Proud he had the character and moments in his head from the patients at mental health institution he worked in in Benton Arkansas. His southern roots were so well represented in the movie. Arkansas people are kind, less presumptuious very accepting.. He was able to weave that into the story , that is a large factor in the sucesss of the way the story hit you on screen . Gay men, a homicidal mental patient youth now a man accepted into their hearts, businesses, families in a backwoods rural area... maybe it changed some opinions of rural southern people Slingblade will forever be an American Classic . Mr Thortons talent was showcased and thakfully someone took that chance on him. This story this movie is a movie everyone should watch when they are feeling that people just dont have the capability of connecting to human souls . Slingblade is a story all ages should be exposed to. Sharing a biscuit and offering a job to all those jobless hungry young men in America headed for jail because a helping hand is "not my responsibility" can go a long way they won't cut your abusive boyfriends head off. Erin Moffitt
The main actor in Sling Blade is Billy Bob Thornton who played Karl Childers. Billy Bob Thornton also wrote and directed the movie which was released in 1996.
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Billy Bob Thornton portrays mentally challenged Karl Childers, a man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of twelve, having murdered his mother and her lover.
I would have to guess psychological, such as Autism, do to his social issues and skill with small parts and motors, which are complex.
The cast of Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade - 1994 includes: Abby Abernathy Jude Barron Rosalie Barron Linda Beugg Michael Beugg Joey Bilow Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers Bill Boll Dewitte Briggs Brent Briscoe Otto Coelho Suzanne Cryer as Frances Abe Dalool Chester Dent Mark Gimbrere Anthony Guneratne Doug Hart Kevin Hell Mike Herman Kevin Hudnell Ron Livingston Jefferson Mays as Gerry Woolridge Joel Milner Nikywa Prevost Molly Ringwald as Teresa Tatum Beth Ruggiero Carlos Sanchez Lincoln Schlei Glennon Schneider Mark Sellors Bill Sprague Aaron Wheeler
Karl Kolseth debuted on September 30, 1915, playing for the Baltimore Terrapins at ; he played his final game on October 3, 1915, playing for the Baltimore Terrapins at .
Karl Pagel debuted on September 21, 1978, playing for the at ; he played his final game on September 30, 1983, playing for the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Stadium.
Karl Swanson debuted on August 12, 1928, playing for the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park; he played his final game on May 5, 1929, playing for the at .
Starring Billy Bob Thornton
Karl Meister debuted on August 10, 1913, playing for the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field; he played his final game on September 8, 1913, playing for the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.
Karl Schnell debuted on April 24, 1922, playing for the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field; he played his final game on April 19, 1923, playing for the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.
Karl Spooner debuted on September 22, 1954, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; he played his final game on September 17, 1955, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
Karl Best debuted on August 19, 1983, playing for the Seattle Mariners at Kingdome; he played his final game on June 20, 1988, playing for the Minnesota Twins at Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome.
Karl Drews debuted on September 8, 1946, playing for the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium I; he played his final game on September 20, 1954, playing for the Cincinnati Redlegs at Crosley Field.
Scott Karl debuted on May 4, 1995, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers at County Stadium; he played his final game on September 28, 2000, playing for the Anaheim Angels at Edison International Field.
Karl Malone was a professional basketball player who was born in Summerfield, Louisiana. He spent most of his professional career playing for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.
Karl Adams debuted on April 19, 1914, playing for the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field; he played his final game on September 23, 1915, playing for the Chicago Cubs at West Side Park II.
Andy Karl debuted on April 24, 1943, playing for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park II; he played his final game on August 20, 1947, playing for the Boston Braves at Braves Field.
Karl Olson debuted on June 30, 1951, playing for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park II; he played his final game on June 10, 1957, playing for the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium.
Karl Spongberg debuted on August 1, 1908, playing for the Chicago Cubs at West Side Park II; he played his final game on August 1, 1908, playing for the Chicago Cubs at West Side Park II.
The cast of Karl - 2012 includes: Karl Scherf as KARL
Karl MarxYes, Karl Marx was an atheist.
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