Billy Bob Thornton
Thornton at the 69th Academy Awards
3 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Actor, Screenwriter
Born August 4, 1955
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

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, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.


69th Academy Awards, 1996
Best Adapted ScreenplaySling Blade


69th Academy Awards, 1996
Best ActorSling Blade
Best Adapted ScreenplaySling Blade
71st Academy Awards, 1998
Best Supporting ActorA Simple Plan

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