His first screen role was in 1980’s ‘South of Reno’.
Thornton has two sons, Willie and Harry, and two daughters, Amanda and Bella.He had Amanda with Melissa Lee Gatlin, his first wife.Thornton has 32 wins and 53 nominations to his name for various awards.He won the prestigious Academy Awards and garnered another nomination in 1997 for ‘Sling Blade’.He has also garnered the Primetime Emmy Awards nomination. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 45 million.
Thornton became part of a controversy after his ex-wife Dawn Cherniak accused him of spousal abuse.Billy Bob Thornton has been the subject of cheating rumors lately, thanks to Johnny Depp who is accusing his wife Amber Heard, who filed for divorce from him in May, of cheating with Thornton.Thornton is married, however, to Connie Angland and has been with her for 14 years.Thornton initially played drums and sang with South African rock band Jack Hammer.Additionally, he also worked as a waiter for a while.Furthermore, he played a malicious mall Santa in 2003’s ‘Bad Santa’. Some other movies and television series that he has been part of are ‘Goliath’, ‘Fargo’, ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’, ‘American Dad!