×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Billy Bob Thornton Takes a Hit on Malibu Home Sale (EXCLUSIVE)

Location:
Malibu, Calif.
Price:
$2.1 million
Size:
2,670 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Billy Bob Thornton may have won an Oscar as screenwriter for the 1996 film “Sling Blade,” but that won’t help him recoup the quarter of a million dollars he lost on the $2.1 million sale of a modestly sized if hardly inexpensive house above Malibu’s Point Dume he bought just over a decade ago for $2.35 million. And that’s not counting carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees. One of eight similarly sized but architecturally diverse houses on a gated cul-de-sac, the not quite 2,700-square-foot, smooth-stucco contemporary contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Arranged around a glass-railed stairwell that leads to lower-level bedrooms, open-plan living and dining spaces have ordinary beige-tile floors, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and a minimalist fireplace. The marble-countered kitchen has sleekly fixtured powder-blue cabinetry, and glass sliders open the airy, sun-splashed space to a small terrace with an open if not particularly thrilling cross-canyon view. Sequestered on the lower level, two of the three guest bedrooms are joined by the master bedroom, where glass sliders lead to a slim balcony that hangs over the grassy, simply landscaped and awkward-to-access multilevel backyard.

Currently holding down the lead role in the Amazon legal drama “Goliath,” Thornton once owned an 11,000-square-foot mansion in the flats of Beverly Hills that he and his fifth ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, bought in 2001 from mononymic Guns N’ Roses rocker Slash. Thornton retained the property in their 2003 divorce and held onto it until early 2013, when it sold for $8 million. With his now sixth wife, Connie Angland, he decamped to a substantially smaller, East Coast traditional in the expensively arcadian Mandeville Canyon area near Brentwood, which he picked up for $2.7 million.

Popular on Variety

listing photos: Westside Estate Agency

More Dirt

  • Danny Duncan House Los Angeles

    YouTuber Danny Duncan Buys Contemporary Beverly Grove House

    Though the strange phenomenon of YouTube celebrity is still considered a somewhat uncharted fringe segment of the entertainment industry — for better or for worse — the reality is that a growing number of young vloggers rake in millions of dollars from merch sales and sponsorships, often out-earning many of today’s popular actors and musicians. [...]

  • David Katzenberg House

    David Katzenberg Lists Sunset Strip Monterey Colonial

    Film and television producer-director David Katzenberg, 30-something year old son of near-billionaire entertainment industry heavy hitter Jeffrey Katzenberg, would like to sell a home just above L.A.’s ever-chic Sunset Strip with an asking price of $5.35 million. Director and producer of dozens of episodes of the period primetime sitcom “The Goldbergs” and its spin-off “Schooled,” [...]

  • Mohamed Hadid House Bel Air

    Is Mohamed Hadid 'Too Broke' to Tear Down Bel Air Mansion?

    In the most surprising turn yet in a case stuffed with bizarre plot twists, internationally famous property developer Mohamed Hadid — the Rolls Royce-driving father of top model-influencers Bella and Gigi Hadid — doesn’t have the money to tear down his partially-built Bel Air mansion, according to his attorney Bruce Rudman. The revelation comes just [...]

  • Ali Tamposi House Los Angeles

    'Señorita' Songwriter Ali Tamposi Lists 1930s Los Feliz Villa

    Though she’s not quite a household name in the vein of Ryan Tedder or Taylor Swift — or even Dr. Luke and Max Martin — 30-year-old Florida native Ali Tamposi is a powerhouse songwriter responsible, either in full or in part, for some undeniably catchy pop ditties. A small sampling of her credits include Kelly [...]

  • Jessica Walter House Pound Ridge

    Jessica Walter Struggles to Sell in Pound Ridge

    An eagle-eyed property snitch sent word that the semi-suburban country getaway owned by married actors Jessica Walter and Ron Leibman in pastoral Pound Ridge, N.Y., is available with a freshly reduced price of just under $700,000. Leibman and Walter, she a stage and screen veteran best known by modern-day audiences as the imperious, spoiled matriarch [...]

  • Walter Hill House Malibu

    Walter Hill’s Broad Beach Micro-Compound for Sale

    Hollywood polymath Walter Hill has hung a price tag of close to $9 million on a loft-inspired, oceanfront residence along Malibu’s prestigious, fearsomely expensive — and unfortunately shrinking and, hence, ironically named — Broad Beach. Tax records show the prolific, two-time Emmy-winning film and television writer, director and producer and his talent agent wife, Hildy [...]

  • Brennan Elliott House Los Angeles

    Brennan Elliott Lands Studio City Home

    Canadian-born and Julliard-trained actor Brennan Elliott, the excessively vain host of fictional dating reality show “Unreal” on Lifetime, has put down some serious real estate roots in Los Angeles with the $2.2 million purchase of a family-sized residence in the foothills of the rapidly gentrifying community of Studio City. Listed with Diana Braun of Compass, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content