The Best of Billy Bob Thornton on Oprah's Master Class

As promised, Billy Bob Thornton's appearance on Oprah's Master Class was full of both incredible wisdom and incredible "Huh?"

1. On growing up in the South:

"I always say the air is heavier in the South. You know, there was a major war fought in the South."



"...Dan Ackroyd, who later became an acquaintance of mine..."

3. On how little he cares about looks:

"Our road manager Tom, he always says, 'Look at this guy, he's got a face like a foot.'"

4. On being "kind of like a regular guy":

Never been to a polo match, never been skiing. The places I've been where the rich and famous gather are places I've had to go.

A beach in the Bahamas or something like that is my worst nightmare...but I like to have a good pair of boots.

I'll go to Old Navy and get girls jeans because I'm kind of bony and they fit me better.


5. On the importance of disconnecting:

Obviously if you're pinned down someplace in some country where there's a war going on or something like that, it'd be nice to have a cell phone. Tell them where you are, you're buried under some rubble.


6. On his brother's death:

There's a melancholy in me that never goes away. I'm 50 percent happy and 50 percent sad at any given moment. And the only advice I can give people for when you lose someone like that is you won't ever get over it. And the more you know that and embrace it, the better off you are.


7. On what happens after we die:

For all we know, we could go to another planet. For all we know, we could become stardust, like some people say.


8. On the offensiveness of shows about cupcakes:

We don't need one show about cupcakes, as far as I'm concerned. But you know what, if you've got one, okay, that's fine, let's have a show about cupcakes. But does it have to be a fucking competition? Do you have to have Cupcake Wars? And I'm sure people who have been in war kind of take offense to that. Because seriously, it's not that goddamn dangerous to make a cupcake.


"I guess I'm just really ready for people to settle down and know each other again," said Billy Bob, before the episode ended with this visual:

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My spouse: Did he just say "a face like a butt?"

Me: No, foot. "A face like a foot."

My spouse: I love it! What the fuck does that even mean?

The cupcake and stardust moments had us chuckling, too.