was born on Aug. 4, 1955 in the town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States (population 9 thousand persons). Father - basketball coach and history teacher (who died when his son turned 18), mother - a housewife and sovmestitelnosti clairvoyant predicted the son of Oscar and work with Burt Reynolds. Billy
decided to become an actor, watching movies with Elvis Presley. As a child, Thornton
played in the school theater, but he felt that his younger brother Jimmy is much more talented. Jimmy died of a heart attack, and Thornton
is still convinced that his brother would be a much more talented actor than he. After high school, Thornton
tried to study at university, to work, but at 21 dropped everything and moved to Los Angeles.
He and his friend Tom Eppersonom dreamed of being a Californian rock stars. They played in different groups, moonlighting as a life. In 1985, Billy
was hospitalized with a diagnosis of "exhaustion". He had not eaten for several days. Recovered, Thornton
was going to listen to, and soon he began to give the role of television.
The first success in the movie Thornton
has made a film "One False Move" and "sharpened blade". Both were made possible only because he wrote the scripts. Thornton
said that the idea to become a screenwriter threw him in the early 90-ies Kinoklassika Billy
and Tom Eppersonom wrote a script, "One wrong door". Placed in 1991 the film was well received in the United States, and especially in France, where he won the prize of the festival films police in the town of Cognac.
And in 1996, Thornton
received an Oscar for best original screenplay for "sharpened blade". This is a story about a man who twenty-five years spent in an insane asylum after killing a mother and her lover, and was suddenly released.
Since then, Billy
is working without ceasing
said he was - the reincarnation of Benjamin Franklin.
Bob and his current (fifth) wife, Angelina Jolie, are neck medallions with the blood of each other.
and his wife love: jumping on a trampoline in the backyard of his house for hours watching game programs, do tattoos and video at their lyubovnyne joy.
. They say that Thornton
is not ate nothing but orange food.
. From his father at the Thornton
has heart and fear for their health.
. Winner in the categories:
. The best writer (adaptation)
. 1997 - honed blade / Sling Blade
. Monster's Ball
. / Monster's Ball, 2001
. / Bandits, 2001
. The man who was not
. / Man Who Wasn't There, The, 2001
. All the pretty horses
. / All the Pretty Horses, 2000
. By controlling the flight
. / Pushing Tin, 1999
. Simple Plan
. / Simple Plan, A, 1998
. / Armageddon, 1998
. Basic colors
. / Primary Colors, 1998
. / Winner, The, 1996
. Sharpened blade
. / Sling Blade, 1996
. / Dead Man, 1995
. Neristoynoe proposal
. / Indecent Proposal, 1993
. One false move
. / One False Move, 1991
. Sharpened blade