Billy Bob Thornton thinks he’s Tom Petty


Like a two-year-old who didn’t get a Happy Meal, Billy Bob Thornton pouted his way through an interview yesterday on Canadian public radio where he was promoting his band The Boxmasters. The host Jian Ghomeshi apparently made the mistake of introducing Billy Bob as an actor when THE ACTOR only wanted to be introduced as a musician. He became an immediate joy after that. The AP reports:

When the host, Jian Ghomeshi, asked Thornton when the band formed, Thornton said “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Thornton mostly gave monosyllabic answers and took offense at questions about his influences. Said the actor: “Would you ask Tom Petty that?”

You gotta love the balls on Billy Bob Thornton. I mean, he actually thinks anyone would care about his band if he wasn’t the guy from Mr. Woodock or The Astronaut Farmer. — Okay, I’m starting to see why he wanted to keep that on the down low…