Date of Birth: May 17, 1955
Biography: William "Bill" Paxton (born May 17, 1955) was an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after his starring roles in the movies Apollo 13, Twister, Aliens, and True Lies. (Wikipedia)
Total Credits at Criticker: 72 (Actor), 3 (Director), 1 (Writer)
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Titles you haven't rated - Actor (72) | Director (3) | Writer (1)
- Vision Thing (2007) - S2 E5
- Big Love: Pilot (2006) - S1 E1
- T.A.H.I.T.I. (2014) - S1 E14
Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love. (imdb)
Training Day (2017) - TV Series
TV follow-up to the 2001 film 'Training Day' about a rookie cop partnered with a corrupt officer. (imdb)
When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity. (imdb)
A guy wanted around town by various hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter. (imdb)
Joe Beck has lost the love of his life thanks to a Pixie's Curse and he now needs to figure out how to get his girl back, learn more about the mysterious Pixies and undo a bad deed he did long ago. (imdb)
The Gamechangers (2015) - TV Movie
The struggle of Houser's legal feud against American lawyer Jack Thompson, over the morality of the Grand Theft Auto video game series. (imdb)
Texas Rising (2015) - TV Mini-Series
A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and savage Native Americans, and paved the way for the Republic of Texas to emerge.
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Asian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. (imdb)
A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. (imdb)
When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. (imdb)
A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. (imdb)
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. (imdb)
A socially thought-provoking and stirring love story based on the French novella, 'François Le Champi' by George Sand. (imdb)
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. (imdb)
Hatfields & McCoys (2012) - TV Mini-Series
Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai. (imdb)
Tornado Alley (2011) - Short Film
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes in this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, and the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience tornado's destructive power at point blank range. (imdb)
A young man (Webber) is encouraged by a new friend (Deschanel) to cope with living in a town where he doesn't necessarily fit in. (imdb)
Big Love (2006) - TV Series
Surrounded by limber, wanton women on a booze-soaked island resort owned by rock star has-been Coconut Pete (Paxton), a non-stop party takes a turn for the weird when dead bodies start turning up faster than you could drink a rum punch. (Fox)
Having narrowly averted a major disaster on an oil rig, the Thunderbirds have just returned home to their secret base when TB5, their space based station, is critically damaged in a suspected meteor strike. Unbeknown to them, the attack on TB5 is a deliberate ploy by international master criminal Aristotle Spode to get them off the island. He takes over the island and forces Brains into submission, using the power of his mind. But Spode has overlooked one key factor: Alan, Fermat and Tin Tin are still on the island. (imdb)
Written and directed by native Caymanian Frank E. Flowers, and filmed entirely in the 100-square mile West Indies paradise, Haven is an edgy, suspenseful, viscerally gripping ensemble film in which unconnected lives intersect and ignite a violent chain of events that turns tranquility into chaos. In an instant, greed collides with innocence and passion goes up against those who forbid it, and all at once an idyllic tropical refuge becomes anything but safe. (Yari Film Group Releasing)
Academy Award winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration -- the legendary wreck of the Titanic. With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts and friend Bill Paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago. (imdb)
The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of betrayal threatens their lives and the entire resistance movement, forcing the pilot to make a powerful choice that could change the course of the war. (imdb)
The story of the FBI's search for the notorious "God's Hand" murderer. (Lion Gate Films)
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
Tale of young climber Peter Garrett (O'Donnell), who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature' uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie (Tunney), and her summit team (Paxton and Lea) in a race against time. (Columbia Pictures)
Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers (Paxton, Thornton) erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over four million dollars in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. (Paramount Pictures)
After Mighty Joe Young is brought to America for safety reasons, he escapes and rampages through Hollywood, spurred by tormentors out for revenge. (imdb)
A Bright Shining Lie (1998) - TV Movie
Told from the perspective of Lt. Colonel John Paul Vann, one of the original military advisers sent in 1962 to prop up the fledgling South Vietnamese army against the Viet Cong. Vann takes issue with the corruption and finds his career in tatters... only the beginning of a long journey that piles tragedies upon ironies. (Amazon.com)
Beginning with genuine footage of the departure of the Titanic, this film tells the events of that night from the perspective of fictional survivor Rose. As an old lady of 100 she recounts her story of duty, love and disaster to a salvage crew searching for a lost gem.
A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and desires a different life. (imdb)
The largest storm to hit Oklahoma in more than half a century is brewing, and it promises to drop multiple twisters into Tornado Alley. It's the storm that two rival groups of scientists have been waiting for to earn their place in meteorological history. (Warner Bros.)
Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together... (imdb)
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingle, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring them home.
A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs. (imdb)
At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by Chicago railroad investors, the James and Younger brothers, Bob and Charlie Ford, Clell Miller and Arch Clements take to robbing banks, trains and coaches, with Pinkerton sworn to bringing them to justice.
When a secret agent learns of his wife's extra-marital affair, he pursues her and uses his intelligence resources in a job he kept secret from her (imdb)
Fantasy and desire are unleashed in this haunting, erotic tale of love, lust and obsession. Nick Cavanaugh (Sands) is a brilliant surgeon who seems to have it all -- money, prestige, looks -- everything except Helena (Fenn), a voluptuous, cold-hearted seductress. After a one-night stnad with Nick, she refuses his advances, but he continues to pursue her... (imdb)
A successul lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are distrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating (imdb)
Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down. (imdb)
Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this. (imdb)
With the assistance of two Los Angeles Police Department detectives, Star City, Arkansas Police Chief Dale "Hurricane" Dixon prepares to take on several criminals heading to his small town after a crime-filled road trip from California (imdb)
Two rural firemen find a map that seems to lead to treasure in St. Louis. But when they go, they find themselves in gang territory, and an intense standoff ensues.
A yuppie moves into a new house only to find he's being harassed by its former squatter.
A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks (imdb)
The monstrous alien is at it again. This in time in Los Angeles, he leaves a trail full of dead bodies, and the only man who can stop him this time is Lieutenant Mike Harrigan of the LAPD (Danny Glover) (imdb)
A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation (imdb)
While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons. (imdb)
An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd). (imdb)
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself. (imdb)
Modern day western about two very different brothers, who join forces to clear their family name, from the shadow of their dead brother's blame for a bloody unsolved robbery. (imdb)
In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by man's pollution and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These officers, in turn, try to hunt the two men down. (imdb)
A woman, her boyfriend, and a duo of career criminals attempt to steal back her inheritance from a philandering, corrupt evangelist.
A young man reluctantly joins a travelling "family" of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group. (imdb)
The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that (imdb)
A retired elite commando has only a few hours to find and rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator
An Early Frost (1985) - TV Movie
The first TV movie to deal with AIDS, this outstanding, thoughtful and undeniably powerful drama is about a young, successful gay lawyer who learns he is HIV-positive and decides to confront his family with both his sexuality and illness. (tlavideo.com)
The Atlanta Child Murders (1985) - TV Mini-Series
The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the city's mostly black leadership. (imdb)
A cyborg (Schwarzenegger) is sent from the 21st century to present-day Los Angeles to assassinate a seemingly innocent women whose child will play an important part in the world from which the killer came. (MGM)
After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour... (imdb)
Rock and Roll singer is taken captive by a motorcycle gang in a strange world that seems to be a cross of the 1950's and the present or future. Her ex-boyfriend returns to town and to find her missing and goes to her rescue. (imdb)
An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her... at all costs. (imdb)
A mortician's son who is in love with his shrink's daughter, goes on a killing rampage to the the sounds of Mozart. (imdb)
Deadly Lessons (1983) - TV Movie
A psycho is stalking the students at an exclusive girls' school. (imdb)
Will arrives for his last year at Military Academy, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960's. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to keep an eye out for the inevitable racism. The racists come in the form of The Ten, a secret group of the elite students. They want Pearce to leave on his own free will, but are prepared to torture him to make it 'his free will'. Will is forced to help Pearce and he is prepared to risk his own career to do so. (imdb)
Female scientists condition sexually frustrated males to become assassins.
A daredevil motorcycle rider falls for an older artist.
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
Fish Heads (1980) - Short Film
Music video for a bizarre song about fish heads being delicious and being unable to play baseball directed by actor Bill Paxton.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) - TV Series