Billy Bob Thornton’s 7 hottest moments [SLIDESHOW]

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.

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  • Even now, there isn't a man in Hollywood with as much raw sex appeal. The skull cap alone is enough to make any woman weak at the knees. Happy birthday, Billy Bob. Until next year. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
  • No woman can resist a man in a double-breasted, Sargent Pepper-style sequin blazer atop a white turtleneck. Not one woman. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • It's best not to look at Billy Bob straight on. His hair plugs are too hot to handle. (Photo: Flickr)
  • No man has ever grown a better soul patch. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
  • Billy Bob really worked the anemic look and paired it with a salt-and-pepper goatee and John Lennon glasses. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
  • Although he was married to Angelina Jolie for a couple years, she just ultimately couldn't handle his sexiness and opted for Brad Pitt instead. She wasn't woman enough for his man makeup, beret and that smirk. (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Billy Bob rocked a handlebar mustache and a goatee during his "Sling Blade" days, a look a lesser man would not be able to pull off. (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

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