Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982.
Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island.
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Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island. He and actress Angelina Jolie famously wore vials of each others' blood around their necks while married to each other. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III. Among these is a phobia for antique furniture (something shared by the Dwight Yoakam character in the Thornton-penned Sling Blade). Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Thornton is known for various idiosyncratic behaviors, well-documented in interviews with the actor. from Cornell University in 1982. Thornton has also begun an ancillary career as a recording artist, in a rock & roll style known as "Americana." He has released two CD's: Private Rodeo and The Edge of the World.
He achieved a M.F.A. Even his role as the legendary Davy Crockett in 2004's The Alamo made an effort to demythologize the character and bring out his human foibles. Law and NYPD Blue. His southern, small-town persona has led him to be cast in a number of down-to-earth, "regular guy" parts. Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Thornton is a rare celebrity in that he has A-list status, but plays both leading-man roles and character roles. Sling Blade garnered international acclaim, won Thornton an Academy Award for his screenplay (as well as a nomination for his performance), and made him a star.
It is the story of Karl Childers, a mentally disadvantaged man. In 1996, he wrote, directed, and starred in an independent film titled Sling Blade, an expansion of a short film titled Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade. He also had small roles in films like Indecent Proposal, On Deadly Ground, and Tombstone. His role as the villain in One False Move brought him to the attention of critics.
He first came to semi-prominence as a cast member on the NBC sitcom Hearts Afire with John Ritter and Markie Post. He has married five times and his most recent ex-wife is actress Angelina Jolie. Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is an American actor. Indecent Proposal (1993).
Tombstone (1993). On Deadly Ground (1994). Sling Blade (1996). U-Turn (1997).
Princess Mononoke (voice) (1997). Primary Colors (1998). Armageddon (1998). A Simple Plan (1998).
Pushing Tin (1999). Monster's Ball (2001). The Man Who Wasn't There (2001). Levity (2003).
Intolerable Cruelty (2003). Love Actually (2003). Bad Santa (2003). The Alamo (2004).
Friday Night Lights (2004).