Why Angelina Broke Up With Billy Bob Thornton

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I was flipping through the book The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts by Thornton and Kinky Friedman, and came across this confession:

"The reason Angie and I split up was because I couldn't take it.

"Angie, I felt, was definitely too good for me, and at some point, if you believe somebody's too good for you, you're going to mess it up.

"She and I both know that I messed it up, but the good thing about her is, she doesn't judge me.

"Never did."

Wow, the woman's truly amazing. Maybe she really was too good for him.

Thornton takes pains to add that feeling Angelina was better than him had nothing whatsoever to do with their supposed disparity in looks.

He says the press wrote stuff like, "Well, she's the most beautiful woman in the world and he's an ugly motherfucker."

But "that was never a problem," he explains, "because women don't look at men the same way men look at women."

Apparently, women don't mind a guy looking a little out of the ordinary if he's got other features that get them hot. (I always found Billy Bob super sexy anyway, especially in Bad Santa).

In any case, it all worked out because, as the maverick actor concludes, "She's great for Brad, Brad's great for her."

And big Ange was nice enough to write the intro for Billy Bob's book.

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he looks dirty! the work to get that tattoo removed.


I know what he means about "women don't look at men the same way".

The legendary size of his Billy club would be hard to ignore.

Watching Bad Santa on the screen is one of my favorite Xmas memories. I knew it was going to be good when I saw the Coen brothers listed as executive producers.

The Ice Harvest is a fun film noir comedy from 2005 that has Billy Bob as an great oily gangster.


Yes, Billy is sexy in an intense sort of way...not just superficial looks.


It's not that common for Hollywood breakups to stay friends, so I say cheers to these two kooks.

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I agree that he's totally sexy--except maybe in Slingblade.