Billy Bob Thornton Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

16th November 2016

Quote: "This might surprise people, but I'd love to do a movie with Brad Pitt. I think we'd be great together. We'd play a couple of Southern guys." Billy Bob Thornton would love to team up with his ex-wife's estranged husband for a new movie.

30th October 2015

Quote: "She's been holding out on that because she really wants a consensus first. If everybody says, 'Wow, what a butt', then I think she's gonna own up to it." Billy Bob Thornton is convinced his Our Brand is Crisis co-star Sandra Bullock will admit it really is her butt that's flashed from a bus window in the movie if enough people like what they see.

12th January 2015

Quote: "From time to time, not often. I don't want to bug them. Everything's so good in her life right now, and I'm so proud of her movie (Unbroken)... I hope she does 10 more movies as a director." Billy Bob Thornton likes to keep in touch with his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie.

31st October 2014

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton stunned fans of Tv hit Big Bang Theory on Thursday night (30Oct14) when he made a surprise cameo on the new U.S. season's opening episode. The Oscar winner played an awkward urologist with romantic feelings for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's character Penny. Showrunner Steve Molaro tells, "A few months ago, we had seen an interview with Billy Bob talking about shows he likes. He was saying how much he likes Big Bang Theory, and watches it all the time... We thought that was so cool, and we think he’s so great."

24th July 2014

Quote: "We don't need one show about cupcakes... but, you know what, if you've got one, Ok, that's fine, let's have a show about cupcakes, but does it have to be a f**king competition? Do you have to have Cupcake Wars...? I'm sure people who have been in war kind of take offence to that, because, seriously, it's not that goddamn dangerous to make a cupcake." Billy Bob Thornton is not a fan of reality Tv shows.

7th May 2014

Quote: "Those are the people who put my kids through school... and so if some people are in from Iowa or whatever and they're in Hollywood, they're not out here just looking to see some guy named Gus, they wanna see some movie actor... and if they run into you, stand there and take the picture and say hello." Billy Bob Thornton urges his fellow stars to make time for film fans.

7th May 2014

Quote: "Sometimes Connie will say, 'We should get married, right?', and I say, 'Honey, we've been together almost 11 years, that's the longest I've ever lasted - let's just keep it like it is...' (There's) something about when the door closes, I will try to get out." Billy Bob Thornton insists his longtime girlfriend Connie Angland won't become his sixth wife and succeed Angelina Jolie as Mrs. Thornton.

6th May 2014

Quote: "I'm scared of that... I'm actually shy by nature... and I just think, like, a spring will pop out of my head or something." Actor Billy Bob Thornton has never attended a party at the Playboy mansion.

6th May 2014

Quote: "With my clothes off I look kinda like Homer Simpson's boss, Mr. Burns." Billy Bob Thornton on his resemblance to The Simpsons villain.

23rd April 2014

Quote: "When I fly I always ask her... You put the ear buds in and I'm talking to my mum in the lounge or whatever, and I'll be saying stuff like that, like, 'Mum, what do you think about the flight? Are we gonna be Ok?' And some cat sitting next to me will get a little suspicious... I try to whisper." Billy Bob Thornton on his penchant for calling his clairvoyant mother before plane flights.

22nd April 2014

Quote: "I don't see as well as I used to so, for me, they hide traffic cones and flashing lights and things like that." Billy Bob Thornton on his annual family Easter egg hunt.

14th April 2014

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton has become the latest celebrity to film a guest appearance in the forthcoming Entourage movie after shooting scenes as a Texas oil billionaire, reports the New York Daily News. He joins the likes of Liam Neeson and rappers Common and Kid Cudi, who will all feature in the big screen adaptation of Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven's hit Tv series.

22nd October 2013

Quote: "I go away and do a film like Monster's Ball with a very explicit sex scene with Halle Berry. She is one of the most beautiful women in the world and I am talking on the phone to my wife, and she says, 'What have you been doing today?' And I say, 'Oh, I did that sex scene with Halle Berry'. You are then asked if you actually touch her. I say, 'I had to - it's in the scene'. If you are a thousand miles from home on a film set simulating sex with a beautiful woman, it's even tougher." Billy Bob Thornton on the downside of movie love scenes, especially when your wife is Angelina Jolie. The couple was married from 2000 to 2003.

27th June 2013

Quote: "She told me she wanted to let me know before the public so I wouldn't freak out." Billy Bob Thornton reveals he knew about ex-wife Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy before she went public with the surgery news.

24th June 2013

Quote: "We do it on purpose. He's sort of my mentor. I've known him for 25 years. He's been a real inspiration. He's so authentic and honest as an actor." Billy Bob Thornton loves making movies with Robert Duvall.

23rd June 2013

Quote: "We talked about six months ago about a project he had, and he wondered if I would like to be a part of it... He was a very professional guy. When he showed up on the set, he was always prepared. We weren’t like hanging out pals because he lived over in New York and I live here, but we had a great time making that movie... He was a terrific actor." Billy Bob Thornton on his The Man Who Wasn't There co-star James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday (19Jun13).

17th May 2012

Quote: "I have a fear of (British Prime Minister) Benjamin Disraeli's hair and Komodo dragons - they don't do a thing for anybody except kill things and eat them." Billy Bob Thornton has a long list of unusual phobias.

17th May 2012

Quote: "I'm happy as hell for them. Those are two great people who deserve everything they get." Actor Billy Bob Thornton wishes ex-wife Angelina Jolie all the best following her recent engagement to Brad Pitt.

5th February 2012

Quote: "I finally got tired of listening to myself bitch about how I wish they would make better movies." Billy Bob Thornton on his return to writing/directing with Jayne Mansfield's Car.

21st March 2011

Quote: "I've had a few covered up. Usually names, like an old girlfriend when you get a new girlfriend and she's like, 'Who's that?' Angelina covered up my name. I'm sure Brad doesn't want to look at my name every night." Billy Bob Thornton doesn't mind that his ex-wife Angelina Jolie removed a tattoo of his name from her arm.

6th January 2011

Fact: James Caan, Billy Bob Thornton and Andy Garcia all turned out to honour movie legend Robert Duvall as he celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday (05Jan11) by cementing his place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Godfather icon placed his hands and feet in cement outside the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard as his pals paid tribute to his accomplished career.

26th November 2010

Quote: "I swear my mom said everybody back home in the South (of the U.S.) - all her friends and people that knew me growing up - called her and said they wanted to know who my surgeon was. I wouldn't dare let anybody cut on me." Actor Billy Bob Thornton, 55, refuses to undergo plastic surgery to maintain his youthful looks.

26th November 2010

Quote: "Possum's really greasy, like you get greasy duck, possum's like that. But it doesn't taste like duck; it tastes like possum!" Billy Bob Thornton ate the furry creatures regularly growing up in Arkansas.

26th November 2010

Quote: "I don't understand soccer and hockey. But I'll watch re-runs of women's softball. My friends don't get it, but if you ever watch women's college softball... those women are good!" Actor Billy Bob Thornton is a big softball fan.

26th November 2010

Fact: A photo of Billy Bob Thornton hangs in the lobby of the Sunset Marquis hotel in Hollywood. The actor took up residence there for a total of five years in between his five failed marriages. He divorced his last wife, Angelina Jolie, in 2003 after three years of marriage.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "This guy really is a wonderful guy. I was kinda jealous he had a nickname, so I tried to start one around the set for myself, you know, like The Rock, or something like that. They ended up calling me The Wetstone. No idea why... It's The Rock and The Wetstone!" Billy Bob Thornton admits he was a little envious of wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON on the set of their new movie FASTER.

19th May 2010

Fact: Tom Cruise, Billy Bob Thornton and Nicolas Cage joined the stars of new action movie PRINCE OF PERSIA on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday evening (17May10) to toast producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who had his handprints immortalised in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre before his big premiere. Cruise honoured his Top Gun and Days of Thunder producer, calling him "the greatest producer in modern history".

23rd February 2009

Quote: "I keep up with the Oscars about as much as I do the Miss America pageant. I think it's just a dog and pony show. It's horses**t." Angelina Jolie's ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton isn't a fan of the Academy Awards.

13th October 2008

Quote: "I just don't like the daytime much. The old rumour about me being a vampire is true." Billy Bob Thornton prefers life at night.

13th October 2008

Quote: "Even when they write stuff like I'm afraid of antiques. I mean, I did say that." Actor Billy Bob Thornton has never had a bad experience with the media.

13th October 2008

Quote: "I like my privacy. That's why I stay at home. I don't go to many places. I almost think I'm agoraphobic." Actor Billy Bob Thornton doesn't like life in the public eye.

10th October 2008

Quote: "I've always married artists and they're a very talkative and expressive bunch. I wouldn't have it any other way." Angelina Jolie on her ex-husbands Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.

20th August 2008

Quote: "The wrong people die in wars. The bosses never die." Billy Bob Thornton offers a sobering opinion on global conflict.

13th June 2008

Quote: "It was never a vial anyway. It was like a flower press. It was, like, from a slight cut on your finger and you press your fingerprint in. It was kind of a sweet gesture." ANGELINA JOLI clears up reports about the vials of each other's blood she and ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton wore around their necks.

13th June 2008

Quote: "I still love him dearly and think the world of him and I'm proud to have been his wife for a time." Angelina Jolie has no regrets about marrying ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton.

24th December 2007

Quote: "I'm traditional all the way. I can't stand it when people open their presents on Christmas Eve. I want you to wait until the morning when Santa Claus comes." Actor Billy Bob Thornton is an unlikely traditionalist when it comes to the festive season.

27th September 2007

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton has recorded a new "hillbilly" version of U.S. TV show WEEDS' theme.

25th September 2007

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton gave his daughter BELLA a third birthday to remember at the weekend (22Sep07) - he treated her to a trip to Disneyland in California, where the tot met her hero Winnie The Pooh.

13th September 2007

Quote: "My dad was a high school coach and he had a little Woodcock in him... I didn't say that." Billy Bob Thornton gets a little tongue-tied as he compares his stern father to his new movie character, MR. WOODCOCK.

11th September 2007

Quote: "I don't want to watch a family who is in turmoil on television. I've had enough of that in my own life." Billy Bob Thornton isn't a fan of reality TV.

30th August 2007

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Brandon Routh and Ashley Olsen are teaming up for new movie THE INFORMERS, based on short stories by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis.

2nd August 2007

Quote: "To have a song on a TV show is a pretty big deal these days." Billy Bob Thornton is proud he has recorded the theme to U.S. cable TV hit WEEDS.

26th February 2007

Quote: "I was the first guy whose head he stepped on, so I remember that pretty well." Billy Bob Thornton remembers Roberto Benigni's show-stopping crowd walk at the 1998 Oscars, where the Italian star won Best Actor and Best Foreign Film Academy Awards for Life is Beautiful.

23rd February 2007

Quote: "I told my agent one time, 'Here are the rules: I don't want to play anybody that wears a funny hat and I also never want to be a part of a task force." Billy Bob Thornton on the movie roles he won't sign up for.

8th February 2007

Quote: "It's something I've dreamed of since I was a kid. I would actually do that. I wouldn't get on a helicopter but I would do that." Famously phobic Billy Bob Thornton considers a trip into space.

6th February 2007

Quote: "I'm kinda like what Jack Nicholson is to the (Los Angeles) Lakers for the (St Louis) Cardinals." Billy Bob Thornton insists he's become a good luck charm for baseball World Series champions the St Louis Cardinals.

5th February 2007

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton had a Super Bowl to remember yesterday (04FEB07) - after watching his team, the Indianapolis Colts win American football's big game, the actor had a police escort to the nearby Colony Theater in Miami, Florida for his post-show appearance on US TV programme THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON.

31st January 2007

Quote: "She was a fantastic woman." Billy Bob Thornton pays tribute to his former mother-in-law, Angelina Jolie's mum MARCHELINE BERTRAND, who lost her cancer battle at the weekend (20JAN07).

30th January 2007

Quote: "I love Liverpool. Our band played there. The food is as s**ty as anything I've ever had. I ate some fish and nearly puked. But I love that town. They're my kind of people." A bizarre endorsement of the British home of THE Beatles, from actor Billy Bob Thornton.

11th January 2007

Quote: "I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the paper. I was like a prize turnip." Actor Billy Bob Thornton muses on his entry into showbusiness.

22nd November 2006

Fact: Actor Billy Bob Thornton autographed a special edition Gibson Guitar at the Recording Academy Honors in Austin, Texas this week (begs20NOV06). The guitar, which was painted by KAREN PAUL-BURGES, will be placed among 35 others throughout the city before being auctioned for local charities.

16th October 2006

Fact: Country star Tim Mcgraw is to be honoured with a star of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame tomorrow (17OCT06). The singer's FLICKA co-star Billy Bob Thornton will be among those honouring him.

30th September 2006

Quote: "My mom called me and asked if I had plastic surgery. That was funny. I didn't. I don't want anybody cutting me up... I quit drinking and I'm really into herbs and vitamins." Billy Bob Thornton on reports he's had cosmetic help to stay looking young.

27th September 2006

Fact: Billy Bob Thornton has 14 tattoos.

18th September 2006

Fact: The house Billy Bob Thornton bought from rocker Slash was once a 'speakeasy' for illegal boozers during America's Prohibition era in the early 1900s.

14th September 2006

Quote: "I'm not exactly agoraphobic but I'm pretty close... I'm really afraid to go out." Billy Bob Thornton likes to stay at home.

9th August 2006

Quote: "It's like finding a drawer full of vibrators." Billy Bob Thornton admits finding a STAR WARS DVD in a potential girlfriend's film collection would be a huge turn-off.

9th June 2006

Fact: Angelina Jolie is sporting a new tattoo where ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton's name used to be. It shows the latitude and longitude coordinates for Cambodia, where son MADDOX was born, and for ETHIOPIA, daughter ZAHARA's birthplace.

9th June 2006

Fact: Angelina Jolie is sporting a new tattoo where ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton's name used to be. It shows the latitude and longitude coordinates for Cambodia, where son MADDOX was born, and for ETHIOPIA, daughter ZAHARA's birthplace.

2nd May 2006

Quote: "He is depraved and slightly bonkers, which appeals to me in general; we meet up lots." British actor Hugh Grant on his unlikely friendship with Hollywood hellraiser Billy Bob Thornton.

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