Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, playwright and screenwriter. His rise to fame began in the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the film Sling Blade, for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Thornton has frequently disclosed that he has obsessive–compulsive disorder. He and rock singer Warren Zevon became close friends after sharing their common experiences with the disorder. Various idiosyncratic behaviors have been well-documented in interviews with the actor; among these is a phobia of antique furniture — a disorder shared by the Dwight Yoakam character in the Thornton-penned Sling Blade, and by Thornton’s own character in the 2001 film Bandits. Additionally, he has stated that he has a fear of certain typesBilly Bob Thornton of silverware, a trait assumed by his character, Hank Grotowski, in 2001’s Monster’s Ball, in which Grotowski insists on a plastic spoon for his daily bowl of chocolate ice cream. In a 2004 interview with The Independent, Thornton explained: “It’s just that I won’t use real silver. You know, like the big, old, heavy-ass forks and knives, I can’t do that. It’s the same thing as the antique furniture. I just don’t like old stuff. I’m creeped out by it, and I have no explanation why…I don’t have a phobia about American antiques, it’s mostly French — you know, like the big, old, gold-carved chairs with the velvet cushions. The Louis XIV type. That’s what creeps me out. I can spot the imitation antiques a mile off. They have a different vibe. Not as much dust.” In addition to his aversion to silver cutlery, velvet, and “creepy, castle-y stuff,” Thornton confesses that “pieces from 1700 and 1800 France and England really freak me out, especially harpsichords.”
Thornton lives in Los Angeles. He has been married five times, most notably to actress Angelina Jolie. Each of Thornton’s marriages ended in divorce. The pair were known for their eccentric behavior, which reportedly included wearing vials of each others’ blood around their necks; Thornton later clarified that the “vials” were, instead, two small lockets, each containing only a single drop of blood.
Billy Bob Thornton oldThornton and Jolie adopted a child from Cambodia whom they named Maddox. Jolie’s divorce petition defined the child as both her and Thornton’s, and requested the Court grant her custody and Thornton reasonable visitation.
Thornton is the father of four children. His first marriage, to Melissa Gatlin, produced Amanda Spence Brumfield on June 30, 1979; his fourth wife, Pietra Cherniak, bore William Langston on June 27, 1993 and Harry James on June 19, 1994; and Thornton and his current girlfriend Connie Angland welcomed Bella on September 22, 2004. Thornton has stated that he will likely not marry again, specifying that he believes marriage “doesn’t work” for him.
He has two younger brothers, Jimmy Don, (who died abruptly of a heart attack in 1988), and John David, who resides in Arkansas. Jimmy Don Thornton wrote a number of songs, two of which–”Island Avenue” and “Emily”–Thornton has recorded on his solo albums.
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