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Paxton, Bill

Overview
Works: 350 works in 1,635 publications in 11 languages and 54,912 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, Author, Producer, 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 )

61 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,775 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 )

147 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,467 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 )

83 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,736 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
Edge of tomorrow by Tom Cruise( Visual )

65 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,452 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 )

39 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,932 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 LA crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder, and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cutthroat, 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 )

69 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,880 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 3 languages and held by 1,826 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 by Jon Hamm( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,768 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 )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,669 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 )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity
The greatest game ever played by Mark Frost( Visual )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,455 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 1,407 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 1,316 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 1,225 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 Peter Landesman( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,169 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
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell( Visual )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,121 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,094 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 )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,027 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 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and a friend find a corpse and a bag of money in the 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 )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 920 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."
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

بیڵ پاکستن

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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Apollo 13U-571TombstoneThe greatest game ever playedMighty Joe YoungVertical limitThe TerminatorA simple planFrailty