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Bill Paxton

Actor

Born - 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died - 26 February 2017

Small-eyed, boyishly clean-cut, dark-haired American actor whose soft Texas drawl was equally likely to turn up as law-abiding or unsavoury characters, as the hero or in colourful co-starring roles. A film buff from childhood who made his own Super-8 films as a teenager, Paxton came to Hollywood as a set dresser, but switched permanently to acting in 1980, progressing to leading roles inside a few years: Crazy Mama (1975), Stripes (1981), The Lords of Discipline (1982), The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Near Dark (1987), Slipstream (1989), Blue Heat (1990), Trespass/The Looters (1992), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), A Simple Plan (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), U-571 (2000), Frailty (2001, and directed), Thunderbirds (2004), The Good Life (2007), Haywire (2011), The Colony (2013), Million Dollar Arm (2014), Nightcrawler (2014), Mean Dreams (2016) and The Circle (2017), his last. He died from a stroke following heart surgery.