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By Billy Bob Thornton

There is—and might in basic terms ever be—one Billy Bob Thornton:  actor, musician, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and unintentional Hollywood badass. In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave choked with Ghosts, spinning colourful stories of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his extraordinary phobias (komoda dragons?), his lifestyles, his loves (including his marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, in fact, his motion picture profession. better of all, he’s feeding those really really good tales and righteous philosophical rants via his shut good friend, Kinky Friedman—legendary state track big name, bestselling writer, would-be flesh presser, and all-around bon vivant. placed those iconoclasts jointly and also you get a star’s tale that’s really an insightful popular culture manifesto—a hybrid offspring of Born status Up with Sh*t My Dad Says.

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It’s the rattling fact. bankruptcy 41 My time period as Mayor of the sundown Marquis THE sundown MARQUIS resort is kind of MY HAVEN, MY non secular domestic in a fashion. It’s my favourite resort on this planet. It doesn’t particularly seem like a resort. It’s nestled there in West Hollywood, type of out of ways of every thing. i began staying there within the nineties. where had these kinds of nice Jim Marshall photos up in every single place; Jim Marshall was once a rock-and-roll photographer who took some of these well-known, iconic photos of individuals like Johnny money, Waylon Jennings, Janis Joplin, the Stones, and near to all people else. He’s the one that took that incredible black-and-white photo of Johnny funds capturing the finger. The bar on the sundown Marquis was once known as the Whiskey Bar, which we used to shut down usually. the fellow who ran the bar, Wendell (he’s considering the fact that handed away), used to be a very good dude. It was once like putting out at your personal condo, on your personal lounge. each person got here there. where is a bit more tame nowadays simply because i feel every thing is in many ways. The eighties and nineties and into the early 2000s whilst I stayed there, it was once beautiful wide-open. The waitresses on the Whiskey Bar all wore those catsuits, and on a scale of 1 to 10, they have been all ten-plus. occasionally on the finish of the evening Wendell might simply shut the bar and lock the door and I’d take a seat there chatting with him for hours. might be a number of the waitresses might stick round whereas they have been cleansing up. We simply had an grand time. Dwight desired to make a video and write a music concerning the sundown Marquis. The video might commence with this limousine pulling up, after which you’d see those boots getting out of the limousine. The digital camera might remain at the boots, and within the body you are going to see a bag swinging alongside. The digicam may keep on with the boots as they walked right into a hallway, throughout a marble ground, and as much as a table, the place they'd cease. Then you’d listen a lady say, “Welcome again, Mr. Thornton. ” The digicam may pan up, and you’d see the bag in my hand and me status there checking into the sundown Marquis back. the normal shaggy dog story is that each time i might break up i might remain on the sundown Marquis (that is to assert, beautiful often). at the beginning, I used to head there simply to hang around with humans, so loads of my associates from my years in L. A. were men I’ve met over on the previous Whiskey Bar. i really lived on the Marquis for a complete of approximately six years. the 1st time I lived there for a interval of 2 and a part years in Villa four North. in the course of one other stretch I lived there for a 12 months and a part in 2 South. afterward I lived there for 2 extra years. This used to be within the nineties, a part of 2000, and somewhat in 2001. while Angie and that i first acquired married, we didn’t have anywhere to dwell, so we lived there. once we obtained our first condo, the only I’m nonetheless in now, we stayed on the Marquis whereas we received the home redone. the article concerning the Marquis is that it’s regularly the song resort. there have been a few actors who stayed there—quite a number of British actors, actually—actors who i am going long ago with, similar to John harm, who’s within the motion picture I simply did, Jayne Mansfield’s automobile, and Gabriel Byrne.

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