Bill Paxton
Actor, director
Bill Paxton
William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring roles in the films Apollo 13, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic. Paxton starred in the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the Miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
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This is what killed actor Bill Paxton at 61
CNN - 21 days
Actor Bill Paxton died of a stroke after heart surgery, according to his death certificate, issued Monday by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. He was 61 years old.
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Bill Paxton's Cause Of Death Revealed To Be A Stroke Following Surgery
Huffington Post - 21 days
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What’s on TV Thursday: Remembrances on ‘Training Day’ and ‘Nashville’
NYTimes - 26 days
“Training Day” pays tribute its star Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday. And “Nashville” bids farewell to its fictional songbird Rayna Jaymes.
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Rob Lowe Remembers Bill Paxton: "My Closest Friend in the Industry" - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - 28 days
Hollywood Reporter Rob Lowe Remembers Bill Paxton: "My Closest Friend in the Industry" Hollywood Reporter The actor recalls the 'Big Love' star's penchant for fun gifts (JFK's aftershave), their fishing trips and the movie they almost made with James Cameron. The first time I met Bill I did a guest appearance in a very odd little movie that Bill did called ... Bella Thorne Shares Heartbreaking Tribute to Big Love TV Dad Bill Paxton: 'We Love You'PEOPLE.com Amanda Seyfried Remembers Her Big Love Dad Bill Paxton Following His Untimely DeathPerezHilton.com Bill Paxton's role in TV remake of 'Training Day' will not be recast, producers sayNew York Daily News Deadline -Bloody Disgusting -EW.com (blog) -Refinery29 all 281 news articles »
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Remembering Actor Bill Paxton, Of 'A Simple Plan' And 'Twister' Fame
NPR - 28 days
Paxton, who died Saturday due to complications with surgery, appeared in the TV series Big Love, as well as in blockbuster films like Titanic, Aliens and Apollo 13. Originally broadcast in 2002.
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Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Big Love’ and Movie Blockbusters, Dies at 61
NYTimes - 29 days
After playing a small part in “Aliens,” Mr. Paxton later starred in “Twister,” “Titanic” and “Apollo 13.”
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WATCH: Remembering actor Bill Paxton
ABC News - 29 days
The life of the "Titanic" and "Apollo 13" actor was celebrated at the Oscars after passing away at age 61, "due to complications from surgery," according to his family.
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Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Big Love,' 'Titanic,' dies at 61
Reuters.com - 29 days
(Reuters) - American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom in such Hollywood blockbusters as "Titanic" and inspired budding meteorologists as a tornado chaser in "Twister," has died at age 61, his family said on Sunday.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Paxton
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 58
    In 2014, he played the role of the villainous John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He stars alongside Jon Bernthal, Rose McGowan, and John Malkovich as a playable character in the 2014 video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (downloadable "Exo Zombies" mode).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 32
    In 1988, he and vocalist/guitarist Andrew Todd Rosenthal formed a short-lived rock duo Martini Ranch.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 26
    He was cast in a music video for the 1982 Pat Benatar song "Shadows of the Night", in which he appeared as a Nazi radio officer.
    More Details Hide Details He appears in the Limp Bizkit video Eat You Alive.
  • 1980
    Age 24
    He directed a number of short films, including Fish Heads, which aired during Saturday Night Live's low-rated 1980–1981 season.
    More Details Hide Details He directed the feature films Frailty (2001), in which he starred, and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Age 7
    Paxton was in the crowd when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas on the morning of his assassination on November 22, 1963.
    More Details Hide Details There are pictures at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, where an eight-year-old Paxton can be seen being lifted above the crowd. Some of Paxton's earliest roles include a minor role as a punk thug in The Terminator (1984) and a supporting role as the lead protagonist's bullying older brother in John Hughes' Weird Science (1985). He also appeared in Aliens (1986) as the sarcastic Private Hudson: Except for Lance Henriksen, Paxton is the only actor to play characters confronted by a Terminator (The Terminator), a Xenomorph (Aliens), and a Predator (Predator 2). Paxton collaborated with director James Cameron on True Lies (1994) and Titanic (1997), which was the highest-grossing film of all time at its release. Four years after appearing in Titanic, he joined James Cameron on an expedition to the actual Titanic. A film about this trip, Ghosts of the Abyss, was released in 2003.
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on May 17, 1955.
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