I was flipping through the book The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts by Thornton and Kinky Friedman, and came across this confession:
“The reason Angie and I split up was because I couldn’t take it.
“Angie, I felt, was definitely too good for me, and at some point, if you believe somebody’s too good for you, you’re going to mess it up.
“She and I both know that I messed it up, but the good thing about her is, she doesn’t judge me.
Wow, the woman’s truly amazing. Maybe she really was too good for him.
Thornton takes pains to add that feeling Angelina was better than him had nothing whatsoever to do with their supposed disparity in looks.
He says the press wrote stuff like, “Well, she’s the most beautiful woman in the world and he’s an ugly motherfucker.”
But “that was never a problem,” he explains, “because women don’t look at men the same way men look at women.”
Apparently, women don’t mind a guy looking a little out of the ordinary if he’s got other features that get them hot. (I always found Billy Bob super sexy anyway, especially in Bad Santa).
In any case, it all worked out because, as the maverick actor concludes, “She’s great for Brad, Brad’s great for her.”
And big Ange was nice enough to write the intro for Billy Bob’s book.