Billy Bob Thornton

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22 Oct, 2014

Addresses ‘vial of blood’ rumor


Thornton explains the ‘vial of blood’ rumors that circulated while he was married to Angelina Jolie. Thornton is questioned about the vial while speaking at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.

[A] vial of blood is very simple. Angie came home one day with a kit she bought. You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your grannie in it or something like that and wear it around your neck? That’s what it was. She bought two of those. We were apart a lot because she’s off making Tomb Raider and I’m making Monster’s Ball. We were on opposite ends—we see each other for two weeks and whatever. She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one. Same thing. From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks. And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon. I think it’s your duty to kind of tell people the truth about this stuff and the truth is not encouraged anymore.

10 Jul, 2014

Emmy nomination


Thornton is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Lorne Malvo on Fargo.

I appreciate anything I can get these days. I feel happy and humbled. There are so many great performances out there. There could be 50 people nominated in each category. It’s so well written, all I had to do was get out there and not screw it up.

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

17 Jul, 2002

Thornton, Jolie divorce


Jolie files for divorce, stating in her petition that the couple has been separated since June 3, and requesting full custody of the couple’s adopted son Maddox. Jolie says:

It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it’s not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It’s clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight. We’re not divorced yet. We’re going through a difficult time. I’m not sure what will happen.

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