Billy Bob Thornton Overview

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Born: August 04, 1955

No one knew who the heck the Hot Springs, Arkansas native with the good-ole-boy name was before his stunning directorial debut with Sling Blade, a film he also starred in. But Billy Bob Thornton had been kicking around in Hollywood and had paid his dues for some time before Sling Blade hit the screen. Following a stint as a singer and drummer in a rock band, Billy Bob came to Hollywood in 1983 and became a regular on the TV series Hearts Afire with John Ritter (who plays a supporting role as a... See All

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