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Born: August 4, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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2005:
Cast in the Walter Matthau role for Richard Linklater's remake of "The Bad News Bears"
1987:
Appeared onstage in various productions as Karl Childers, refining the monologues and story
2000:
Co-wrote (with Epperson) the gothic thriller "The Gift" starring Cate Blanchett
1998:
Re-teamed with Bill Paxton to play brothers in "A Simple Plan"; earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
2003:
Starred as a parolee who returns back to the town for which he committed his crime in "Levity"
1996:
Co-wrote "A Family Thing" with Epperson, which starred James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall
1997:
Played a reluctant religious convert in the Duvall-directed "The Apostle"
2006:
Played a teacher of a confidence-building class in Todd Phillips' "School For Scoundrels"
2007:
Played the title character in "Mr. Woodcock," the titular evil high school gym teacher who is dating the mother of one of his former students
1994:
Wrote and starred in the short film "Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade"
2002:
Co-starred with Natasha Richardson in the comedy "Waking Up in Reno"
2001:
Directed the film "Daddy and Them"; also wrote and starred
1995:
First asociation with Robert Duvall, "The Stars Fell on Henrietta"
2009:
Joined an ensemble cast for the film adaptation of "The Informers"; based on a collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis
1998:
Portrayed the James Carville-like political advisor in Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors"
1999:
Cast in Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin" alongside John Cusack, Cate Blanchett, and then-wife Angelina Jolie
2010:
Co-starred with Dwayne Johnson in the action drama "Faster"
2011:
Voiced the animated character Jack (opposite Amy Sedaris' Jill) in the "Shrek" spin-off "Puss in Boots"
2015:
Appeared in feature-film followup to "Entourage"
1987:
First created character of Karl Childers (the protagonist of "Sling Blade") for "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains" (HBO)
2005:
Co-starred with John Cusack in Harold Ramis' dark comedy "Ice Harvest"
2001:
Played a racist prison guard who falls for the black widow of an executed prisoner (Halle Berry) in Marc Forster's "Monster's Ball"
1989:
Made TV series debut as an actor on Fox's "The Outsiders"
2004:
Played a high school football coach in "Friday Night Lights," based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winning H.G. Buzz Bissinger
1992:
Had his first produced screenplay (co-written with Tom Epperson), "One False Move"; also co-starred
2007:
Played a NASA astronaut who gives up his dream job to try and save his family farm in "The Astronaut Farmer"
2001:
Played the lead role in the Coen brothers' "The Man Who Wasn't There"
2000:
Directed the film adaptation of "All the Pretty Horses" with Matt Damon and Penélope Cruz
1996:
Made his feature directorial debut, "Sling Blade"; also wrote and starred; earned Best Actor Oscar and SAG nominations
2001:
Released his first solo album, <i>Private Radio</i>
1992:
Landed a recurring role on the CBS sitcom "Hearts Afire" (CBS) as Billy Bob Davis; first collaboration with John Ritter
1986:
Made film debut in "Hunter's Blood"
2003:
Played a chain smoking, criminal minded mall-Santa in "Bad Santa"; earned a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination
2004:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1996:
Made TV debut as screenwriter for the HBO film "Don't Look Back"; also acted
1998:
Joined a star-studded ensemble cast in the disaster flick "Armageddon"
2012:
Published the memoir <i>The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts</i>
1997:
Voiced the unscrupulous merchant Jigo in the English-language version of Hayao Miyazaki's "Princess Mononoke"
2013:
Played Forrest Sorrels in JFK drama "Parkland"
2014:
Co-starred with Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga in drama "The Judge"
2015:
Co-starred with Sandra Bullock and Anthony Mackie in political dramedy "Our Brand Is Crisis"
2016:
Reprised Willie Soke role in "Bad Santa 2"
2016:
Starred as Billy McBride on Amazon drama "Goliath"
2014:
Gave a memorable turn as the hitman Lorne Malvo on the first season of "Fargo"; returned for a voice-over in season three

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