In 1998, Bill served as an "Ambassador" for the MS Society.
Bill's first film directorial job was the remake of the classic western The Virginian in which he also played the title role. It won the Wrangler Award for Best Picture in 2000.
In September 2007, Bill Pullman's play Expedition 6 was produced at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, California.
Bill grows exotic fruit trees in his backyard. Among them are cherimoyas and jujubes.
Bill Pullman was once chairperson of the Theater Department at Montana State University.
Bill provides his own voice for the video game version of his movie Independence Day in which he portrays the President of the United States.
Bill has two sons, Louis and Jack, and one daughter, Maesa.
Bill's father was a doctor and his mother a nurse, both passed away in 1992.
Bill has a love of hot sauce and always keeps some on hand in the refrigerator.
Bill wears his dad's shoes to auditions for good luck and owns more than 30 pairs of shoes, including his workman's shoes from the movie While You Were Sleeping in which he starred with Sandra Bullock.
Bill's image was made into a CGI ghost for the movie Casper.
Bill loves construction and "a good hardware store". He built his home in which he and his family live now in California.
Bill's first major film role was in Spaceballs.
When Bill was in South America in 1996 promoting Independence Day some people there thought he was really the President of the United States.
Bill was in a coma for two days after a head injury and lost his sense of smell.
Bill has six brothers and sisters and he owns a ranch in Montana with one of his brothers.
Bill has been in more than fifty movies.
Bill has won several awards including a Tony on Broadway and the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Bill's first big movie role was in the Bette Midler, Danny DeVito movie Ruthless People alongside Helen Slater.
Bill is married to Tamara, a dancer, since 1987. They have two sons, Louis and Jack, and one daughter, Maesa.
He's constantly being mistaken for fellow actor Bill Paxton.
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.