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Sharon Stone joins 'American Ultra' cast

Sharon Stone joins 'American Ultra' cast

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Sharon Stone has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming comedy flick, "American Ultra."
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Will Smith won't star in 'Independence Day' sequels

Will Smith won't star in 'Independence Day' sequels

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Director Roland Emmerich says he doesn't want Will Smith to headline his two "Independence Day" film sequels because Smith is "too big a star" now.
Pullman replaces Stern in Broadway's 'The Other Place'

Pullman replaces Stern in Broadway's 'The Other Place'

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Bill Pullman is to replace outgoing cast member Daniel Stern in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of "The Other Place," producers said Friday.
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Obama to host '1600 Penn' screening at the White House

Obama to host '1600 Penn' screening at the White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is to serve as host of a cast and crew screening of the new White House-set sitcom, "1600 Penn," NBC said.

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Pullman, Phifer cast in U.S. 'Torchwood'

Pullman, Phifer cast in U.S. 'Torchwood'

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Starz says Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Lauren Ambrose have joined the cast of "Torchwood: Miracle Day," the U.S. installment of the BBC series.
Actor Pullman signs onto NBC comedy pilot

Actor Pullman signs onto NBC comedy pilot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Bill Pullman has joined the cast of the NBC comedy pilot "Nathan" and will star as the father of actor Jay Harrington's character.
Poll: Ford makes the best movie president

Poll: Ford makes the best movie president

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Participants in an online survey voted Harrison Ford's character in "Air Force One" as their favorite fictional film U.S. president.
Mamet's 'Oleanna' bound for Broadway

Mamet's 'Oleanna' bound for Broadway

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- The David Mamet play "Oleanna," starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, is Broadway-bound after its Los Angeles run, Variety reported Tuesday.
Pullman's son up on moonshine charges

Pullman's son up on moonshine charges

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The 19-year-old son of film actor Bill Pullman has been arrested in North Carolina for alleged underage drinking and possession of moonshine, police said.

'Day,' 'Losers' big winners at CineVegas

LAS VEGAS, June 22 (UPI) -- The dramatic movie "She Unfolds by Day" and the documentary "Beautiful Losers" won grand jury prizes at the CineVegas festival in Las Vegas, officials say.
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Bill Pullman arrives for the premiere of "Bottle Shock" at the Cinema 2 Theater in New York on August 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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William James "Bill" Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, television, and stage actor. Pullman made his film debut in the supporting role of Earl Mott in the 1986 film Ruthless People. He has since gone on to star in other films, including Spaceballs, Independence Day, Lost Highway, Casper and Scary Movie 4. He has starred in a number of plays and is also a Jury Member for Filmaka.

Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, the son of James Pullman, a physician, and his wife Johanna (née Blaas), a nurse. His father's family descends from England, and his maternal grandparents immigrated from the Netherlands. After graduating from Hornell High School in 1971, he attended the State University of New York at Delhi and the State University of New York at Oneonta in the 1970s. He eventually received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Pullman taught theater at SUNY Delhi and Montana State University's School of Film and Photography, where he was convinced by his students to attempt film.

During the 1980s, he primarily worked with theatre companies around New York and Los Angeles, California. His first prominent movie role was in the film Ruthless People (which starred Danny DeVito and Bette Midler). Other notable films included the lead in Spaceballs (1987), The Serpent and the Rainbow (opposite Zakes Mokae), While You Were Sleeping (1995). In 1996 he played the president of the United States in the commercially successful movie Independence Day. A year later he had a major role in Lost Highway (1997). Pullman continues to act in both theatre and in movies, independent and big budget. His more recent films have been The Grudge and Scary Movie 4 (the latter heavily spoofing The Grudge though Pullman's part spoofed The Village).

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