Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman


12/17/1953, Hornell, New York, USA

Birth Name

William Pullman


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Bill was born in New York state to James and Joanna Pullman, his father is a physician. Bill lived in suburban Chicago for awhile where he went to college. He obtained his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts and taught theater at Montana State University.…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Bill Pullman: (on hoping his celebrity status helps the MS Society) I think that there's probably people who wouldn't look at a brochure, that wouldn't stop at a newspaper article unless there's some pictures of a bunch of celebrities yuckin' it up in Hollywood. So we're hoping maybe something like that comes out of this.

    • Bill Pullman: I didn't really think I was going to be an actor for a long time-or only an actor... You're at point A, and you can't imagine how you're going to get to Z. When you do get there, you can look back and see the connections, A to B to C, but you can't project it at the beginning. I actually trained as a theater director.

    • Bill Pullman: American history and world history, is a lot about what the mysteries of world peace are. The kind of perspectives you can get, not Republican or Democrat, but rather the larger issue of the overarching need to call every aspect of this Earth home.

    • Bill Pullman: (on his children becoming actors) They're all involved with the arts; music is strong for them. You never know, but I'm hoping they don't.

    • Bill Pullman: (when told he was going to watch Independence Day with President Clinton) Oh, great. This is going to be like shooting baskets with Magic Johnson watching.

    • Bill Pullman: I think my most outstanding film moment in my career would have to be my President speech in Independence Day. I find myself in tears after watching it.

    • Bill Pullman: I don't mean to brag but I think I am comparable to Sean Connery.

  • Excellent underrated Actor!

    Bill Pullman is definitely an excellent actor who is greatly underrated upon many others. Playing the president in Independence Day to the most private detective of all in Zero Effect. Although Bill does not appear in tabloids or on the radar of Hollywood, he really has been around Hollywood for a long time! He brings out his characters with real passion and you feel and sense the realism of the characters he portrays. As stated earlier, he is a very talented actor and deserves recognition.moreless
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    Bill Pullman is really a talented actor, who has been around Hollywood for quite some time now. You really believe that he got into acting because he loves it for what it is. You'll never see him in any tabloids and you won't hear any gossip about him. In his roles, you sense more realism than many other actor's who are considered more talented than he. Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "Independence Day."moreless