WorldCat Identities

Paxton, Bill

Overview
Works: 170 works in 752 publications in 7 languages and 27,011 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Disaster films  Horror films  Science fiction films  Film sequels  History  Fiction  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Director, Interviewee, Performer, Author, Contributor, Restager , Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard( Visual )

98 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,344 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 )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years
U-571 by Jonathan Mostow( Visual )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazis' 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
Hatfields & McCoys by Kevin Reynolds( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,422 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
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,344 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
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 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 )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and a friend find a corpse and a bag of money in a Minnesota woods. They decide to keep the money a secret from the police but this eventually results in deceit, mistrust and then murder
Frailty( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 859 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 834 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
Big love( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container
Thunderbirds by Jonathan Frakes( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Island not only houses Jeff Tracy and his five sons, but also serves as headquarters for the top-secret International Rescue organization. A criminal mastermind known only as "The Hood" manages to get past the island's security measures and trys to take over International Rescue. His goal is to steal the five most advanced rescue vehicles and use them for his own agenda. With Jeff and his four eldest sons on a mission, there's only one person with any hope of stopping the takeover - the youngest son, Alan, who vows to save his family and keep the Thunderbirds alive
Ghosts of the abyss by James Cameron( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel with a team of scientists, and Bill Paxton, 12,500 feet to the wreckage of the Titanic. Follow two mini robotic cameras as they explore the nooks and crannies of the ship, and experience the breathtaking images of the long ago glamorous ship. Astonishing footage, flawless digital animation, and ghostly re-creations of the ship's final hours are seamlessly combined to orient the viewer at an intersection of tragic past and awe-inspiring present, emphasizing more than ever the sheer scale of Titanic's gargantuan construction
Magnificent desolation walking on the moon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt. Presented and narrated by Tom Hanks
Big love( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Henrickson is the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable
Big love by Bill Paxton( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On election night, new state senator Bill Henrickson shook Utah to its core by announcing he was a polygamist. Now, instead of being embraced for their honesty, the Henrickson family is engulfed by hostility from neighbors, Home Plus employees, casino partners, students at their kids' schools and even fellow polygamists hoping to keep their personal lives private. Meanwhile, at Juniper Creek, Alby Grant returns from a self-imposed desert exile with revenge on his mind
Big love( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Bill Henrickson wished for a world free from the corrupt 'Prophet' of Juniper Creek, Roman Grant. Now that Roman appears to be out of the picture, Bill and his family can breathe easily, or can they? Season 4 continues the Henricksons' story, as Bill launches another business venture: a Mormon-friendly casino. At the same time, Bill eschews a chance to seize the Prophet mantle at Juniper Creek in favor of an even more high-profile calling: running for State Senate in Utah
Near dark by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Country boy Caleb Colton (Adian Pasdar) whittles away the quiet rural nights hunting local girls--but when he falls prey to the mysterious and beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright), Caleb unknowingly becomes the hunted. Mae is no ordinary girl, Caleb soon learns; she is part of an outlaw band of vampires, and their love is about to lure him into a terrifying world of bloodlust, mayhem and absolute horror. Will Caleb pay the ultimate price for love and eternal life--or will he find a way to defeat the evil growing inside him?"--Container
Predator 2 by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predator is a savage alien, invisible and armed with advanced weapons. On this, his second visit to Earth, he lands in Los Angeles and begins a series of ghastly murders. It's up to a determined police lieutenant to learn what is going on, even when he is warned off by a mysterious government agent
Weird science( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two nerdy best friends have the power to create the "perfect woman". Like a computer-generated fairy godmother, the two use their creation to learn about the pleasures and pitfalls of adolescences
 
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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-

Le Trek, Peter 1955-

LeTrek, Peter

LeTrek, Peter 1955-

Paxton, William.

Paxton, William 1955-

Бил Пакстон

Бил Пакстън

Билл Пэкстон

Білл Пекстон

ביל פקסטון

بيل باكستن

بیل پاکستون تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

บิล แพกซ์ตัน

빌 팩스턴

ビル・パクストン

比爾·派斯頓

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U-571The greatest game ever playedMighty Joe YoungVertical limitA simple planFrailtyBig loveThunderbirds