Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Fruit Hunters (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% 29 Palms (2003)
  • Birthday: Dec 17, 1953
  • Birthplace: Hornell, New York, USA
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Covers Actor 2020
92% Dark Waters Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Coldest Game Actor 2019
50% Trouble Ben 2018
52% Equalizer 2 Briam Plummer 2018
77% The Ballad of Lefty Brown Lefty Brown 2017
57% LBJ Ralph Yarborough $2.4M 2017
90% Walking Out Clyde $0.2M 2017
No Score Yet A Thousand Junkies Actor 2017
57% Brother Nature Jerry Turley 2016
29% Independence Day: Resurgence Thomas J. Whitmore $103.2M 2016
43% American Ultra Raymond Krueger 2015
31% Cymbeline Sicilius Leonatus 2015
59% The Equalizer Brian Plummer $85.3M 2014
58% 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 $5.5K 2012
36% Lola Versus Lenny $0.3M 2012
90% Scott Turow's Innocent Actor 2011
74% Too Big to Fail Jamie Dimon 2011
54% The Killer Inside Me Billy Boy Walker $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet Rio Sex Comedy William Peters 2010
No Score Yet Peacock Edmund French 2010
55% Surveillance Sam Hallaway 2009
60% Phoebe in Wonderland Peter Lichten 2009
25% Nobel Son Max Mariner $0.4M 2008
49% Bottle Shock Jim Barrett $4M 2008
No Score Yet Your Name Here Actor 2008
78% You Kill Me Dave $2.4M 2007
75% Alien Autopsy Morgan Banner 2006
35% Scary Movie 4 Henry Hale $90.7M 2006
36% Dear Wendy Krugsby 2005
No Score Yet The Orphan King Actor 2005
39% The Grudge Peter Kirk $110.2M 2004
46% Rick Rick 2004
60% Tiger Cruise Commander Gary Dolan 2004
0% 29 Palms Bus Station Clerk 2003
76% Igby Goes Down Jason $4.7M 2002
No Score Yet Ignition (Kingdom Come) Conor Gallagher 2001
22% Lucky Numbers Lakewood $9.6M 2000
40% The Guilty Callum Crane 2000
51% Titan A.E. Corso 2000
No Score Yet The Virginian Producer Director The Virginian 2000
No Score Yet Spy Games Harry Hove 1999
31% Brokedown Palace Yankee Hank Green 1999
46% 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
65% Independence Day President Thomas J. Whitmore 1996
7% Mr. Wrong Whitman Crawford 1996
46% Casper Dr. Harvey 1995
81% While You Were Sleeping Jack Callahan 1995
44% 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
74% Sleepless in Seattle Walter Jackson 1993
No Score Yet Nervous Ticks York Daley 1993
62% Sommersby Orin Meecham 1993
79% Singles Dr. Jamison 1992
No Score Yet Crazy In Love Nick 1992
78% 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
81% The Accidental Tourist Julian 1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar Crow Black 1988
No Score Yet Quote Alongs: Spaceballs Actor 1987
59% Spaceballs Lone Starr 1987
64% The Serpent and the Rainbow Dennis Allen 1987
94% Ruthless People Earl Mott 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
93% The Sinner
2017-2018
Det. Harry Ambrose Detective Harry Ambrose
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2002
42% 1600 Penn
2012-2013
Dale Gilchrist
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Torchwood: Miracle Day
2011
Oswald Danes
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Kurt Foss
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Revelations
2005
Dr. Richard Massey
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Voice of Edward S. Curtis
  • 2001
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Director Maj. Ben Darnell
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1996
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest

QUOTES FROM Bill Pullman CHARACTERS

Brian Plummer
Can you help him?
Susan Plummer
He didn't come for help. He came for permission.
Annie Reed
I don't deserve you.
Walter
Well, I wouldn't put it that way, but... okay.
Jack Callaghan
When did you start seeing Peter?
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
September seventeenth.
Jack Callaghan
Three months, that's fast.
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
You have no idea.
Jack Callaghan
Tell me about your dad, what was he like?
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
He was a lot like me, brown hair, flat chest.
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
You don't have to walk me home.
Jack Callaghan
You block the wind.
Peter Callaghan
Remember the squirrels?
Jack Callaghan
Don't even say it.
Peter Callaghan
First, I knocked them out of their nest with a rock.
Jack Callaghan
Peter!
Peter Callaghan
Then I saved them.
Jack Callaghan
You suck!
Peter Callaghan
I suck, or the outfit sucks?
Jack Callaghan
It's a toss-up.
Jack Callaghan
I guess I don't remember meeting you.
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
Well, that's probably because we've never met.
Jack Callaghan
That could have something to do with it.
Ox
Jesus Christ, Jack, you're running the business.
Jack Callaghan
There's something I'd like to talk to you about.
Midge
Talk about that later, ok?
Mary Callaghan
Talk about it now, he can't kill you in church.
Jim Barrett
Not bad for a kid from the sticks.
Jim Barrett
A vineyard's best fertilizer is its owners footsteps.
Jim Barrett
People make pretty good wine in this area.
Jim Barrett
You're a snob. It limits you, of course.
President Thomas J. Whitmore
I'm a combat pilot, Will. I belong in the air.
Ed
Do you own a video camera?
Renee Madison
No. Fred hates them.
Fred Madison
I like to remember things my own way.
Ed
What do you mean by that?
Fred Madison
How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened.
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Nuke them. Let's nuke the bastards!
Fred Madison
Dick Laurent is dead.
Daryl Zero
A person can't escape their nature.
Daryl Zero
Passion is the enemy of precision.
Daryl Zero
...to assimilate...See how all the ordinary people around you are behaving and try to behave like one of them.
Daryl Zero
To assimilate... See how all the ordinary people around you are behaving and try to behave like one of them.
Daryl Zero
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
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
Fucking whales? Fuck the whales!
Lone Starr Space Bum
But Yogurt, what if I never see you again?
Yogurt
Don't worry about it! We'll meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Quest for More Money
Yogurt
Don't worry about it! We'll meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Quest for More Money.
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Nobody with any sense can believe me as the president.
President Thomas J. Whitmore
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
What the HELL was that?!
Lone Starr Space Bum
Spaceball One...
Barf the Mawg Co-Pilot
They've gone to plaid!
President Thomas J. Whitmore
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
If you feel compelled to leave these cities, please do so, in an orderly fashion.
President Thomas J. Whitmore
"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
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
Where do you get funding for something like this?
Julius Levinson
You don't actually think they spent $20,000 on a hammer, $30,000 on a toilet seat, do you?
Cale
Drej? What do they want?
Korso
They want YOU, kid. Same way I want you, only dead.
Cale
[Scoffs] How do you know they want me dead?
Cale
[After being shot at by the Drej kill team] Well, I'm convinced.
Tek
It's time, Cale. It's time to stop running.
Korso
[Sees Drej kill team at the door] Well, actually, I think it's time to start.
Hector Cyr
Let's not overlook the fact that he didn't eat me.
Jack Wells
'Cause he just ate a cow, stupid!
Julian
I am not such a bargain either, or haven't you noticed!
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Welcome to Earth!
Dennis Alan
What do you want from me?
Dargent Peytraud
I want to hear you scream!
Korso
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
Yeah, well, having your planet blown up can have that effect on a species.
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day.
Andy Safian
You're crazy
Ms. Claire Kennsinger
Yeah? Then how come I've got the jack of clubs in my f-in' pocket.
Billy Boy Walker
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
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
Lone Starr, I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Lone Starr Space Bum
What does that make us?
Lord Dark Helmet
Absolutely Nothing!