I have been so blessed in order to get paid to do something I want to do.” In this circumstance saying he gets paid” looks somewhat insufficient. Teachers and florists get paid for doing something they love, and Paxton is only being flooded with cash! When it comes to day, Bill Paxton net worth is estimated at $30 million and he’s becoming even more affluent as I’m composing. His bundles come from playing, in addition to directing films.
Bill Paxton Net Worth $30 Million Dollars
As stated by the performer, it was his dad, a huge fan of Hollywood films and theater, who has first exposed to culture. The lad has exploded in a atmosphere were all sorts of artwork were highly valued. When he was still a child, Bill already got his first camera: “I believe I got an Instamatic camera after I was 8 years old, and ever since that time, I Have liked to record things. I do not understand why. Perhaps it is just to kind of attempt to leave some sort of record behind.”
A genuine breakthrough in Paxton’s career came right up in the mid 1990s, as he began collaborating using a renowned director James Cameron on True Lies and Titanic. The later film was built on an enormous funding of $200 million and the investment failed to visit waste: it grossed 2.186 billion, becoming the most profitable film of all time! Obviously, this film has added a strong amount to Bill Paxton net worth!
Perhaps, like many struggling young performers, he waited tables or did some other small work so that you can cover the invoices, while concurrently trying his fortune at casts. The very first film with Bill in it reached the theaters in 1975, but the part he played in it was far from major — he was not even credited! In 1984 the youthful performer has featured in The Terminator, however a far more important supporting character came up in 1985 — that year he appeared on John Hughes film Wierd Science, impersonating a bully older brother.
May 17, 1955
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Film producer, Film director, Actor
New York University
Louise Newbury, Kelly Rowan
James Paxton, Lydia Paxton
John Paxton, Mary Lou Paxton
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Sports Movie ESPY Award
Aliens, Titanic, Frailty, Twister, The Terminator, Edge of Tomorrow, Weird Science, True Lies, Apollo 13, Tombstone, One False Move, Near Dark, Nightcrawler, U-571, A Simple Plan, Vertical Limit, Mighty Joe Young, 2 Guns, Predator 2, Club Dread, Next of Kin, Haywire, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Thunderbirds, The Colony, Million Dollar Arm, Stripes, The Lords of Discipline, Streets of Fire, The Evening Star, Commando, Term Life, The Vagrant, The Last of the Finest, Trespass, The Last Supper, Frank and Jesse, Boxing Helena, The Dark Backward, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Navy SEALs, Indian Summer, A Bright Shining Lie, Shanghai Calling, Brain Dead, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, Pass the Ammo, An Early Frost, Mean Dreams, The Gamechangers
Texas Rising, Hatfields & McCoys, America in Primetime, Big Love, Fresno, The Atlanta Child Murders, The Six O'Clock Follies, Biography, Festival Pass with Chris Gore
Working on Texas Rising (2015), he found out that he is actually related to Sam Houston. "Sam Houston and I share common grandparents, going back six generations. His mother would be a great-aunt of mine. That makes Sam Houston and me second cousins four times removed".
He has English, and smaller amounts of Scots-Irish, Austrian, German, French, and Swiss, ancestry.
Appeared on Limp Bizkit's video, "Eat You Alive". [September 2003]
Worked as a parking lot attendant.
Utters the very first line of dialog in The Terminator (1984) and, along with Brian Thompson and Brad Rearden, were the first hapless humans to confront the Terminator in the 'flesh'. Paxton was the punk with the blue spiky hairdo.
As an eight-year-old, he was in the crowd waving when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, on the morning of November 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.
Is the only other actor, along with Lance Henriksen, to have been killed by a terminator, an alien, and a predator on screen. Bill was also killed by his character's own son in Frailty (2001).
Is the only other actor, along with Lance Henriksen, to appear in the Alien, Predator and Terminator film series.
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame during their annual induction gala at Austin Studios in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2007 for his career achievement in the motion picture film industry. The Texas Film Hall of Fame inductees are native-born Texans who have achieved excellence in their film career.
Was the first choice as Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code (2006). He turned the part down because he was already signed for Big Love (2006). Tom Hanks was cast for the film instead. Coincidentally, Hanks served as executive producer on Paxton's show "Big Love (2006).
[on his experiences as a director] I have great empathy for my actors. They trust me because they know that I have been on the front end of the camera.
Anyone who's worked very hard on a craft or an art to get a certain precision in terms of execution and performance wants to get past all that stuff that holds you up - your ego, all the doubts.
[on James Cameron] This guy has more integrity than anyone I ever met in my life.
[on auditioning for The Doors (1991)] I read my ass off. At the time I was doing Navy Seals (1990) and I flew up with short hair and a mustache to read for the lead. [Oliver Stone's] response was, "Well, I just don't see it".
I support the troops. This is tough time right now. I think a lot of people in our industry are afraid to speak out. I had a drink with Sean Penn the other night. He went over to Baghdad in December just to see for himself what was going on. And that guy is as American as anybody I ever met.
I've always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie.
I want people to re-evaluate me. My dream would be to make films like Clint Eastwood did... You have to be a self-starter out here at a certain point. It's important to take the reigns or, otherwise, you can be regaled to obscurity so quickly.
. . . but it was movies I had always wanted to be in. I'm into the whole thing, not just performing. I love watching what goes on behind the camera. My heroes are Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd -- complete filmmakers.
It's very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there's nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set...