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Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Billy Bob Thornton: Amazon's Goliath "gives me an opportunity to do an independent film over a long period of time"
"The type of independent film I made is out of existence, so doing something like this gives me an opportunity to do an independent film over a long period of time," says the actor, whose Amazon series is now back for Season 2. "That’s exactly what it feels like. It doesn’t feel like television in the traditional sense. Y’know, all the independent films that I did, that I loved, I never wanted ’em to end. I wanted to keep playing that character. In this case, I get to do that. And it only helps because I’m settled into this guy. I feel like I am him, at this point. It absolutely gives you a little extra confidence, because you know that you don’t have to hurry things up to get across to people the vibe of this guy and his world." ALSO: Mark Duplass’ Kinky Killer almost steals the show in Season 2.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Billy Bob Thornton is in deep trouble in the Goliath Season 2 trailer
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The David E. Kelley legal drama returns to Amazon on June 15.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
It’s okay to not care about the Golden Globes TV nominations
Billy Bob Thornton’s victory last year as the best TV drama actor for Goliath is one example of the Globes caring more about celebrity, or making unusual choices, than actually awarding on merit, says Melanie McFarland. “This illustrates the Globes’ questionable relevance to more prestigious industry awards or citations of merit,” she says. "It’s doubtful that (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) has more esoteric tastes than the average viewer, enabling its voters to see a greatness in Thornton’s performance that escaped the majority of viewers. Although the organization has long battled rumors of studios 'buying' awards with bribery, the explanation for its perplexing and disappointing choices over the years is likely far more basic and boring. That is, its voters are more easily dazzled by celebrity than those of other organizations.”