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Timothy Bottoms

Timothy Bottoms

Timothy Bottoms has worked steadily for the past thirty years and has appeared in over 65 films. He starred as President George W. Bush in the Comedy Central series That's My Bush! by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Bottoms also had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed ABC drama series Gideon's Crossing with Andre Braugher. He recently finished shooting the lead role in the independent feature Murder Seen, for Minds Eye Pictures, opposite Nicole Eggert. He will appear in the independent feature Held For Ransom, opposite Dennis Hopper and Debi Mazar. He stars in the independent feature The Hiding Place, opposite the late Kim Hunter.

A native of Santa Barbara, California, Bottoms knew from the time he was four years old that he wanted to be an actor. When he graduated from high school, he was cast in the leading role of legendary director Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. The role earned Bottoms a Golden Globe nomination as Most Promising Newcomer. He was subsequently cast as Sonny, the sensitive central character in Peter Bogdanovich's classic The Last Picture Show. The film was a huge critical and commercial success, made stars of Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, and Cybill Shepherd, and won Oscars for co-stars Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman. Bottoms then starred in James Bridges' The Paper Chase, again a great hit, which won an Oscar for Bottoms' co-star John Houseman.

Other film credits include Rollercoaster, directed by James Goldstone; Texasville, Bogdanovich's sequel to The Last Picture Show; Blue Sky, starring Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones; and Hurricane, starring opposite Mia Farrow. In his long career he has worked with acclaimed directors such as Phillip Kaufman, Arthur Hiller, and the late Alan J. Pakula. In television, Bottoms received an ACE Award for his work on the HBO series The Hitchhiker. He has been in several telefilms, including East of Eden for ABC and The Moneychangers for NBC, and has appeared in countless guest star roles for such shows as Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, and Ray Bradbury Theatre.

A happily married father of four, Bottoms divides his time between his acting work and his other great love: training wild horses at his two ranches near Big Sur, California.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Timothy Bottoms Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 30, 1951 (66)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Timothy Bottoms compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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