Bill Pullman - The actor
The American actor Bill Pullman is famously known for his portrayal of the American President role in the movie 'Independence Day'. Many people actually thought him to be the real President of America for quite some time. Bill Pullman has given us some great films like 'The Accidental Tourist' and 'LBJ'. His other films include 'While You Were Sleeping', 'Lost Highway', 'Casper', 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Titan A.E', and much more. His gravelly voice is very well recognized by audiences everywhere. The critically acclaimed actor has had a great career as a stage actor too. He has earned a name as a versatile actor playing various roles in heavy drama-based movies and light comedy movies. Bill Pullman has an honest guy next door kind of image which helped him play certain light roles beautifully. Bill Pullman further expanded his horizon from light films and moved on to films like 'You Kill Me' and 'Surveillance'. His career came full-circle with such roles as he could display his acting talents to the fullest.
Bill Pullman's Early Life
Bill Pullman was born William James Pullman in New York as one of seven siblings. His mother was a nurse and his father was a doctor as well as the town coroner. He received a BA degree in theatre from the New York College at Oneonta. He further received an MFA in Directing and Theatre and his honorary Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Bill Pullman moved to New York City later on and worked in stage productions. His initial films like 'Ruthless People'and 'The Accidental Tourist' were quite diverse and garnered him fame and recognition. This versatile actor also holds a passion for construction and has also rendered designs for the restoration of three barns. He and his wife Tamara rebuilt and restored a 1917 barn on their family ranch into a family home in Beachwood Canyon. Bill Pullman has further restored and converted various barns in New York. He has a fondness for ranches.
Bill Pullman's Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $58 million. Born in 1953, the actor has given some amazing performances in television and cinema, thus contributing to his high value and income. There is a definite chance that this legendary actor has starred in at least one of your favorite movies. His guy next door image and relatable drama films easily make him a crowd favorite. His recent film 'Battle of the Sexes' has also garnered tons of praise and critical acclaim. He recently topped the charts at the No. 1 spot of the top 10 highest paid actors in the year 2017.
Bill Pullman's age, height, and other characteristics
Bill Pullman is 6.2 feet tall and weighs about 86 kgs. He is 62 years old and has light brown eyes. His wife is Tamara Hurwitz whom he married in the year 1987. The couple has three children together - daughter Maesa Pullman, son Jack Pullman, and son Louis Pullman. Today, he is a bankable actor with many hit movies to his credit.
Bill Pullman's Best Known Movies
After his initial debut in 'The Ruthless People', he went on to play lead roles in movies like 'Independence Day', 'Casper', 'Spaceballs', and ' Scary Movie'. These were some of his best performances. His raspy and gravelly voice got him the opportunity to lend his voice for many films like Casper and Titan A.E. Bill Pullman is also one of the jury members of the Filmaka. His movie LBJ is an American political drama film released in the year 2016. The movie received rave reviews worldwide.
Thank you! It is quite an honor. https://t.co/rO8t1bHajR— Bill Pullman (@Bill_Pullman_) October 15, 2017
In an embarrassing encounter, Actor Bill Pullman accidentally dropped his lifetime achievement award after receiving it at the Woodstock Film Festival in New York in October. Bill Pullman later lightened the moment by saying that he now received two awards. It was an oops moment for the actor and it made headlines across various media. The award was later repaired.
I was brought up in a very small town in upstate New York. We lived on Main Street, and my dad was a doctor. And this idyllic setting held some very dark corners. Working with David Lynch, getting to know his psyche, and getting inside the character in Lost Highway felt so connected up to my past. Benign on the exterior, seething on the interior. My dad was also the town coroner, so we saw all these dead bodies...When I was a teenager my father would bring us along. I remember that when my mother had colon cancer, my father took us down to the basement of the hospital and pulled out a tumor in a jar to show us. And he's holding it up, he's kinda laughing, like a scientist. He said, 'See, it's kinda like congealed hamburger.' I mean, that's like David Lynch, that combination of strange, funny, macabre, all in one. So working with Lynch felt very much like going home.
Bill Pullman once commented on his childhood and how it was growing up with a dad who was the town coroner.
In 2001, Bill Pullman won the 'Bronze Wrangler' award for television feature film 'The Virginian'. He won the Master of Cinema award in the year 2008 at the RiverRun Internation Film Festival. In the same year, he won the John Cassavetes Award at the Denver International Film Festival and also the Special Jury Award at the CineVegas International Film Festival. In 2016, he won the Excellence Award at the Locarno International Film Festival and also the Excellence in Acting Award at the Woodstock Film Festival.
In a candid interview on his kids and life now in 2017 as all of his kids have left for college, Bill calls himself and his wife 'empty nesters'. He quips about how he would love to make lunch for his youngest son as that would help him stay connected to him. He is also nostalgic about the fact that they still have some second-hand waffle irons at home in the hope of cooking waffles for their kids again. He also admits that now they have a sense of freedom and can travel in the fall as they don't have to worry about school holidays anymore. He says that his secret to a happy marriage is to be able to share a perspective with his partner and supporting each other. Both Bill and his wife prefer an afternoon of gardening together instead of going out on a date.
Bill Pullman's death hoax
Bill Pullman was caught up in a recent internet death hoax in the year 2017. The announcement of his death came up in November and was soon announced to be fake news.