Billy Hanson is a minor antagonist of the 1997 novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was based on a nonfiction book of the same name by John Berendt. He was played by Jude Law, who also voiced as Pitch Black from Rise of the Guardians.
Billy Hanson was based on a real life person named Danny Hansford who was featured in the original book, and presumably lived from 1960-1981 like him. He is both a servant and lover of a wealthy man from Savannah, Georgia named Jim Williams. Hanson is a drug addict and in the book, he even rapes a female SCAD student named Corrine. He is also shot by Jim Williams within both the book and movie, thus leading to a long court trial.