Bill Paxton was an American actor and director born in 1955,and he started his career in the film industry during the middle of 1970 (worked as a set dresser). After studying at the New York University, he appeared in films such as The Terminator and Alien. Bill Paxton became a star in hit movies like the Titanic, Apollo 13 and Twister(from 2006 -2011). He also appeared and headlined the popular HBO drama Big Love.
Bill Paxton attended New York University, where he studied in acting. He was inspired by Adler, and he dropped out after 2 years and returned to Los Angeles.
In the start of his movie career he had success with a short film called (Fish Heads). After that, he appeared in films such as The Lords of Discipline (military school drama) in 1983 and then the hit movie‘The Terminator’ (1984).
Some of the Best Bill Paxton Movies
10. The Colony (2013)
The Colony is a 2013 Canadian horror film directed by Jeff Renfroe. It had a limited release date on 26 April 2013 in Canada, but it was released on 20 September 2013 in the United States. The film score was based on reviews of 31 critics which was 16%, on Rotten Tomatoes and a rating average of 3.9 out of 10. Bill Paxton (named Mason) played the leader of one bunker, Colony 7.The Colony was released on 7 August 2013 in Canada, 15 October 2013 in the United States and 20 January 2014 in the United Kingdom.
IMDb 5.3 / Release Date: 2013
Trailer / Director: Jeff Renfroe
9. Term Life (2016)
Term life is an action movie based on adult graphics and novels. The film was released on 29th April of 2016. Film star Bill Paxton played as Darry Keenan. The estimate budget of this movie was $16,5000,000 and on the opening day (1 May 2016) with limited release it earned $13,040. Bill Paxton’s performance in Term Life displays once more his capacity to handle the drama and the action roles with equal credibility. However, it was delayed to April 29, 2016, with the film opening in a limited release and through video on demand.One cause of the differences ended up being irrelevant, because Term Life gave the audiences quite a good time and left them satisfied.
IMDb 5.5 / Release Date: 2016
Trailer / Director: Peter Billingsley
8. One False Move (1992)
One False Move is a crime movie, about a series of drug deals and gruesome murders.Bill Paxton was playing the part of an LAPD sergeant named Dale Dixon. One False Move is a thrillerthat will manage to raise your sense of tension. It got a very low budget production to be released but became popular through word of mouth among the fans of Bill Paxton movies.
IMDb 7.2 / Release Date: 1992
Trailer / Director: Carl Franklin
7. Predator 2 (1990)
Predator 2 was a 1990 yank fantasy action-horror film written by brothers Jim and John Thomas.The film received negative reviews, despite earning a moderate come back at the box office grossing $57 million worldwide and was thought to be a disappointment compared to the previous film’s $98 million gross on a smaller production budget. It has, however, gained a cult film among fans.Bill Paxton stars as Detective Kraut Lambert, Associate in Nursing LAPD cop, transferred from another city district into railroad line Command. Predator 2 earned over $8 million in the US box office.
IMDb 6.3 / Release Date: 1990
Trailer / Director: Stephen Hopkins
6. Terminator (1984)
PA movie for which Bill Paxton will be remembered for ages, Terminator was released during 1984 and started a cultural revolution among sci-fi fans. The story about a time traveling robot captivated audiences the around the globe. Terminator managed to earn around $80 million in the box office, thanks to the star power of Bill Paxton.
IMDb 8.0 / Release Date: 1984
Trailer / Director: James Cameron
5. TV Roles
Paxton did some unbelievable tv roles. Most notable of his roles was when he played Bill Henrickson on Big Love and John Garrett on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was presently acting on the CBS series coaching Day, where his son recently acted with him on.
IMDb 7.5 / Release Date: 24 September 2013
Trailer / Creators: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon
4. Twister (1996)
Action film Twister saw Bill Paxton at his best. A disaster drama film released in 1996, this Bill Paxton movie managed to earn around $500 million in the box office, which is no small feat. With a score of 68% on Metacritic, critics certainly loved this action flick from Bill Paxton.
IMDb 6.3 / Release Date: 1996
Trailer / Director: Jan de Bont
3. Apollo 13 (1995)
One of the greatest Bill Paxton movies to be ever made, Apollo Thirteenstars Paxton as Fred Haise in a high-flying drama in deep space. Released during June of 1995, the movie earned rave reviews from the critics and the audiences loved the drama and the acting of the stars in the movie.
IMDb 7.6 / Release Date: 1995
Trailer / Director: Ron Howard
2. Tombstone (1993)
Kicking off this list is Tombstone, one of the best Westerns of all times! In it, Bill Paxton plays Morgan Earp, one among many brothers during this family drama. The movie had a style reminiscent of the Rambo movie, with thrilling action and gut-wrenching cliffhangers. The movie earned an impressive $56 million at the box office.
IMDb 7.8 / Release Date: 1993
Trailer / Director: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre
1. Titanic (1997)
The film was partly funded by predominant footage and twentieth Century Fox. It had the biggest budget ever for a movie till that dateand had a massive crew, with a production budget of $200 million.
Upon its release on December19, 1997, Titanic achieved wide critical acclaim,and won 11 Oscar awards, as well as the awards for Best image and Best Director, beating Ben-Hur (1959) for the foremost Oscars won by one movie. This was the most successful of the Bill Paxton movies.
Bill Paxton as Brock Lovett: A treasure hunter trying to find the “Heart of the Ocean” within the wreckage of the vessel. As time and funding for his expedition ran out, he struggled to fulfill his objectives. He later reflected on the film’s conclusion that, despite brooding about large for 3 years, he has never understood Rose’s story.
IMDb 7.8 / Release Date: 1997
Trailer / Director: James Cameron
Bill Paxton worked on numerous wonderful movies and shows. We’ve barely scraped the surface on his amazing talent. Thus, many thanks to Bill Paxton. He gave America numerous unbelievable characters throughout the years. He has gained a legendary status in Hollywood and people will always remember him through his movies.