by Patrick Bromley
I love Bill Pullman. I've loved him since the first time I saw him on screen in Spaceballs as a little kid. He's one of the great chameleons of modern movies, able to bounce between character actor parts and leading man roles with ease. For a long time, the joke was that Bill Pullman was indistinguishable from the late Bill Paxton, which is ridiculous because they're totally different except that their names are similar and they both rule.
Bill Pullman has made so many good movies that I could have easily extended this to 48 hours. Maybe I'll do a Part II someday.
10 am - Ruthless People (1986, dir. David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
12 pm - Casper (1995, dir. Brad Silberling)
2 pm - The End of Violence (1997, dir. Wim Wenders)
4 pm - While You Were Sleeping (1995, dir. Jon Turteltaub)
6 pm - Zero Effect (1998, dir. Jake Kasdan)
8 pm - The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988, dir. Wes Craven)
10 pm - Lake Placid (1999, dir. Steve Miner)
11:30 pm - The Grudge (2004, dir. Takashi Shimizu)
1:30 am - Brain Dead (1990, dir. Adam Simon)
3 am - Lost Highway (1997, dir. David Lynch)
Mulholland Drive, maybe the best movie of the 2000s. I love, love, love that movie, but my heart will always belong to Lost Highway. It's among the most nightmarish of his films, which is really saying something considering his body of work, and uses the iconography of Bill Pullman as both the Nice Guy and the Baxter in its favor. This would be a great movie to watch when we're totally sleep deprived, so I deliberately saved it for 3 a.m.
5:15 am - Malice (1993, dir. Harold Becker)
7:15 am - The Last Seduction (1994, dir. John Dahl)
9:15 am - Independence Day (1996, dir. Roland Emmerich)