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Thornton, Billy Bob

Overview
Works: 444 works in 1,420 publications in 7 languages and 49,149 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Animated films  Humor  Comedy films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Interviewee, Scenarist, Singer, Creator, Conceptor, Adapter, Host, Recipient, Other, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Billy Bob Thornton
Friday night lights by H. G Bissinger( Visual )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,387 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 )
62 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,323 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
Sling blade by Billy Bob Thornton( Visual )
56 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,243 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. DVD
Intolerable cruelty by George Clooney( Visual )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,218 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!
Puss in boots by Antonio Banderas( Visual )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,197 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 )
68 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,062 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 )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boar God turned Tatari-Gami (a Cursing God) curses a young prince to a slow but certain death. To find a possible cure for the curse, he travels to find a Shishi-Gami (a Deer-God). During his journey he becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods led by Princess Mononoke, a young woman who was raised by a Wolf God. Set during the Muromachi era in Japan
The Alamo by Mark Johnson( Visual )
14 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna
Eagle eye by D. J Caruso( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Executive producer Steven Spielberg delivers the ultimate race-against-time thriller in which strangers are ripped from their ordinary lives when they are "activated" as part of a high-tech assassination plot
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Visual )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 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 apostle by Robert Duvall( Visual )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,532 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
The astronaut farmer by Michael Polish( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 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 3 languages and held by 1,474 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 )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,429 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
Parkland ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever
Bad Santa by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,234 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 Barry Levinson( Visual )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 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 )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,135 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 ice harvest by Harold Ramis( Visual )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,116 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
The bad news Bears by Billy Bob Thornton( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morris Buttermaker, 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
Billy Bob Thornton
Thornton, Billy B. 1955-
Thornton, Bud
Thornton, W. R.
Thornton, W. R. (William Robert)
Thornton, William Robert.
Thornton, William Robert 1955-
ソーントン, ビリー・ボブ
Languages
English (469)
German (27)
Spanish (23)
French (20)
Japanese (5)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
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