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    William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and filmmaker. He appeared in films such as Weird Science (1985), Near Dark (1987), Aliens (1986), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997) and A Simple Plan (1998). Paxton starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011 ...

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    Play trailer with sound 1:51 Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton ). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman 's New World Pictures.

  3. Feb 26, 2017 · Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable," a family rep said in a...

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  4. Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton ). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman 's New World Pictures.

    • William Paxton
    • 6' (1.83 m)
    • May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    • Wild BillKnuckles
    • Early Life
    • Film Career: 'Titanic,' 'Apollo 13' and 'Twister'
    • Television Roles: 'Big Love'
    • Death

    Paxton was born on May 17, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas, where his father worked in the family's lumber business. Paxton's father was also a supporter of the arts, and he frequently took his children to the movies and other cultural events. Paxton showed an early interest in moviemaking. After graduating from Arlington Heights High School in 1973, he...

    In 1980, Paxton had some success with a short film he made called Fish Heads, which was shown on Saturday Night Live. He landed a series of small roles, appearing in such films as the 1983 military school drama The Lords of Discipline and the science-fiction hit The Terminator (1984), directed by James Cameron. He later rejoined Cameron for another...

    After several years of lackluster film roles, Paxton landed the leading role in a new television series. Big Love, which debuted in 2006, followed the lives of Bill Henrickson, a Utah businessman and polygamist, and his three wives, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin. "I've always thought that the show is a metaphor fo...

    Paxton died on February 25, 2017, after suffering a fatal stroke following heart surgery. He was 61. A representative for his family described the actor in a statement: "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved ...

  5. Feb 26, 2017 · Bill Paxton, the actor known for starring in films such as "Twister" and "Apollo 13," died on Saturday due to complications from surgery, according to a family statement. He was 61. “It is with...

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