Bill Pullman returns to films

Saturday, June 26th, 2004 - 10:44 am PDT

Actor Bill Pullman has been allowed to return to the film world this week, after serving eight years of a 10-year ban-from-all-movies following his appearance in the summer blockbuster Independence Day. The Movie Board of America agreed to release Pullman early based on the fact that the actor shown “deep regret” for appearing in the 1996 film. Pullman was not the only actor to face disciplinary action for their roles in that film. Actors Jeff Goldblum and Judd Hirsch each received a five-year ban on movies with budgets over $100 million, and Randy Quaid was barred from ever acting again in any capacity.