I liked him, especially as Pvt. Hudson in Aliens. He was good in Tombstone too, another one of my favorite movies. I remember watching one of the special features on the Aliens DVD and they were talking about the guns in the movie, and Sigourney Weaver had to virtue signal her anti-gun politics but when Bill Paxton talked about all the gun play he just said something like "of course I knew how to handle guns, I'm from Texas, it's what we did growing up!" So I guess I held out hope he might have been a Hollywood closet conservative.