Billy Bob Thornton’s mom predicted Oscar win

Billy Bob Thornton’s mother predicted he’d win an Oscar before he even became an actor.

The Fargo star claimed his mom was psychic, and although he didn’t believe any of her predictions when he was a young musician, they have come true over the years.

“My mom was a really smart and wonderful person, very intuitive.”

— Billy Bob Thornton

“She said a lot of really interesting stuff to me over the years. And she told me I’d win an Academy Award before I ever became an actor, which was wild,” he said while speaking on People Now.

“When she said those things to me, I was like, I didn’t believe her, maybe mom has gotten a little [crazy] when she’s 30, but my mom was a really smart and wonderful person, very intuitive.”

The 64-year-old actor – who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his 1996 movie Sling Blade – was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the same movie.