Bill Paxton can lay claim to having many death scenes, including those in which a Terminator, a Predator, and an alien slaughtered him. His character has been dead by the end of at least 9 movies! Paxton has had many roles, small and large, in movies such as The Terminator, Tombstone, Apollo 13, and True Lies.
Paxton moved to Los Angeles when he was 18. He began his career as a set dresser. His first movie was Crazy Mama in 1975, a Corman film directed by Jonathan Demme. From Los Angeles, he moved to New York where he studied acting under the tutelage of Stella Adler.
He spent much of his time acting in small-budget movies and TV shows, the first of which was Stripes in 1981. He also wrote and directed Fish Heads, which was shown on Saturday Night Live. He would get larger roles after his starring role in One False Move. He was also one of the three astronauts in Apollo 13. Game over man, game over!