Acclaimed actor Billy Bob Thornton prefers making music to movies - because songs are more meaningful.
Angelina Jolie's ex-husband recently released his second self-penned album of country and bluegrass style tunes, and believes songs "come more naturally" than his acting efforts.
He says, "They're straight from the heart. In a song, every word counts because you only have a very short time to tell the story.
"Every line has to have a meaning. You can't just sing 'pass me the salt'."
He adds, "Sometimes I like to do such short parts when I don't have much time. I love acting, and developing a character in a good film is great.
"But I don't want to do too much because it does absorb you a lot."05/12/2003 17:20