Billy Bob Thornton is a filmmaker, songwriter, actor, singer and musician. His career breakthrough was when he became one of the writers and went ahead also to star One False Move which is a thriller released in 1992. Who wouldn’t be amazed by the following; Thornton wrote, directed and starred Sling Blade (1996). That is how Bob got the attention of the whole globe. After that, he has appeared on and written various films. Here is a quick summary of Billy Bob Thornton’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Thornton was born in 1955 on 4th August to Virginia Roberta and William Raymond Thornton. His birthplace was Hot Springs, Arkansas. Growing up, Bob lived in various areas including Mount Holly, Alpine, and Malvern. His mother was a self-proclaimed psychic while his father was a high school history teacher as well as a basketball coach.
He was born together with his brother named Jimmy Don. Thornton attended Malvern High School where he graduated in 1973. Despite joining Henderson State University to study psychology, Bob dropped out after two semesters.
His charm cannot be underestimated given the fact that he has managed to persuade six women to walk down the aisle. In order of marriage day, they are Melissa Lee Gatlin, Lawrence, Cynda Williams, Pietra Dawn Cherniak, Angelina Jolie and Connie. The first five ended with a divorce.
Out of all the marriages, he has three children. Their names are Amanda, Harry James, and William. He is currently married to Connie.
Once he settled in Los Angeles, he was focused on starting his acting career. Between the many auditions, he did various jobs such as offshore wind farming, telemarketing, and fast food management. He then became a member of the Jack Hammer band.
In 1980, he got his debut role in South of Reno. He also acted in Matlock in 1987. For the 1990s, he appeared in Hearts Afire, One False Move, Indecent Proposal, Bound by Honor, On Deadly Ground as well as Tombstone. Thornton is the writer, director, and starring of Sling Blade.
He has acted in others such as A Simple Plan, Bad Santa, School of Scoundrels, The Astronaut Farmer, The Big Bang Theory and Eagle Eye among others.
As a musician, Bob has four studio albums which are Private Radio, The Edge of the World, Hobo and Beautiful Door.
The man voiced the Wade character of the video game known as Deadly Creatures in 2009.
Awards & Achievements
In 1996, Thornton was given an Academy Award courtesy of Sling Blade. That same year he won a Chicago Film Critics Association Award, a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, a Writers Guild of America Award and an Independent Spirit Award. The list is quite long since he has received 27 awards so far for his exemplary performance. He had been honoured and also tied on other occasions.
Net Worth of Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has an estimated net worth of around $35 million. The primary source of his acting career. Thornton has earned from the various roles that he has played in films and television. In addition to that, he has made money from the sales of his four music studio albums. When it comes to other cases, he has not only starred but also written and directed films. One of such a film is Sling Blade.
Thornton is an award-winning actor best known for Sling Blade. He is also a producer, screenwriter, and musician as well. He is also known for films such as A Simple Plan, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Love Actually, The Alamo and Faster among others. His exceptional performance has earned him a lot of awards and honour.