Fact: Jennifer Aniston choked back tears as she remembered her late friend Bill Paxton while introducing the Oscars' In Memoriam segment on Sunday (26Feb17). "Each and every one was a cherished member of our Hollywood family, as was actor and friend who left us just yesterday, Bill Paxton," the actress said, as she became clearly emotional. "All were loved, and all will be missed... Let us remember their lives, and their beautiful work."
Fact: Actor Bill Paxton has joined Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming BBC TV movie Game Changer, detailing a Florida lawyer's real-life attempts to ban violent video game GRAND THEFT AUTO. Paxton will play Jack Thompson, who famously attempted to pull the game from shelves in America, claiming it promoted an obsession with glorifying violence, while the Harry Potter star will portray Sam Houser, the co-founder of Rockstar Games, the company behind the shoot-'em-up game.
Quote: "Well I have mixed feelings about that. Until yesterday, I had the bragging rights of being in the biggest movie of all time!" TITANIC star Bill Paxton is a little jealous of director pal James Cameron's huge success with sci-fi epic AVATAR. The movie overtook Cameron's last blockbuster, TITANIC, as the biggest grossing movie of all time this week (begs25Jan10) when its profits swelled to over $1.84 billion - the record previously set by the romantic drama between 1997 and 1998.
Quote: "He took a tremendous chance on me. Like Orson Welles, he was a boy wonder, a director's director, a writer's writer, a filmmaker's filmmaker. He was one of the giants." Bill Paxton pays tribute to John Hughes, who launched his career by casting him in 1985 comedy Weird Science.
Quote: "I think the Henricksons could become America's first family, in a weird way. I'd do 10 seasons of this." Actor Bill Paxton is enjoying playing the head of a polygamist family in U.S. TV show BIG LOVE, which returns for a second season this month (Jun07).
Fact: Actor Bill Paxton's father JOHN plays the butler in all three Spider-Man films.
Quote: "My dream project is to make a movie about the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. That's a five year project, and I'm in the early stages of getting that together." Actor/director Bill Paxton has ambitious plans.