In today’s world, everyone likes to entertain themselves and used many platforms. Among them, the film industry is the best and old way to entertain. People love to see movies whether they are based on a true event or fictional. There are many faces around us if you talk about the film industry whether they’re in Hollywood or Bollywood. Today we are going to talk about the celebrity who had played in numerous movies and TV series during his life. His name is Bill Paxton. Sadly, he passed away in 2017. Although he is not with us now, his contribution to the Hollywood film industry makes alive him in our hearts forever. To know more about him and his achievement until his death. you should read the below article.
What is Bill Paxton Famous For?
- An American actor, filmmaker, and musician.
- His roles in the films like Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, and the television series, Big Love.
How old is Bill Paxton?
Bill Paxton was born in 1955 to his parents and named William Paxton. His birthdate is May 17 and he is from Fort Worth, Texas, the U.S. He holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Taurus and follows Catholicism.
Similarly, his parents are John Paxton and Mary Lou Paxton. His father was a businessman, lumber wholesaler, museum executive, and an occasional actor while her mother’s professional details are yet to be disclosed. Also, he has a brother named Bob Paxton to whom he was raised during his childhood. Further, His great-great-grandfather, Elisha Franklin Paxton was a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War who was killed commanding the Stonewall Brigade at the Battle of Chancellorsville
For education, he went to study at Arlington Heights High School and later enrolled at Richmond College in London. He then went to study acting at New York University but dropped out two years later.
How did Bill Paxton become an actor?
- Bill Paxton began his acting career through minor roles in several movies and television series like Crazy Mama (1975), Mortuary (1983), and many others.
- He then appeared in supporting roles in the movies like Streets of Fire (1984), John Hughes’s Weird Science (1985), Private William Hudson in Aliens (1986), and many others.
- He also co-authored the short, Scoop.
- In 1987, he was cast in an episode of Miami Vice.
- After a year, he and his friend, Andrew Todd Rosenthal formed the rock twosome, Martini Ranch.
- The next year, he appeared in three important films in his career; Near Dark, Slipstream, and Next of Kin.
- In 1990, he appeared in the Predator sequel, Predator 2, and also appeared in numerous other films including Brain Dead, Navy SEALs, and The Last of the Finest.
- From 1992 to 1995, he appeared in the films like Trespass, Indian Summer, Boxing Helena, Frank and Jesse, Future Shock, The Last Supper, and one of the most popular films in his career, Apollo 13.
- He also appeared in an episode of the TV series, Tales from the Crypt.
- In 1997, he casts in Titanic, where he played the role of the shipwreck investigator, Brock Lovett.
- The same year, he was seen in the movie, Traveller.
- From 1998 to 2000, he was seen in the films like A Simple Plan, Mighty Joe Young, U-571, and Vertical Limit.
- In 2003, he appeared in three important films like Ghosts of the Abyss. The same year, He was then seen in Resistance and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
- In 2005, he directed his second most important venture in his career, The Greatest Game Ever Played. He also appeared in the short film, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D.
- From 2006 to 2011, he appeared in a TV series named Big Love. During this period, he rarely appeared in films except for The Good Life.
- In 2011, he returned to the movies and appeared in Haywire and Shanghai Calling. He also directed the movie, Tattoo the same year.
- In 2013, he appeared in the movies like The Colony, 2 Guns, and Red Wing. He was also the narrator of JFK: The Day That Changed Everything.
- After a year, he appeared in the movies like Nightcrawler, Edge of Tomorrow, and Million Dollar Arm. He also appeared in the TV series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- From 2015 to 2017, he has appeared in several movies and TV series like Pixies, Mean Dreams, The Circle, The Gamechangers, Training Day, and many others.
- Besides that, he also appeared in the music videos like Fish Heads (1980), Shadows of the Night (1982), Love Tap (1982), Soak It Up (1983), Ah Ā (1984), Touched by the Hand of God (1987), Reach (1988), Eat You Alive (2003), and How Can the Labouring Man Find Time for Self-Culture? (1986).
What are the achievements of Bill Paxton?
Bill Paxton active in the entertainment industry since 1975. During his career, he played in numerous movies and TV series. For his outstanding performance in the film industry, he was honored with several awards until his death. Here is a list of his won and nomination:
- USA Film Festival (1983) – Honorable Mention – Scoop – Won
- Saturn Awards (1987) – Best Supporting Actor – Aliens – Won
- CableACE Awards (1996) – Best Actor in a Dramatic Series – Tales from the Crypt – Nominated
- Screen Actors Guild (1996) – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Apollo 13 – Won
- Saturn Awards (1997) – Best Actor – Twister – Nominated
- Screen Actors Guild (1998) – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Titanic – Nominated
- Golden Globe Awards (1999) – Best Actor: Miniseries or Television Film – A Bright Shining Lie – Nominated
- Saturn Awards (2003) – Best Director – Frailty – Nominated
- Satellite Awards (2006) – Best Actor: Television Series Drama – Big Love – Nominated
- Satellite Awards (2007) – Best Actor: Television Series Drama – Big Love – Nominated
- Golden Globe Awards (2007) – Best Actor: Television Series Drama – Big Love – Nominated
- Golden Globe Awards (2008) – Best Actor: Television Series Drama – Big Love – Nominated
- Satellite Awards (2009) – Best Actor: Television Series Drama – Big Love – Nominated
- Golden Globe Awards (2010) – Best Actor: Television Series Drama – Big Love – Nominated
- Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie – Hatfields & McCoys – Nominated
- Screen Actors Guild (2013) – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie – Hatfields & McCoys – Nominated
Who is Bill Paxton Wife?
Bill Paxton married twice until his death. Firstly, he was married to Kelly Rowan in 1979. After a year, their marriage changed into divorce. The reason behind their separation is yet to be disclosed. He then met Louise Newbury on the Number 13 bus in London. Later, they fell in love and dated each other. After dating for several years, they exchanged their wedding vows in 1987. Together, the couple blessed two kids. They are James and Lydia Paxton. The couple lives a blissful life with their children in Ojai, California until his death.
What is Bill Paxton Cause of Death?
Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017, at the age of 61. The reason for his death is said to be a fatal stroke. He was cremated and his ashes were buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Hollywood Hills. However, his family blames the surgeon who performed his operation and filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that he used “high-risk and unconventional” methods and that he was not present in the operating room when Paxton began suffering complications such as ventricular dysfunction, tachycardia, and a compromised right coronary artery, which they claim contributed to the coronary artery damage that necessitated a second surgery and ultimately led to Paxton’s death. Later in February 2022, the case was the settlement with General Anesthesia Specialists Partnership for $1 million.
Further, he once revealed that he had a damaged aortic heart valve, resulting from rheumatic fever which he contracted at the age of 13 in the interview. Also, he underwent two surgery before his death.
What is Bill Paxton Net Worth?
Bill Paxton was active in the entertainment industry since 1975. During his career, he has appeared in films and TV series. Thus, he probably earned the sum of an impressive amount of money throughout his career. Based on some online sites, his current net worth is said to be $40 million. However, his salary and other financial details are yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Bill Paxton?
Bill Paxton has a slim body with a height of 6 feet 1 inch and he weighs around 82 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of blue eyes and his hair color is dark brown. His other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosure, we will let you know.