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Bill Pullman

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 54 films, with $3,196,325,022 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #491)
Best-known acting roles: President Thomas J. Whitmore (Independence Day), Thomas J. Whitmore (Independence Day: Resurgence), Brian Plummer (The Equalizer), Peter (The Grudge), Henry Hale (Scary Movie 4)
Most productive collaborators: Roland Emmerich, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Jeff Goldblum, Dean Devlin

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$835,122,376$918,388,737$1,753,511,113
Leading11$345,730,115$568,840,852$914,570,967
Lead Ensemble Member3$21,570,440$0$21,570,440
Cameo1$90,710,620$88,000,000$178,710,620
(Unclassified)26$311,689,792$16,272,090$327,961,882

Career Trend

This graph shows Bill Pullman’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


The Ballad of Lefty Brown Trailer

December 11th, 2017

Western starring Bill Pullman opens December 15 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 Preview: June

June 1st, 2016

Finding Dory

May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Backseat Nelson Rockefeller  $0 $0 $0
12/15/2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown Lefty Brown  $7,856 $0 $7,856
11/3/2017 LBJ Ralph Yarborough  $2,468,683 $0 $2,468,683
10/4/2017 Walking Out Clyde  $102,394 $0 $102,394
9/22/2017 Battle of the Sexes Jack Kramer  $12,638,526 $5,188,137 $17,826,663
9/9/2016 Brother Nature Jerry Turley  $0 $0 $0
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Thomas J. Whitmore  $103,144,286 $284,500,000 $387,644,286
8/21/2015 American Ultra Krueger  $14,439,985 $15,855,091 $30,295,076
3/13/2015 Cymbeline Sicilius Leonatus  $0 $0 $0
3/10/2015 Red Sky   $0 $91,116 $91,116
9/26/2014 The Equalizer Brian Plummer  $101,530,738 $91,372,886 $192,903,624
9/28/2012 Bringing Up Bobby Kent  $4,975 $0 $4,975
6/8/2012 Lola Versus Lenny  $252,603 $257,351 $509,954
4/20/2010 Peacock   $0 $0 $0
6/26/2009 Surveillance Federal Officer Sam Hallaway  $27,349 $1,369,046 $1,396,395
3/6/2009 Phoebe in Wonderland Peter Lichten  $73,361 $0 $73,361
12/5/2008 Nobel Son Max Mariner  $539,572 $5,200 $544,772
8/6/2008 Bottle Shock Jim Barrett  $4,078,607 $737,283 $4,815,890
6/22/2007 You Kill Me Dave  $2,426,851 $1,432,113 $3,858,964
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 Henry Hale  $90,710,620 $88,000,000 $178,710,620
9/23/2005 Dear Wendy Krugsby  $23,106 $423,332 $446,438
10/22/2004 The Grudge Peter  $110,359,362 $76,921,753 $187,281,115
9/13/2002 Igby Goes Down Jason Slocumb  $4,777,465 $0 $4,777,465
10/27/2000 Lucky Numbers Lakewood  $10,014,234 $0 $10,014,234
6/16/2000 Titan A.E. Korso  $22,751,979 $14,000,000 $36,751,979
8/13/1999 Brokedown Palace Yankee Hank  $10,115,014 $1,000,752 $11,115,766
7/16/1999 Lake Placid Jack Wells  $31,770,413 $0 $31,770,413
1/30/1998 Zero Effect Daryl Zero  $2,080,693 $0 $2,080,693
9/12/1997 The End of Violence Mike Max  $386,673 $0 $386,673
2/21/1997 Lost Highway Fred Madison  $3,796,699 $19,607 $3,816,306
7/2/1996 Independence Day* President Thomas J. Whitmore  $306,169,255 $511,231,623 $817,400,878
2/16/1996 Mr. Wrong Whitman Crawford  $12,805,071 $0 $12,805,071
5/26/1995 Casper Dr. Harvey  $100,328,194 $181,971,806 $282,300,000
4/21/1995 While You Were Sleeping Jack  $81,057,016 $101,000,000 $182,057,016
10/26/1994 The Last Seduction Clay Gregory  $5,751,320 $0 $5,751,320
6/24/1994 Wyatt Earp Ed Masterson  $25,052,000 $0 $25,052,000
4/29/1994 The Favor Peter  $3,098,590 $0 $3,098,590
10/8/1993 Mr. Jones Construction Site Foreman  $8,302,752 $0 $8,302,752
10/1/1993 Malice Andy Safian  $46,038,636 $0 $46,038,636
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle Walter  $126,680,884 $101,218,442 $227,899,326
2/5/1993 Sommersby Orin Meecham  $50,081,992 $90,000,000 $140,081,992
9/18/1992 Singles Dr Jamison  $18,471,850 $0 $18,471,850
7/1/1992 A League of Their Own Bob Hinson  $107,533,925 $24,906,141 $132,440,066
4/8/1992 Newsies Bryan Denton  $2,706,352 $0 $2,706,352
11/1/1991 Liebestraum Paul Kessler  $133,645 $0 $133,645
6/14/1991 Bright Angel Bob  $158,243 $0 $158,243
10/26/1990 Sibling Rivalry Nicholas Meany  $17,854,933 $0 $17,854,933
1/1/1990 Brain Dead Dr. Rex Martin  $1,627,955 $0 $1,627,955
5/19/1989 Cold Feet Buck Latham  $289,975 $0 $289,975
12/23/1988 The Accidental Tourist Julian  $32,632,000 $0 $32,632,000
9/2/1988 Rocket Gibraltar Crow Black  $187,349 $0 $187,349
2/5/1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow Dennis Alan  $19,595,000 $0 $19,595,000
6/24/1987 Spaceballs Lone Starr, Space Bum  $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Earl Mott  $71,624,879 $0 $71,624,879
Movies: 54Totals:$1,604,823,343$1,591,501,679$3,196,325,022
  Averages:$29,718,951$29,472,253$59,191,204

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/15/2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown $5,559 2 $7,856 $7,856 100.0%
10/4/2017 Walking Out $5,462 32 $102,394 $102,394 100.0%
9/9/2016 Brother Nature $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence $41,039,944 4,091 $103,144,286 $387,644,286 26.6%
9/28/2012 Bringing Up Bobby $1,005 4 $4,975 $4,975 100.0%
6/26/2009 Surveillance $4,590 3 $27,349 $1,396,395 2.0%
1/30/1998 Zero Effect $434,840 129 $2,080,693 $2,080,693 100.0%
2/16/1996 Mr. Wrong $5,886,107 1,487 $12,805,071 $12,805,071 100.0%
5/26/1995 Casper $22,091,975 2,757 $100,328,194 $282,300,000 35.5%
4/21/1995 While You Were Sleeping $9,288,915 2,086 $81,057,016 $182,057,016 44.5%
4/29/1994 The Favor $1,487,238 1,029 $3,098,590 $3,098,590 100.0%
10/1/1993 Malice $9,232,650 1,519 $46,038,636 $46,038,636 100.0%
9/18/1992 Singles $4,184,875 1,330 $18,471,850 $18,471,850 100.0%
11/1/1991 Liebestraum $0 0 $133,645 $133,645 100.0%
Movies: 14Totals:  $367,300,555$936,141,407 
 Averages:$6,690,2261,034$26,235,754$66,867,24377.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/3/2017 LBJ $1,110,565 659 $2,468,683 $2,468,683 100.0%
9/22/2017 Battle of the Sexes $518,332 1,822 $12,638,526 $17,826,663 70.9%
8/21/2015 American Ultra $5,454,284 2,778 $14,439,985 $30,295,076 47.7%
3/13/2015 Cymbeline $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/26/2014 The Equalizer $34,137,828 3,236 $101,530,738 $192,903,624 52.6%
6/8/2012 Lola Versus $31,815 52 $252,603 $509,954 49.5%
12/5/2008 Nobel Son $333,912 893 $539,572 $544,772 99.0%
6/22/2007 You Kill Me $233,709 252 $2,426,851 $3,858,964 62.9%
10/22/2004 The Grudge $39,128,715 3,348 $110,359,362 $187,281,115 58.9%
7/2/1996 Independence Day $50,228,264 2,977 $306,169,255 $817,400,878 37.5%
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle $17,253,733 1,657 $126,680,884 $227,899,326 55.6%
2/5/1993 Sommersby $8,104,624 1,762 $50,081,992 $140,081,992 35.8%
7/1/1992 A League of Their Own $13,739,456 2,084 $107,533,925 $132,440,066 81.2%
Movies: 13Totals:  $835,122,376$1,753,511,113 
 Averages:$13,098,0951,655$64,240,183$134,885,47062.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 426 $367,300,555
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 674 $835,122,376
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 317 $1,514,112,723
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 $1,134,327,758
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 437 $90,710,620
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 $1,604,823,343
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 371 $568,840,852
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,099 $918,388,737
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 527 $1,503,410,563
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 329 $1,394,423,230
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 384 $88,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 661 $1,591,501,679
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 392 $936,141,407
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 836 $1,753,511,113
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 398 $3,017,523,286
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 295 $2,528,750,988
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 405 $178,710,620
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 491 $3,196,325,022
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 56 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 55 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 12 250
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 33 179
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 28 179
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 241 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 185 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 202 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 186 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 80
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $266,869,967
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,180 $102,394
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $100,328,194
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $386,869,046
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 50 $181,971,806
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $653,739,013
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,284 $102,394
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 62 $282,300,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $367,300,555
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 247 $568,840,852
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $936,141,407
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $264,148,413
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $103,144,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,192 $7,856
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $284,340,852
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 93 $284,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $548,489,265
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $387,644,286
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,283 $7,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $103,144,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $120,880,737
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,652 $4,975
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 213 $46,302,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 81 $96,960,677
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $7,856
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $284,500,000
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $181,971,806
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 527 $1,369,046
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 86 $101,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $387,644,286
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $302,852,543
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,842 $4,975
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $47,671,070
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 90 $197,960,677
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $7,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $134,528,576
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 636 $51,253,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $181,385,210
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $284,500,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,491 $1,369,046
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $282,971,806
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $419,028,576
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 865 $52,622,170
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $464,357,016
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 638 $18,471,850
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $93,862,087
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $100,328,194
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 317 $48,119,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $103,144,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $133,645
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $101,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $181,971,806
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $284,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 682 $18,471,850
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $194,862,087
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $282,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $48,119,329
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $387,644,286
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $133,645


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