William James “Bill” Pullman was born on December 17, 1953. He is an American, television, film and stage actor. He is famous for his grave voice in the industry. He was the sixth child of his parents. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst from where he was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts as well.
Bill started his career working for theaters around New York and Los Angeles, California. The debut movie, Ruthless People was the one which gave him a lot of prominence in the filming sphere and he was very soon up among the best. He has since gone on to star in other films, including Spaceballs, Lost Highway, Casper and Scary Movie 4.
In 1996 he played the president of the United States in the commercially successful movie Independence Day. When promoting the movie in South America, some people actually thought he was the President of the United States. Unlike many other stars, he married only once and he has been together with his spouse, Tamara Hurwitz since 1987.
Pullman remained attached with stage throughout his career. He starred with Mercedes Ruehl, in Edward Albee’s play “The Goat or who is Sylvia?” The play won several awards.
In addition to acting, Pullman is a creative writer. His first play, Expedition 6, is about the International Space Station mission Expedition 6. He is also a Jury Member for the digital studio Filmaka, a platform for undiscovered filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.
Bill Pullman has always been more inclined towards theater and considers it as an important part of his psyche. However, he has done great in the movies as well among which the top ones are mentioned below;
- Lost Highway
- The Serpent and the Rainbow
- You Kill Me
- Igby Goes Down
- Independence Day
- The Grudge
- Lake Placid