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Paxton, Bill

Overview
Works: 387 works in 1,458 publications in 9 languages and 51,928 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Science fiction films  Disaster films  Romance films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Author, Producer, Contributor, Restager , Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Bill Paxton
 
Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sea explorer Brock Lovett has at last reached the most famous shipwreck of all--the Titanic. Emerging with a safe believed to hold "The Heart of the Ocean"--A legendary diamond--he finds only a drawing of a beautiful woman, wearing it. During a television interview, Brock shows the drawing on camera, and a 100-year-old woman named Rose Calvert recognizes the woman in the drawing--herself! Brock invites Rose to visit his ship over the wreck, and she tells the story of her experience on Titanic's ill-fated voyage. Rose and her mother are penniless, so Rose's engagement to steel magnate heir Cal Hockley represents their salvation, but Rose has come to loathe him. They board Titanic at Southampton, to return to America and a society wedding. Jack Dawson and his friend Fabrizio are in 3rd class, after winning their tickets in a poker game. When Jack dissuades Rose from committing suicide, it forges a bond between them. Later, Rose commissions a portrait, wearing the priceless blue diamond Cal has given her, which Jack draws. Hockley resorts to desperate measures to keep them apart, but the collision with an iceberg, and the sinking of the 'unsinkable' ship seals the fate of all aboard
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard( Visual )

120 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home
Twister by Jan de Bont( Visual )

65 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years
Edge of tomorrow by Tom Cruise( Visual )

51 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inexperienced soldier relives a single day repeatedly, dying violently each time, as he slowly learns how to defeat the alien creatures that have invaded Earth
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy( Visual )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents
U-571 by Jonathan Mostow( Visual )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazi's top-secret decoding device). When their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat to safety with the device
Million Dollar Arm( Visual )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called 'Million Dollar Arm' where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family
Tombstone by Andrew G Vajna( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral
Hatfields & McCoys by Kevin Reynolds( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the board between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s
The greatest game ever played by Mark Frost( Visual )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1913 U.S. Open golf championship-at which two equally sympathetic young men, both of whom grew up economically and socially disadvantaged, go club to club in one of the most exciting and dramatic athletic events of the 20th century
Haywire by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead -- by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary"--Container
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-foot-tall Central African gorilla is brought to America to save him from poachers. But his notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past
2 guns( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent"--Container
Parkland by Vincent Bugliosi( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When mountain climbers are trapped by an avalanche on 28,250 foot-high mountain K2 in Pakistan, a rescue team races against time to save them
A simple plan by Sam Raimi( Visual )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hank, Jacob and Lou find $4.4 million inside a crashed plane in a nature preserve, they quickly come up with the plan to keep the money safe until the plane has been found by others and the dust has settled. But Jacob, Hank's brother, and Lou, a friend, do not behave the way they decided to. Lou, constantly in financial debt, wants his share soon and Jacob wishes to renovate their parents' farm. The trusty atmosphere between the unequal partners dissolves slowly, and intrigues are spun. Also, accidents start happening and when an FBI agent comes into town, looking for a crashed plane, Hank and his partners get into very deep water
True Lies by James Cameron( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Tasker, agente speciale dell'Omega Sector della CIA, specializzato nel controspionaggio nucleare, indaga in Svizzera in una lussuosa villa, su una nuova organizzazione terroristica medio orientale, finanziata dallo sceicco Khaled, il cui computer viene collegato al furgone dove sono appostati i colleghi Gib e Faisil. Mentre quest'ultimo copia i dati, Harry si cimenta in un tango con la bella Juno Skinner, che vende antiquariato persiano, ma deve congedarsi bruscamente perché scoperto, e si allontana facendo saltare la villa e uccidendo gli inseguitori. La moglie Helen, che lo crede impiegato in una ditta di computer, lo aspetta invano con la figlia Dana per il compleanno: il festeggiato, inseguito dai terroristi, ne sgomina alcuni nella toilette di un grande magazzino, e poi insegue a cavallo Aziz, il loro capo, che fugge in moto su per un grattacielo, e si salva gettandosi dal tetto nella piscina sottostante. Il cavallo, sottratto ad un poliziotto, si rifiuta di saltare ma salva la vita ad Harry, sospeso nel vuoto. Questi invita la moglie a pranzo per farsi perdonare ma scopre che costei si consola con Simon, un venditore d'auto che per conquistare le donne frustrate finge di essere un agente. Con la sua squadra Harry irrompe nella roulotte dove l'uomo ha tentato invano di sedurre Helen, e terrorizza in un interrogatorio costei fingendo di ingaggiarla in una missione dove, per collocare una microspia, deve sedurre un misterioso voyeur, che è lo stesso Harry, che usa una registrazione per suggerire alla moglie movenze erotiche. Mentre Harry svela il trucco e viene malmenato dall'infuriata consorte, i terroristi li sequestrano, e li portano in un'isoletta della Florida, da cui però riescono, dopo una furibonda lotta e peripezie varie, a liberarsi, mentre l'isoletta, come minacciato da Aziz, che possiede un'ogiva nucleare russa ottenuta con la collaborazione di Juno, salta in aria. Il terrorista ha però rapito la figlia di Harry, Dana, e minaccia di far saltare
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet and to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to kill a woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah Connor protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Frailty( Visual )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Meiks brothers, Fenton and Adam, have an idyllic relationship with their father. Their world is turned upside-down when their father suddenly announces that he has been visited by an angel who entrusted him with the holy mission of destroying "demons". Now, years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned - leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death
Big love( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A polygamist and independent businessman lives in Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. He faces many challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic, and financial needs of his wives
 
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Titanic
Alternative Names
Bil Pakston

Bill Paxton acteur américain

Bill Paxton aktor i reżyser amerykański

Bill Paxton Amerikaans filmacteur

Bill Paxton amerikansk skuespiller

Bill Paxton attore statunitense

Bill Paxton US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Gulielmus Paxton

Lautrec, Pete

Lautrec, Pete 1955-

Lautrec, Pete 1955-2017

Le Trek, Peter 1955-

Le Trek, Peter 1955-2017

LeTrek, Peter

LeTrek, Peter 1955-

LeTrek, Peter 1955-2017

Paxton, William.

Paxton, William 1955-

Paxton, William 1955-2017

Μπιλ Πάξτον

Бил Пакстон

Бил Пакстън

Билл Пэкстон

Білл Пекстон

Բիլլ Փեքսթոն

ביל פקסטון

ביל פקסטון שחקן אמריקאי

بيل باكستن

بیل پاکستون تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

بیڵ پاکستن

บิล แพกซ์ตัน

빌 팩스턴

ビル・パクストン

比爾·派斯頓

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Apollo 13U-571TombstoneThe greatest game ever playedMighty Joe YoungVertical limitA simple planThe Terminator