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Actor Billy Bob Thornton

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Actor Billy Bob Thornton

Actor Billy Bob Thornton

Actor Billy Bob Thornton

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Actor, director and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton's latest film is Friday Night Lights, based on the best-selling book about Texas high school football. He's been known to film fans since writing, directing and starring in Sling Blade in 1996. This interview was first broadcast on Jan. 9, 2002