Bill Paxton's Best Movies

Summary

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are the big stars of this weekend's 2 Guns, but they're not alone; the movie also boasts a solid supporting cast that includes a number of wily character actor vets -- including the one and only Bill Paxton, whose eclectic film and television pursuits have been keeping us solidly entertained for three decades and counting. To celebrate his latest role, we decided to spend this week looking back at Mr. Paxton's best-reviewed roles, and although we had to leave out at least one important cameo (hello, The Terminator) and watch one cult classic dip below the cutoff line (farewell, Weird Science), we still ended up with a mighty fine list of films. Game over, man -- it's time for Total Recall! Back to Article

Comments

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

I wasn't talking about the twist ending. Go take some scrips and get a massage.

Aug 1 - 04:06 PM

Roman Zolanski

Gaylord Focker

What the...I though that was Bill Pullman?? Sorry old but still serviceable

Aug 1 - 04:50 PM

Eldest2005

Christopher Aull

You know something, I'm actually watching Titanic on Blu-Ray that I rented from Family Video as I'm reading this.

Aug 1 - 06:24 PM

Alfonzo Loya

Alfonzo Loya

Maybe isn't his best movie, but one of my favorites is Twister.

Aug 1 - 10:30 PM

Alex Bauman

Alex Bauman

Such a great actor on the tv show "Big Love". More people should watch it. He deserves more leading roles.

Aug 2 - 01:46 AM

Alex Sallas

Alex Sallas

One of my favourite actors ever. Great list!

Aug 2 - 10:00 AM

TimmyP

Tim Piorkowski

Gotta mention True Lies.

Aug 2 - 10:24 AM

Oliver D.

Oliver Davidson

True Lies has to be on this list. I can't imagine anyone nailing the role of Simon as well as Paxton did. It was an extremely memorable and hilarious performance.

Aug 2 - 10:35 AM

Ben Stoffel

Ben Stoffel

Although not a movie, he needs some mention for Hatfields and McCoy's, that series was amazing and he was a big part of that.

Aug 2 - 10:40 AM

Toivo Heikkiluunta

Toivo Heikkiluunta

Frailty is , imo , one of the most under rated films of all time.

Aug 2 - 11:45 AM

rdn90

First Last

Glad to see "One False Move" on the list. An extremely overlooked movie with a great performance by Paxton.

Aug 2 - 12:30 PM

Mikey M

Michael Mora

Near Dark?
Frailty is quite a good movie.

Aug 2 - 11:47 PM

Mikey M

Michael Mora

Near Dark is one of my favorites.
Frailty is quite a good movie.

Aug 2 - 11:48 PM

John Dooms

John Dooms

And what would the line be, to the non-mind readers among us? There were so many: 1) to Vasquez, the dike hispanic - "Have you ever been mistaken for a man?". Her comeback (which tops his line) "No. Have you?"; 2) "Someone said 'alien' and Vasquez thought they said 'illegal alien' and signed up"; 3) "Stop your grinnin' and drop ya linen!"; 4) Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events; but we just got our asses kicked, pal!" Shows what a talented screenwriter James Cameron can be. The Terminator is an awesome script too.

Aug 3 - 07:39 AM

Mike Jaros

Mike Jaros

Agree.. Frailty is a unknown classic.

Aug 3 - 09:42 AM

thickmcrunfast

John Huckleberry

You are an angry little person aren't you

Aug 3 - 10:37 AM

thickmcrunfast

John Huckleberry

It's meh

Aug 3 - 10:38 AM

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