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Bill Paxton
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Birth Date:May 17, 1955
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
Birth Name:William Paxton
Birth Place:Fort Worth, Texas, USA


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Bill Paxton

Biography:Bill Paxton (born May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American actor and film director. He is a son of John Lane Paxton (an occasional actor) and Mary Lou Paxton.

Distinctive and memorable characters that Paxton has played include the sneering older brother Chet in John Hughes' Weird Science; Hudson, the loud-mouthed space soldier in James Cameron's Aliens ("Game over, man! Game over!"); astronaut Fred Haise in Ron Howard's Apollo 13; the sadistic vampire Severen in Kathryn Bigelow's film Near Dark; and a tornado researcher opposite Helen Hunt in the blockbuster Twister.

Paxton moved to Los Angeles at 18 and began working for director Roger Corman as a set designer on his films. Exposed to films and actors at that age, had influenced his decision to pursue acting, and Paxton relocated to New York City where he studied with Lee Dittrich and Rob Morley.

In addition to his acting career, Paxton has directed a number of short films, including Fish Heads, which made a splash on Saturday Night Live in 1982. He has also moved into directing feature films with Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played. He was also a member of the band Martini Ranch.

He is currently seen in the television drama, Big Love, as the head of a polygynous family in Utah, produced by HBO.

Paxton claims the unusual distinction of being the only actor to be killed, on-screen, once each by an Alien, a Predator and a Terminator.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Club Dread (2004)
Frailty (2002)
U-571 (2000)
Twister (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
The Last Supper (1995)
True Lies (1994)
Tombstone (1993)
Predator 2 (1990)
Aliens (1986)
Stripes (1981)

Chinese Horoscope for Bill Paxton
Includes characteristics and Vices
Bill Paxton's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1955 - February 11, 1956
Birthday: May 17, 1955

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Bill Paxton's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: May 17, 1955

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Bill Paxton's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: May 17, 2024

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.




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