|Billy Bob Thornton|
Thornton at the 69th Academy Awards
|3 Nominations / 1 Win|
|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.