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Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton
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Birth Date

May 17, 1955


February 25, 2017


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



6 ft 0 in | 183 cm


83 kg | 183 lbs

Shoe size

14 US | 47 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

William Paxton was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, on May 17, 1955, was an American actor.

Young Bill Paxton began his career in film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures.

He made his big screen debut in action comedy film Crazy Mama (1975) in role as John.

He got his television debut in horror movie Deadly Lessons (1983) in role as Eddie Fox.

Bill's breakthrough performance came as Private William Hudson in science fiction action film Aliens (1986).

He landed his directorial debut with psychological horror film Frailty (2001), for which he won the Saturn Award for Best Director.

Bill Paxton Height and Weight

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Best Movies

He won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Private William Hudson in science fiction action film Aliens (1986).

He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Fred Haise in space docudrama film Apollo 13 (1995).

He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Bill 'The Extreme' Harding in epic disaster film Twister (1996).

He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Brock Lovett in epic romance and disaster film Titanic (1997).

He was nominated for the Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:

Near Dark (1987) neo-Western horror as Severen

True Lies (1994) action comedy as Simon

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as John Paul Vann in war drama film A Bright Shining Lie (1998).

Weird Science (1985) romantic comedy opposite Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock

Predator 2 (1990) science fiction action horror with Kevin Peter Hall and Danny Glover

One False Move (1991) crime thriller opposite Cynda Williams and Billy Bob Thornton

The Last Supper (1995) dark comedy with Cameron Diaz and Ron Eldard

A Simple Plan (1998) neo-noir crime thriller opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda

U-571 (2000) war thriller with Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel

Haywire (2011) action thriller opposite Gina Carano, Michael Angarano and Channing Tatum

2 Guns (2013) buddy cop action comedy with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg

Nightcrawler (2014) neo-noir psychological thriller opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) science fiction action with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

The Circle (2017) techno thriller opposite Emma Watson and Tom Hanks

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his role as Billy DeLuca in HBO horror anthology television series Tales from the Crypt (1993), in episode "People Who Live in Brass Hearses".

He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three Satellite Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as Bill Henrickson in HBO drama series Big Love (2006-2011).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as Randolph McCoy in History Channel Western television miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012).

The Atlanta Child Murders (1985) CBS miniseries in role as Campbell

Fresno (1986) comedy miniseries in role as Billy Joe Bobb

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) ABC science fiction series in role as John Garrett

Texas Rising (2015) History Channel miniseries in role as Sam Houston

Training Day (2017) CBS crime thriller series in role as Detective Frank Roarke


Graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth in 1973.

Studied at the Richmond, The American International University in London.

Studied at the New York University.

Had Austrian, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish and Swiss ancestry.

Had two brothers: Bob, Steve and one sister, Ann.

He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007.

He was member of rock band Martini Ranch, in the 1980s, they released debut studio album "Holy Cow" in 1988.

Featured in music video for:

Pat Benatar "Shadows of the Night" (1982)

New Order "Touched by the Hand of God" (1987)

Limp Bizkit "Eat You Alive" (2003)

He voiced Kahn in video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2015).

Paxton died on February 25, 2017, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 61.


He was married to:

Louise Newbury (1987-2017) they had a son, James and a daughter, Lydia

Kelly Rowan (1979-1980)

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