Actor | Writer | Director
Once was told by director Billy Wilder that he was too ugly to be an actor and he should write a screenplay for himself in which he could exploit his less-than-perfect features. Thornton later collected an Oscar for his Sling Blade (1996) screenplay.
I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.
Frequently plays sleazy and immoral characters
William Robert Thornton
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
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