Bill Paxton

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William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Near Dark (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Frailty... read more

William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Near Dark (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Frailty (2001), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Nightcrawler (2014), and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying Randall McCoy in the History channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012). His final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.

Birth Name

William Paxton

Born

Tuesday, 17 May 1955

Died

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Actor Filmography

Taking Tiger Mountain Revisited Billy Hampton 2019
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage) 2017
The Circle Vinnie 2017
Training Day Det. Frank Rourke 2017
Mean Dreams Wayne Caraway 2016
Term Life Detective Joe Keenan 2016
Hollywood Today Live Himself 2015
Pixies Eddie Beck (voice) 2015
Texas Rising Sam Houston 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself - Guest 2015
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Taking Tiger Mountain Revisited Billy Hampton 2019
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage) 2017
The Circle Vinnie 2017
Training Day Det. Frank Rourke 2017
Mean Dreams Wayne Caraway 2016
Term Life Detective Joe Keenan 2016
Hollywood Today Live Himself 2015
Pixies Eddie Beck (voice) 2015
Texas Rising Sam Houston 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself - Guest 2015
Nightcrawler Joe Loder 2014
Edge Of Tomorrow Master Sergeant Farell 2014
Million Dollar Arm Tom House 2014
JFK: The Final Hours Narrator (voice) 2013
Red Wing Jim Verret 2013
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. John Garrett 2013
2 Guns Earl 2013
The Colony Mason 2013
Reflections on Titanic Himself 2012
Shanghai Calling Donald 2012
Larry King Now Himself - Guest 2012
Hatfields & McCoys Randall McCoy 2012
Titanic: 100 Years On Himself 2012
America in Primetime Himself / Bill Henrickson, Big Love, Himself 2011
Curiosity Narrator (US version) / Narrator 2011
Haywire John Kane 2011
Tornado Alley Himself - Narrator 2011
Overheard with Evan Smith Self 2010
The Talk Himself 2010
Who Do You Think You Are? Self 2010
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Himself - Nominee 2010
The Jay Leno Show Himself - Guest 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - Guest 2009
His Highness Hollywood Himself 2008
Nostalgia Critic Private Hudson (archive footage) 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Pvt. Hudson 2007
Big Love: In the Beginning Bill Henrickson 2007
The Good Life Robbie 2007
Rachael Ray Himself - Guest 2006
Secret's Out Himself - Guest 2006
Big Love Bill Henrickson 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Magnificent Desolation: Walking On The Moon 3D Ed Mitchell 2005
Derailroaded Himself (archive footage) 2005
Haven Carl Ridley 2004
Thunderbirds Jeff Tracy 2004
Club Dread Coconut Pete 2004
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' Himself 2003
Shootout Himself 2003
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Dinky Winks 2003
Resistance Maj. Theodore 'Ted' Brice 2003
Ghosts of the Abyss Himself 2003
Living in Darkness Himself 2002
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Dinky Winks 2002
Frailty Dad Meiks 2002
Last Call with Carson Daly Himself - Guest 2002
Vertical Limit Elliot Vaughn 2000
U-571 Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren 2000
Mighty Joe Young Gregg O'Hara 1998
A Simple Plan Hank 1998
A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann 1998
Titanic Brock Lovett 1997
Traveller Bokky 1997
The Evening Star Jerry Bruckner 1996
Twister Bill Harding 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996
The Last Supper Zachary Cody 1995
Apollo 13 Fred Haise 1995
Frank & Jesse Frank James 1994
Good Morning, Texas Himself 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
True Lies Simon 1994
Future Shock Vince 1994
Tombstone Morgan Earp 1993
Modern Marvels Host 1993
Frasier Guest Caller - Ernie, Ernie 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself - Guest 1993
Boxing Helena Ray O'Malley 1993
Monolith Tucker 1993
Indian Summer Jack Belston 1993
Trespass Vince 1992
HBO First Look Himself 1992
The Vagrant Graham Krakowski 1992
One False Move Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon 1992
The Making of 'Alien 3' Himself 1992
The Dark Backward Gus 1991
Predator 2 Jerry Lambert 1990
Navy Seals Dane 1990
The Howard Stern Show Himself - Guest 1990
The Last Of The Finest Howard 'Hojo' Jones 1990
Brain Dead Jim Reston 1990
Next Of Kin Gerald Gates 1989
Tales from the Crypt Billy DeLuca 1989
Slipstream Matt Owens 1989
Back to Back Bo Brand 1989
American Experience Himself - Reader (voice) 1988
Pass The Ammo Jesse Wilkes 1988
Near Dark Severen 1987
Fresno Billy Joe Bobb 1986
Aliens Private Hudson 1986
Commando Intercept Officer 1985
Weird Science Chet Donnelly 1985
An Early Frost Bob Maracek 1985
The Atlanta Child Murders Campbell 1985
The Terminator Punk Leader 1984
Impulse Eddie 1984
Miami Vice Vic Romano 1984
Streets Of Fire Clyde the Bartender 1984
The Hitchhiker Trout 1983
Mortuary Paul Andrews 1983
Deadly Lessons Eddie Fox 1983
The Lords of Discipline Gilbreath (as 'Wild' Bill Paxton) 1983
Taking Tiger Mountain Billy Hampton 1982
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker Eddie (as William Paxton) 1982
McClain's Law Michael 1981
Entertainment Tonight Himself (archive footage) 1981
Stripes Soldier 1981
The Six O'Clock Follies 1980
Barnes & Barnes: Fish Heads 1980
Saturday Night Live Various / Ted Nugent / Self - Host 1975
Crazy Mama John 1975
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2012 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2010 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
2008 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
2007 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1999 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
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