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    Which Oscar-Winning Actor Appeared On ‘The Big Bang Theory’?

    Over its nine-season run, The Big Bang Theory established itself as one of our time’s greatest television sitcoms. Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ follows a socially awkward but endearing group of scientists and their interactions with their free-spirited next-door neighbor. Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thorton had a memorable cameo on the show.

    Be it Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase or the show’s wildly catchy theme song, the show has never been short of epic contributions to pop culture. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was also noted for its many star-studded cameos, ranging from celebrated entertainers to visionary thinkers.

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    Which Oscar-Winning Actor Starred In ‘The Big Bang Theory’?

    Billy Bob Thornton Had A Cameo on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

    Billy Bob Thornton received worldwide acclaim for winning an Academy Award for ‘Sling Blade.’ In addition to starring, he also wrote and directed the 1996 movie.

    Before making his mark in television with ‘Goliath’ and ‘Fargo,’ he agreed to star in ‘The Big Bang Family’ since the actor’s mother was obsessed with the show.

    Billy Bob Thornton cameoed in the season eight episode titled ‘The Misinterpretation Agitation’ as Dr. Oliver Lorvis, a socially inept urologist who pursues Penny (Kaley Cuoco). The poor doctor fails to recognize that Penny’s flirtations are only sales tactics, which he only realizes after speaking with Sheldon (Jim Parsons).

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    Which Other Celebrities Had Cameos In ‘The Big Bang Theory’?

    Stan Lee Was One Of Many Cameos in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Galaxy

    ‘The Big Bang Theory’ had many surprising celebrity appearances that kept the viewers tuned in. Other actors to have appeared on the show are Christine Baranski, Judy Greer, George Takei, Katee Sackhoff, Bob Newhart, LeVar Burton, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Adam West, Kathy Bates, and Mark Hamill.

    The show also featured a lot of cameos from prominent scientists and influential thinkers, lending genuine authenticity to the show’s science background, such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Bill Nye, Steve Wosniak, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee and fiction writer Neil Geiman have also been on the show in hilarious cameos.

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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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