Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

Highest Rated: 100% The Terminator (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Term Life (2016)

Birthday: May 17, 1955

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

After receiving his start playing larger than life goofs in the 1980s, actor Bill Paxton transformed himself from oddball character parts to a dramatic performer with considerable gravitas in acclaimed features and television series. Paxton first gained significant notice as the bullying Chet in "Weird Science" (1985), before famously playing loud-mouthed Private Hudson for James Cameron in "Aliens" (1986). In the following decade, he was landing leading roles in movies like "Brain Dead" (1990), "The Vagrant" (1992), and "One False Move" (1992). After portraying Morgan Earp opposite Kurt Russell's Wyatt Earp in "Tombstone" (1993), Paxton graduated to a dependable featured player and leading man in blockbusters such as "Apollo 13" (1995), "Twister" (1996), and "Titanic" (1997), while maintaining a footing in smaller films like "Traveller" (1997), "A Simple Plan" (1998) and "Frailty" (2002), the latter of which also marked his debut as a feature director. Having spent his entire career in features, Paxton starred in his first TV drama a polygamist husband of three wives on HBO's acclaimed series "Big Love" (2006-2011), a role that earned him widespread acclaim while opening new doors for his career. Along with co-starring opposite Kevin Costner in "Hatfields & McCoys" (History Channel, 2012) and enjoying a recurring role on "Agents of SHIELD" (ABC 2013- ), Paxton maintained a steady presence on the big screen, juggling art house staples like the neo-noir "Nightcrawler" (2014), cult favorites such as "2 Guns" (2013) and heartwarming family-friendly sports dramas like "Million Dollar Arm" (2014). Paxton returned to series TV in earnest with his lead role as the morally-suspect police detective Frank Roarke in the series "Training Day" (CBS 2017). Sadly, shortly after the series went to air, Bill Paxton died unexpectedly on February 25, 2017, suffering a massive stroke just after undergoing heart surgery. He was 61 years old. Throughout his career, Paxton was a solidly enjoyable performer capable of keeping audiences constantly surprised by the breadth of his versatility.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
15% 21% The Circle Vinnie (Character) $20.5M 2017
78% 56% Mean Dreams Wayne Caraway (Character) - 2016
0% 32% Term Life Joe Keenan (Character) $13K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hatfields & Mccoys Randall McCoy (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 38% The Gamechangers Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 64% Pixies Eddie Beck (Voice) - 2015
65% 68% Million Dollar Arm Tom House (Character) $36.4M 2014
95% 85% Nightcrawler Joe Loder (Character) $32.4M 2014
91% 90% Edge of Tomorrow Master Sergeant Farell (Character) $100.2M 2014
65% 66% 2 Guns Earl (Character) $75.6M 2013
20% 22% The Colony Mason (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 38% Red Wing Jim Verret (Character) - 2013
50% 47% Parkland Producer $652.4K 2013
53% 56% Shanghai Calling Donald (Character) $10.4K 2012
80% 41% Haywire John Kane (Character) $201.7K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Highness Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2008
20% 53% The Good Life Robbie (Character) - 2007
63% 82% The Greatest Game Ever Played Director $15.3M 2005
13% 60% Haven Carl Ridley (Character) $136.8K 2004
19% 36% Thunderbirds Jeff Tracy (Character) $6.8M 2004
29% 44% Broken Lizard's Club Dread Coconut Pete (Character) $5M 2004
No Score Yet 9% Resistance Maj. Theodore 'Ted' Brice (Character) - 2003
80% 67% Ghosts of the Abyss Self $17M 2003
45% 25% Spy Kids 3: Game Over Dinky Winks (Character) $111.8M 2003
74% 78% Frailty Dad (Character),
Director
$13.1M 2002
75% 39% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Dinky Winks (Character) $85.6M 2002
48% 41% Vertical Limit Elliot Vaughn (Character) $68.5M 2000
67% 62% U-571 Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren (Character) $77.1M 2000
91% 81% A Simple Plan Hank Mitchell (Character) $16.3M 1998
No Score Yet 51% A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann (Character) - 1998
54% 40% Mighty Joe Young Gregg O'Hara (Character) $50.6M 1998
79% 53% Traveller Bokky (Character),
Producer
$500.6K 1997
89% 69% Titanic Brock Lovett (Character) $656.5K 1997
22% 62% The Evening Star Jerry Bruckner (Character) $12.7M 1996
59% 58% Twister William Harding (Character) $241.7M 1996
20% 54% Frank and Jesse Frank James (Character) - 1995
96% 87% Apollo 13 Fred Haise (Character) $173.8M 1995
63% 70% The Last Supper Zachary Cody (Character) $189.5K 1995
71% 76% True Lies Simon (Character) $146.3M 1994
58% 65% Indian Summer Jack Belston (Character) $14.7M 1993
17% 35% Boxing Helena Ray O'Malley (Character) $1.2M 1993
No Score Yet 11% Future Shock Vince (Character) - 1993
74% 94% Tombstone Morgan Earp (Character) $55.9M 1993
No Score Yet 22% Monolith Tucker (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 33% The Vagrant Graham Krakowski (Character) - 1992
69% 47% Trespass Vince (Character) $12.5M 1992
45% 59% The Dark Backward Gus (Character) $7.9K 1991
94% 75% One False Move Chief Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon (Character) $44.5K 1991
17% 69% Brain Dead Jim Reston (Character) - 1990
30% 44% Predator 2 Jerry Lambert (Character) $28.3M 1990
No Score Yet 24% The Last of the Finest Howard "Hojo" Jones (Character) $991.3K 1990
19% 42% Navy SEALS Dane (Character) $24.7M 1990
43% 22% Slipstream Matt Owens (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to Back Bo Brand (Character) - 1989
56% 45% Next of Kin Gerald Gates (Character) $15.4M 1989
No Score Yet 67% Pass the Ammo Jesse Wilkes (Character) $98.2K 1988
88% 74% Near Dark Severen (Character) $2.5M 1987
97% 94% Aliens Private W. Hudson (Character) $77.6M 1986
57% 69% Weird Science Chet Donnelly (Character) - 1985
67% 70% Streets of Fire Clyde the Bartender (Character) - 1984
100% 89% The Terminator Punk Leader (Character) - 1984
33% 29% Impulse Eddie (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 30% Mortuary Paul Andrews (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taking Tiger Mountain Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Lessons Eddie Fox (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
24% 64% Training Day Detective Frank Rourke (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 34% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Rising Sam Houston (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
95% 90% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hatfields & McCoys Randall McCoy (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curiosity Host 2011
80% 77% Big Love Bill Henrickson (Character) 2009-2011 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
93% 95% Frasier Ernie (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1999
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Character) 1986

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