Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters performed at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel on September 5, 2008.
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About Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician.
Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in 1992 film One False Move and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the highly acclaimed independent film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade’s success which brought him a bigger international recognition and critical acclaim including U Turn (1997), Primary Colors (1998), Armageddon (1998), A Simple Plan (1998) which earned him his third Oscar nomination, Monster’s Ball (2001), Bandits (2001), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Bad Santa (2003), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Love Actually (2003), Friday Night Lights (2004), The Alamo (2004), Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010).
Thornton is cited as an anti-film star who approaches his roles like a character actor and rarely accept roles in blockbusters. He has been vocal about his disrespect for celebrity culture and kept his life out of public eye in general despite he attracted media attention on several occasions such as with his marriage to Angelina Jolie. As an influential actor, Thornton is known for his diversity, wide range and prolificacy, appearing in at least one film per year nearly every year since 1991. As a writer, Thornton has scripted variety of films, mainly with Tom Epperson which are usually set in Southern United States including A Family Thing (1996) and The Gift (2000). After Sling Blade, he has directed several other movies including Daddy and Them (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2001) and Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012).
He has received President’s Award from Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Special Achievement Award from National Board of Review and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of a blues rock band The Boxmasters. – Wikipedia