Bill Paxton With Larry King

Hollywood veteran Bill Paxton sits down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series Larry King Now for an in-depth interview that looks back on his career with stories from Apollo 13, Titanic, Big Love and his new miniseries, Texas Rising.

Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton tells the story behind the incident that occurred on set of the Oscar-winning film Titanic which left some cast and crew members high on the drug PCP.

He begins the story by having dinner from the catering truck with Director Jim Cameron. “We ladled up the clam chowder not knowing it was laced with PCP.” Bill adds, “So all of a sudden, here’s 150 crew members stumbling into the emergency room of a very small hospital at 1am. You see some people are freaking out, some people are conga dancing, some people are euphoric,” he laughs.

Who did it you might ask? “I don’t know who did it or why…. I thought it was a neurotoxin in the clams!”

In addition to the PCP clam chowder, Larry talks with Bill about the possibility of a sequel to Twister. It’s been nearly twenty years since the blockbuster stormed into theaters but at least one of the film’s stars says he’s open to a long-awaited sequel.

“I always felt like we left a lot on the table. I always thought there was kind of a Jaws version of that movie a little bit of a darker even more suspenseful version.”

Bill confesses that he has a plan for bridging the twenty year gap. “Helen and I would have to have a teenage daughter who’s run off with a college guy and they’re out chasing storms.”

Plus, the scoop behind Texas Rising and more on Larry King Now!

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Bill Paxton Talks Being Drugged On ‘Titanic’ Set

‘Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton tells the full story behind incident on the set of the Oscar-winning film that left some of cast and crew high on PCP.

Bill Paxton: Open To A ‘Twister’ Sequel!

It’s been nearly twenty years since the blockbuster stormed into theaters but at least one of the film’s stars says he’s open to a long-awaited sequel.


“My dad told me as a boy that we we’re related to Sam Houston” - Paxton on his ancestry

“The best war movies are anti war movies because the first victim of any war is morality”

“I’d always heard this story about Phil Collins having the biggest private collection of Alamo and Texas revolution artifacts.” - Discussing a benefit for the Alamo

“I loved working with Ray. He does not suffer fools gladly. He has kinda a curmudgeon attitude about things but he’s actually a really sweet guy.” - On working with Ray Liotta in Texas Rising

“I play a guy named Jack Thompson a real guy [...], a Miami lawyer who took not only Rockstar games but also Sony into a huge multi million dollar lawsuit over a kid that killed some cops in Alabama who said he’d been playing the game” - On his upcoming movie about the video game Grand Theft Auto

“I kinda work under the radar. Its an accumulative thing.” - On not being a “star star”

“He’s trying to protect his daughter Hailee Steinfeld the gal from True Grit. And I’m a vice cop who’s pretty bad news who’s out to get him" - On his upcoming crime/thriller Termlife co-starring Vince Vaughn

“I like directing more. I’m a better director” - On his preference of acting or directing

“Directing is a chance to play every part. As an actor, I feel isolated most of the time. I feel like I don’t have a voice” - On taking the role as a director

“Big Love was a huge challenge. Five years on the show. The only steady job I’ve ever had since I was probably in my early 20’s.”

“All I’m doing is trying to be an entertainer. Be a storyteller. Be the best actor or director I can be.” - His reply to people who leaving negative comments about him

“That’s been harder than putting together a movie.” - On visiting colleges with his daughter

“I saw John Kennedy give his last public speech in front of the hotel Texas on the morning of November 22nd 1963.”

“He should have been nominated for best director.” - On Apollo 13 director Ron Howard

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Monday - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wednesday - Elijah Wood

Friday - Rob Corddry