Film and TV

Bill Paxton in Big Love: The Three Faces of Bill


Bill Paxton plays husband to three women in the new polygamist dramedy Big Love on HBO.


In the scene I screencapped here, Paxton talks to one of his wives as she asks him if he prefers any one of them over the other.


The fact that the director chose to frame him in three separate mirrors corresponding to each wife is a brilliant detail you may not have noticed due to the preponderance of man chest...

Although the next shot may have been more distracting...


I actually thought parts of Big Love were a bit snoozy, but I think it will probably pick up.

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  1. Damn. Just when I stopped getting HBO!

    Posted by: tommy | Mar 14, 2006 11:40:25 AM

  2. "Big Love" was kind of boring. It was like "Desperate Housewives" under one-ish roof. I must say, though, that they tackled the Mormon-as-spiritual-bedfellow-yet-outsider mentality brilliantly.

    Posted by: nyc | Mar 14, 2006 11:52:33 AM

  3. I think "Big Love" will get huge love from audience and critics. The story is incredibly fresh. I watched the first episode and I must say it was so entertaining and hilarious to see how those four people deal with each other under "one roof", or three roofs to be literal here. And the fact that Bill Paxton is still so hot and sexy is just icing on the cake.

    Posted by: kevin | Mar 14, 2006 12:40:16 PM

  4. Oh won't you marry me Bi-ill,
    I got the wedding day blu-ues...

    Posted by: David | Mar 14, 2006 1:38:09 PM

  5. I really enjoyed "Big Love" too - definitely different from typical TV fare. And yes, Bill Paxton is surprisingly hot!

    Posted by: Thom | Mar 14, 2006 7:17:11 PM

  6. The Right Wing claims that same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy and its universal return since it was outlawed for Mormons in the late nineteenth century.

    Now HBO presents..............owned by the corporate right wingers who bring you the spin about polygamy.......

    Posted by: Raymond | Mar 16, 2006 1:05:43 AM

  7. I LOVE, Big Love! I cant wait to watch the cat fights unfold-- you know its coming. I cant wait to find out how he met his wifes, how they handled him dating a prospective wife AND why He married Nikki of all the woman that he could have chosen ...why her? lol
    Im hooked!

    Posted by: Monica | Mar 20, 2006 6:50:18 PM

  8. Big Love is one of the best new shows HBO has come up with in quite a while. It's a great story about something that still happens today but is well hidden in the Mormon community. Live and let live is our gay mantra and it should be for this too.

    It doesn't hurt that Bill Paxton is still one of the sexiest men alive in my book, and has a great ass, and doesn't mind showing it off. I'm already a loyal watcher.

    Posted by: GaYToR | Mar 25, 2006 12:46:54 PM

  9. I am very offended that this show is being aired. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and by setting this show near Salt Lake City, it will certainly give the idea that "Mormons" are polygamists; this is untrue. There are great concerns of abuse in polygamist lifestyles; why would HBO want to glamorize that? This show is very offensive, especially to the members of our church who worship God and who follow the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please, please, please cancel this show! I am surprised that Bill Paxton would star in such a show, and that Tom Hanks would produce it; I always thought they had higher standards than this. I am speaking for many, many people who want this show cancelled and who will not watch these actors in any future movies.

    Posted by: Lenise | Apr 1, 2006 1:43:32 PM

  10. The new show Big Love demeans and distorts sacred beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not to mention it minimizes the seriousness of abuse and other problems in polygamist communities by making it "entertainment." This is not entertainment; this is an insult. Why would HBO want to target and torment so many good people by putting such misinformation and garbage on television? I am saddened and upset by the airing of this show.

    Posted by: Leo | Apr 1, 2006 2:48:55 PM

  11. I really love "Big Love" I can't wait to watch the other ones..and Bill Paxton is very hot i mean sexy, I wish i can marry him maybe in my dreams....just kidding, love him and Big Love is the greatest show i ever seen.......

    Posted by: AXK | Jun 29, 2006 3:58:35 AM

  12. Mmmmmm....he is sooooo hot. I really wanna suck that cock.

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 2, 2007 10:22:25 PM

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