Billy Bob Thornton

Actor + Screenwriter + Director + Musician
Born Aug 4, 1955
Age 60
Hometown Hot Springs, Arka...

William Robert "Billy Bob" Thornton is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. Thornton gained early recognition as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and in several early 1990s films including On Deadly Ground and Tombstone. In the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.… Read More

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  • Connie Angland
    Dated 2004
  • Danielle Dotzenrod
    Dated 2003
  • Danielle Dotzenrod
    Dated 2002
  • Angelina Jolie
    Married 2000 - 2003
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  • Laura Dern
    Dated 1997 - 2000
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  • Pietra Dawn Cherniak
    Married 1993 - 1997
  • Cynda Williams
    Dated 1990 - 1992
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  • Toni Lawrence
    Married 1986 - 1988
  • Melissa Gatlin
    Married 1979 - 1980
  • Melissa Lee Gatlin
    Married 1978 - 1980
  • Melissa deBin
    Married 1977 - 1980
  • Lisa Cone


Discover the family history of Billy Bob Thornton.

Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
Age 60


  • William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton
    William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton
    Father, Age 86
  • Virginia Roberta Faulkner
    Virginia Roberta Faulkner


  • Jimmy Don Thornton
    Jimmy Don Thornton
  • John David
    John David


  • Amanda Thornton
    Amanda Thornton
    Daughter, Age 46
  • William Thornton
    William Thornton
    Son, Age 23
  • Harry James Thornton
    Harry James Thornton
    Son, Age 22
  • Bella Thornton
    Bella Thornton
    Daughter, Age 12


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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Bob Thornton.


1955 Birth Born in 1955.


1973 18 Years Old He graduated from high school in 1973. … Read More


1978 23 Years Old Thornton has been married six times, with the first five marriages ending in divorce, and he has four children by three women. From 1978 to 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, with whom he had a daughter, Amanda.
1980 25 Years Old Thornton's first screen role was in 1980's South of Reno, where he played a small role as a counter man in a restaurant.


1986 - 1987 2 More Events
1990 35 Years Old From 1990 to 1992, he was married to actress Cynda Williams, whom he cast in his writing debut, One False Move (1992).
1992 37 Years Old His role as the villain in 1992's One False Move, which he also co-wrote, brought him to the attention of critics. … Read More
1993 38 Years Old In 1993, Thornton married Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak, with whom he had two sons, Harry James and William; the marriage ended in 1997, with Cherniak accusing Thornton of spousal abuse.


1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 43 Years Old In 1998, Thornton portrayed the James Carville-like Richard Jemmons in Primary Colors.
He adapted the book All the Pretty Horses into a 2000 film of the same name. … Read More
2001 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, he directed Daddy and Them while securing starring roles in three Hollywood films: Monster's Ball, Bandits, and The Man Who Wasn't There, for which he received many awards.
2002 47 Years Old They separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year. … Read More
2003 48 Years Old Thornton played a malicious mall Santa in 2003's Bad Santa, a black comedy that performed well at the box office and established him as a leading comic actor, and in the same year, portrayed a womanizing President of the United States in the British romantic comedy film Love Actually. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Thornton played David Crockett in The Alamo.


2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared in the 2006 comic film School for Scoundrels. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old More recent films include 2007 drama The Astronaut Farmer and the comedy Mr. Woodcock, in which he played a sadistic gym teacher.
2008 53 Years Old In September 2008, he starred in the action film Eagle Eye. … Read More
2014 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Thornton starred as sociopathic hitman Lorne Malvo in the FX miniseries Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name.


2015 60 Years Old In February 2015, Thornton's representatives confirmed that he and Angland were married on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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