Billy Bob Thornton is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and musician. He 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. He’s also appeared in Armageddon, A Simple Plan, and Bad Santa. During the late 1990s, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four albums and was the singer in a blues rock band. He wrote, directed, and stars in the new film, Jayne Mansfield’s Car.