Billy Bob Thornton

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.