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Bill Paxton

1955 - 2017

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William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and filmmaker. He appeared in films such as Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Near Dark (1987), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), A Simple Plan (1998), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Paxton has received more than 23,699,324 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Paxton is the 1,086th most popular actor (up from 1,310th in 2019), the 1,962nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,381st in 2019) and the 530th most popular American Actor.

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  • 24M

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  • 57.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bill Paxton ranks 1,086 out of 9,996Before him are Griffin Dunne, Tchéky Karyo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Libuše Šafránková, David Warner, and Yuen Biao. After him are Philippe Leroy, Mandy Patinkin, Keira Knightley, Linda Evans, Ian Somerhalder, and Jason Isaacs.

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Among people born in 1955, Bill Paxton ranks 74Before him are Lena Olin, Safet Sušić, Jorge Valdano, Lazarus Chakwera, Griffin Dunne, and Jigme Singye Wangchuck. After him are Béla Tarr, Avram Grant, Toninho Cerezo, Tanya Roberts, Meles Zenawi, and Verónica Forqué. Among people deceased in 2017, Bill Paxton ranks 97Before him are Tobe Hooper, Tomas Milian, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, René Préval, Peter Abrahams, and Bruce McCandless II. After him are Yisrael Kristal, Azzedine Alaïa, Jannis Kounellis, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Loalwa Braz, and Dick Bruna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Paxton ranks 1,962 out of 18,182Before him are Ted Turner (1938), Carol Gilligan (1936), Alfred Vail (1807), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Chris Kyle (1974), and Robert Lefkowitz (1943). After him are Ken Norton (1943), Mark W. Clark (1896), Mandy Patinkin (1952), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Bo Diddley (1928), and Liberace (1919).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bill Paxton ranks 530Before him are Victor French (1934), Jason Momoa (1979), Sydney Chaplin (1926), Sam Elliott (1944), Jessica Chastain (1977), and Griffin Dunne (1955). After him are Mandy Patinkin (1952), Linda Evans (1942), Ian Somerhalder (1978), Donna Reed (1921), Thomas Mitchell (1892), and Neil Patrick Harris (1973).

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