Billy Bob Thornton has a crush on Jennifer Aniston.

The 'Fargo' star - who was previously married to Angelina Jolie, who wed Jennifer's ex Brad Pitt last year - confessed it has been his ''lifelong goal'' to date the 'Friends' actress.

The 59-year-old actor took part in a playful game of 'Who Would You Rather?' during an interview with 'Access Hollywood' following his Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie award win at the Golden Globes on Sunday (11.01.14) and was asked by hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to choose between Jennifer and Reese Witherspoon.

He said: ''Jennifer Aniston. Lifelong goal, that's all I'm saying.''

He was then asked by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover to choose between the 45-year-old actress and Keira Knightley and replied: ''Jennifer Aniston. How many times does it take to get this through your head?''

The 59-year-old actor added he is still in touch with Angelina following their split in 2002 and confessed he is ''so proud'' of his former spouse for her work as a director on her latest movie 'Unbroken'.

When asked if he was still in touch with the 'Tomb Raider' star during an interview on 'Extra', he said: ''Oh, yeah, from time to time. Not often. I don't want to bug them. Everything's so good in her life right now. I'm so proud of her movie that she's got out. What a great thing. I hope she does 10 more movies as a director.''