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Paxton, Bill

Works: 223 works in 1,175 publications in 9 languages and 49,415 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Disaster films  Romance films  Sports films  Biographical films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Director, Interviewee, Performer, Author, Producer, Contributor, Other, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bill Paxton
Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timeless love story born of tragedy that created an international phenomenon. This epic masterpiece is destined to sweep audiences anew into the journey of a lifetime
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard( Visual )

125 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home
Twister by Jan de Bont( Visual )

68 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Jo Harding and her crack team of tornado chasers are pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years. TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms has other plans. Jo's team is planning to launch revolutionary electronic sensors into the funnel of the tornado. They hope to obtain data to create an improved weather warning system. In order to get the sensors to work, the team must intercept the twister
Edge of tomorrow by Tom Cruise( Visual )

39 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inexperienced soldier relives a single day repeatedly, dying violently each time, as he slowly learns how to defeat the alien creatures that have invaded Earth
U-571 by Jonathan Mostow( Visual )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazi's top-secret decoding device). When their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat to safety with the device
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents
Million Dollar Arm( Visual )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called 'Million Dollar Arm' where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family
Tombstone by Andrew G Vajna( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral
Hatfields & McCoys by Kevin Reynolds( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the border between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s
The greatest game ever played by Shia LaBeouf( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1913 U.S. Open golf championship-at which two equally sympathetic young men, both of whom grew up economically and socially disadvantaged, go club to club in one of the most exciting and dramatic athletic events of the 20th century
Haywire by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead -- by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary"--Container
Mighty Joe Young by Ron Underwood( Visual )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-foot-tall Central African gorilla is brought to America to save him from poachers. But his notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past
2 guns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent"--Container
Parkland by Peter Landesman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,072 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
A simple plan by Sam Raimi( Visual )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and a friend find a corpse and a bag of money in the Minnesota woods. They decide to keep the money a secret from the police but this eventually results in deceit, mistrust and then murder
True Lies by James Cameron( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis 15 ans, Harry Tasker mène une double vie. Pour sa femme, Helen, c'est un banal représentant en informatique. Pour le gouvernement américain, c'est un espion d'élite spécialiste de la lutte anti-terroriste. Et quand ces deux vies finissent par se rencontrer, Helen et Harry se retrouvent plongés au coeur d'un gigantesque complot international
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet and to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to kill a woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah Connor protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Frailty( Visual )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Meiks brothers, Fenton and Adam, have an idyllic relationship with their father. Their world is turned upside-down when their father suddenly announces that he has been visited by an angel who entrusted him with the holy mission of destroying "demons". Now, years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned - leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death
Big love( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geslaagde zakenman in Utah heeft veel moeite om zijn drie vrouwen en hun zeven kinderen tevreden te houden
Big love( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container
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Alternative Names
Bil Pakston

Bill Paxton acteur américain

Bill Paxton aktor i reżyser amerykański

Bill Paxton Amerikaans filmacteur

Bill Paxton amerikansk skuespiller

Bill Paxton attore statunitense

Bill Paxton US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Gulielmus Paxton

Lautrec, Pete

Lautrec, Pete 1955-

Le Trek, Peter 1955-

LeTrek, Peter

LeTrek, Peter 1955-

Paxton, William.

Paxton, William 1955-

Бил Пакстон

Бил Пакстън

Билл Пэкстон

Білл Пекстон

ביל פקסטון

بيل باكستن

بیل پاکستون تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

บิล แพกซ์ตัน

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Apollo 13U-571TombstoneThe greatest game ever playedMighty Joe YoungA simple planThe TerminatorFrailtyBig love