Hollywood wildman Billy Bob Thornton has been enjoying himself at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - where he's been partying with a bevy of bikini-clad beauties at a kinky club, reports a British newspaper.

The five-times married ex-husband of Tomb Raider beauty Angelina Jolie is at the French industry event to promote his latest film Bad Santa, but ended up "getting dirty" after meeting the numerous female fans on the beach.

The 48-year-old actor partied in the VIP area and asked his friends to keep an eye out in case his saucy behaviour was spotted.

An insider tells the DAILY STAR, "A group of female friends in nothing but bikinis threw themselves onto Billy on the beach.

"He was just taking in the COTE D'AZUR when this gaggle of beauties ran up all excited. He posed for pictures with them - and even whipped out a pen and signed one girl's breasts."

And once inside the club, Thornton's lady luck remained with him.

The source continues, "One of the waitresses came over and kissed his cheek. She was wearing a really short, yellow dress and just moments later was wearing little else."

21/05/2004 16:53