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Top 10 Facts - Billy Bob Thornton
10.06.2015
Fact #1

Billy Bob Thronton is not only an actor, filmmaker but also a singer-songwriter and drummer.

Fact #2

Thornton made his first break with co writing and starring in the 1992 thriller one false move and came to international attention after writing, direction, and starring in the independent drama sling blade.

Fact #3

For sling blade he won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay and was nominated for an academy award for best actor.

Fact #4

As an influental actor, Thornton is known for his diversity, wide range, and prolificacy, appearing in at least one film per year nearly every year since 1991.

Fact #5

He also received a star on the hollywood walk of fame.

Fact #6

He was also nominated for an Emmy Award, four golden globes, and three screen actors guild awards.

Fact #7

He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of a blues rock band the boxmasters.

Fact #8

Thornton recorded a cover of the Johnny Cash classic "Ring of Fire" for Oxford american magazine's southern music CD in 2001.

Fact #9

He has four children by three women.

Fact #10

In 2000, he married actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he starred in pushing tin and who is almost 20 years his junior. They separated in June 2002.

Fact #11
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