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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob won an Academy Award in 1997 for his writing on Sling Blade. He was also nominated for the Best Actor award, but didn't win.
 
Billy Bob was nominated in 1999 for an Academy Award for Best Actor in A Simple Plan.
 
Billy was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1999 for A Simple Plan.
 
Billy was norminated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1997 for Sling Blade, and again in 1999 for A Simple Plan.
 
Billy Bob is approximately 6' tall.
 
Billy Bob used to play in a band named Tres Hombres.
 
Billy Bob admitted that he was genuinely intoxicated during the filming of Bad Santa.
 
Billy has numerous tattoos. Among them are at least 6 on his arms (3 right, 3 left) and on his lower back/hip.
 
Billy's mother, a psychic, predicted he would work with Burt Reynolds. (It came true when he did three episodes of CBS's Evening Shade in 1990.
 
In high school, Billy played drums in a CCR cover-band called Stone Cold Fever.
 
Billy said that he had to gain about 50 pounds for his role as the auto mechanic in U Turn (1997).
 
Billy has stated that he possibly has OCD. His most noted "problem" is his inability to use untensils (out of a fear that they're not properly cleaned) in restaurants & from catering companies on movie sets. He opts to use plastic untensils.
 
Billy said in an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show that he's phobic of antique furniture.
 
Billy & Dwight Yoakam have started their own production company and are looking at producing movies and records together.
 
Billy finally gave up smoking after completing the film The Man Who Wasn't There (2001).
 
Billy released his own CD in 2000 - Private Radio for Lost Highway Records.
 
Billy has stated that, of all the characters he has played, the one he enjoyed playing the most was Davy Crockett in The Alamo (2004).
 
Billy's father is of Irish ancestry, while his mother is half Choctaw Indian and half Italian.
 
Billy owns a penthouse in Paris.
 
Billy is the cousin of professional wrestlers: Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.
 
Billy Bob Thornton: I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.
 
Billy Bob Thornton: Acting is playing--it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.
 
Billy Bob Thornton: I can't sit through plays and musical theatre. I just want to run up onstage and mess up their hair and turn over the furniture.
 
Billy Bob Thornton: It's not that I don't understand it. But people think if you speak with an English accent it somehow makes you smarter.
 
Billy released the book version of screenplay for Sling Blade in 1997.
 
Billy played drums for Jack Hammer (a South African band) on their album Jack of All Trades, which was released in 1987. The recordings were made in Los Angeles in 1985.
 
Billy released his album On the Edge of the World on Sanctuary/BMG Records in 2003.
 
Billy Bob was married to Toni Lawrence from 1986 until their divorce in 1988.
 
Billy Bob was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin from 1978 until their divorce in 1980.
 
Billy Bob was married to Cynda Williams from 1990 until their divorce in 1992.
 
Billy Bob was married to Pietra Dawn Cherniak from 1993 until their divorce in 1997.
 
Billy Bob was married to actress Angelina Jolie from 2000 until their divorce in 2003.
 
Billy had one child with Melissa Lee Gatlin, a daughter named Amanda.
 
Billy Bob had two children with his fourth wife Pietra Dawn Cherniak, two sons named William and Harry.
 
Billy Bob and Angelina Jolie adopted a child together, a son named Maddox Chivan.
 
Billy Bob and girlfriend Connie Angland had a child together in 2004, a daughter named Bella.
 

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