August 4 should be a national holiday. Each year on this day, we should recognize the birth of one of the greatest Americans who has ever lived.
This day should be more important than Christmas or Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday combined. On August 4, 1955, the world welcomed Billy Bob Thornton with open arms.
He is but one of the finest wearers of questionable facial hair in America — and perhaps the world. He is the only thin man on the planet who can pull off the name “Billy Bob.” If Billy Bob Thornton didn’t exist, neither would the blues cover band Tres Hombres, and where would we be then?
On this, Billy Bob Thornton’s 58th birthday, we look back at his 10 hottest moments.