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Bill Paxton talks about 'Texas Rising' and his Sam Houston ties

Bill Paxton talks about 'Texas Rising' and his Sam Houston ties

Bill Paxton has been many things to many people. He's explored the reaches of space ("Aliens," "Apollo 13"), the briny depths ("Titanic"), the intricacies of polygamy ("Big Love") and the stubborn tragedy of a famous feud ("Hatfields & McCoys"). Most recently, he helped create the great state of Texas in History's limited series "Texas Rising." As Sam Houston, leader of the Texas revolution (and a distant relation), Paxton led a star-studded exploration of the violent but eventually triumphant weeks after the fall of the Alamo. Paxton sat with The Envelope to discuss his most recent adventure. I read somewhere that...

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