Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth: Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and musician who has a net worth of $30 million dollars. Born August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, he is best known for his role in Sling Blade, which he wrote, starred in and directed. Thornton won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Sling Blade. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade's success, which served to bring him bigger international recognition and critical acclaim with such films as U Turn (1997), Primary Colors (1998), Armageddon (1998) A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination, Monster's Ball (2001), Bandits (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Bad Santa (2003), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Love Actually (2003), Friday Night Lights (2004), The Alamo (2004), Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred in the anthology series Fargo and received universal acclaim for his performance, and earning Thornton a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards. Thornton was living his dream. In the mid-1980s, Thornton had settled in Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor with future writing partner Tom Epperson. He initially had a difficult time and worked in telemarketing, offshore wind farming and fast food management between auditioning for acting jobs. He also played drums and sang with South African rock band Jack Hammer. Thornton hit the jackpot when he was working as a waiter for an industry event and unknowingly served food to film director and screenwriter Billy Wilder. Thornton struck up a conversation with Wilder, who advised Thornton to consider a career as a screenwriter and the rest was history.
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. Thornton gained early recognition as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and in several early 1990s films, including On Deadly Ground and Tombstone. In the mid-1990s, after writing, direct...
Date of Birth
- August 4, 1955
- William Robert Thornton
- Reginald Perry
- William Robert (Billy Bob) Thornton
- 6 ft (1.83 m)
- United States of America
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- United States of America
- The InformersWilliam Sloan
- A Simple PlanJacob
- ArmageddonDan Truman
- Bad News BearsCoach Morris Buttermaker
- Bad SantaWillie
- BanditsTerry Lee Collins
- Friday Night LightsCoach Gary Gaines
Billy Bob Thornton Videos
Billy Bob Thornton: The 'Bad Santa' Set Was 'Very Dark And Crazy'Billy Bob Thornton joins Ricky to reveal what life was like on the set of "Bad Santa".
Billy Bob Thornton Explains How Marriage Turns Him Into A 'Caged Lion'Billy Bob Thornton joins Ricky to reveal why marriage made him feel like a "caged lion".
Billy Bob Thornton On Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken': 'It's Gonna Be A 10/10'Billy Bob Thornton joins HuffPost Live and weighs in on "Unbroken," the much-anticipated film from Angelina Jolie, his ex-wife.