Birth Name: Bill Paxton
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Born May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, TX, Paxton's father, John Paxton, was a businessman who dabbled in acting. However, the younger Paxton's interests lay behind the camera, and like many budding directors, he shot numerous Super-8 movies with friends in his hometown. After a stint at Texas State University, Paxton moved to Los Angeles to try his luck in the film industry. He broke into the business as a set decorator for famed independent producer-director Roger Corman's New World Pictures as well as several adult motion pictures, for which he worked under assumed names. Among his early credits included "Eat My Dust" (1976) for his "Apollo 13" director Ron Howard, and "Galaxy of Terror" (1981)...
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