterman in the movie. His career took a turn in 1996 when he got a chance to direct, write and act in ‘Sling Blade’. It was an incredible movie that gained him massive popularity and also helped him win the Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay. He also received Screen Actors Guild nomination and an Edgar Award for his outstanding performance in the film. After getting popular all over the world, he directed several movies and also acted in some of them. In October 2004, he got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which is a dream for almost every artist.
He has also worked in the music industry as he was a drummer for ‘Tres Hombres’ in the 1970s. Later in 1985, he joined a South African Band named ‘Piet Botha’ and recorded an album titled; Death of a Gypsy. In the year 2007, he came with JD Andrew and created The Boxmasters.
Billy married six times and got divorced five times out of them. The names of his ex-wives are Melissa Lee Gatlin, Pietra Dawn, Toni Lawrence, Cynda Williams and Angeline Jolie. He himself suffered from an obsessive-compulsive disorder. He has four children from three of his ex-spouses.
Billy Bob Thornton is popular all over the world and has earned over $45 million of net worth from his career.