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Bill Pullman



An alumnus of State University of New York and the University of Massachusetts, American actor Bill Pullman excelled in both wacky comedy and intense drama during his stage years, working with such repertory companies as the Folger Theatre Groupe and the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Before college, he attended a technical institute and studied building construction (years later he used those skills to build his own house in California). In films, Pullman could be relied upon to almost invariably lose the girl, as witness his brace of 1993 films, Sleepless in Seattle and Somersby. He almost lost his screen wife Geena Davis to Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own (1992), but this gratuitous plot point was eliminated from the script. Only since 1994 has Pullman won the heroine's hand with any regularity. The summer of 1995 found Bill Pullman with back-to-back leading roles in two of the season's biggest box-office successes: While You Were Sleeping and Casper: The Movie. Pullman gained even more recognition for his heroic portrayal of the self-sacrificing U.S. president in the special effects blockbuster Independence Day. Up to this point, Pullman was pretty well typecast in "nice guy" roles. In David Lynch's Lost Highway (1996), he broke that mold by appearing as a deeply disturbed husband. In 1995, Pullman began a side career as a producer when he founded his own production company Big Town.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Brother Nature
  • Jerry Turley
2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Thomas J. Whitmore
2016
64% LBJ
  • Ralph Yarborough
2016
43% American Ultra
  • Raymond Krueger
2015
31% Cymbeline
  • Sicilius Leonatus
2015
60% The Equalizer
  • Brian Plummer
2014
60% May In The Summer
  • Edward Brennan
2014
No Score Yet Parables Of War
  • Actor
2014
44% The Unbelievers
  • Actor
2013
100% The Fruit Hunters
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Indovina chi viene a Natale?
  • Producer
2013
17% Bringing Up Bobby
  • Kent
2012
35% Lola Versus
  • Lenny
2012
No Score Yet Too Big to Fail
  • Jamie Dimon
2011
90% Scott Turow's Innocent
  • Actor
2011
55% The Killer Inside Me
  • Billy Boy Walker
2010
No Score Yet Peacock
  • Edmund French
2010
No Score Yet Rio Sex Comedy
  • William Peters
2010
54% Surveillance
  • Sam Hallaway
2009
60% Phoebe in Wonderland
  • Peter Lichten
2009
25% Nobel Son
  • Max Mariner
2008
48% Bottle Shock
  • Jim Barrett
2008
78% You Kill Me
  • Dave
2007
71% Alien Autopsy
  • Morgan Banner
2006
37% Scary Movie 4
  • Henry Hale
2006
36% Dear Wendy
  • Krugsby
2005
No Score Yet The Orphan King
  • Actor
2005
39% The Grudge
  • Peter Kirk
2004
46% Rick
  • Rick
2004
No Score Yet Tiger Cruise
  • Commander Gary Dolan
2004
0% 29 Palms
  • Bus Station Clerk
2003
75% Igby Goes Down
  • Jason
2002
No Score Yet Ignition (Kingdom Come)
  • Conor Gallagher
2001
22% Lucky Numbers
  • Lakewood
2000
40% The Guilty
  • Callum Crane
2000
51% Titan A.E.
  • Corso
2000
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Producer
  • The Virginian
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Spy Games
  • Harry Hove
1999
31% Brokedown Palace
  • Yankee Hank Green
1999
40% Lake Placid
  • Jack
1999
29% The End of Violence
  • Mike Max
1997
64% Zero Effect
  • Daryl Zero
1997
60% Lost Highway
  • Fred Madison
1997
No Score Yet Mistrial
  • Det. Steve Donohue
1996
60% Independence Day
  • President Thomas J. Whitmore
1996
3% Mr. Wrong
  • Whitman Crawford
1996
44% Casper
  • Dr. Harvey
1995
80% While You Were Sleeping
  • Jack Callahan
1995
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Ed Masterson
1994
94% The Last Seduction
  • Clay Gregory
1994
27% The Favor
  • Peter
1994
46% Mr. Jones
  • Construction Site Foreman
1993
59% Malice
  • Andy
1993
72% Sleepless in Seattle
  • Walter Jackson
1993
No Score Yet Nervous Ticks
  • York Daley
1993
63% Sommersby
  • Orin Meecham
1993
80% Singles
  • Dr. Jamison
1992
No Score Yet Crazy In Love
  • Nick
1992
77% A League of Their Own
  • Bob Hinson
1992
39% Newsies
  • Denton
1992
45% Liebestraum
  • Paul
1991
80% Bright Angel
  • Bob
1991
No Score Yet Going Under
  • Biff
1991
22% Sibling Rivalry
  • Nicholas Meany
1990
17% Brain Dead
  • Dr. Rex Martin
1989
No Score Yet Home Fires Burning
  • Lieutenant Henry Tibbetts
1989
79% The Accidental Tourist
  • Julian
1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar
  • Crow Black
1988
No Score Yet Quote Alongs: Spaceballs
  • Actor
1987
54% Spaceballs
  • Lone Starr
1987
60% The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Dennis Allen
1987
94% Ruthless People
  • Earl Mott
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Voice of Edward S. Curtis
No Score Yet Torchwood: Miracle Day
2011
  • Oswald Danes
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
43% 1600 Penn
2012-2013
  • Dale Gilchrist
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Kurt Foss
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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