Billy Bob Thornton (born William Robert Thornton on August 4 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, and also an occasional director, playwright and singer.
= Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Billy Ray Thornton, a high school history teacher and basketball coach, and Virginia R. Faulkner, a psychic. His father was an Irish American and his mother was mostly of Anglo-Saxon descent, with distant Italian ancestry (from Thornton's great-grandfather, James R. Duce), as well as Choctaw Native American roots. Growing up, Thornton lived in both Alpine, Arkansas and Malvern, Arkansas, and also spent time with his grandfather, Otis Thornton, a forest ranger, in a small shack in the woods.1
= In his late twenties, Thornton settled on Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor alongside future writing partner Tom Epperson. Like many other actors, Thornton had a difficult time succeeding as an actor while taking on several odd jobs such as telemarketing, fast...
|birth date||August 4, 1955|
|birth place||Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States|
|occupation||Actor, film director|