He played a prison guard in the Academy Award nominated film Monster's Ball opposite Halle Berry, but it is Billy Bob Thornton's daughter who is going to be spending hard time in the big house. Amanda Brumfield has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated manslaughter.
Brumfield, who is estranged from her famous father, was found guilty in the death of her best friend's one-year-old daughter Olivia Madison Garcia, who died while in Brumfield's care.
Brumfield claimed that the tot hit her head while trying to climb out of her playpen, but prosecutors said it was "impossible" for the child to suffer the fatal three-and-a-half inch skull fracture from a fall from such little height. The jury believed their side.
Interestingly, Brumfield was sentenced in the same Orlando, Florida courtroom where Casey Anthony was found not guilty in the murder of her daughter Caylee Anthony in July 2011 .
Billy Bob Thornton has four kids with three different women; Brumfield is his child with ex-wife Melissa Lee Gatlin, to whom he was married from 1978 to 1980. He later married actress Toni Lawrence but the pair separated after just a year. His third wife Cynda Williams was cast in his writing debut One False Move. He had two sons with fourth wife, Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak. A long term relationship with actress Laura Dern ended in 1999 while he was filming Pushing Tin. He later wed his Pushing Tin costar Angelina Jolie in 2000 but split shortly after she adopted her first child.
Listen for Billy Bob Thornton as the voice of Jack in the upcoming animated film Puss in Boots.
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