The actor was performing with rocker Cooper on stage in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night (17DEC03), and the partying went on far too long.
Thornton says, "We had a little fun after the concert, and the more fun we had, the later it got. I had only been asleep for maybe an hour or two when the phone rang."
The movie star/director - who received his nomination on Thursday (18DEC03) - is convinced his new movie Bad Santa has been such a hit thanks to an added boxing scene.
He explains, "We shot an extra two or three scenes, and a couple of them worked out great in the movie.
"One that was added was the boxing scene where I teach a boy to box, and we punch each other in the nuts. It gave it more commercial feel, because, you know, commercial movies have a lot of nut-punching."21/12/2003 10:15