Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

Highest Rated: 100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 4, 1955

Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Though he spent almost a decade struggling to make a name for himself, actor Billy Bob Thornton took matters into his own hands when he wrote, directed and starred in the career-making independent drama, "Sling Blade" (1996), which earned the then-unknown performer an Oscar for Best Screenplay and another nomination for Best Actor. Ever since his sudden rise to stardom, Thornton became a prominent leading man and supporting player whose short-lived but high-profile marriage to offbeat starlet Angelina Jolie overshadowed his exemplary work in films like "Monster's Ball" and "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001). After their divorce, Thornton receded a bit from the public eye, though he continued his streak of fine performances in "Bad Santa" (2003) and "Friday Night Lights" (2004), two wildly different films that displayed his prowess for disappearing into what ever character he played. Occasionally, Thornton incorporated his own personal issues - namely his battles with eating and obsessive-compulsive disorders, like a fear of Louis XIV furniture - into his characters, as he did in "Bandits" (2001). Despite his seemingly bizarre personal life, Thornton nonetheless maintained a steady stream of quality work that always kept him near the top of the game.

Highest rated movies

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Sling Blade
One False Move
The Apostle A Simple Plan
Daddy and Them
Monster's Ball
Friday Night Lights

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gray Man Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet 29% London Fields, The Director's Cut Samson Young (Character) - 2019
27% 51% A Million Little Pieces Leonard (Character) - 2018
0% 35% London Fields Samson Young (Character) $249.8K 2018
23% 34% Bad Santa 2 Willie Soke (Character) $17.7M 2016
67% 54% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Colonel Walter Hollanek, USMC (Character) $23.0M 2016
37% 34% Our Brand Is Crisis Pat Candy (Character) $7.0M 2015
33% 57% Entourage Larsen McCredle (Character) $32.4M 2015
36% 24% Into the Grizzly Maze Douglass (Character) - 2014
36% 29% Cut Bank Cassandra's Father (Character) - 2014
49% 72% The Judge Dwight Dickham (Character) $2.7M 2014
50% 47% Parkland Forrest Sorrels (Character) $652.4K 2013
35% 40% Jayne Mansfield's Car Skip Caldwell (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$14.4K 2012
22% 54% The Baytown Outlaws Carlos Lyman (Character) - 2012
86% 67% Puss in Boots Jack (Voice) $149.2M 2011
42% 52% Faster Cop (Character) $23.2M 2010
No Score Yet 28% The Smell of Success Patrick (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 58% My Run Narrator - 2009
12% 18% The Informers William Sloan (Character) - 2009
26% 62% Eagle Eye Agent Thomas Morgan (Character) $101.1M 2008
14% 32% Mr. Woodcock Mr. Woodcock (Character) $25.8M 2007
58% 49% The Astronaut farmer Charles Farmer (Character) $11.0M 2007
26% 52% School for Scoundrels Dr. P (Character) $17.8M 2006
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Vic (Character) $8.8M 2005
48% 46% Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker (Character) $32.9M 2005
80% 57% Chrystal Joe (Character) $80.7K 2004
29% 45% The Alamo Davy Crockett (Character) $22.4M 2004
82% 85% Friday Night Lights Coach Gary Gaines (Character) $61.2M 2004
100% 94% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Unknown (Character) - 2004
78% 75% Bad Santa Willie (Character) $60.1M 2003
64% 72% Love Actually President of the United States (Character) $59.4M 2003
76% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Howard D. Doyle/Doctor Howard (Character) $35.1M 2003
34% 47% Levity Manual Jordan (Character) $209.2K 2003
33% 38% The Badge Sheriff Darl Hardwick (Character) - 2002
13% 31% Waking Up in Reno Lonnie Earl (Character) $261.6K 2002
86% 54% Daddy and Them Claude Montgomery (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2001
85% 67% Monster's Ball Hank Grotowski (Character) $31.3M 2001
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Ed (Character) $7.5M 2001
64% 58% Bandits Terry Collins (Character) $41.5M 2001
14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Brig. Smalls (Character) $26.4K 2000
57% 55% The Gift Writer $12.0M 2000
32% 42% All the Pretty Horses Director,
Producer
$15.5M 2000
No Score Yet 17% Camouflage Writer - 1999
48% 42% Pushing Tin Russell Bell (Character) $8.4M 1999
90% 79% The Apostle Troublemaker (Character) $20.8M 1998
90% 81% A Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell (Character) $16.3M 1998
No Score Yet 58% A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Syd/Monk (Character) - 1998
38% 73% Armageddon Dan Truman, NASA Administrator (Character) $201.6M 1998
44% 50% Homegrown Jack Marsden (Character) $271.4K 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Richard Jemmons (Character) $39.0M 1998
8% 15% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Self $43.9K 1997
93% 94% Princess Mononoke Jigo (Voice) - 1997
60% 62% U-Turn Darrell (Character) $6.6M 1997
73% 72% A Family Thing Writer $10.1M 1996
17% 9% The Winner Jack (Character) - 1996
96% 92% Sling Blade Karl Childers (Character),
Director,
Writer
$24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Marshall (Character),
Writer,
Screenwriter
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Jailbird (Character) - 1995
70% 88% Dead Man Big George Drakoulious (Character) $1.1M 1995
12% 34% On Deadly Ground Homer Carlton (Character) $36.0M 1994
No Score Yet 81% Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Unknown (Character) - 1994
67% 55% Floundering Gun Clerk (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 39% Trouble Bound Coldface (Character) - 1993
74% 94% Tombstone Johnny Tyler (faro dealer at Oriental Saloon) (Character) $55.9M 1993
34% 47% Indecent Proposal Day Tripper (Character) $104.9M 1993
94% 75% One False Move Ray Malcolm (Character),
Writer
$44.5K 1991
No Score Yet 11% Babes Ahoy Dave (Character) - 1989

TV

Credit
87% 80% 1883 Jim Courtright (Character) 2021-2022
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2019 2021
86% 70% Goliath Billy McBride (Character) 2016 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009-2010 2014 2016 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Big Interview With Dan Rather Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hollywood Masters Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008 2011 2016
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Billy Bob Thorton (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Dr. Oliver Lorvis (Guest Star) 2014
100% 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
93% 84% Fargo Lorne Malvo/Dr. Michael (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003-2005
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2001
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Boyce Hubert (Guest Voice) 1998
50% No Score Yet Hearts Afire Billy Bob Davis (Character) 1992-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987