The Many Faces Of Bill Paxton

Looking through the roster of films premiering this week, one actor's name popped out immediately to me, almost jumping from my computer screen. Because it said that in Million Dollar Arm, one of the supporting characters is played by Bill Paxton.

I was a teen in the eighties, so this name conjures up a bubble of nice movie memories. Bill Paxton was easily noticeable then already, an actor not afraid of chewing the scenery with his shit-eating grin, portraying a fine array of memorable assholes. As far as I know, he is the only actor to be killed by a terminator, an alien, AND a predator! How cool is that?!

And of course, I later noticed he was a damn fine actor in quieter roles as well.

Therefore, once again I'm going to use a gallery of nine close-ups of one of my favorite thespians to make a quiz, so click through the images and guess which nine movies they're from. No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb.

And I'll post the answers on Thursday, unless someone names them all correctly...

Kurt Halfyard contributed to this story.

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