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_bill-paxton-top-pic-big-love Paxton in BIG LOVE.

About Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

Sometimes Bill Paxton is credited as Pete Lautrec, Peter LeTrek, Wild Bill (his nickname), and William Paxton which is his birth name.

Earned the nickname "Wild Bill" with friends and co-stars for his crazed sense of humor and his love for elaborate pranks.

When Bill Paxton was 18, he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman at New World Pictures. This job led to small roles.

In 1984, Bill Paxton had his first appearance; a small role in James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR. This was followed by his memorable performance as Private Hudson, in ALIENS, in 1986. He also played the nomadic vampire, Severen, in Kathryn Bigelow's, NEAR DARK, in 1987.

In 1985, he played in the Roger Corman film CRAZY MAMA, directed by Jonathan Demme.

It would not be until 1992 when Bill Paxton would get his big break in the lead role in the critically acclaimed film ONE FALSE MOVE.

ONE FALSE MOVE lead to greater things, including strong supporting roles as Wyatt Earp's naive younger brother, Morgan, in TOMBSTONE, in 1993. He also portrayed Fred Haise; one of the three astronauts, in APOLLO 13, in 1995.

In 1982, Bill Paxton Directed the theatrical short FISH HEADS. Fish Heads won a Special Award at the Melbourne Film Festival.

He was also co-author and producer of the short film, SCOOP, in 1983. SCOOP won Bill Paxton an Honorable Mention at the 1983 USA Film Festival.

Actor Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton have appeared in 5 films together: THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE; in 1983, THE TERMINATOR; in 1984, ALIENS; in 1986, NAVY SEALS; in 1990 and TOMBSTONE; in 1993.

Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017 due to complications from surgery.

Bill Paxton's notable movie credits include...

Mean Dreams (2016)
Term Life (2016)
NIGHTCRAWLER (2014)
EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)
2 GUNS (2013)
SHANGHAI CALLING (2012)
HAYWIRE (2011)
THE GOOD LIFE (2007)
CLUB DREAD (2004)
THUNDERBIRDS (2004)
HAVEN (2004)
RESISTANCE (2003)
SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER (2003)
SPY KIDS 2: ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS (2002)
FRAILTY (2001)
U-571 (2000)
VERTICAL LIMIT (2000)
A BRIGHT SHINING LIE (1998)
A SIMPLE PLAN (1998)
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1998)
TRAVELLER (1997)
TITANIC (1997)
TWISTER (1996)
THE EVENING STAR (1996)
APOLLO 13 (1995)
THE LAST SUPPER (1995)
TRUE LIES (1994)
BOXING HELENA (1993)
TOMBSTONE (1993)
THE LAST OF THE FINEST (1990)
NAVY SEALS (1990)
NEXT OF KIN (1989)
WIERD SCIENCE (1985)
IMPULSE (1984)


Bill Paxton's television credits include...

Training Day (TV Series 2017)
Texas Rising (TV Mini-Series 2015)
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (TV MINI-SERIES 2012)
BIG LOVE (TV SERIES 2006-2011)
BIG LOVE: IN THE BEGINNING (TV SERIES 2007)
FRASIER (TV SERIES 2003)
TALES FROM THE CRYPT (TV SERIES 1993)
FRESNO (TV MINI-SERIES 1986)
MIAMI VICE (TV SERIES 1986)
THE ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS (1985)
AN EARLY FROST (TV MOVIE) (1983)
DEADLY LESSONS (TV MOVIE (1983)
THE SIX O'CLOCK FOLLIES (TV SERIES 1980)


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Bill Paxton in 2 Guns (2013)...
bottom picture with Denzel Washington.
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Paxton in A Simple Plan (1998)... top picture with
Billy Bob Thornton... second picture with Billy Bob
Thornton and Brent Briscoe... third picture with Bridget Fonda.
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Paxton in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
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Paxton in Aliens (1986).
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Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Tom Hanks in Apollo 13 (1995).
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In Big Love (2006)... second picture with Joel McKinnon Miller... third picture with Chloe Sevigny... fourth picture with Chloe Sevigny and Jean Tripplehorn... bottom picture with Chloe Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Ginnifer Goodwin.
Paxton, Bill Pullman, Bud Cort,
and George Kennedy in Brain Dead (1990).
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In Club Dread (2004).
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In Edge of Tomorrow (2014)... top picture with Tom Cruise.
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Paxton in Frailty (2000)... top picture with Matt O'Leary...
second and fourth pictures with Matt O'Leary and Jeremy Sumpter.
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Paxton and Rob Lowe in Frank and Jesse (1995).
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Paxton in Hatfields and McCoys (2012)... third picture with Mare Winningham, Jena Malone, Michael Jibson, Lindsay Pulsipher, Tom McKay, Max Deacon, and Tyler Jack.
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With Ewan McGregor in Haywire (2011).
Paxton, Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Rick Rossovich, Dennis Haysbert, Paul Sanchez, and Cyril O'Reilly in Navy SEALS (1990).
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In Near Dark (1987).... bottom picture
with Lance Henriksen and Jenette Goldstein.
With Liam Neeson and Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin (1989).
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With Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler (2014).
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In One False Move (1992).
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With Maria Conchita Alonso in Predator 2 (1990).
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In Red Wing (2013).
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In Shanghai Calling (2012)... middle picture with Daniel Henney.
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Paxton in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002).
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In Tales From the Crypt (1989)... top picture with Brad Dourif.
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Paxton in Texas Rising (2015)... top picture with Brendan Fraser.
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Paxton in The Colony (2013)... bottom picture with Kevin Zegers.
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In The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005).
With Brian Dennehy, Jeff Fahey, and
Joe Pantoliano in The Last of the Finest (1990).
As the spiky-haired punk in The Terminator (1984)... with
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Rearden, and Brian Thompson.
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In The Vagrant (1992).
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With Lex Shrapnel and Philip Winchester in Thunderbirds (2004).
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As the fortune hunter in Titanic (1997)...
bottom picture with Suzy Amis and Gloria Stuart.
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With Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott,
and Kurt Russell in Tombstone (1993).
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Paxton in Training Day (2017)... second picture with
Alicia Sixtos... pictures four and five with Justin Cornwell.
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In Trespass (1992)... bottom picture with William Sadler.
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As the sleazy used-car salesman with
Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies (1994).
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Bill Paxton in Twister (1996)... top picture with Helen Hunt...
middle picture with Jami Gertz... bottom picture with Helen Hunt.