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October 9, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has listed his mansion in Beverly Hills for sale at $9.995 million. Built in 1929, his 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style house features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The walled and gated lot of more than a half-acre includes a swimming pool, a spa, fountains and a paddle tennis court. Thornton bought the property with his then-wife Angelina Jolie in 2000 for $3.75 million from former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson)
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April 15, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Coen brothers' 1996 comedy-noir masterpiece "Fargo" wasn't so much a movie as it was a cultural event - you remember where you were when you first saw it. That endless yet claustrophobic snow scape, the anxious narcissism of William H. Macy's scheming car salesman, the glory of Frances McDormand's pregnant police chief Marge. It blew out the wall between hilarity and horror to prove that both dwell in the same landscape. It showed that senseless violence was simply one more item on the spectrum of human behavior, alongside love and honor and courage.
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November 16, 1985 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
This just in from the when-hell-freezes-over file: Bob Thornton in the NBA. You read it right. Bob Thornton in the NBA. You remember Thornton. Then again, maybe you don't. Tall. Never met a comb he liked. A player of arguable skills during his three-year career at UC Irvine. Thornton used to caddy for Kevin Magee, a former UCI player who once shared equal billing with Ralph Sampson, Mark Aguirre, Danny Ainge and Isiah Thomas on the 1981 Associated Press All-America team.
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April 11, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer and a taciturn barber so lacking in human connection that the movie about him was titled "The Man Who Wasn't There. " In FX's highly touted new series "Fargo," Thornton adds to that oddball gallery when he plays a drifter named Lorne Malvo.
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May 2, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been said that good and bad breaks have a way of evening out over time. Bob Thornton might turn out to be an example of this law of averages. The former UC Irvine, Saddleback College and Mission Viejo High player is now with the Utah Jazz, who hold a 2-1 lead over the Clippers in their best-of-five NBA Western Conference quarterfinal series, which has been delayed because of violence in L.A. and will resume Sunday afternoon in the Anaheim Convention Center.
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July 22, 1999 | LON EUBANKS
Bob Thornton has resigned as a Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach to accept a job coaching in a professional league in the Philippines, Titan Coach Bob Hawking said Wednesday. Thornton, a former assistant at Chapman and Orange Coast College, was at Fullerton one season. Thornton, 36, played at UC Irvine from 1981 to 1984 and and played for Philadelphia, Minnesota, Utah and Washington in the NBA. Hawking also said freshman Josh Helbig has decided not to rejoin the team.
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October 20, 1998
Former UC Irvine player Bob Thornton has been promoted to full-time assistant on Fullerton men's basketball Coach Bob Hawking's staff. Thornton had joined the Titans as a restricted-earnings coach last month. Thornton played for eight years in the the NBA and three years in the Italian pro league. He previously was an assistant at Orange Coast College and Chapman. * Gregg Savage has been named girls' basketball coach at Newport Harbor High, the school announced Monday.
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May 12, 2001
Bob Thornton, who played basketball at UC Irvine and the NBA and was an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton and Chapman, has been named coach of the National Basketball Development League's team in Huntsville, Ala. Thornton averaged 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in four seasons at Irvine, after which he was selected by the New York Knicks in the fourth round of the 1984 NBA draft. He played for the Knicks, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Utah and Washington for a total of nine seasons.
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October 25, 1985
Bob Thornton, who played center for UC Irvine from 1981 through 1984, became the first Anteater alumnus in history to make an NBA club this week. As the New York Knicks made their final cuts of the season, Thornton remained on the 12-man roster. After playing for Mission Viejo High School and Saddleback College, Thornton spent the next three seasons at UCI. During his senior season, he averaged 12.3 points per game and 8.1 rebounds.
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December 15, 1998 | LON EUBANKS
Bob Thornton has ankles that have been sprained so many times they look to be the size of golf balls. "My X-ray files are as thick as most books," Thornton said. "It's almost bone on bone now. Just about all the cartilage is gone." Thornton played eight seasons in the NBA, and thinks he could have played a few more if his ankles had held up. But they didn't, and Thornton had to look for a new line of work.
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October 3, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Parkland" hangs on a split second on Nov. 22, 1963, when a president was shot, a country was wounded and a city was brought to its knees. This unsettling film zeros in on the initial impact - just four days - for those closest to the president, for the many ordinary people of Dallas who became involved, and for a city that would begin to wear the assassination of John F. Kennedy like a shroud. It is the way in which ordinary acts began to define an extraordinary moment in history, and the residue of regret that would stay with the city, that Peter Landesman's new film seeks to mine.
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September 12, 2013 | By Robert Abele
  The Vietnam-era Southern family saga "Jayne Mansfield's Car," Billy Bob Thornton's first directorial outing in more than a decade, is old-fashioned big-cast melodrama, treated by its director as if it were a nostalgic heirloom. Written with Thornton's "One False Move" co-writer Tom Epperson, the movie even gets away with its classicist vibe for a good while too. Robert Duvall plays an small-town Alabama patriarch with three middle-aged sons (zoned-out loner Thornton, hard-headed Robert Patrick, anti-war hippie Kevin Bacon)
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August 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
FX is bringing back "Fargo. " Not the movie, but a new miniseries. A revamped version of the Coen Brothers' 1996 black comedy starring Oscar winner Frances McDormand as a pregnant police chief investigating a murder case will premiere in spring on the cable network which will star another Oscar winner, Billy Bob Thornton. John Landgraf, chief executive officer of FX Networks, announced the project as a highlight of the network's upcoming slate, which will include a ramping up of original scripted comedies that will air on FX and its satellite networks, FXX and FXM. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview The new "Fargo" will be a 10-part miniseries.
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January 3, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has sold his estate in Beverly Hills for $8 million. Built in 1929, the 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style mansion retains its period details and features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The walled and gated property of more than a half-acre includes a swimming pool, a spa, fountains and a paddle tennis court. Thornton, 57, directed, wrote and starred in the movie "Sling Blade" (1996)
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July 12, 2012
MOVIES The actor Billy Bob Thornton has led one of cinema's more colorful recent careers (when Angelina Jolie wears a vial of your blood, you're doing something right), and he tells all in his new book "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. " The signing accompanies screenings of two of his landmark movies: his Coen brothers collab "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "A Simple Plan. " Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 6:15 p.m. Fri. americancinematheque.org.
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December 25, 2009
SERIES Bill Moyers Journal: Choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses a new dance piece inspired by President Abraham Lincoln (9 p.m. KCET). Daycare Divas: Two women attempt to run a successful business while wrangling a dozen toddlers in this new reality series (10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC). SPECIALS Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade: Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Kris Allen are scheduled to perform, with Kelly Ripa hosting from Orlando and Ryan Seacrest hosting from Anaheim (9 a.m. ABC)
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July 12, 2012
MOVIES The actor Billy Bob Thornton has led one of cinema's more colorful recent careers (when Angelina Jolie wears a vial of your blood, you're doing something right), and he tells all in his new book "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. " The signing accompanies screenings of two of his landmark movies: his Coen brothers collab "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "A Simple Plan. " Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 6:15 p.m. Fri. americancinematheque.org.
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September 14, 2007 | John Anderson, Special to Newsday
That Americans worship their children only makes Billy Bob Thornton more deliciously, subversively funny as a tormenter of the young. He made them suffer in "The Bad News Bears," abused them in "Bad Santa" and is back in business as the nightmarish gym teacher of "Mr. Woodcock," a movie that commits sins of excess, except regarding Thornton. There's not nearly enough of him.
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