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Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster film Armageddon (1998), the highest-grossing film of that year, and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination. In the 2000s, Thornton achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball
Monster's Ball
(2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Friday Night Lights (2004); comedies Bandits (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Bad Santa
Bad Santa
(2003); and action films Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye
(2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred as Lorne Malvo
Lorne Malvo
in the first season of the anthology series Fargo, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, he starred in an Amazon original series, Goliath, which earned him a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. Thornton has been vocal about his distaste for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
being a notable example.[1] Thornton has written a variety of films, usually set in the Southern United States and mainly co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing (1996) and The Gift (2000). After Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2000), and Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012). Thornton has received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special
Special
Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of the blues rock band The Boxmasters.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Acting and filmmaking 2.2 Music

2.2.1 CBC incident

3 Filmography 4 Discography 5 Awards 6 Personal life

6.1 Relationships and children 6.2 Health problems 6.3 Other

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Billy Bob Thornton[2][3][4] was born on August 4, 1955,[5] in Hot Springs, Arkansas,[2][6][7] the son of Virginia Roberta (née Faulkner; died July 29, 2017), a self-proclaimed psychic, and William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton (November 1929 – August 1974), a high school history teacher and basketball coach.[2] His brother, Jimmy Don (April 1958 – October 1988), wrote a number of songs, two of which ("Island Avenue" and "Emily") Thornton has recorded on his solo albums.[8] Thornton lived in numerous places in Arkansas during his childhood, including Alpine, Malvern, and Mount Holly. He was raised Methodist[9] in an extended family in a shack that had no electricity or plumbing.[10] He graduated from Malvern High School in 1973.[11] A good high school baseball player, he tried out for the Kansas City Royals, but was released after an injury.[12] After a short period laying asphalt for the Arkansas State Transportation Department, he attended Henderson State University
Henderson State University
to pursue studies in psychology, but dropped out after two semesters.[13] In the mid-1980s, Thornton settled in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
to pursue his career as an actor, with future writing partner Tom Epperson.[2] He had a difficult time succeeding as an actor and worked in telemarketing, offshore wind farming,[12] and fast food management between auditioning for acting jobs. He also played the drums and sang with South African rock band Jack Hammer. While working as a waiter for an industry event, he served film director and screenwriter Billy Wilder. He struck up a conversation with Wilder, who advised Thornton to consider a career as a screenwriter.[2] Career[edit] Acting and filmmaking[edit]

Thornton at the South by Southwest
South by Southwest
in Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas
on March 11, 2008

Thornton's first screen role was in 1980's South of Reno, where he played a small role as a counter man in a restaurant. He also made an appearance as a pawn store clerk in the 1987 Matlock episode "The Photographer". Another one of his early screen roles was as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire. His role as the villain in 1992's One False Move, which he also co-wrote, brought him to the attention of critics. He also had small roles in the 1990s films Indecent Proposal, On Deadly Ground, Bound by Honor, and Tombstone. He went on to write, direct, and star in the 1996 independent film Sling Blade.[2] The film, an expansion of the short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, introduced the story of a mentally handicapped man imprisoned for a gruesome and seemingly inexplicable murder.[citation needed] Sling Blade
Sling Blade
garnered international acclaim. Thornton's screenplay earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award, while his performance received Oscar and Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
nominations for Best Actor.[2] In 1998, Thornton portrayed the James Carville-like Richard Jemmons in Primary Colors. He adapted the book All the Pretty Horses into a 2000 film of the same name. The negative experience (he was forced to cut more than an hour of footage) led to his decision to never direct another film; a subsequent release, Daddy and Them, had been filmed earlier. Also in 2000, an early script which he and Tom Epperson wrote together was made into The Gift.[citation needed] In 2000, Thornton appeared in Travis Tritt's music video for the song "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde". His screen persona has been described by the press as that of a "tattooed, hirsute man's man".[14] He appeared in several major film roles following the success of Sling Blade, including 1998's Armageddon and A Simple Plan. In 2001, he directed Daddy and Them while securing starring roles in three Hollywood films: Monster's Ball, Bandits, and The Man Who Wasn't There, for which he received many awards.[citation needed] Thornton played a malicious mall Santa in 2003's Bad Santa, a black comedy that performed well at the box office and established him as a leading comic actor, and in the same year, portrayed a womanizing President of the United States
President of the United States
in the British romantic comedy film Love Actually. He stated that, following the success of Bad Santa, audiences "like to watch him play that kind of guy" and that "casting directors call him up when they need an asshole".[14] He referred to this when he said that "it's kinda that simple... you know how narrow the imagination in this business can be".[15] In 2004, Thornton played David Crockett
David Crockett
in The Alamo. Later that year, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
on October 7. He appeared in the 2006 comic film School for Scoundrels. In the film, he plays a self-help doctor, which was written specifically for him.[14] More recent films include 2007 drama The Astronaut Farmer
The Astronaut Farmer
and the comedy Mr. Woodcock, in which he played a sadistic gym teacher. In September 2008, he starred in the action film Eagle Eye. He has also expressed an interest in directing another film, possibly a period piece about cave explorer Floyd Collins,[16] based on the book Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins.[citation needed] In 2014, Thornton starred as sociopathic hitman Lorne Malvo
Lorne Malvo
in the FX miniseries Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name, for which he won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.[17] On October 30, 2014, on The Big Bang Theory, he played a middle-aged urologist who gets excited about every woman who touches him. He showed the boys his collection of film memorabilia. "Goliath", a television series by Amazon Studios, features Thornton as a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer - now washed out and alcoholic. It premiered on October 13, 2016, on Amazon Video. On February 15, 2017, Amazon announced the series had been renewed for a second season.[18] Music[edit]

Thornton with The Boxmasters, 2007

In 1990, Thornton, who has had a lifelong love for music, began a hobby as a singer-songwriter. He released a roots rock album titled Private Radio in 2001, and three more albums, The Edge of the World (2003), Hobo (2005) and Beautiful Door
Beautiful Door
(2007). Thornton's manager, David Spero, helped his Edge of the World album get off the ground with a summer tour.[19] Thornton was the singer of a blues rock band named Tres Hombres. Guitarist Billy Gibbons
Billy Gibbons
referred to the band as "The best little cover band in Texas", and Thornton bears a tattoo with the band's name on it.[20] He performed the Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon
song The Wind on the tribute album Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon. Thornton recorded a cover of the Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
classic "Ring of Fire" with Earl Scruggs, for the Oxford American
Oxford American
magazine's Southern Music CD in 2001.[21] The song also appeared on Scruggs' 2001 album Earl Scruggs and Friends.[22] CBC incident[edit] On April 8, 2009, Thornton and his musical group The Boxmasters appeared on CBC Radio One
CBC Radio One
program Q, which was widely criticized and received international attention after Thornton was persistently unintelligible and discourteous to host Jian Ghomeshi.[23][24] Thornton eventually explained he had "instructed" the show's producers to not ask questions about his movie career.[25][26] Ghomeshi had mentioned Thornton’s acting in the introduction. Thornton had also complained Canadian audiences were like "mashed potatoes without the gravy."[27][28] The following night, opening for Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
at Toronto's Massey Hall, Thornton said mid-set he liked Canadians but not Ghomeshi, which was greeted with boos and catcalls.[29] The Boxmasters did not continue the tour in Canada as, according to Thornton, some of the crew and band had the flu.[30] Filmography[edit] Main article: Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
filmography Discography[edit] Main article: Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
discography

Studio albums

Private Radio (2001) The Edge of the World (2003) Hobo (2005) Beautiful Door
Beautiful Door
(2007)

Awards[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Billy Bob Thornton Personal life[edit] Relationships and children[edit]

Thornton with The Boxmasters, 2007

Thornton has married six times, with the first five marriages ending in divorce, and he has four children by three women. From 1978 to 1980, he was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, with whom he had a daughter, Amanda.[31] Thornton married actress Toni Lawrence in 1986; they separated the following year and divorced in 1988. From 1990 to 1992, he was married to actress Cynda Williams, whom he cast in his writing debut, One False Move
One False Move
(1992). In 1993, Thornton married Playboy
Playboy
model Pietra Dawn Cherniak, with whom he had two sons, Harry James and William; the marriage ended in 1997, with Cherniak accusing Thornton of spousal abuse.[32] Thornton was engaged to be married to actress Laura Dern, whom he dated from 1997 to 1999, but in 2000, he married actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he starred in Pushing Tin
Pushing Tin
(1999) and who is 20 years his junior. The marriage became known for the couple's eccentric displays of affection, which reportedly included wearing vials of each other's blood around their necks; Thornton later clarified that the "vials" were actually two small lockets, each containing only a single drop of blood.[14][33] Thornton and Jolie announced the adoption of a child from Cambodia
Cambodia
in March 2002, but it was later revealed that Jolie had adopted the child as a single parent.[34][35] They separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year.[36] In 2003, Thornton began a relationship with makeup effects crew member Connie Angland, with whom he has a daughter named Bella. They reside in Los Angeles, California. Though he once said that he likely would not marry again,[37] saying that he believes marriage "doesn't work" for him,[38] his representatives confirmed that he and Angland were married on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles.[39] Health problems[edit] During his early years in Los Angeles, Thornton was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with myocarditis.[40] He has since said that he follows a vegan diet and is "extremely healthy", eating no junk food as he is allergic to wheat and dairy.[41] Thornton suffers from OCD.[42] Various idiosyncratic behaviors have been well documented in interviews with Thornton; among these is a phobia of antique furniture, a disorder shared by Dwight Yoakam's character Doyle Hargraves in the Thornton-penned Sling Blade
Sling Blade
and by Thornton's own character in the 2001 film Bandits.[43] Additionally, he has stated that he has a fear of certain types of silverware, a trait assumed by his character in 2001's Monster's Ball, in which Grotowski insists on a plastic spoon for his daily bowl of ice cream.[43][44] In a 2004 interview with The Independent, Thornton explained, "It's just that I won't use real silver. You know, like the big, old, heavy-ass forks and knives, I can't do that. It's the same thing as the antique furniture. I just don't like old stuff. I'm creeped out by it, and I have no explanation why ... I don't have a phobia about American antiques, it's mostly French—you know, like the big, old, gold-carved chairs with the velvet cushions. The Louis XIV
Louis XIV
type. That's what creeps me out. I can spot the imitation antiques a mile off. They have a different vibe. Not as much dust."[45] Other[edit] Thornton is a baseball fan; his favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals, and he has said that his childhood dream was to play for them. He narrated The 2006 World Series Film, the year-end retrospective DVD chronicling the Cardinals' championship season. He is also a professed fan of the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
football team.[46] See also[edit]

Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
– book

References[edit]

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The Astronaut Farmer
(2007)". www.combustiblecelluloid.com.  ^ a b c d e f g "Billy Bob Thornton". Inside the Actors Studio. Season 8. Episode 18. August 18, 2002.  ^ Vigoda, Arlene (February 7, 1997). "Thornton makes a mark with 'Sling Blade'". USA Today. p. 1D LIFE.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Model, Betsy (January 2004). "Rock-a-Billy Bob". Orange Coast Magazine. 30 (1). p. 54.  ^ "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
(1219). Time Inc.
Time Inc.
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Billy Bob Thornton
Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved 30 June 2014.  ^ " Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(American actor, director, and writer)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014.  ^ "Social Security Death Index". Ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved May 9, 2010.  ^ "Billy Bob Thornton, Astronaut Farmer". BeliefNet.com.  ^ "Billy Bob Thornton". The Biography Channel. Archived from the original on October 11, 2010.  ^ "Billy Bob Thornton". www.nndb.com.  ^ a b Pringle, Gill (September 23, 2007). "On the Move: Billy Bob Thornton". The Times. London. Retrieved November 10, 2014.  ^ Thornton, Billy Bob; Friedman, Kinky (2012). The Billy Bob Tapes A Cave Full of Ghosts. Virgin Books. p. 66. ISBN 9780753541128.  ^ a b c d "Billy Bob Hollywood's go-to guy". JAM! Showbiz. Retrieved September 24, 2006.  ^ "School is in session". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Daily News. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2006.  ^ "Interview with "School for Scoundrels" Star Billy Bob Thornton". About.com. Retrieved September 25, 2006.  ^ "The 72nd Annual Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards (2015)". GoldenGlobes.com. Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
(HFPA). Retrieved 9 August 2017.  ^ W ^ Deanna R. Adams. "Northern Ohio Live, September 2003". Archived from the original on June 11, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2010.  ^ "Billy Bob's Music". BillyBobThornton.net. Archived from the original on November 20, 2004. Retrieved September 24, 2006.  ^ "Various Artists – The Oxford American
Oxford American
Southern Music CD #5 2001". Amazon.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.  ^ "Thornton Tour Scrubbed". mtv.com. 30 August 2001. Retrieved 31 January 2015.  ^ " Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
Gives Bizarre Interview On Canadian Radio". Huffington Post. April 8, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2009.  ^ " Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
has a Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
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Billy Bob Thornton
does a Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
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Billy Bob Thornton
Attempts To Outdo Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
In CBC Interview". Rolling Stone.  ^ Wallace, Kenyon; Raju Mudhar (April 10, 2009). "Billy Bob not done with the barbs". The Star. Toronto.  ^ Marlow, Iain; Andrew Chung (April 10, 2009). "Billy Bob ends Canadian tour". The Star. Toronto.  ^ Castro, Peter (April 28, 1997). "Sling This: Mrs. Billy Bob Thornton Angrily Seeks a Divorce". People. 47 (16). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.  ^ Hinckley, David. Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
accused of stalking former sister-in-law. New York Daily News. May 21, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2011.[dead link] ^ "What I've Learned: Billy Bob Thornton". Archived from the original on March 29, 2007.  ^ Smolowee, Jill. Marriage, Interrupted. People. August 5, 2002. Retrieved March 2, 2011. ^ Stein, Ruthe. Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
Likes Staying Put. "San Francisco Chronicle". April 26, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2011. ^ "Thornton Jolie Divorce is final". Stevens Point Journal. Stevens Point, Winconsin: Ancestry.com #Newspapers.com. 30 May 2003. p. 16. (Subscription required (help)).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Thornton swears off marriage". ShowbizSpy. July 21, 2008. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.  ^ The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts B.B. Thornton. 2012. Virgin Digital ^ " Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
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Billy Bob Thornton
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Billy Bob Thornton
To Dress Up as A Ladybug", People, 14 June 2014. ^ Curry, Ann (April 2, 2004). " Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
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Monster's Ball
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Billy Bob Thornton

Discography Filmography Awards

Studio albums

Private Radio (2001) The Edge of the World (2003) Hobo (2005) Beautiful Door
Beautiful Door
(2007)

Other albums

Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon
(2004) Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein (2010)

Filmography

Sling Blade
Sling Blade
(1996) All the Pretty Horses (2000) Daddy and Them (2001) Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

Related articles

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Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

1928–1950

Benjamin Glazer (1928) Hanns Kräly (1929) Frances Marion
Frances Marion
(1930) Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook
(1931) Edwin J. Burke (1932) Victor Heerman
Victor Heerman
and Sarah Y. Mason
Sarah Y. Mason
(1933) Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
(1934) Dudley Nichols (1935) Pierre Collings
Pierre Collings
and Sheridan Gibney (1936) Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine
Norman Reilly Raine
(1937) Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Arthur Lewis, W. P. Lipscomb, and George Bernard Shaw (1938) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1939) Donald Ogden Stewart
Donald Ogden Stewart
(1940) Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller (1941) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, and Arthur Wimperis (1942) Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard E. Koch (1943) Frank Butler, and Frank Cavett (1944) Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Robert Sherwood (1946) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (1951) Charles Schnee (1952) Daniel Taradash (1953) George Seaton
George Seaton
(1954) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1955) John Farrow, S. J. Perelman, and James Poe (1956) Carl Foreman
Carl Foreman
and Michael Wilson (1957) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958) Neil Paterson (1959) Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
(1960) Abby Mann (1961) Horton Foote (1962) John Osborne
John Osborne
(1963) Edward Anhalt (1964) Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) James Goldman (1968) Waldo Salt (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975)

1976–2000

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Alvin Sargent (1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Kurt Luedtke (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
and Mark Peploe (1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Bill Condon (1998) John Irving
John Irving
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000)

2001–present

Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
(2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

1980-2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
/ Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
(1986) R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1997) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(2000)

2001-present

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller
(2012) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
/ Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1997) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2014) David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2015) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2016) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Mike Connors
Mike Connors
(1969) Peter Graves
Peter Graves
(1970) Robert Young (1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake/ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1975) Richard Jordan (1976) Edward Asner (1977) Michael Moriarty (1978) Edward Asner (1979) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1982) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1985) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1986) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1987) Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(1988) Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
(1989) Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
(1990) Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
(1991) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1992) David Caruso
David Caruso
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1995) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2007) Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1983) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1984) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid
(1987) Michael Caine/ Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
(1988) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1989) James Garner
James Garner
(1990) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1991) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1992) James Garner
James Garner
(1993) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Ving Rhames (1997) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) James Franco
James Franco
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(2005) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2014) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2015) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2016) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Adolph Caesar (1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Michael Lerner (1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2006) Vlad Ivanov (2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Dwight Henry (2012) James Franco
James Franco
/ Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Adapted Drama (1969–1983, retired)

Waldo Salt (1969) Robert Anderson (1970) Ernest Tidyman (1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1976) Denne Bart Petitclerc
Denne Bart Petitclerc
(1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Alvin Sargent (1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
and Donald E. Stewart (1982) Julius J. Epstein (1983)

Adapted Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Arnold Schulman (1969) Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1970) John Paxton (1971) Jay Presson Allen
Jay Presson Allen
(1972) Alvin Sargent (1973) Lionel Chetwynd and Mordecai Richler
Mordecai Richler
(1974) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1975) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
and Frank Waldman (1976) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1977) Elaine May
Elaine May
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
/ Bernard Slade (1978) Jerzy Kosiński
Jerzy Kosiński
(1979) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker
Jerry Zucker
(1980) Gerard Ayres (1981) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983)

Adapted Screenplay (1984–present)

Bruce Robinson
Bruce Robinson
(1984) Richard Condon and Janet Roach (1985) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1988) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Ted Tally (1991) Michael Tolkin
Michael Tolkin
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Eric Roth (1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) David Hare (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) William Monahan
William Monahan
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) Chris Terrio (2012) Billy Ray (2013) Graham Moore (2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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