Tom Epperson

Screenwriter
In tandem with his boyhood neighbor Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson has written a number of screenplays, both produced and unproduced. The duo first met and befriended one another in Malvern, Arkansas. After earning ... Read more »
Born: in Malvern, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

Jayne Mansfield's Car 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Camouflage 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Gift 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Family Thing 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Gun, a Car, a Blonde 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One False Move 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (TV Show)

Teleplay

The Kind One (Movie)

(Book Author)

The Kind One (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (2)

A Gun, a Car, a Blonde 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Don't Look Back 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Parole Board: Kentucky State Reformatory 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In tandem with his boyhood neighbor Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson has written a number of screenplays, both produced and unproduced. The duo first met and befriended one another in Malvern, Arkansas. After earning both an undergraduate and graduate degree in English at the University of Arkansas, Epperson suggested that the pair try their luck in New York. Staying only ten hours in The Big Apple, the twosome headed West to Hollywood where they marked time writing scripts and taking meetings. Thornton quickly developed a reputation as the more volatile member of the team, often storming out on producers.

EDUCATION

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville , Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville , Arkansas

Milestones

1997

Feature producing debut (as co-producer with Gary M Bettman), "A Gun, a Car, a Blonde"; also co-scripted with director Stefani Ames; shown in competition at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival

1996

TV writing debut, the made-for-cable film "Don't Look Back"; also served as co-executive producer

1996

With Thornton, wrote screenplay for "A Family Thing"

1992

Made feature screenwriting debut, "One False Move"; co-wrote with Thornton

1977

Moved to L.A.

1977

With Thornton, decided to move to NYC; stayed ten hours

1963

Met future screenwriting partner Billy Bob Thornton (date approximate)

Attended University of Arkansas, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English

Began writing screenplays with Thornton; meeting with producers and making puitches

Raised in Malvern, AR

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