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Thornton, Billy Bob

Works: 422 works in 1,308 publications in 7 languages and 46,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Detective and mystery films  Animated films  Fiction  Humor  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Director, Interviewee, Scenarist, Creator, Singer, Conceptor, Other, Recipient, Host, Adapter, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Billy Bob Thornton
Friday night lights ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes place in Odessa, a socially and racially divided and economically troubled oil town in the western part of Texas, where high school football is the thing that brings all the people together. Follows Coach Gary Gaines and the Permian High School Panthers through the 1988 season as they work hard to extend Permian's winning record. Shows the players struggling with typical adolescent issues and the lack of future opportunities in their town as well at the overwhelming pressure of the town's expectations
Armageddon by Michael Bay ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results
Intolerable cruelty by George Clooney ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a Beverly Hills lawyer gets his client out of his marriage without having to pay a settlement by setting up the wife, she sets out to seek revenge. She is planning to get the lawyer to fall in love with her so she can take him for all he's got!
Sling blade by Billy Bob Thornton ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 years after committing an unthinkable crime, a quiet man named Karl is finally returning home. Once there he is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. As a strong relationship develops between Karl and the boy, a confrontation builds with the mother's abusive and sometimes violent boyfriend
Puss in boots by Antonio Banderas ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive
Monster's ball by Marc Forster ( Visual )
63 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond
Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a frightening creature attacks his remote village, young warrior Ashitaka is able to put the great beast out of its misery. It is a boar god corrupted by sinister magic, transformed into a monster by a wound from a mysterious iron ball. Ashitaka has received a wound as well, which bubbles with supernatural putrescence, so he must travel far to the east seeking a cure. In Iron Town, Lady Eboshi employs freed prostitutes, former serfs, and even outcast lepers to build a human empire that will civilize the wilderness with iron and guns. In the forest, the wild gods gather their strength to fight back, led by San, the Princess Mononoke. She is a beautiful but savage girl who has chosen to give up her humanity and side with the animals. Ashitaka finds himself embroiled in a battle between the two forces, both of whom see him as supporting the enemy
The Alamo ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two thumbs up!"--Ebert & Roeper
Eagle eye ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers who are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Now they must carry out a high-tech assassination plot of an unscrupulous artificial intelligence system
The apostle by Robert Duvall ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonny is a gifted Southern Pentecostal preacher loved by his community in Texas. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion, he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small Louisiana town of Bayou Boutte, Sonny adopts a new identity as the Apostle E.F. and sets out on a new mission-- to find the road to redemption
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas) leave Texas, head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Cruz) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set in motion which forever change the lives of all involved
The astronaut farmer by Michael Polish ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA (to save the family farm) but just can't give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself. And that will of course get everyone up in arms, from his wife to his banker to the town gossips to the media and the Department of Homeland Security
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen ( Visual )
46 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
Primary colors by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife
Bad Santa by Terry Zwigoff ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willie is a thief who teams up with his dwarf friend Marcus, for a very special Christmas scam. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, Marcus tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to rob stores blind just before Christmas. But Willie is a bitter and foul-mouthed alcoholic who doesn't care much for kids. A mall's manager is certain something's wrong, so he asks the chief of security to check out Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer
Bandits by Harley Peyton ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After busting out of jail and on the run, 2 bank robbers devise the perfect crime with imperfect partners. Not wanting to hurt anyone during their robberies, they go to the homes of bank personnel and end up staying the night with the families so that they can all go to the bank in the morning, hence becoming the "sleepover bandits"
Faster by Dwayne Johnson ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A veteran cop and an egocentric hit man are on the trail of an ex-con who is determined to avenge the death of his brother, killed during a bank robbery years ago
The gift by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman "Annie", recently widowed with 3 sons, has "the gift" of clairvoyance and has a number of people in the small Georgia town that come to her for guidance. When a woman goes missing the woman's father and fiance come to her for help finding his daughter when the police hit a dead end
The ice harvest by Harold Ramis ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's Christmas Eve in icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie is an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, along with his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh, the two have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking
Bad news Bears ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morris Buttermaker is an alcoholic pest removal worker and for a very short period of time a former professional baseball player, is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team. All of these twelve-year-olds have been thrown out of the league. After losing every game they have played in so far, the kids force the coach to straighten up and teach them how to win before the season is over
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Alternative Names
Thornton, Billy B. 1955-
Thornton, Bud
Thornton, W. R.
Thornton, W. R. (William Robert)
Thornton, William Robert.
Thornton, William Robert 1955-
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English (429)
Spanish (26)
French (24)
German (23)
Japanese (7)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)