Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

Highest Rated: 94% Ruthless People (1986)

Lowest Rated: 0% 29 Palms (2002)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1953

Birthplace: Hornell, New York, USA

Critically acclaimed stage actor and prolific film player Bill Pullman enjoyed a hard-earned reputation as a versatile actor equally at home in heavy drama and light comedy. While in theater circles he was best known for award-winning performances in dysfunctional family dramas by the likes of Edward Albee, Pullman's comic timing and his timeless, all-American look was most sought after by filmmakers. He lent an honest, guy-next-door appeal to hit romantic comedies like "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) while showcasing a more offbeat sense of humor in the cult classic "Spaceballs" (1987) and John Dahl's indie "You Kill Me" (2007). Dahl also showcased Pullman in the neo-noir "The Last Seduction" (1994), while the actor fielded mainstream offers to play supporting roles as upstanding doctors, professors, and even the U.S. president in hits like "Independence Day" (1996). While Pullman stayed active onstage in New York and Los Angeles, independent filmmakers like David Lynch, Jennifer Lynch, and Jake Kasdan generally provided Pullman a greater range of interesting characters. Films like "Lost Highway" (1998), John Dahl's "You Kill Me" (2007), and "Surveillance" (2009) upended his wholesome Hollywood persona and allowed Pullman to put the full breadth of his talents on display.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 72% The High Note Max (Character) - 2020
0% 50% The Coldest Game Joshua Mansky (Character) - 2019
90% 95% Dark Waters Harry Dietzler (Character) $11.1M 2019
52% 60% The Equalizer 2 Brian Plummer (Character) $102M 2018
79% 54% The Ballad of Lefty Brown Lefty Brown (Character) $5.6K 2017
85% 71% Battle of the Sexes Jack Kramer (Character) $12.6M 2017
50% 30% Trouble Ben (Character) - 2017
90% 56% Walking Out Clyde (Character) $101.9K 2017
58% 54% LBJ Ralph Yarborough (Character) $2.5M 2016
57% 30% Brother Nature Jerry Turley (Character) - 2016
30% 30% Independence Day: Resurgence President Whitmore (Character) $103.1M 2016
43% 45% American Ultra Krueger (Character) $14.4M 2015
31% 14% Cymbeline Sicilius Leonatus (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parables of War Unknown (Character) - 2014
59% 76% The Equalizer Brian Plummer (Character) $101.5M 2014
No Score Yet 9% Red Sky John Webster (Character) - 2014
58% 46% May in the Summer Edward (Character) $22K 2013
36% 31% Lola Versus Lenny (Character) $251.9K 2012
90% 38% Scott Turow's Innocent Rusty Sabich (Character) - 2011
77% 76% Too Big to Fail Jamie Dimon (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bringing Up Bobby Kent (Character) $1.6K 2011
55% 40% The Killer Inside Me Billy Boy Walker (Character) $215K 2010
No Score Yet 28% Rio Sex Comedy William (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 48% Peacock Edmund French (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 27% Your Name Here William J. Frick (Character) - 2008
61% 70% Phoebe in Wonderland Peter Lichten (Character) $73K 2008
48% 58% Bottle Shock Jim Barrett (Character) $4M 2008
55% 43% Surveillance Sam Hallaway (Character) $25.4K 2008
25% 44% Nobel Son Max Mariner (Character) $333.9K 2007
78% 59% You Kill Me Dave (Character) $2.4M 2007
75% 50% Alien Autopsy Morgan Banner (Character) - 2006
36% 66% Dear Wendy Krugsby (Character) $23.1K 2005
60% 63% Tiger Cruise Cmdr. Gary Dolan (Character) - 2004
40% 46% The Grudge Peter Kirk (Character) $110.2M 2004
46% 51% Rick Lette (Character) - 2003
76% 80% Igby Goes Down Jason (Character) $4.7M 2002
No Score Yet 5% Ignition Deputy Marshal Conor Gallagher (Character) - 2002
0% 37% 29 Palms The Ticket Clerk (Character) - 2002
40% 42% The Guilty Callum Crane (Character) - 2000
23% 19% Lucky Numbers Lakewood (Character) $10M 2000
No Score Yet 73% The Virginian The Virginian (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians Edward Curtis (Voice) - 2000
51% 60% Titan A.E. Korso (Voice) $22.8M 2000
31% 66% Brokedown Palace 'Yankee' Hank Green (Character) $10.1M 1999
47% 37% Lake Placid Jack Wells (Character) $31.8M 1999
No Score Yet 54% History Is Made at Night Harry Howe (Character) - 1999
65% 77% Zero Effect Daryl Zero (Character) $2M 1998
61% 87% Lost Highway Fred Madison (Character) $3.9M 1997
29% 44% The End of Violence Mike Max (Character) $283K 1997
No Score Yet 6% Mistrial Steve Donohue (Character) - 1996
7% 26% Mr. Wrong Whitman Crawford (Character) $12.8M 1996
67% 75% Independence Day President Thomas J. Whitmore (Character) $306.2M 1996
80% 79% While You Were Sleeping Jack Callaghan (Character) $81.1M 1995
51% 49% Casper Dr. James Harvey (Character) $100.3M 1995
27% 20% The Favor Peter Whiting (Character) $2.6M 1994
94% 76% The Last Seduction Clay Gregory (Character) $1.8M 1994
44% 61% Wyatt Earp Ed Masterson (Character) $24.6M 1994
62% 60% Sommersby Orin Meecham (Character) $46.4M 1993
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Walter (Character) $125.6M 1993
57% 46% Malice Andy Safian (Character) $46M 1993
No Score Yet 27% Crazy in Love Nick Symonds (Character) - 1992
79% 72% Singles Doctor Jamison (Character) $15.9M 1992
78% 84% A League of Their Own Bob Hinson (Character) $105.1M 1992
39% 88% Newsies Bryan Denton (Character) $2.7M 1992
No Score Yet 43% Nervous Ticks York Daley (Character) - 1992
45% 47% Liebestraum Paul Kessler (Character) $101.6K 1991
No Score Yet 0% Going Under Biff Banner (Character) - 1991
80% 31% Bright Angel Bob (Character) $17.4K 1990
17% 69% Brain Dead Rex Martin (Character) - 1990
22% 30% Sibling Rivalry Nicholas Meany (Character) $16.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Feet Buck Latham (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Home Fires Burning Lt. Henry Tibbetts (Character) - 1989
81% 60% The Accidental Tourist Julian (Character) $30.3M 1988
65% 56% The Serpent and the Rainbow Dennis Alan (Character) $19M 1988
No Score Yet 58% Rocket Gibraltar Crow Black (Character) $92.5K 1988
56% 83% Spaceballs Captain Lone Starr (Character) $36.7M 1987
94% 72% Ruthless People Earl Mott (Character) $70.9M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019-2020 2016-2017
90% 72% The Sinner Detective Harry Ambrose (Character) 2020 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Epic Yellowstone Host 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
41% 27% 1600 Penn President Gilchrist (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
94% 74% Torchwood Oswald Danes (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kurt Moss (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revelations Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Unknown (Character),
Director
2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1990

QUOTES FROM Bill Pullman CHARACTERS

Brian Plummer says: Can you help him?

Susan Plummer says: He didn't come for help. He came for permission.

Annie Reed says: I don't deserve you.

Walter says: Well, I wouldn't put it that way, but... okay.

Jack Callaghan says: When did you start seeing Peter?

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: September seventeenth.

Jack Callaghan says: Three months, that's fast.

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: You have no idea.

Jack Callaghan says: Tell me about your dad, what was he like?

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: He was a lot like me, brown hair, flat chest.

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: You don't have to walk me home.

Jack Callaghan says: You block the wind.

Peter Callaghan says: Remember the squirrels?

Jack Callaghan says: Don't even say it.

Peter Callaghan says: First, I knocked them out of their nest with a rock.

Jack Callaghan says: Peter!

Peter Callaghan says: Then I saved them.

Jack Callaghan says: You suck!

Peter Callaghan says: I suck, or the outfit sucks?

Jack Callaghan says: It's a toss-up.

Jack Callaghan says: I guess I don't remember meeting you.

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: Well, that's probably because we've never met.

Jack Callaghan says: That could have something to do with it.

Ox says: Jesus Christ, Jack, you're running the business.

Jack Callaghan says: There's something I'd like to talk to you about.

Midge says: Talk about that later, ok?

Mary Callaghan says: Talk about it now, he can't kill you in church.

Jim Barrett says: Not bad for a kid from the sticks.

Jim Barrett says: A vineyard's best fertilizer is its owners footsteps.

Jim Barrett says: People make pretty good wine in this area.

Jim Barrett says: You're a snob. It limits you, of course.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: I'm a combat pilot, Will. I belong in the air.

Ed says: Do you own a video camera?

Renee Madison says: No. Fred hates them.

Fred Madison says: I like to remember things my own way.

Ed says: What do you mean by that?

Fred Madison says: How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Nuke them. Let's nuke the bastards!

Fred Madison says: Dick Laurent is dead.

Daryl Zero says: A person can't escape their nature.

Daryl Zero says: Passion is the enemy of precision.

Daryl Zero says: ...to assimilate...See how all the ordinary people around you are behaving and try to behave like one of them.

Daryl Zero says: To assimilate... See how all the ordinary people around you are behaving and try to behave like one of them.

Daryl Zero says: I can't possibly overstate the importance of good research...Everyone goes through life dropping crumbs. If you can recognize the crumbs, you can trace a path all the way back from your death certificate to the dinner and a movie that resulted in you in the first place.

Daryl Zero says: I always say that the essence of my work relies fundamentally on two basic principles--objectivity and observation, or the two obs, as I call them.

Daryl Zero says: Fucking whales? Fuck the whales!

Lone Starr Space Bum says: But Yogurt, what if I never see you again?

Yogurt says: Don't worry about it! We'll meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Quest for More Money

Yogurt says: Don't worry about it! We'll meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Quest for More Money.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Nobody with any sense can believe me as the president.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

Barf the Mawg Co-Pilot says: What the HELL was that?!

Lone Starr Space Bum says: Spaceball One...

Barf the Mawg Co-Pilot says: They've gone to plaid!

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: It's a fine line between standing behind a principle and hiding behind one. You can tolerate a little compromise, if you're actually managing to get something accomplished.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: If you feel compelled to leave these cities, please do so, in an orderly fashion.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: "Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it's fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist�and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on, we're going to survive.' Today we celebrate our independence day!"

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it's fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on, we're going to survive.' Today we celebrate our independence day!

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Where do you get funding for something like this?

Julius Levinson says: You don't actually think they spent $20,000 on a hammer, $30,000 on a toilet seat, do you?

Cale says: Drej? What do they want?

Korso says: They want YOU, kid. Same way I want you, only dead.

Cale says: [Scoffs] How do you know they want me dead?

Cale says: [After being shot at by the Drej kill team] Well, I'm convinced.

Tek says: It's time, Cale. It's time to stop running.

Korso says: [Sees Drej kill team at the door] Well, actually, I think it's time to start.

Hector Cyr says: Let's not overlook the fact that he didn't eat me.

Jack Wells says: 'Cause he just ate a cow, stupid!

Julian says: I am not such a bargain either, or haven't you noticed!

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Welcome to Earth!

Dennis Alan says: What do you want from me?

Dargent Peytraud says: I want to hear you scream!

Korso says: Don't know if you've taken a good look around, but there aren't many of us left. At the rate we're going, they'll be reading about us in textbooks and displaying our bones in alien museums.

Cale says: Yeah, well, having your planet blown up can have that effect on a species.

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Today, we celebrate our Independence Day

President Thomas J. Whitmore says: Today, we celebrate our Independence Day.

Andy Safian says: You're crazy

Ms. Claire Kennsinger says: Yeah? Then how come I've got the jack of clubs in my f-in' pocket.

Billy Boy Walker says: A weed is a plant out of place. I find a hollyhock in my cornfield, and it's a weed. I find it in my yard, and it's a flower. You're in my yard

Billy Boy Walker says: A weed is a plant out of place. I find a hollyhock in my cornfield, and it's a weed. I find it in my yard, and it's a flower. You're in my yard.

Lord Dark Helmet says: Lone Starr, I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.

Lone Starr Space Bum says: What does that make us?

Lord Dark Helmet says: Absolutely Nothing!