Roles Pullman has Pulled Off

12 March 2021
The best of Bill Pullman
Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman is an accomplished and versatile actor known for acing the roles he takes on. This month you get to watch him in The Sinner season 3 on M-Net City. In honour of the star, we're taking a look at some of the different roles he's played in his acting career.

While You Were Sleeping.

Pullman played Jack, the brother of a man in a coma, who eventually sweeps his brother's fake fiancee (Sandra Bullock) off her feet. Pullman is loving and humorous in this role and romcom fans will admit it was beautiful to watch Lucy and Jack fall in love. Prior to this Pullman also took on romance alongside Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in the iconic Sleepless in Seattle.

Here's that moment when Jack first fell in love with Lucy.


Independence Day

In this action-packed blockbuster, Pullman played the US President alongside the man of action himself, Will Smith! Together they had to save the world from doom. Bill brought so much heart to this character and here's the speech that got viewers teary-eyed in cinemas all around the world. Fun fact: Pullman did extensive research and studied many historic speeches to prepare for this scene.


Lake Placid

Horror fans got a taste of deadly crocodiles in this adrenaline-packed movie that left you afraid to go into the lake. Bill Pullman put his Crocodile Dundee pants on for this daring role. He played the brave and charismatic fish and game officer Jack Wells, who risked his life in many scenes and gave us quite the hero. We must say that we totally love seeing Pullman in full action!

Enjoy this trailer if you dare!



We discovered the fun side of Bill Pullman in this zany comedy that was a parody of Star Wars and other popular sci-fi movies. Pullman played the lead character Lone Starr (based on Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo) who wittily had to outwit the villains from the fictional and freaky Planet Spaceball. Bill does comedy very well and took us all on one heck of a spaceship ride!

Here's that epic battle scene between Lone Starr and Dark Helmet.


Igby Goes Down

Brothers Kieran and Rory Culkin played the troubled sons of Pullman's character in this beautiful coming-of-age comedy-drama. Pullman took on the role of the schizophrenic dad and brought such realism to the character, once again proving his versatility in taking on vast roles.

Check out the trailer here.

Pullman returns as the driven and daring detective Harry Ambrose in The Sinner. Season 3 starts on 25 March at 20:50 on M-Net City.