View All

Watch It

In Theaters

Timothy Bottoms doesn't have any movies playing in theaters.

If you feel like heading out, check out other movies in theaters.

At Home
  • The Other Side of the Mountain 2

  • The Fantasist

  • A Small Town in Texas

  • Operation Daybreak

  • Parasomnia

  • Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

  • Johnny Got His Gun

  • Along the Way

  • Paradise, Texas

  • A Case of Honor

1 of 10

Timothy Bottoms Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 30, 1950
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

The oldest of three sons of a high school art teacher, Timothy Bottoms was 17 when he toured Europe as a member of the Santa Monica Madrigal Society. Enjoying the "rush" of appearing before live audiences, Bottoms pursued a theatrical career. While playing the lead in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet, he was selected by writer/director [[Performer~P114629~Dalton Trumbo~daltontrumbo]] to play the blind, deaf, armless, and legless protagonist in the 1971 film version of [[Performer~P114629~Trumbo~daltontrumbo]]'s [[Feature~V26441~Johnny Got His Gun~johnnygothisgun]]. That same year, Bottoms was tapped by [[Performer~P82288~Peter Bogdanovich~peterbogdanovich]] to star as Texas teenager Sonny Crawford in the award-winning [[Feature~V28358~The Last Picture Show~thelastpictureshow]] (1971), which featured Tim's younger brother [[Performer~P7586~Samuel~samuelbottoms]]. Bottoms followed these triumphs by creating the role of harried first-year law student Hart in the 1973 sleeper [[Feature~V37196~The Paper Chase~thepaperchase]]. Thereafter, his film roles seemed haphazardly selected. On TV, Bottoms was given an opportunity to age nearly 30 years as Adam Trask in the 1981 miniseries version of [[Feature~V15163~East of Eden~eastofeden]]; he also co-starred with brothers [[Performer~P7585~Joseph~josephbottoms]] and [[Performer~P7586~Sam~samuelbottoms]] in the feature-length TV pilot [[Feature~V133900~Favorite Son~lefilspréferé]] (1987). Again appearing opposite younger sibling [[Performer~P7585~Joseph~josephbottoms]], Tim made his Broadway bow in The 5th of July (1951). Bottoms surprised no one when he balked at the opportunity of re-creating his Sonny Crawford characterization in [[Feature~V49237~Texasville~texasville]], the 1991 sequel to [[Feature~V28358~Last Picture Show~thelastpictureshow]]. Eventually he not only agreed to co-star in [[Feature~V49237~Texasville~texasville]], but also served as executive producer of a documentary on the making of that film, [[Feature~V128202~Picture This~picturethis:thetimesofpeterbogdanovichinarchercitytexas]] (1990). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi