Bill Paxton

1955 - 2017

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William Archibald Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and filmmaker. 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). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning 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 20,699,295 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Bill Paxton is the 1,311th most popular actor (up from 1,373rd in 2019), the 2,382nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,503rd in 2019) and the 650th most popular American Actor.

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  • 65.88

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  • 61

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  • 2.04

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  • 6.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bill Paxton ranks 1,311 out of 10,030Before him are Ciarán Hinds, Emma Stone, Ida Kamińska, Paul Sorvino, Melissa McBride, and Lin Shaye. After him are Melvyn Douglas, Pat Hingle, Michael Emerson, Dean Stockwell, Krister Henriksson, and Geraldine McEwan.

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Among people born in 1955, Bill Paxton ranks 76Before him are Richard Schiff, Yo-Yo Ma, Iman, Jeff Daniels, Adem Jashari, and Simon Rattle. After him are Al-Waleed bin Talal, Lena Olin, Debra Winger, Maria Shriver, Sirindhorn, and Daniel Bertoni. Among people deceased in 2017, Bill Paxton ranks 117Before him are Christine Keeler, Pierre Henry, John Heard, George Young, Juan Goytisolo, and Richard Anderson. After him are Tsutomu Hata, Hans Schäfer, Anne Golon, Robert James Waller, Quett Masire, and Lyudmila Chernykh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Paxton ranks 2,382 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Sorvino (1939), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Melissa McBride (1965), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Lin Shaye (1943), and Ben Hecht (1893). After him are Gall (1840), Van Cliburn (1934), Charles M. Schulz (1922), Melvyn Douglas (1901), George Phillips Bond (1825), and Pat Hingle (1924).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bill Paxton ranks 650Before him are Conchata Ferrell (1943), Jennifer Beals (1963), Emma Stone (1988), Paul Sorvino (1939), Melissa McBride (1965), and Lin Shaye (1943). After him are Melvyn Douglas (1901), Pat Hingle (1924), Michael Emerson (1954), Dean Stockwell (1936), Pam Grier (1949), and Alyssa Milano (1972).

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