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Morning Man Classic: Bill Paxton! was such a shock when Bill Paxton died more than two years ago.

Today would have been his 64th birthday.

I had myself a big ol’ crush on the Big Love star since Apollo 13 and Twister, two films that catapulted this handsome actor to leading man status. But he had been working up to it for years with supporting roles in such films as Tombstone, True Lies, Indian Summer and Boxing Helena.

He also was one of the stars of The Titanic and directed and starred in the superb 2001 dramatic horror film Frailty that left me so creeped out I kept looking over my shoulder as I walked home from the movie theater.

My only interview with Bill came on the red carpet of the GLAAD Media Awards during the four-year run on Big Love.

“It’s as big as anything I’ve ever been in,” he told me. “What’s interesting about it is it’s drawn every group of people, every age group, every demographic. It seems like they’re all really getting off on the show so that’s cool.”

And, I remark, all the women want him (he has three wives on Big Love).

“It’s not bad,” Paxton said. “Let’s hope the Viagra holds out.”

Then, I couldn’t resist: “Some of the guys like you too.”

Bill laughed and said, “Thank God! More in the old days though.”


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4 Remarks

  1. May 17th, 2019 at 11:38 am
    Paul Gilbert says:

    I had such a huge crush on this man. He had one of the loveliest smiles, and sexy as all hell. Aside from lust, I loved him on the screen. He is greatly missed by many.

  2. May 17th, 2019 at 6:34 pm
    Tommy Marx says:

    “Frailty” is a movie most people have never heard of, but wow was it good. I remember after I saw it the first time I kept telling people they need to watch it. Seriously, I’m thinking now I need to see it again right now, LOL.

  3. Boy, was he ever handsome, and a great actor. He was someone that, if he was in a film, I would make sure to see it, and I was never disappointed.

  4. Thank you for the comment on “Frailty,” Tommy. Besides Bill Paxton, it also starred Woody Harrelson and two very good young actors. It is a movie that I loved and told everyone to see. Very underappreciated film. As far as Bill Paxton, I loved him so much. He was fun, funny, handsome, a nice man, and a great actor. A very sad loss and much too young.

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