William James Pullman was born on December 17, 1953 in Hornell, NY. He taught theater at SUNY Delhi and Montana State University, and was persuaded by his students to attempt film. He debuted in Ruthless People, and played Captain Lone Starr in Spaceballs. He lost Meg Ryan to Tom Hanks in Sleepless In Seattle, but had better luck with Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping. He was an “afterlife therapist” in Casper, and the US president in Independence Day (and sequel). He had roles in Lost Highway, Lake Placid, The Grudge and Scary Movie 4, and played Brian Plummer in The Equalizer. He has appeared regularly on TV, playing a child killer in Torchwood: Miracle Day, the US president in 1600 Penn, and a detective in The Sinner. He currently stars in The Equalizer 2.
Kristen Anne Bell was born on July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods, Michigan. She majored in musical theater at the Tisch School of Arts in New York. She won critical acclaim and fame in her TV role as teen detective Veronica Mars. Her breakout film role was as the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. From 2007-2012 she was the mystery narrator of Gossip Girl. Bell has appeared in a number of comedy films, including Couples Retreat, When in Rome, You Again, The Boss and Bad Moms. In 2014 she reprised her role in the film version of Veronica Mars. She was the voice of Princess Anna in the animated fantasy i (and upcoming sequel). She has starred in the TV series House of Lies and The Good Place. Her latest voice role is in the animated comedy Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
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1. How long did it take for Meryl Streep to film all of her scenes in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
2. Who are the only two actors to appear in all six Mission: Impossible films?
3. How many sequels has Denzel Washington starred in before The Equalizer 2?
4. What was the tentative title of The First Purge?
DID YOU KNOW...
Early in his career, Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation) played Theo Huxtable’s friend, Smitty in The Cosby Show.
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In this month in 1943, Columbia released The Batman, a serial marking the Caped Crusader's first of many screen appearances, with Lewis Wilson in the title role.
1. One Week 2. Tom Cruise & Ving Rhames 3. None 4. The Purge: The Island