Five Favourite Films with Bill Pullman

ID4's President Makes His Choices

Bill Pullman

America, America

America, America

"It's a little bit of a Slumdog movie in a way of somebody coming from incredibly unlikely beginnings and climbing through a lot of incredibly hard challenges to get somewhere. As an actor you're continually riding the waves of whether you're in or out, getting work or not getting work, and Kazan was really a guy who was condemned into not working and looking to go deep into someplace and just live inside his art."

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Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
The Searchers
The Searchers
Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point
America, America
America, America
Scenes from a Marriage
Scenes from a Marriage

Comments

Rash Hunt

Rash Hunt

Questionable father figures in every one, at least this list reflects Pullman's career.

Mar 3 - 07:54 AM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Good list, its different for once. I haven't seen Pullman in a while which is a shame since he is a good actor. I think the last thing I saw him in was You Kill Me which was pretty good.

Mar 3 - 08:33 AM

the_clouds_are_bleeding

J T

I think the last movie I saw with him in it was David Lynch's superb film Lost Highway. Nothing will beat Spaceballs though.

Mar 3 - 08:49 AM

Timothy M.

Timothy McLean

I agree on nothing beating Spaceballs 100%. It's by far the funniest movie ever.

Mar 3 - 09:06 AM

Timothy M.

Timothy McLean

I agree on nothing beating Spaceballs 100%. It's by far the funniest movie ever.

Mar 3 - 09:06 AM

Astro C.

Astro Creep

I recently rewatched Spaceballs after years of remembering it as one of the funniest films ever made.
It sucked, it aged badly and I'm pretty sure once one is mature enough, it just isn't funny at all any more.

Just like all Mel Brooks films.

ID4 stopped being a good scifi film for me when the Prez did his über-patriotic speech, talking to all Americans like it was the only country in the world.

Again.

I liked Bill Pullman in Arachnophobia.
His versatility is commendable but he's not that great.
A Jack-of-all-trades I suppose. Knows a lot but not really that good at anything.

Meh.

His movie choices are very different though. No Godfather??? FINALLY!

Mar 3 - 10:15 AM

Danielle A.

Danielle Allen

Bill Pullman wasn't in Arachnophobia..........that was Jeff Daniels.

Aug 11 - 09:03 AM

blattman

Mike Greenblatt

I loved him in Ruthless People. Not all Mel Brooks movies age poorly. I still think Blazzing Saddles will always be a classic (as long as it isn't an edited version). Movies like that can't even be made in this PC world. Don't forget that Mel has reinvented his own stuff for Broadway.

Mar 3 - 10:22 AM

nate2709

Nate 2709

We need Lawrence of Arabia on Blu-Ray, like yesterday!

Mar 3 - 11:04 AM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Warners I think is suppose to release that on Blu along with Gone Withe the Wind and Wizard of Oz this year.

Mar 3 - 11:58 AM

Cicatriz

Kyle Pettingill

Bill Pullman wasn't in Arachnophobia

Mar 3 - 11:25 AM

Astro C.

Astro Creep

Hahaha you're right. it was Jeff Daniels.
For some reason I always get them confused.

But I prefer Jeff Daniels.

Mar 4 - 05:51 AM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Warners I think is suppose to release that on Blu along with Gone Withe the Wind and Wizard of Oz this year.

Mar 3 - 11:58 AM

TomasSPAGHetti

Ben Tomassetti

Lost Highway, Accidental Tourist, Igby Goes Down and Spaceballs all contained great and varied performances. I always feel he isn't given the props he deserves. Interesting list in that I have only seen two of them.

Mar 3 - 12:35 PM

scifimark

scifi mark

holy bleep!!! no godfather you must be joking that someone wouldnt have it on their list ( sarcasm )

Mar 3 - 03:55 PM

skotchx

george roth

Bill pullman is quite versatile. Nobody has mentioned Zero Effect though. what a shame, good flick.

Mar 3 - 04:58 PM

AceMarauder

Ace Marauder

Yeah! Zabriskie Point! Bill just gained some points with me...and I know that makes him happy because I'm a great guy.

Mar 3 - 05:56 PM

steve s.

steve smith

wow! what kinda list??? larry arabia, of course. scenes from a marriage,
nothing could suck worse. does pullman have a drinking problem? weirdest list ever.....by far

Mar 3 - 06:02 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Bill Pullman? lol.

Mar 3 - 06:51 PM

inactive user

Jared King

I'v never liked him as an actor, but it's a decent list. At least he's not naming obvious films like Bruckheimer did.

Mar 3 - 08:05 PM

Hernan G.

Hernan G

Casper and Independence day nuff said

Mar 3 - 09:28 PM

Zengine

john Raines

Ladies and gentleman, the star of Lake Placid!

Bill Pullman rocks.

Mar 3 - 10:05 PM

vitajex

Mike M

I agree with the comments about Spaceballs. I used to be convinced it was the funniest thing until I saw it again as an adult in the 00s. Oh, those simple days of youth...

'Zero Effect' was a good movie, it was just so under the radar. I don't remember even hearing about it until I saw it on the shelf at the video store.

I also loved him in 'The Serpent and the Rainbow'.

Oh, also 'Twister'!

Mar 4 - 05:50 AM

joshua p.

joshua prysny

bill pullmen wasnt in twiaster.twas bill paxton i believe

Mar 15 - 05:24 PM

Astro C.

Astro Creep

Hahaha you're right. it was Jeff Daniels.
For some reason I always get them confused.

But I prefer Jeff Daniels.

Mar 4 - 05:51 AM

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