In 2006, Hunt appeared in the ensemble cast film Bobby alongside Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone and William H. In 2011, in the movie Soul Surfer, she played the mother of the Hawaiian-born champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, on whose life the movie was based.In 2012, she starred alongside John Hawkes and William H.She starred with Bill Paxton in the 1996 disaster action film Twister, which was the second-highest-grossing film of the year.In 1998, Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie As Good as It Gets of a waitress and single mother who finds herself falling in love with a misanthropic obsessive-compulsive romance novelist played by Jack Nicholson.He had an Emmy for the History miniseries Hatfields and Mc Coys, and he was in the Golden Globe-nominated HBO series Big Love. The Texas native has close to 100 acting credits to his name, including film and television work. He married Kelly Rowan in 1979 but they divorced shortly after in July of 1980.He was on the CBS series Training Day at the time of his death, and recently said he was 'thrilled' to have his son James Paxton to guest-star on an episode. The news of his death comes before Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, who have not noted if they will honor the late actor during the awards. Paxton later met his second wife Louise Newbury on a bus in London when she was a just a teenager, he told Los Angeles Magazine in 2010.Her early roles included an appearance as Murray Slaughter's daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, alongside Lindsay Wagner in an episode of The Bionic Woman, an appearance in an episode of Ark II called "Omega", and a regular role in the television series The Swiss Family Robinson.
Hunt's paternal grandmother was from a German Jewish family, while Hunt's other grandparents were of English descent (her maternal grandfather was born in England), with a Methodist religious background.Hunt's performance in The Sessions garnered her a second Academy Award nomination.She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me (2007).Actor Rob Lowe posted a series of tweets that sent his condolences to his family and said: 'Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton. He was also credited as a director, producer and writer in several other productions. Here he is—the kid lifted up—at JFK's hotel the morning of pic.twitter.com/Uq TGSt Lmo6— Justice Don Willett (@Justice Willett) February 26, 2017He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955 and his father John Paxton was also an actor, having worked on several Spiderman films. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Paxton was photographed at eight years old, hoisted above the crowd outside of the president's hotel.