How did Billy Bob Thornton get his start?
Billy Bob began his artistic career as a musician, playing drums and singing in a band called Tres Hombres, which once opened for Hank Williams Jr.. In 1981, he moved to Los Angeles with childhood friend Tom Epperson to pursue an acting and writing career.
What was Billy Bob Thornton’s first big movie?
Thornton made his film debut in Hunter’s Blood (1987), a thriller about a group of hunters forced to defend themselves against marauding woodsmen.
When did Billy Bob Thornton start acting?
Thornton’s first screen role was in 1988 South of Reno, where he played a small role as a counter man in a restaurant. He also made an appearance as a pawn store clerk in the 1987 Matlock episode “The Photographer”.