Bill Paxton

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Paxton in August 2011

William "Bill" Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is an American actor and movie director. He was in the movie Twister, as "Bill Harding", with co-star, Helen Hunt. Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman co-starred. He is the father of actor John Paxton.

Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. Paxton was in the crowd waving when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, on the morning of his assassination, November 22, 1963. There are pictures at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas where 8-year-old Paxton can be seen lifted above the crowd.[1][2]

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