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Actor, Screenwriter; Known for "Armageddon"

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Throughout the 1970s, Billy Bob Thornton firmly believed that his future destiny lay in rock music. He formed a group called the Tres Hombres, named after ZZ Top's hit album of 1973: he found some small measure of success as a musician, and even succeeded in releasing an album called 'Gunslinger'. In order to make ends meet, he would also work as a roadie for other bands, including a Canadian group called Lighthouse, whilst they toured the United States.

He moved out to LA, where Thornton's interest in acting began to develop, and he enrolled for acting lessons. Thornton had a long, hard struggle to get even a toehold in the movie business: at one stage, movie legend has it that he was so broke, he couldn't afford to eat properly, and lived on a diet of potatoes! Eventually, Thornton's health began to suffer, and he was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with myocarditis: the doctors said that this was a heart condition brought about by malnutrition. Once he had recovered, his acting coach allowed him to carry on studying for free, and he hung out around Hollywood, waiting for his "big break." Thornton's big break was a long time coming - but he finally succeeded in landing a role in the TV movie, "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains."

Thornton's film acting career was slowly gathering momentum: he landed small roles in 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Tombstone', as well as Steven Segal’s eco-thriller, 'On Deadly Ground'. In 1993, he'd managed to get a short movie entitled 'Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade' produced: but he wasn’t happy with the finished result, so he re-wrote the story as a full-length film script. The script was bought by a film company called The Shooting Gallery who allowed Thornton to have a great deal of creative input in the production process. Thornton himself appeared in nearly every scene. The movie only cost $1 million to make, but was a massive box-office success, netting revenues of over $65 million.

Thornton was Oscar-nominated as Best Actor for the movie, (which had been re-named Sling Blade, and he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

He then landed a starring role in "Monster's Ball," where he played a prison warder alongside Halle Berry, who won an Oscar for her performance. In 2002, he also played in "The Badge," and "Waking Up in Reno." He was also a favorite actor with top Hollywood directors, the Coen brothers, taking lead roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There," and "Intolerable Cruelty," with George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Thornton now accepted a string of comedy roles, such as in "Love Actually" and "Bad Santa."

On 7 October 2004, Thornton was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the acting world.

One of his most recent films, "Mr. Woodcock," is another of the ultra-black comedies that are such a perfect vehicle for his dramatic talents. Since then he has appeared in action thriller "Eagle Eye" and crime thriller "Informers" in 2008. This was followed by a role in "The Smell of Success" in 2009.

In 2010, he starred in "Faster" before voicing Jack in the animated film "Puss in Boots" with Antonio Banderas in 2011. Thornton had a role in "Jayne Mansfield's Car" in 2012 and will next be appearing in "The Baytown Outlaws" and "Red Machine" as of 2013. He is then set to act in 'Three Nights', which will be released in 2014.

In addition to his high-profile movie and scriptwriting career, he even has his own signature clothing line. All in all, it’s pretty good going for a country boy from the backwoods of Arkansas.

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Billy Bob Thornton Biography

Throughout the 1970s, Billy Bob Thornton firmly believed that his future destiny lay in rock music. He formed a group called the Tres Hombres, named after ZZ Top's hit album of 1973: he found some small measure of success as a musician, and even succeeded in releasing an album called 'Gunslinger'. In order to make ends meet, he would also work as a roadie for other bands, including a Canadian group called Lighthouse, whilst they toured the United States.

He moved out to LA, where Thornton's interest in acting began to develop, and he enrolled for acting lessons. Thornton had a long, hard struggle to get even a toehold in the movie business: at one stage, movie legend has it that he was so broke, he couldn't afford to eat properly, and lived on a diet of potatoes! Eventually, Thornton's health began to suffer, and he was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with myocarditis: the doctors said that this was a heart condition brought about by malnutrition. Once he had recovered, his acting coach allowed him to carry on studying for free, and he hung out around Hollywood, waiting for his "big break." Thornton's big break was a long time coming - but he finally succeeded in landing a role in the TV movie, "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains."

Thornton's film acting career was slowly gathering momentum: he landed small roles in 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Tombstone', as well as Steven Segal’s eco-thriller, 'On Deadly Ground'. In 1993, he'd managed to get a short movie entitled 'Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade' produced: but he wasn’t happy with the finished result, so he re-wrote the story as a full-length film script. The script was bought by a film company called The Shooting Gallery who allowed Thornton to have a great deal of creative input in the production process. Thornton himself appeared in nearly every scene. The movie only cost $1 million to make, but was a massive box-office success, netting revenues of over $65 million.

Thornton was Oscar-nominated as Best Actor for the movie, (which had been re-named Sling Blade, and he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

He then landed a starring role in "Monster's Ball," where he played a prison warder alongside Halle Berry, who won an Oscar for her performance. In 2002, he also played in "The Badge," and "Waking Up in Reno." He was also a favorite actor with top Hollywood directors, the Coen brothers, taking lead roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There," and "Intolerable Cruelty," with George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Thornton now accepted a string of comedy roles, such as in "Love Actually" and "Bad Santa."

On 7 October 2004, Thornton was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the acting world.

One of his most recent films, "Mr. Woodcock," is another of the ultra-black comedies that are such a perfect vehicle for his dramatic talents. Since then he has appeared in action thriller "Eagle Eye" and crime thriller "Informers" in 2008. This was followed by a role in "The Smell of Success" in 2009.

In 2010, he starred in "Faster" before voicing Jack in the animated film "Puss in Boots" with Antonio Banderas in 2011. Thornton had a role in "Jayne Mansfield's Car" in 2012 and will next be appearing in "The Baytown Outlaws" and "Red Machine" as of 2013. He is then set to act in 'Three Nights', which will be released in 2014.

In addition to his high-profile movie and scriptwriting career, he even has his own signature clothing line. All in all, it’s pretty good going for a country boy from the backwoods of Arkansas.

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  • How to book Billy Bob Thornton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Billy Bob Thornton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Billy Bob Thornton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Billy Bob Thornton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Billy Bob Thornton?

    Booking fees for Billy Bob Thornton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Billy Bob Thornton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Billy Bob Thornton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Billy Bob Thornton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Billy Bob Thornton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Billy Bob Thornton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Billy Bob Thornton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Billy Bob Thornton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Billy Bob Thornton for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Billy Bob Thornton generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Martin Freeman, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Willis, Harry Connick Jr. and Brad Pitt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billy Bob Thornton for an upcoming event.

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