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(Onion AV Club)   An interview with Bill Paxton, who discusses all his roles, from Lake Placid to Independence Day   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Bill Paxton, Weird Science, Lake Placid, Big Love, human beings, Independence Days, Jonathan Demme, Sissy Spacek  
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2012-05-29 02:57:14 PM  
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dj_spanmaster: Today, we celebrate our Independence Day! GAME OVER, MAN!

On the "Aliens" 20th anniversary dvd commentary Michael Bein asks Paxton if he ever got paid for that line since it became such a catchphrase. Bill's answer was "Are you kidding ? I'm not even getting paid to do this"
2012-05-29 02:52:31 AM  
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AVC: How was it playing against Kevin Costner?
BP: You know what? It was great. He was very supportive, and... He had a funny thing. I got there probably 10 or 12 days ahead of him-I had to shoot a couple of small things-and then we all went up to Transylvania, where we were for four weeks, and that's where he joined us. That's where I first really hung out with him: up in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. But he was already off book, and he loved to put actors on the spot, where he'd just start running a line from a scene and expect them to come in with their responses. I remember more than a few actors would hide when they saw him coming. [Laughs.]
But you know, he's... We have a lot of things in common. We're both filmmakers, we both came up behind the cameras before we got in front of the cameras, and we're contemporaries, so we have the same cultural references in terms of music and art and all of that. So we kind of hit the street running, and it was one of those movies where it was a very ambitious schedule, and we just had to pull together. But I found him to be... I can see why he's done well as a director. He's kind of a natural leader. But he's very thoughtful of everybody on the set. We were shooting in Romania, and he'd walk over to the extras between shots and try to get them more involved in the scene. He was really into it. And I thought working with him on a Western, I mean, that's a natural fit. Two of the biggest genres that he's known for would be Westerns and probably baseball films. But he's done everything, really. He played Robin Hood, for God's sake. [Laughs.]

Translation: Jesus Christ what an asshole.
2012-05-28 10:03:19 PM  
2 votes:

cynthier20: I am a Paxton born and bred...we can all be traced to 1 family coming over, so I love these threads

If your family tree does not fork might be a redneck Paxton ?
2012-05-28 09:05:33 PM  
2 votes:

Apos: Who's been killed off more onscreen,Bill Paxton or Sean Bean?

You forgot Michael Biehn. You need someone to buy the farm in an action movie in the 80's or 90's, you hire him. Sure, he lived through "Aliens," but then that third movie came out...
2012-05-29 12:08:46 AM  
1 vote:
No mention of Club Dread? He was the funniest character in that movie.
2012-05-28 11:46:01 PM  
1 vote:

baorao: and, for someone that I don't think has ever played a villain I think Carl Weathers deserves some recognition for on-screen deaths.

And he's got himself a stew going.
2012-05-28 09:03:29 PM  
1 vote:
Who's been killed off more onscreen,Bill Paxton or Sean Bean?
2012-05-28 06:43:50 PM  
1 vote:
Nice to see that he's keeping up with current events.
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