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Billy Bob Thornton

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Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and received international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Bob Thornton has received more than 15,960,455 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Billy Bob Thornton is the 482nd most popular actor (up from 505th in 2019), the 902nd most popular biography from United States (up from 953rd in 2019) and the 247th most popular American Actor.

Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, musician, songwriter, and author. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Billy Bob Thornton ranks 482 out of 9,996Before him are Julie Walters, Anne Bancroft, Hugo Weaving, Jane Seymour, Kevin Bacon, and Michael Lonsdale. After him are Barbara Stanwyck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tom Waits, Tim Curry, Lionel Logue, and Lee Strasberg.

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Among people born in 1955, Billy Bob Thornton ranks 29Before him are Guillermo Lasso, Akira Toriyama, Chow Yun-fat, Liu Xiaobo, Marcelo Bielsa, and Kris Jenner. After him are Dodi Fayed, Whoopi Goldberg, Björn Andrésen, Mark David Chapman, Roland Emmerich, and Gary Sinise.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Bob Thornton ranks 902 out of 18,182Before him are Frederick Reines (1918), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), Sherwood Anderson (1876), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913). After him are Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), Willis Lamb (1913), James Tobin (1918), and John Jacob Astor IV (1864).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Billy Bob Thornton ranks 247Before him are Jean Harlow (1911), Halle Berry (1966), Meg Ryan (1961), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), and Kevin Bacon (1958). After him are Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), and George Kennedy (1925).

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