One of Billy Bob Thornton's taunts the paparazzi during days off, leading them out into remote California before abandoning them.

The movie star has a few favourite routes he likes to use because he knows snappers will have to be better drivers than him to keep up.

He says, "I did lead one guy on a car chase. I'd seen him around a few times and he thought he was a good driver.

"Now, I used to race cars back home, and I took him way out in the valley and lost him.

"When I turned around, I actually saw the son of a bitch when I was on the other side of the freeway going back."

24/07/2005 09:00