Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, director, writer, and musician. Passionate about acting since an early age, he dropped out of his university to pursue an acting career. However, things weren't as easy as they seemed to be and he had to work as a waiter, fast food manager, telemarketer, and offshore wind farmer in between his acting gigs. He started his acting career with a few supporting roles and later switched to writing screenplay for movies. It was in the mid-1990s that his career witnessed a complete turnaround with the release of the movie ‘Sling Blade’ for which he served as an actor, writer, and director. The movie received critical appreciation and Billy was praised for his exceptional acting skills and unique screenplay. He was even bestowed with the prestigious ‘Academy Award’ for the same. Subsequently, his career graph went upward as he came up with numerous hit films. The success that he achieved as a film star inspired him to take up his hobby of singing and songwriting seriously. He then went on to release his debut studio album ‘Private Radio’ in 2001. He has released four albums till date and is a member of the rock 'n' roll band ‘The Boxmasters,’ which has released eight albums so far.