Bill Paxton

William Archibald Paxton

William "Bill" Paxton(born May 17, 1955) is an American actor and film director . He gained popularity after his starring roles in the moviesApollo 13,Twister,Aliens, andTrue Lies. Paxton is currently starring in the fourth season of the HBO seriesBig Lovewhich premiered in the United States on January 10, 2010.

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 Bill Paxton's Personal life

Paxton is distantly related to actress Sara Paxton .

Paxton married Louise Newbury in 1987, and they have two children, James (born 1994) and Lydia (born December 19, 1997).

As an eight-year-old, Bill Paxton was in the crowd waving when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Ft. Worth, Texas , on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963. There are pictures at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas where the young Paxton can clearly be seen astride the shoulders of an unidentified man.

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