More Bill Pullman Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Grudge)Bill Pullman has played a wide range of roles including the President of the United States in the world-wide blockbuster Independence Day, an eccentric private detective in the critically acclaimed Zero Effect and the troubled musician in David Lynch's Lost Highway, to name just a few. Some of his other feature films include Lake Placid, Lucky Numbers, The Guilty, Brokedown Palace, While You Were Sleeping, Casper, Mr. Wrong, Sommersby, Sleepless In Seattle, Wyatt Earp, Malice, The Last Seduction, Spaceballs, The Serpent And The Rainbow, The Accidental Tourist, Sibling Rivalry, Liebestraum and The End Of Violence.
Pullman garnered critical acclaim when he made his directorial debut last year with the TNT original western The Virginian, which he also starred in and produced under his Big Town Productions banner. In the film, an adaptation of Owen Wister's classic Western novel of the same name, Pullman portrays the Virginian, a laconic Wyoming cowboy with an unwavering sense of justice.
In early 2003, Pullman starred in the dark independent feature Rick based on Verdi's opera Rigoletto. He was also featured in Andrew Wilder's The Orphan King and with Jamie Bell in Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy.
Born in Hornell, New York, Pullman earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He went on to produce plays and teach at Montana State University, where he ran their theater department for two years.
Following his stint in Montana, Pullman worked in New York studying acting and performing in Off-Broadway and regional theatres. He then came to California to work with the Los Angeles Theatre Center and soon made his feature film debut with the hit comedy Ruthless People.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "The Grudge" (01-Dec-2004)
Biography #3Bill Pullman is perhaps best known for his performance as the President of the United States in the international blockbuster Independence Day, but his career is comprised of a wide variety of eclectic roles for some of the most respected directors working in film today.
Pullman made his feature film debut in 1986 opposite Bette Midler in the hugely popular Ruthless People, before going on to appear in such films as Spaceballs, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Rocket Gibraltar, The Accidental Tourist, Sibling Rivalry, Liebstraum, Singles and A League of Their Own.
Pullman subsequently appeared in several hugely popular films, including Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Casper and Malice. Other feature credits include Wyatt Earp, The Last Seduction, Sommersby, Mr. Wrong, Lost Highway, The End of Violence, Zero Effect and most recently Lake Placid, released by Twentieth Century Fox.
His upcoming feature film releases include History is Made at Night and The Guilty.
Pullman's Big Town Productions has several feature projects in development. He is currently in pre-production on his directorial debut with an adaptation of Owen Wister's classic novel The Virginian for TNT, in which he will also star.
Born in Hornell, New York to parents in the medical profession, Pullman was raised with six siblings. While most of his brothers and sisters followed in his parents' footsteps, he abandoned technical school for drama, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Pullman subsequently produced plays and taught at Montana State University, where he ran the theater department for two years.
He then moved to New York City to continue his acting studies, and began to appear in off-Broadway and regional theater productions, including Curse of the Starving Class and Life and Limb. Pullman next moved to Los Angeles, where he worked extensively at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, appearing in productions of All My Sons, Demon Wine, Barabbas and Nanawatai.
Bio courtesy Fox (01-Jan-2000)