Bill Paxton (1955–2017)

Actor | Producer | Writer

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  • Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, and Joshua John Miller in Near Dark (1987)
  • Bill Paxton and Lindsay Frost in Monolith (1993)
  • Bill Paxton and Lindsay Frost in Monolith (1993)
  • Bill Paxton and Lindsay Frost in Monolith (1993)
  • Bill Paxton and Lindsay Frost in Monolith (1993)
  • Bill Paxton in Monolith (1993)

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Filmography


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Did You Know

Trivia

He passed away from a stroke following an aortic aneurysm repair and bicuspid aortic valve replacement surgery he had on February 14, 2017. He was three months away from what would have been his 62nd birthday on May 17.


Quotes

[on his experiences as a director] I have great empathy for my actors. They trust me because they know that I have been on the front end of the camera.


Trademark

Frequently portrayed characters who are dead by the end of their respective films (i.e. The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Next of Kin (1989), Navy Seals (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Club Dread...


Nickname

Wild Bill


Star Sign

Taurus

Personal Details

Born

William Archibald Paxton

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Died

(age 61)
Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA


Height:

6' (1.83 m)

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