Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton (May 17, 1955 - February 25, 2017) was an American actor. He appeared in films including Aliens and Titanic and starred as practising polygamist Bill Henrickson in the HBO series Big Love. On February 25, 2017 he died from complications following heart surgery.

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2 Guns (2013)

MindlessAction-packedViolentFun

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Paula Patton  •  Bill Paxton

Titanic (1997)

EmotionalRomanticClassicDramatic

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Frances Fisher  •  Billy Zane

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Kelly LeBrock  •  Ilan Mitchell-Smith  •  Bill Paxton

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Kelly LeBrock  •  Ilan Mitchell-Smith  •  Bill Paxton

The Terminator (1984)

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In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

A Simple Plan (1998)

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Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Brent Briscoe

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Brent Briscoe

Aliens (1986)

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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen

Apollo 13 (1995)

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The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

Boxing Helena (1993)

A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once rebuffed him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but a horrific accident leaves her at his mercy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Chambers Lynch
CAST:  Julian Sands  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kurtwood Smith

A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once rebuffed him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but a horrific accident leaves her at his mercy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Chambers Lynch
CAST:  Julian Sands  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kurtwood Smith

Club Dread (2004)

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort -- a hedonistic island paradise for swingers --- it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence ... or at least hide it!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Chandrasekhar
CAST:  Kevin Heffernan  •  Jay Chandrasekhar  •  Paul Soter  •  Erik Stolhanske

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort -- a hedonistic island paradise for swingers --- it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence ... or at least hide it!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Chandrasekhar
CAST:  Kevin Heffernan  •  Jay Chandrasekhar  •  Paul Soter  •  Erik Stolhanske

Commando (1985)

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John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Vernon Wells

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Vernon Wells

Frailty (2001)

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A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Paxton
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Powers Boothe  •  Matt O'Leary

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Paxton
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Powers Boothe  •  Matt O'Leary

Haven (2004)

During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank E. Flowers
CAST:  Razaaq Adoti  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Agnes Bruckner  •  Joy Bryant

During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank E. Flowers
CAST:  Razaaq Adoti  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Agnes Bruckner  •  Joy Bryant

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Bill Paxton  •  Regina King

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Bill Paxton  •  Regina King

One False Move (1992)

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cynda Williams  •  Bill Paxton  •  Michael Beach

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cynda Williams  •  Bill Paxton  •  Michael Beach

Predator 2 (1990)

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Kevin Peter Hall  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Rubén Blades

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Kevin Peter Hall  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Rubén Blades

Streets of Fire (1984)

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Michael Paré  •  Diane Lane  •  Rick Moranis  •  Amy Madigan

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Michael Paré  •  Diane Lane  •  Rick Moranis  •  Amy Madigan

Stripes (1981)

GoofyFunnyBoringClassic

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Harold Ramis  •  Warren Oates  •  P.J. Soles

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Harold Ramis  •  Warren Oates  •  P.J. Soles

The Last Supper (1995)

A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacy Title
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Ron Eldard  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Bill Paxton

A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacy Title
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Ron Eldard  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Bill Paxton

Tombstone (1993)

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sam Elliott  •  Bill Paxton

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sam Elliott  •  Bill Paxton

Traveller (1997)

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and desires a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Green
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Julianna Margulies  •  James Gammon

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and desires a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Green
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Julianna Margulies  •  James Gammon
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