Hatfields & McCoys Star Bill Paxton: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me
Bill Paxton, 57 (he stars as Randall McCoy in Hatfields and McCoys, airing on History) shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly.
1. I have been down to the wreck of the Titanic four times.
2. I don't like asparagus.
3. While growing up in Texas, I drove a Yamaha 750 motorcycle.
4. Buster Keaton is my all-time favorite actor and director.
5. I enjoy drawing postcards for my friends and family.
6. I was an altar boy and attended Catholic school until eighth grade.
7. My father, John, became an actor at 70. He played a butler in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.
8. The first term paper I ever wrote, in sixth grade, was on bullfighting.
9. I was denied admission to film school because of bad SAT scores.
10. I don't play golf, but love hunting golf balls.
11. My father was a great art collector.
12. I have directed two movies: Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played.
13. I love reading true-crime stories.
14. My great-great-grandfather Elisha F. Paxton was a brigadier general for the Confederacy. He led the Stonewall Brigade.
15. I've never bought a lottery ticket.
16. I like watching Forensic Files with my daughter, Lydia [14, with wife Louise Newbury].
17. My favorite number is 17.
18. I'm addicted to Turner Classic Movies.
19. I love Italian food.
20. I didn't have a credit card until age 31.
21. I have made three parachute jumps.
22. Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam, and Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude made me want to go to Hollywood.
23. I have no middle name.
24. I acted with my son, James [now 18] in Spy Kids 3-D.
25. I was a parking attendant at the Beverly Hills Hotel.