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Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

American actor, director and film producer

William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He appeared in films such as Weird Science (1985), Near Dark (1987), Aliens (1986), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), and Titanic (1997).

Paxton starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), for which he earned three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying Randall McCoy in the History channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012) and as Detective Frank Roarke in the CBS television series Training Day (2017).


May 17, 1995
Bill Paxton was born in Fort Worth.
February 20, 1985
A minor role as a bartender in Streets of Fire, a supporting role as the lead protagonist's bullying older brother Chet Donnelly in John Hughes's Weird Science.
A minor role as a punk in The Terminator .
November 22, 1963
At the age of eight, he was in the crowd when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on the morning of his assassination.


Further Resources


Bill Paxton interview 1998


April 23, 2009

Bill Paxton Talks Being Drugged On 'Titantic' Set (VIDEO) | Larry King Now | Ora.TV


June 10, 2015

Bill Paxton, '2 Guns' Star, Does Not Want To Be Called 'Knuckles'

Mike Ryan


July 30, 2013

Bill Paxton, Star of 'Big Love' and Movie Blockbusters, Dies at 61

Erin McCann


February 26, 2017

John Paxton - IMDb


July 14, 1920

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