Billy Bob Thornton has courted controversy by declaring he enjoys wearing lizard-skin boots because he despises the creatures they're made out of.

The MONSTER'S BALL star has a pair of lizard-skin boots he wears as often as he can, and he admits his dislike for the creatures drives his passion for the footwear.

He says, "I love these boots. I actually got 'em in a store in New York years ago called Buffalo Chips over in SoHo.

"The reason I wear boots like this, it has nothing to do with being a cowboy, I just don't like lizards so I'll wear anything made out of 'em."

20/07/2005 03:52