'While You Were Sleeping': This Is "Jack Callaghan" Today
His character may have lost to Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle but another character of his, "Jack Callaghan", won the heart of Sandra Bullock. Bill Pullman also won the hearts of those who saw him in While You Were Sleeping. Let's check in on what he is doing these days.
While You Were Sleeping was directed by Jon Turteltaub. This filmmaker also gave us a few live-action Disney films such as Cool Runnings, Disney's The Kid, and both National Treasure films. Demi Moore and Julia Roberts were both approached to play "Lucy" in While You Were Sleeping but said no. This allowed Sandra Bullock, fresh off her success with Speed, to appear in what became a very successful romantic comedy. Bullock earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work.
Besides Sleepless in Seattle, Bill Pullman previously appeared in such films as Spaceballs, Newsies, A League of Their Own, and Wyatt Earp. Around the time that he charmed us as "Jack", he also appeared in Casper, and the smash hit Independence Day. Fun fact: Bill Pullman has played the President of the United States in two separate roles, the other being more recently on TV. To see what Bill looks like today, please watch the video above.