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Six years after Kathy won the Best Actress Oscar®, Billy Bob walked away with the Best Adapted Screenplay award for his work on Sling Blade. Both stars say that winning the Oscar changed their lives and opened new doors in Hollywood, but when they think of the great moments in their lives, the golden statuette ranks low on the list.

"People ask you if the Oscar is the greatest thing that ever happened to you," Billy Bob says. "Sometimes when I'm asked that, I almost feel like somebody just threw a knife at me—because it's a wonderful thing ... but in the scheme of your life, I mean, my children's births, the fact that I've had an amazing relationship all my life with my mother ... those things are the things that really come to my mind."

Kathy opens up to Billy Bob and shares an experience that she has not talked about in the press.

"I was sick with cancer a couple of years ago," she says. "I'd have to say that the most important thing I've ever experienced is going through [treatment] and realizing how I really feel about life...how I feel about the people in my family, my friends and the people who stood by me."
FROM: The World's Best Gowns
Published on April 17, 2006