The Locarno Film Festival kicked off on August 3 and will run until the 13. Actor Bill Pullman, known for his film such as “Spaceballs,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “Casper” and “Independence Day,” received the Swiss festival’s Moët & Chandon Excellence Award.
IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn had the opportunity to chat one-on-one with the actor about his career, his writing and how he balances Hollywood and indies. He also moderated a special conversation with Pullman where fans and attendees could listen as he discussed his early days as a college student and not being on the acting track, to working on the big-budgeted productions that got him noticed.
During the 80-minute event he also touched on working with Nicole Kidman and a slew of other actors and directors, his auditions, his motivation to act and write and so much more.
Pullman was last seen reprising his role as President Whitmore in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He will next be seen in the comedy “Brother Nature,” out September 9, and portrays Ralph Yarborough in Rob Reiner’s “LBJ.” He also forms part of the Matt Bomer-starring adventure drama “Walking Out” and Theresa Rebeck’s “Trouble,” set to be released in 2017.
Watch his discussion in the video below.