Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Sling Blade': Arkansas Billy Bob Thornton Drama film Mental retardation Psychiatric hospital Domestic violence Dwight Yoakam J. T. Walsh James Hampton (actor) John Ritter Lucas Black Natalie Canerday Robert Duvall Short film Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade Sleeper hit Academy Award Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Daniel Lanois French Canadian Kaiser blade Rape Suicide Homosexuality Variety store Hearse Jim Jarmusch 3rd Screen Actors Guild Awards List of Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay winners National Board of Review Awards 1996 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Writers Guild of America Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1996 Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor Chlotrudis Award for Best Director Chlotrudis Awards 1997 Golden Satellite Awards 1996 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1996 NEHST Studios Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture William Ragsdale Chicago Film Critics Association Hughes Winborne Jeff Kushner Brent Briscoe Entertainment Weekly Academy Awards Nominations Predictions All the Pretty Horses (film) Ian Moore (musician)