5. November 2018 - 23:34 Uhr / Nicky Beaven
"Jack" from "While You Were Sleeping" now

This is what Bill Pullman looks like today

Bill Pullman and Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping

Bill Pullman and Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping

Many moviegoers still remember Bill Pullman from the comedy While You Were Sleeping, in which his character falls in love with Sandra Bullock's. Over 20 years have passed since the film was released in 1995 and Bill Pullman has transformed into a silver fox!

While the majority of his six siblings followed in their parents' footsteps and went into medicine, Bill Pullman was drawn to acting from an early age onwards. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he taught acting at the Montana State University, until his students talked him into trying his hand at acting himself. He worked as a stage actor in New York  and Los Angeles in the eighties. In 1987 he was cast as the lead in the Star Wars parody Spaceballs. The cult comedy was his big breakthrough and he went on to star in films such as The Serpent and the Rainbow, Wyatt Earp and Lost Highway

The romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping was the New York native's biggest success. Pullman and Sandra Bullock played the soon-to-be couple Lucy and Jack, and Bullock even received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Bill Pullman went on to star in numerous films, including Independence Day and The Grudge.  He returned to the silver screen in the drama Walking Out in 2017. 

Bill Pullman now

Bill Pullman now

Bill Pullman then and now 

It’s been more than two decades since While You Were Sleeping premiered in 1995 and Bill Pullman has changed dramatically. His blonde head of hair has become grey and he now sports a fashionable beard. But, what hasn’t changed a bit, is his cheeky and charming smile, which never fails to captivate audiences, even at sixty-four! One person who definitely thinks he's a hit is his wife Tamara. They've been happily married for thirty years and have three children together.