• Bill  Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Born on May 17th, 1955

    From Fort Worth, Texas

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Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2010)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (2008)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (2007)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
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A Bright Shining Lie

John Paul Vann (Bill Paxton) is sent to Vietnam in 1962 as a military adviser and quickly learns that several South Vietnamese battalions are forging low casualty numbers and successful battle records. Vann, along with journalist Steven Burnett (Donal Logue), tries to take the matter public and in the process destroys his career and reputation. His private life also takes a hit when his wife (Amy Madigan) learns of his numerous affairs, including one with a Vietnamese teacher (Vivian Wu).

Golden Globe (1999)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Apollo 13 Poster

Apollo 13

This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth's orbit. However, when an oxygen tank explodes, the scheduled moon landing is called off. Subsequent tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts' survival and their safe return to Earth.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture