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Bill Paxton Quotes

I didn't have a normal background - I was completely demented from a very early age!

I grew up in Texas, but that was 20 years ago. Last year, in Fort Worth, they had hail the size of softballs. We're seeing more and more powerful storms, of all types, almost on a biblical level.

I hate tests. It's a really lousy way to judge a person's ability.

I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty.

I've always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie.

In the old days the studios guided your career. Now it's all up to you.

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.

It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.

It's very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there's nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can't really compete on a studio level.

You don't really get to pick and chose what you would like to be doing. But I've been very fortunate, and I think water seeks its own level. You do gravitate towards things that you would get off on.