The Many Faces Of Bill Paxton

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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.

And here is the man himself, as currently visible in theaters with Million Dollar Arm.

This isn't part of the quiz yet, but all the other pictures are. Have a go through the gallery and see how many you know...

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Marc ClementMay 16, 2014 11:35 AM

2. Hudson in Aliens
3. Earl in 2 guns
4. Near Dark (tough one)
5. Terminator
6. Chet in Weird Science
8. True Lies
9. Spy Kids 2 (i think)
10. Haywire

Ard VijnMay 16, 2014 11:38 AM

Blimey, THAT was quick!

Marc Clement goes for the win, and runs off with all the glory. Well done, all are correct!

Marc ClementMay 16, 2014 11:40 AM

That's it, man. Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?

Ard VijnMay 16, 2014 12:57 PM

Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, ah?

Joshua ChaplinskyMay 16, 2014 4:26 PM

Mesh shirt in Boxing Helena. Boosh.

Marvelous_MarleyMay 16, 2014 11:45 PM

he just finished a 5 episode arc of Marvel's Agents of Shield on ABC and excelled at the memorable asshole role, in a military/espionage capacity. he crushed it.