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Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor and director known for roles in such films as Monster's Ball and Sling Blade.
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While he continues to act, Thornton has recently devoted a lot of his time to his music. His band, the Boxmasters, released their latest album Modbilly in 2009. While in Canada on a tour with the group that April, Thornton attracted some attention for an interview he did with a television journalist there. He became belligerent after the interviewer made reference to his acting career and refused to answer some questions. Soon after the incident, his band canceled the rest of their Canadian tour.
Thornton is also known for his many marriages. On May 5, 2000, Thornton wed fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, his onscreen wife in 1999's Pushing Tin. It was the fifth marriage for Thornton, who was sued for spousal abuse by his fourth wife, Pietra Cherniak, in 1997. Shortly before his marriage to Jolie, Thornton broke off an engagement with his longtime fiancee, actress Laura Dern. Jolie and Thornton divorced in 2003.
Thornton has several children. His oldest is daughter Amanda from his first marriage to Melissa Gatlin. He has two sons, William and Harry, with Cherniak. More recently, in 2004, Thornton and girlfriend Connie Angland welcomed a daughter named Bella.
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