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William Archibald "Bill" Paxton was an American actor and film director. He was was best known for his roles in the films as Chet Donnelly in 1985's Weird Science, Private William Hudson in the Aliens, Simon in True Lies, Fred Haise in Apollo 13, Twister, Dr. Brock Lovett in the 1997 biographical drama Titanic, Master Sergeant Farell in 2014's Edge of Tomorrow. He also played Sam Houston in the History TV miniseries Texas Rising and as former Florida attorney and anti-video game activist Jack Thompson in the BBC docudrama The Gamechangers which centered on the controversies surrounding the popular video game series Grand Theft Auto.

For Disney, he played Morgan Earp in the 1993 Hollywood Pictures film, Tombstone and Professor Gregory "Greg" O'Hara in the 1998 Disney action-adventure family film, Mighty Joe Young. He also appeared in the 2003 Disney documentary film, Ghosts of the Abyss. In addition, he played agent John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jack Belston in the 1993 Touchstone Pictures film, Indian Summer and Tom House in the 2014 autobiographical film, Million Dollar Arm. He even directed the 2005 biographical drama, The Greatest Game Ever Played.

On February 25, 2017, Paxton died of complications of heart surgery and a stroke he had been suffering from a few weeks prior. He was 61 years-old. 

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