WorldCat Identities

Paxton, Bill

Overview
Works: 385 works in 1,726 publications in 7 languages and 55,506 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Disaster films  Romance films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Other, Author, Producer, Contributor, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )

73 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sea explorer Brock Lovett has reached the most famous shipwreck of all, the passenger liner Titanic. Emerging with a safe believed to contain a diamond called "The Heart of the Ocean," he finds that the safe does not hold the diamond but a drawing of a beautiful woman wearing it. When Brock is interviewed on TV, he shows the drawing to the cameras. A 100-year-old woman named Rose Calvert recognizes the woman in the drawing as herself! On a visit to Brock's exploration ship over the wreck, Rose tells her story of the Titanic and its ill-fated voyage. Engaged to the very rich Cal Hockley, she boards the Titanic's first-class suites with him and her mother in Southampton. Winning a lucky poker game, Jack Dawson and his friend Fabrizio, board Titanic in steerage. When Rose attempts to jump off the stern in third class, Jack pulls her back onto the ship. The two instantly bond and Jack is invited to dine in first class the next evening. Rose's mother and Cal try desperately to keep them apart. But on that fateful night, the Titanic collides with an iceberg and begins to sink. Now Rose and Jack must fight to stay alive
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard( Visual )

156 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,584 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 )

76 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,703 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
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy( Visual )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,941 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 )

63 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,897 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
Tombstone by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,885 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
Million Dollar Arm( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,762 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
Edge of tomorrow by Tom Cruise( Visual )

49 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage has never seen a day of combat, but is dropped into a suicide mission and killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time. With each "life", Cage learns more fighting skills, so that when he and warrior Rita Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, they are one step closer to defeating the enemy
The Circle by James Ponsoldt( Visual )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes 'The Circle' so valuable is not only that it's showing us a ghastly possible path that the world may take, but that it articulates the mentality that could create and sustain it."--San Francisco Chronicle
The greatest game ever played by Mark Frost( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 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
Hatfields & McCoys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,437 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
Haywire by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,411 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
Aliens by James Cameron( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Alien, Ripley is the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism--until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate
2 guns by Baltasar Kormákur( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,205 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 1,160 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 )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains
True Lies by James Cameron( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,121 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
Mighty Joe Young( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,112 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
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,031 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?
A simple plan by Bill Paxton( Visual )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hank, Jacob and Lou find $4.4 million inside a crashed planein 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 hey 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bil Pakston

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton acteur américain

Bill Paxton aktor i reżyser amerykański

Bill Paxton American actor, director and film producer

Bill Paxton Amerikaans filmacteur

Bill Paxton amerikai színész és filmrendező (1955-2017)

Bill Paxton amerikansk skådespelare och regissör

Bill Paxton amerikansk skuespiller

Bill Paxton amerykański aktor, reżyser

Bill Paxton attore statunitense

Bill Paxton pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Bill Paxton US-amerikanesche Schauspiller

Bill Paxton US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

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

Paxton, William Archibald

Wild Bill Knuckles

William Archibald Paxton

Μπιλ Πάξτον Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, σκηνοθέτης και παραγωγός

Бил Пакстон

Бил Пакстън

Билл Пэкстон

Билл Пэкстон американский актёр

Білл Пекстон

Բիլլ Փեքսթոն

ביל פקסטון

ביל פקסטון שחקן אמריקאי

بيل باكستن

بيل باكستون

بیل پاکستون تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

بیل پکستون

بیڵ پاکستن

বিল প্যাক্সটন

บิล แพกซ์ตัน

빌 팩스턴

ビル・パクストン

比爾·派斯頓

比爾·派斯頓 美国演员、导演兼电影制片人

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