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Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is a notable American actor. Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, he is best-known for playing distinctive and memorable characters, such as the sneering older brother Chet in John Hughes' Weird Science, a loud-mouthed space soldier in James Cameron's Aliens, astronaut Fred Haise in Ron Howard's Apollo 13, and a tornado researcher opposite Helen Hunt in the blockbuster Twister.

In addition to his acting career, Paxton has produced a number of short films, including Fish Heads, which made a splash on Saturday Night Live in 1982.


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