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 ArmageddonA 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 Mansfields Car.

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Billy Bob’s Dysfunctional Faves

The Oscar-winning actor writes, directs, and stars in the new film Jayne Mansfield’s Car, about two families brought together under unsavory circumstances. Ahead of its release, Thornton chooses his own favorite films about dysfunctional families—both the ones you choose and the ones you’re stuck with.