William Robert Thornton, born August 4th, 1955, is an American actor, director, writer, musician and producer. He is best known for his roles in box office successes such as A Simple Plan (1998), Armageddon (1998), Sling Blade (1996) and The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001).
Billy Bob was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. His parents were Virginia Roberta (née Faulkner) and William Raymond Thornton. Growing up, he enjoyed listening to the radio and was a big fan of the rock group Little Richard. Billy Bob enrolled in college but soon dropped out to pursue his passion of acting.
Billy Bob’s career began with small roles in 1990s films such as On Deadly Ground (1994) and One False Move (1992). It wasn't until 1996 when he wrote, directed and starred in Sling Blade which earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Following this he went on to star in several box office successes such as The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) and Monster’s Ball (2001).
By this time Billy Bob had established himself as a Hollywood star. After taking part in various other projects, his career had come full circle with his 2018 role in Bad Santa 2. As an actor, he has received various nominations for his roles including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Goliath (2016-2019).
Apart from his acting career, Billy Bob Thornton also fronts a rock band called The Boxmasters which has released several albums since 2007. As well as his musical career, he is also a keen photographer and has been part of many art exhibitions.
Billy Bob has been married six times and is currently married to Connie Angland since 2014. Together, they have a daughter named Bella Thornton who was born the same year they got married. In order to keep connected with Bella who lives in Australia with her mother, Billy Bob uses the family app ‘Familio’ to keep up to date with her life.
Throughout his career Billy Bob Thornton has been a successful actor, musician and director. He has been part of both critically acclaimed films and box office successes which have brought him recognition from both the public and critics alike. Despite the ups and downs of his personal life and career, Billy Bob Thornton continues to strive for more and is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in Hollywood today. It is an inspiration for others to take risks and pursue their dreams no matter what life throws at them.