'Texas Rising' star Bill Paxton: I was destined to play Sam Houston

May 19, 2015 6:00 AM

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Actor Bill Paxton is no stranger to Westerns, having starred in "Hatfields and McCoys" and "Tombstone." But the Texas native said his role in the History Channel's new miniseries "Texas Rising" is one he had to take.

"I feel it was kind of a destined thing for me to get to do," Paxton told FOX411.

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