Bill PaxtonactorBorn: 5/17/1955Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
With a film like the blockbuster Titanic (1997) on his resume, the future looks promising for Paxton. But that was not always the case. Paxton struggled to land parts when he first arrived in Hollywood at 18, so he left to study the craft at New York University. There he met famed drama coach Stella Adler, with whose help he was cast in films like Aliens (1986), The Terminator (1984), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), A Simple Plan (1998)Mighty Joe Young (1998) and U-571 (2000).
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- Ghosts of the Abyss - Starring Lewis Abernathy, Dr. Lori Johnston, Don Lynch, Ken Marschall, Bill Paxton
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- Apollo 13 - Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris
- The Greatest Game Ever Played - Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michael Weaver, Elias Koteas, Stephen Dillane, Peter Firth
- Mighty Joe Young - Starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Naveen Andrews, Regina King