Date: 26th July 2001
Filming his latest movie has given BILLY BOB THORNTON a new passion in life - hairdressing. The 45-year-old actor - who is married to screen beauty ANGELINA JOLIE - had to play a barber in man who wasn't There, The (2001).
And according to producer ETHAN COEN, the PUSHING TIN (1999) star was more than keen to practice his new skills on set. Coen says,
"The sad thing is he actually thinks he's good at it. He's like one of those guys who trains up to be a boxer for a boxing movie and then thinks he can beat people up. It was quite funny seeing extras tense up in the chair as Billy Bob got ready to work on them. I must say we saw some pretty gruesome haircuts. " (IG/WNTEX/ES)