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Paxton, Bill

Overview
Works: 308 works in 1,638 publications in 8 languages and 55,346 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Disaster films  Historical films  Biographical films  Romance films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Producer, Author, Restager , Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )

68 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sea explorer Brock Lovett is at the famous Titanic shipwreck. Emerging with a safe believed to contain a diamond called 'The Heart of the Ocean, ' he discovers the safe does not hold the diamond but a drawing of a beautiful woman wearing it. Brock is later interviewed on TV, showing the drawing to the cameras. 100-year-old Rose Calvert recognizes the woman in the drawing - herself! She is asked to visit Brock on his ship. Rose tells her story of the Titanic and its ill-fated voyage. Engaged to a would-be steel magnate, Caledon Hockley, she boards the Titanic's first-class suites with him and her mother in Southampton. Also boarding are Jack Dawson and his friend Fabrizio. When Rose attempts suicide by jumping off the stern in 3rd class, Jack pulls her back onto the ship, forging a bond between them. Rose's mother and Cal try desperate measures to keep them apart. But that strategy goes out the window when the Titanic collides with an iceberg and the 'unsinkable' ship begins to sink
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard( Visual )

153 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,472 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 )

85 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,738 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 )

71 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,484 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
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy( Visual )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom is 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 )

64 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,868 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
Tombstone by Andrew G Vajna( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,842 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 )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,781 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
Hatfields & McCoys by Kevin Reynolds( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,687 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 Circle by James Ponsoldt( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,606 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 )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,456 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 )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,415 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 En de wu de( Visual )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 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 by Baltasar Kormákur( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,233 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 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever
Aliens by James Cameron( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 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
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell( Visual )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,129 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
True Lies by James Cameron( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international spy tries to keep his occupation secret from his wife, but after years of feeling neglected, she has some of her own secrets, and inadvertently gets involved
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indestructible cyborg-a Terminator-is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, the woman whose unborn son will become humanity's only hope in a future war against machines
A simple plan by Sam Raimi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,017 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
 
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Titanic
Alternative Names
Bil Pakston

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

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

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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