Born: May 17, 1955
Died: February 25, 2017
Bill Paxton (1955-2017) was an American actor and director known for his versatile performances in both film and television. He was born on May 17, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas. Paxton began his career in the late 1970s, appearing in small roles in films such as “Stripes” (1981) and “The Terminator” (1984).
In the 1990s, Paxton gained recognition for his roles in several successful films, including “Aliens” (1986), “Near Dark” (1987), “Weird Science” (1985), and “Tombstone” (1993). He also co-starred alongside Tom Hanks in the critically acclaimed film “Apollo 13” (1995), which earned him widespread praise and further established his acting abilities.
Paxton continued to demonstrate his versatility in various genres throughout his career. He starred in the disaster film “Twister” (1996), the psychological thriller “A Simple Plan” (1998), and the vampire action-horror film “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996). He also appeared in the historical drama “Titanic” (1997) as Brock Lovett, a treasure hunter.
In addition to his work in film, Paxton had notable roles on television. He starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Big Love” (2006-2011), for which he received three Golden Globe nominations. Paxton also directed and produced episodes of the show.
Tragically, Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017, due to complications from heart surgery. Throughout his career, he showcased his talent and versatility, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
Bill Paxton’s 5 most popular quotes
- Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate.
- When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can’t really compete on a studio level.
- I didn’t have a normal background – I was completely demented from a very early age!
- It’s very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there’s nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
- It’s always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
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