This First Edition of The Billy Bob Tapes has been personally Autographed by Billy Bob Thornton.
"I never knew so many people loved and hated me until the Internet came along."
Billy Bob Thornton knows he’s made some questionable decisions in his life, but at fifty-six, he’ll be damned if he’ll just sit by and let some “twenty-two-year-old doughy little guy sit behind his computer and talk about me.” With The Bily Bob Tapes he sets the record straight, showing who he really is, warts and all.
The oldest son of a basketball coach and a psychic, Billy Bob grew up in pre-Civil Rights era small town Arkansas. Raised with no electricity or running water, he enjoyed a diet of “possums, coons, turtles, and everything else—whatever my grandfather killed.” After a taste of college and a try out with the Kansas City Royals, he moved to L.A. During a catering gig on Christmas Eve, he got the best present ever, meeting the legendary Billy Wilder who told him to write. In 1996, Billy Bob hit it the jackpot, writing, directing, and starring in Sling Blade, for which he won an Oscar.
Unpretentious, eccentric, deeply intelligent, and full of Southern charm, Billy Bob shares his insights on movies and music; women; and other occupations and hazards; family, fatherhood, and friends; tattoos; and what it’s like to be an old soul in modern Hollywood. And with Kinky Friedman—the Governor of the Heart of Texas—on board, it’s a wild trip not to be missed.
Billy Bob Thornton on life—and everything else:
Angelina Jolie: “Angie is definitely too good for me . . . and at some point, if you believe somebody’s too good for you, you’re going to mess it up. That’s the problem—the Jesse James syndrome.”
Acting: “I’ve cottoned to the Robert Duvall philosophy. There’s a thin line between subtle and boring, and over the top and intense.”
Acting Schools: “If you don’t have anyplace to work when you’re a broke actor and you can’t land a part in a movie or a play, an acting class is a good place to practice.”
Phobias: “People ask, ‘What are the chances you’re going to be walking down the street in Beverly Hills and run into a Komodo dragon?’ I don’t even want them in the world, that’s the fact of the matter. They're dragons.”
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