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Slideshow, Audio: Bill Pullman Red Carpet at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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Bill Pullman at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.

CHICAGO – Bill Pullman is one of Hollywood’s treasures. The rogue-ish and handsome actor has been plying his trade for over 30 years, in such classics as “Spaceballs,” “A League of Their Own,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “Independence Day,” “Lost Highway” and the recent “Battle of the Sexes.” His latest film, which he previewed at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival with director Jared Moshe, is a western called “The Ballad of Lefty Brown.”

Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, and began his career as an acting instructor at Montana State University, where his students encouraged him to start a film career. He made his debut in “Ruthless People” (1986) and began his long and successful career. He has also done Broadway stage (“The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”) and TV (“1600 Penn”), and will appear in the film “LBJ,” which opens on Friday, November 3rd. “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” opens next month in theaters.

This is director Jared Moshe’s second feature film, after spending his career mostly as a producer for TV and independent films. Both he and Bill Pullman walked the Red Carpet before the Festival screening of “The Ballad of Lefty Brown.”

In the audio clip, Director Jared Moshe and Bill Pullman talk about the Western genre, the tradition of guns in the American West, and Pullman’s view on character acting versus being a romantic leading man.


Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

  1. CIFFPULL1: Bill Pullman at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.
  2. CIFFPULL2: Director Jared Moshe for ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown.’
  3. CIFFPULL3: The creative teammates of ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown.’

Highlights of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, and membership information about joining Cinema/Chicago (the sponsoring organization of the festival), can be found by clicking here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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