Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 at Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Bill Paxton net worth is $30 Million. Bill Paxton is American born Actor, Film director. Bill Paxton has been seen in movies The Terminator (1984), Frailty (2001), True Lies (1994), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

Facts of Bill Paxton

Full NameBill Paxton
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthMay 17, 1955
Age65 years 3 months
DiedFebruary 25, 2017 (aged 61) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Place Of BirthFort Worth, Texas, USA
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor, Film director
EducationRichmond College in England, New York University
SpouseLouise Newbury (m. 1987–2017), Kelly Rowan (m. 1979–1980)
ChildrenJames Paxton, Lydia Paxton
ParentsMary Lou (née Gray), John Lane Paxton
SiblingsBob Paxton
AwardsFilmmaker's Showcase Award (2003), Saturn Award (1987),Awards Circuit Community Awards (1995)
NominationsGolden Globe Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Awards, CableACE Awards, CFCA Award (2003), OFTA Film/Television Awards, Satellite Awards, , Screen Actors Guild Awards, DVD Exclusive Awards
MoviesThe Terminator (1984), Frailty (2001), True Lies (1994), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
TV ShowsHatfields & McCoys (2012), Big Love (2006), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), Apollo 13 (1995), Aliens (1986), Tales from the Crypt (1989)
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Quotes of Bill Paxton

1[on his experiences as a director] I have great empathy for my actors. They trust me because they know that I have been on the front end of the camera.
2Anyone who's worked very hard on a craft or an art to get a certain precision in terms of execution and performance wants to get past all that stuff that holds you up - your ego, all the doubts.
3[on James Cameron] This guy has more integrity than anyone I ever met in my life.
4[on auditioning for The Doors (1991)] I read my ass off. At the time I was doing Navy Seals (1990) and I flew up with short hair and a mustache to read for the lead. [Oliver Stone's] response was, "Well, I just don't see it".
5I support the troops. This is tough time right now. I think a lot of people in our industry are afraid to speak out. I had a drink with Sean Penn the other night. He went over to Baghdad in December just to see for himself what was going on. And that guy is as American as anybody I ever met.
6I've always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie.
7I want people to re-evaluate me. My dream would be to make films like Clint Eastwood did... You have to be a self-starter out here at a certain point. It's important to take the reigns or, otherwise, you can be regaled to obscurity so quickly.
8. . . but it was movies I had always wanted to be in. I'm into the whole thing, not just performing. I love watching what goes on behind the camera. My heroes are Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd -- complete filmmakers.
9It's very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there's nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set...

Quick Facts of Bill Paxton

1Working on Texas Rising (2015), he found out that he is actually related to Sam Houston. "Sam Houston and I share common grandparents, going back six generations. His mother would be a great-aunt of mine. That makes Sam Houston and me second cousins four times removed".
2He has English, and smaller amounts of Scots-Irish, Austrian, German, French, and Swiss, ancestry.
3Appeared on Limp Bizkit's video, "Eat You Alive". [September 2003]
4Worked as a parking lot attendant.
5Utters the very first line of dialog in The Terminator (1984) and, along with Brian Thompson and Brad Rearden, were the first hapless humans to confront the Terminator in the 'flesh'. Paxton was the punk with the blue spiky hairdo.
6As an eight-year-old, he was in the crowd waving when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, on the morning of November 22, 1963. There are pictures at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas where the young Paxton can clearly be seen astride the shoulders of an unidentified man.
7Is the only other actor, along with Lance Henriksen, to have been killed by a terminator, an alien, and a predator on screen. Bill was also killed by his character's own son in Frailty (2001).
8Is the only other actor, along with Lance Henriksen, to appear in the Alien, Predator and Terminator film series.
9Lives in Ojai, California.
10For his role on Tombstone (1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Leonardo DiCaprio, Girard Swan, Michael Biehn and Ben Foster.
11Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame during their annual induction gala at Austin Studios in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2007 for his career achievement in the motion picture film industry. The Texas Film Hall of Fame inductees are native-born Texans who have achieved excellence in their film career.
12Was the first choice as Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code (2006). He turned the part down because he was already signed for Big Love (2006). Tom Hanks was cast for the film instead. Coincidentally, Hanks served as executive producer on Paxton's show "Big Love (2006).
13Has appeared in five films with Michael Biehn: The Lords of Discipline (1983), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Navy Seals (1990) and Tombstone (1993).
14He has earned the nickname "Wild Bill" among friends and co-stars for his apparently crazed sense of humor and his love for elaborate pranks.
15Attended Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas, the same high school as John Denver and Lee Harvey Oswald (who left before he graduated).
16Learned to speak German to prepare for his part in the Pat Benatar video "Shadows of the Night".
17Bill's paternal grandfather was a friend and neighbor to the great American painter Thomas Hart Benton.
18Met his wife Louise Newbury on a #13 bus in London. She is his second wife.
19Son of John Paxton.
20Member of the 1980s rock band Martini Ranch. James Cameron directed a video for their song "Reach" featuring many Cameron alumni (Kathryn Bigelow, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein).
21Co-authored and produced the short "Scoop" (1983), which won an Honorable Mention at the 1983 USA Film Festival.
22Has two children with Louise Newbury: James Paxton (b. 1994) and Lydia (b. 19 December 1997).
23As a teen, Bill caddied for golf great Ben Hogan in Fort Worth.
24Bill had rheumatic fever in the 7th grade. It kept him hospitalized for a month and bedridden for four months. He had to take regular doses of penicillin until he was 18.

Trademarks of Bill Paxton

1Frequently works with James Cameron
2Frequently portrays characters who are dead by the end of their respective films (i.e. The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Next of Kin (1989), Navy Seals (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Club Dread (2004))

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