Billy Bob Thornton

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Billy Bob Thornton (Hot Springs, Montana, August 4, 1955) is an American film actor. He is best known for his roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001) and "Bad Santa" (2003).

References to Zappa

Thornton talked about his favourite records in a magazine. He claimed Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart was one of them: “I was already a huge fan of The Mothers of Invention and The Bonzo Dog Band. When I first heard Beefheart, it just fit in my world. I think Beefheart’s a genius. There’s no explaining it. Most of my friends didn’t get it.”

His two other favourite Zappa albums are Burnt Weeny Sandwich and Hot Rats. Thornton: “In Arkansas, most people didn’t know who Frank Zappa was, or couldn’t care less. I was very different. I played ‘Holiday In Berlin, Full Blown’ over and over when I was writing "Sling Blade". I love the way this record sounds. I still play it all the time.”

Thornton also contributed to the "Classic Albums" dvd about Apostrophe/Over-Nite Sensation in 2007 where he is one of the people being interviewed.

Billy Bob Thornton is also mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1]


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