Billy Bob Thornton’s botox face is amazing, he’s making a movie about Angelina

This side-by-side comparison shot of Billy Bob Thornton illustrates how much his face has changed between a 2006 photoshoot and just one day ago, and it’s slightly mind blowing. Yesterday, Billy Bob attended the press conference for his new directorial project, Jayne Mansfield’s Car at the Berlin International Film Festival. However, I can’t even begin to consider this movie as either a case study or piece of art because Billy Bob’s face is … so weird. Even though his face has been looking ambiguously wonky over the past few years in terms of possible plastic surgery, it’s clear that he’s botoxed and spray tanned to the hilt right now, and it’s freaking me out because he used to have a very backwoods sort of appeal. Now he looks like a Madame Taussads waxwork:

In 2008, Billy Bob’s forehead was far more expressive as demonstrated at the Eagle Eye premiere:

And here’s a full-scale shot from that 2006 photoshoot:

Back to 2012, and he looks ridiculously overworked:

Yuck. Why would Billy Bob do this to himself? It’s bad enough when actresses botox and plastic surgery themselves into oblivion, but when actors do it, well, it’s even more obvious to the world. Men are supposed to look rumpled and ragged around the edges, not smooth as a marble statue. Anyway, Billy Bob apparently has other things on his mind than regular spray tanning and dermatology appointments. He’s making a movie that’s inspired by his past marriage with Angelina Jolie. Really.

Billy Bob Thornton is currently at the Berlin Film Festival to promote the first film he’s directed in over ten years, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, but it’s the movie he’ll make next that’s likely to get media tongues wagging. Entitled And Then We Drove and co-written by Thornton, it’s an “ethereal” story about a man on a road trip who picks up a wild woman, and one of the film’s producers tells Variety that it’s inspired by Thornton’s former relationship with Angelina Jolie. Let’s hope he doesn’t happen to run into his famous ex, who’s also at Berlin to promote her own movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Awkward!

[From Vulture]

Meanwhile, Billy Bob chatted up his ongoing (platonic) relationship with Angelina just a few days ago ahead of the Berlin Film Festival. He called Angelina “one of my best friends in the world” and went on to state, “I’ll love her until the end of my life and she’ll love me – as friends.” Do Angelina and Billy Bob even have occasion to speak to each other these days, or is he simply being diplomatic? I’ve always figured he thought of Angelina as “the one who got away,” but I could be wrong.

Here’s a mini-trip down memory lane with Angelina and Billy Bob doing some 2001 Christmas shopping together:

And here’s Billy Bob holding Maddox during his 2002 paparazzi debut. Awkward, right?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. the original bellaluna says:

    I prefer the 2006 BBT, thankyouverymuch. And I doubt the movie will ever see the light of day, without AJ’s permission.

  2. AudreyS says:

    He was so hot during his Angie/pre-Botox days.

  3. alma says:

    he looked sexier with all those wrinkles.

  4. Happy21 says:

    Ick. He still looks like a wrinkly old man.

    I liked he and Angie together when they weren’t talking vials of blood and tats. They did seem like a cute couple.

  5. Trillion says:

    That soul patch is just….superfluous.

  6. Miffits says:

    If Bruce Jenner’s face could move he’d totally be scowling at BBT for stealing his gimmick.

  7. Bite me says:

    He should have posted the entire quote… He said that he is also friends with brad… And that he loves their children and they love his children

    • teri says:

      Thanks for posting that. I thought BBT remarried and he also brought his wife to one of Angelina’s premiers ITLOBAH I think. All is good on the homefront as far as Brad and Angelina. Why can’t ex’s stay friends after a breakup? My ex is a best friend and I’ll love him till I die, even though I’m remarried.

    • pandabear says:

      She’s given very nice honest quotes about their divorce. Basically saying she got into humanitarian affairs and he was off doing music and they didn’t get together enough to explain it to each other so they drifted apart.

      Sounded like one of those things and she seems to have no hard feelings. In fact I’ve never really heard angelina badmouth any of her exes.

  8. jesstar says:

    I prefer the weathered look myself.
    On a side note, LOVE the smile on Angie’s face. I miss that girl, nowadays she looks so…posed.

  9. imabrat says:

    Aw….I thought he had a most unique face, there was no need to get a new one.

  10. Beatrice says:

    I think he looks good. It’s radical work but nicely done. Glad he ditched the “old goat” look of 2006–he was only just past 50 then and looking old before his time.

    • Lantana says:

      I think he looks good too! He’s just cut from a different cloth. I don’t think he looked bad before. I thought he looked good before also. Just different. Who says everyone has to keep a certain look? And of all people to do something radical…honestly can you think of anyone else that can freak up [I mean that in a good way] his face and still also ride the mainstream wave (when he wants to)?

    • MW says:

      I’m going to say he looks good, too. Maybe if he’d left his hair gray though? His surgeon did an excellent job, especially the eyes. He is still recognizable but what’s confusing is, did he ever really look like this, or is this the surgeon’s version of what he thought he must have looked like at some point? Kinda like what a forensic artist does?

  11. Delta Juliet says:

    I’ve always found him to be fug….even more so now.

    Tha picture of him holding Maddox is killing me lol

  12. Dee Cee says:

    Karma is gonna come back and bite his head off.. he is so regretful and sads he disappointed her and lost everything and anything precious.. kinda looney film recalls..?

  13. fd says:

    To be fair, I think he’s probably trying to get Maddox in his car seat in that picture. There is an awkward moment when you have to turn the baby around to get him in a rear facing car seat and I think that’s what’s going on in that photo.

  14. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Here is a song Billbob wrote for angelina

    Also his funny interview with Jian Ghomesi

  15. carolyn says:

    gawd, if you’re going to have That Much work done to your face, remove the f-ing mole on your forehead. it’s not so much that it’s big. but more along the lines that it looks like a zit that needs to be popped.

  16. atorontogal says:

    Well since I’m Canadian and according to BBT I’m like mashed potatoes without gravy my opinion apparently does not count. But I will say, I can’t stand his looks, acting and especially his singing! So there!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I thought he said we put gravy on everything (gravy and french fries were born to live as one). Really, all I remember is something about the crowd yelling ‘Here comes the gravy!’ when he opened for Willie Nelson at Massey Hall. Massey Hall, people. So Selena Gomez is going to appear La Scala, next?

  17. Julie says:

    Whats even WORSE. Did anyone noticed Bruce Springsteen’s botoxed forehead at the Grammy’s. It just killed me. He WAS my man.

  18. Kimlee says:

    He looks like he lost weight from 2006 to now and I think he look better in 2006 with the gray hair and wrinkles.

    As for him and Angie they both have said over the years that they still talk to each other and both have said they would love to do another movie together so I think what he said about how he would always love her and that he and Brad are cool and his love for their kids is true.

  19. Princess Lizabeth says:

    The botox has made his moles more pronounced. EEEW.

  20. Esmom says:

    I don’t know why but I’ve always had the impression that Angie could be more true to herself with BBT than she is with Brad.

    She seemed more relaxed and carefree with him, even the casual clothes are refreshingly laid back compared to the business casual ensembles she always sports these days.

  21. shalibali says:

    I wish him and Angelina would get back together. They were ca better couple than her and Brad

  22. lucy2 says:

    I never thought he was attractive, but now he looks downright creepy.

    • Annie says:

      Thought I was the only person secretly thinking that. Angelina and Billy Bob got a bit annoying with the “oh look, aren’t we dark and edgey” act, but other than that, I liked them together. To this day I’ve never understood what she sees in Brad. He seems so vanilla, and homebodyish, the exact opposite of Angelina.

  23. Nanz says:

    Anyone else notice the Blue Steel look in the second pic? Just me? He is the last person I ever would have guessed to succumb to botox/plastic surgery. He seemed to manly for such things. Oh well.

  24. Ida says:

    I have always had the impression that he was/is her great love. For all her protestations, I have the impression that something died inside her once their relationship ended. BBT seems to be wistful about her, but I suspect that’t because he has a certain melancholy about him. The one period in her life when I really liked AJ was during the second half of her marriage to BBT.

    • Ruffian9 says:

      Huh, I though he was more of a poison for her, and he was totally not on board with the adoption of Maddox. I figured that was the main reason they split. Also, she seemed more…fragile with him. She became a mom, matured, and moved on with someone more like-minded. That’s my two-bit version of events.

    • Ida says:

      Don’t see him as having been a ‘poison’ for her at all. She matured a great deal during her marriage to him. Some of her best in interviews, in my opinion at least, are during the second half of her marriage to BBT and soon after their divorce. A certain vulnerability in love is also a good thing, I think. Necessary even. She certainly moved on with someone more down to earth with Pitt but I have always had the feeling that after her marriage to BBT ended she also gave up on a certain idea, or dimension, of romantic love. With regards to Pitt, I cannot help but feel that in him she found a reliable, dependable man that would grant her her wish for a large family. You see, Angelina srtikes me as someone who is socially very awkward and who does not have a great deal of friends which I suspect has something to do with the fact that she was (still is in a certain sense) very invested in the idea of romantic love. Since the demise of her marriage to BBT and getting together with Pitt I think she has increasingly channelled this into her very large family. It is not unusual for this to happen: Diane Keaton gave up on romantic love after she adopted her children.

  25. Petunia says:

    Smooth faces don’t work out well on men because they don’t have the delicate, feminine features to support them. Men who overly botox end up looking like funeral directors or like Bruce Jenner’s brother. Neither is a good look.

  26. Katherine says:

    The thing about kids is that they can make you face reality like nothing else. It’s hard to wallow in a failed relationship when you have to take care of a child. With kids you have to look ahead – that’s where their future is and yours.

    I think that when BBT bolted she just got on with her life and put him behind her. I personally think it’s why Brad had to make such an effort to get her into a relationship with him. When you’ve got single motherhood pretty much down pat you dread anything that might disrupt your life – no matter how attractive it may seem.

  27. Marca says:

    He looks like a pervert in the new and “improved” pictures. Gag.

  28. Hypocricy says:

    BBT has always been immature and fug.

    I remembered him saying that he never loved a woman like he loved Angie. That she was a great wife and that the failure of their marriage lies entirely on his feet, that she had nothing to be blamed for and that letting her go was the biggest mistake he ever made in his life.

    After he walked away first, citing that he got scarded of the new Angie more mature and wanting different things he couldn’t provide, he came back and tried to prevent her to go on with the divorce but she went to the UK and refused to take his calls and pushed the divorce eventhough she was still in love.

    He wasn’t prepared for her growth, her becoming more in tune with philantropy and her motherhood penchant. He relinquished all his paternal rights and Maddoxx became a Jolie after having been a Thorton.

  29. Jayna says:

    Well, he did once have anorexia he said. So he has body image issues which probably go to aging also.

    My favorite quote by Billy Bob on Angelina was discussing how amazing Angie was regarding her world humanitarism. He said while she is off doing all that, I am just sitting on my couch eating Cheetos or Cheerios, I think he said. I’m paraphrasing. I wish I could remember his full quote. It was pretty funny.

    No, they don’t belong together. Angie has moved far past him. And he likes his life, not traveling (doesn’t he hate planes, a wife who devotes her time to him (no big career), and he adores his little girl, as he had all boys beofre. He has always said they stay in touch. I think that is great they were able to stay friends.

  30. bria says:

    I can’t believe I used to think he was hot during his AJ days

  31. Ogechi says:

    He is sexy. I like older men & he is my kind lol.

  32. Alexis says:

    What a shame. I thought he’d be above this. I thought he was hot circa Monster’s Ball and Bad Santa. People need to cool it with the plastic surgery.

  33. spinner says:

    …and Angelina chose to marry him. What does that say in itself? He is beyond creepy.

  34. Hypocricy says:


    Two words : Adam Duritz…

  35. WOM, who is 100% Potatoes Without The Gravy says:

    I suppose as a feminist I should be thrilled that men can also freak out about growing old and mess up their faces with botox and surgery. But I’m too depressed by Billy Bob’s smooth face to think critically. Sorry.

    By the way, was/is Billy Bob anorexic or was that just a rumour? I can’t find a definitive answer on line.

  36. taylor says:

    NB: I have NO idea if this is true, or not, so take it with a huge grain of salt. BUT, I was talking to a friend who had “insider” information (Hollywood in general, not BBT and AJ specifically) shortly after they announced their separation, and she said that the rumors going around “town” were that BBT cheated on AJ and so she left. Again, I have NO IDEA if this true, I’m just saying it’s always colored my idea of BBT, especially since I’m a long time fan of AJs.
    Also, he looks awful, now. Too bad.

  37. Gal says:

    Wasn’t BBT with Laura Dern? Broke up one day and the next he was with AJ?

  38. Gal says:

    “I left home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend got married, and I’ve never heard from him again,” Dern said. A month later BBT and AJ were married. AJ was a homewrecker back then too.

    • Venice says:

      Ask Petra, BBT ex-wife, wife when he hooked up with Laura Dern, what she thinks of Laura.(she was on ET or something talking about it) Maybe that was her karma. Oh and ask Lauras husbands ex-wife who was pregnant the same time Laura was, what she thinks of Laura. I would imagine it wouldn’t be very nice.
      Please stop bringing up LD she isn’t perfect either.

    • Amy says:

      They’re all homewreckers! Laura Dern was a homewrecker, too. She got with BBT when he was married to ex Petra. And Ben Harper’s wife was expecting when he hooked up with Dern.

    • Rena says:

      Laura Dern lied to save face. BBT broke up with her before she went on location, and they were NEVER engaged. BBT refused to marry LD even though he left his 4th wife for her(Petra who has said on numerous occasions how nice Angelina is and how kind Angelina was to Petra who is very sick and BBT’s 2 sons) for LD. LD’s oldest child is just a few months younger than Ben Harper’s child with his ex-wife who was pregnant when he left her for LD.

      BBT has said time and time again that he NEVER legally adopted Maddox and did not want to adopt Maddox at any time. Angelina adopted Maddox whose last name was always Jolie as a single Mom even though she was married to BBT, and until Brad adopted him, Maddox had no LEGAL father.

      BBT also did not say he was making a film about Angelina, several sites are reporting that some “insiders” whoever they are threw Angelina’s name out in Berlin probably to generate PR to sell the proposed film at the Berlin Film Fest Mart.

      I am just stating easily found verifiable facts, not tabloid fiction.

      And in my opinion BBT did not love or value or 100% support Angelina as much as Brad Pitt does. Angelina was to stay a sexy young rocker follower forever with BBT the rocker and was not ever to become a Mom or use her brain or grow up.

    • Candi says:

      LD was shown to have lied about that. AJ has never been a homewrecker.

  39. The Truth Fairy says:

    OK Once again maybe I am missing something here, but he still has wrinkles so how can he be using Botox? I think it’s more likely he’s had a bad face lift. In any case, he looks scary.

  40. MsGoblin says:

    He looks like he could be Skeletor’s big brother.

    Dippin’ into the Miss Clairol much?

  41. Cerulean says:

    I don’t like men with manufactured heart shaped faces. He has pulled, tucked and injected his face into something quite wretched and feminizing.

  42. Mouse says:

    His entire head looks like a boiled egg–way too smooth and shiny. EEEEEW!

  43. Orange Cone says:

    stop with the soul patch- lets start there…

  44. samira677 says:

    LOL about the people claiming that Angelina was so much happier with BBT than Brad. You would think if she was so happy with BB they wouldn’t have or divorced or if she’s so miserable with Brad they would have broken up years ago.

  45. Maritza says:

    He was definitely much better looking when he was with Angelina, not anymore.

  46. wobble says:

    Looks like Megamind’s prettier older brother.

  47. RovingLass says:

    In the second photo, he looks like a creepy second rate magician getting ready to pull something out of his sleeve. eww…

  48. Chris says:

    Nah, he’s just using a good moisturizer and drinking plenty of water.

  49. JudyJudyJudy says:

    I mean this with humor and not nastiness, but doesnt he look like Eddie Munster?

  50. NinaG says:

    I thinks he looks better before the botox or whatever else he’s done…Who know’s maybe he’s trying to win back Angelina…But gosh not at the price of your face he looks terrible!!! Love yourself!

  51. nikzilla37 says:

    Bad Santa does look like a wax figure! Ewwww.

  52. Shay Kay says:

    I’ll bet Billy Bob’s life story would be an interesting read. He is absolutely weird, eccentric, but talented as well. I never really understood why he and AJ divorced. I don’t think it was over children as BB went on to have another child. Maybe he cheated on her too? It wouldn’t surprise me. I don’t get the “Well Laura Dern cheated too” school of thought as though somehow someone else’s bad behavior mitigates his own. It does not or in the words of my daddy “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

    • Hypocricy says:

      It doesn’t matter if he had a child afterwards. Facts are facts, he didn’t want Maddoxx when he was with Jolie since he had no problem relinquinshing all his paternal rights.

      So that specific adoption (maybe he only cares about natural kids and doesn’t feel drawn about adoptees) was by all means something he didn’t really want if he was so ready and so quick to relinquish all his paternal rights.

  53. Adrien says:

    Looks like Hugo Weaving or some an Asian-Mexican. Like John Lequizamo’s uncle. He even dyed his goatee, hehe!
    “Senor Guillermo Roberto Thorntones”

  54. Bambi says:

    Between that nasty soul patch and the rejuva-hair, I probably wouldn’t've noticed the botox. Barf.

    Would’ve wondered about Angelina if she’d kept him around considering how he treats his daughter.

  55. Ole' says:

    Instead of doing a tell-all on Angelina he should make a film about absent, deadbeat fathers. He’d know all about that . Creep.

  56. sm255 says:

    Billy Bob Thorn-

    Wait, isn’t that the guy that has some kind of curse following around him?

  57. NotaBitterBetty says:

    BBT has been married four or five times. Why do a movie about the marriage to Angie and not any of his other (ex)wives? This stinks of opportunism.

  58. mln76 says:

    Here is what is hilarious….People think it’s a diss on Angelina that her crazy ex is crazy…WHY???She was in her early 20s she matured enough to ditch a man twice her age that was treating her (and her newly adopted child) badly..Since the day she divorced him she’s never said a negative word about him.

    To me that is the EPITOME of class.

  59. Wow says:

    I don’t like Botox and don’t like BBT but he looks better with, plus, the picture of the “before” isn’t fair as we all have more wrinkles when we do this facial expression.

    You should pick a different pic for the “before”.

    He sounds worse and worse with every posting here and I can’t really understand why would AJ ever get with him and why 4 other women ever agreed to marry him.

    What do I know, perhaps they were naive and young?

  60. skuddles says:

    Okay Billy Bob, face it, looks were never your strong point – it was your acting talent that made you stand out. Except now you’ve distorted your face into an effeminate joke and the few acting gigs you get suck ass like that Mr Woodcock disaster. So now you’re looking to capitalize on your relationship with a much more famous woman. Pathetic.

  61. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Ugh. Just Ugh. Looks like Bob Barker. Would have been the most awkward dad, look at that pic! He is also so disgusting. In Love Actually, where he plays the sexually-aggressive politician, that’s how I picture him to be IRL. Just gross. And move on, you skeezy’s been years!!!

  62. Louminary says:

    I’m actually relieved. I’ve always found BBT somehow attractive, although I really don’t like him at all.

    I don’t have to worry about finding him attractive anymore!!

  63. Twez says:

    He’s a living embodiment of uncontrolled bipolar disorder.