Ten fun facts about Billy Bob Thornton

Fact 1
Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and starred in the hugely successful movie, “Sling Blade”. He went on to win the Academy award in the Best adapted Screenplay category.

Fact 2
Thornton’s mother is a professional psychic. She once told Thornton that he would work with actor Burt Reynolds. In the early 90’s, her prediction came true when he was cast in the television series “Evening Shade” alongside Reynolds.

Fact 3
During his High School years he played in a band called “Stone Cold Fever”. He played the drums for the band.

Fact 4
After being cast in the Oliver Stone film “U-Turn” in 1997, he gained a staggering fifty pounds for the part.

Fact 5
Billy Bob Thornton owns a production company that focuses on film and music production. His partner in the company is his “Sling Blade” co-star Dwight Yoakam.

Fact 6
He announced in an interview for “USA Today” that he has some very strange phobias, two of which are a fear of antique furniture and a fear of certain items of silverware, especially silver knives and forks.

Fact 7
Billy Bob Thornton quit smoking in 2001 after he completed production on the Coen Brother film “The Man Who Wasn’t There”.

Fact 8
In October 2004, the actor received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fact 9
Prior to the casting of Tom Hanks in the film “Forrest Gump”, Thornton was considered for the role.

Fact 10
Billy Bob Thornton is a huge fan of tattoos. He has 6 tattoos on his arms alone.

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Short about Billy Bob Thornton
Is a hugely talented and eccentric American born film actor, director, musician and screenwriter.

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