Lost Highway: About The Cast

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Bill Pullman has established himself as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors. After starring as a rugged romantic in the hit film WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING and as a fun-loving father in CASPER, Pullman recently starred in the global blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY as the President of the United States.

At the age of 27, Pullman was the head of the theatre department at Montana State University. He left two years later to pursue acting and spent the next four years in New York doing regional theatre and appearing off-Broadway, at Lincoln Center, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C..

Pullman won critical acclaim for his performance opposite Kathy Bates in the off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's "The Curse of the Starving Class." In 1985 Pullman moved to the West Coast to perform with the Los Angeles Theatre Center, which led to his film debut in RUTHLESS PEOPLE.

Additional Feature film credits include SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, THE LAST SEDUCTION, WYATT EARP SOMMERSBY, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, SPACEBALLS, THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. Pullman recently completed principal photography for director Wim Wenders on the upcoming feature THE END OF VIOLENCE.

Patricia Arquette recently co-starred with Ben Stiller in David Russell's FLIRTING WITH DISASTER and with Matthew Broderick in his directorial debut INFINITY Other notable film credits include Tony Scott's TRUE ROMANCE, Tim Burton's ED WOOD, John Madden's ETHAN FROME, Sean Penn's INDIAN RUNNER, Sam Shepard's FAR NORTH, Jeifry Levy's INSIDE MONKEY ZETTERLAND, John Boorman's BEYOND RANGOON, and most recently, THE SECRET AGENT, opposite Gerard Depardieu and Bob Hoskins. Arquerte also stars in the upcoming film NIGHTWATCH, directed by Ole Bornedal and starring Nick Nolte and Ewan McGregor, and Roland Joffe's forthcoming GOODBYE LOVER.

In 1993, Arquette earned a Cable Ace Award for her performance in the Lifetime movie WILDFLOWER, directed by Diane Keaton.

Balthazar Getty began his acting career with the starring role of Ralph in LORD OF THE FLIES when he was only 13 years old. He then went on to portray "Little J" in Marc Rocco's WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU and one of Billy the Kid's posse-fleeing outlaws in YOUNG GUNS II. Getty also appeared as the ill-fated gas station attendant in Oliver Stone's NATURAL BORN KILLERS.

Getty recently starred in Ridley Scott's WHlTE SQUALL and he appeared with Richard Dreyfuss in MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS.

Not limited to film, Getty (under the name B-Zar) produced nine tracks on the first album for the hip hop band Mannish entitled "Audio Sedative," which was released under the Grindstone Records' Correct Records banner in 1 996.

Robert Blake began acting at the age of two. At ten he appeared in the Academy Award-winning classic THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, and played a young John Garfield in HUMORESQUE. Thirty years later he would turn in one of film's most chilling performances as real-life murderer Perry Smith in the screen adaptation of Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD. He also played a stockcar racer in CORKY, an Arizona motorcycle cop in ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE, and a fugitive Indian in TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE.

In the late seventies, Blake starred as a rough New York cop in the popular television series "Baretta," for which he won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and three People's Choice Awards. In 1983, he received critical praise for his work as "Hoffa" in the TV movie "Blood Feud." In 1993, he earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in "Judgment Day: LlLhe John List Story." Last year, Blake appeared with Wesley Snipes and Woody Hartelson in Joseph Ruben's MONEY TRAIN.

With over sixty films to his credit, Robert Loggia was recently seen in INDEPENDENCE DAY with Will Smith and Bill Pullman, and also played opposite Pullman in "Mistrial" on HBO. Other recent projects include WIDE AWAKE, Bille August's SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW opposite Julia Ormond, and the NBC mini-series "Pandora's Clock" based upon the best-selling novel by John J. Nance.

A native of New York City, Loggia received a B.A. in Journalism at the University of Missouri and then spent two years in the army during the Korean War. After returning to New York to study with Stella Adler, he gained immediate attention off-Broadway as Frankie Machine in "The Man with the Golden Arm." Jr was at this time he was invited to become a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio.

Loggia made his feature film debut in SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME in 1955, and has since become one of Hollywood's premiere character actors. In the 1 980s, he began the decade with AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and ended it with BIG. In the interim, Loggia was nominated for an Academy Award for JAGGED EDGE in 1986, and also starred in SCARFACE, PRIZZI'S HONOR, THE BELIEVERS, GABY, OVER THE TOP THAF'S LIFE and TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT.

Thus far in the 1990s, Loggia has had memorable performances in I ILOVE TROUBLE, BAD GIRLS, THE MARRYING MAN, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, INNOCENT BLOOD, GLADIATOR and MAN WITH A GUN.

On Broadway, Loggia has starred in "Toys in the Attic," "The Three Sisters" and "The Boom Boom Room." On the small screen, he co-starred with Laura Dern in the HBO production of "Afterburn" and in the Oliver Stone produced mini-series "Wild Palms." His other television movies include "Jake Lassirer," "Merce," "Cold-Blooded," "LifePod," "Mercy Mission" and "White Mile." Loggia has also starred in numerous television series including, "The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, " "T.H.E. Cat," "Sunday Dinner" and the mini-series "Favorite Son," which then spawned "Mancuso F.B.I.," a series that earned him an Emmy nomination in the 1990-1991 season. He also received an ACE Award nomination for his portrayal of William Kunstler in "The Trial of the Chicago Eight."

Richard Pryor has been called the undisputed king of stand-up and the nation's most creative funny man. In addition to his performances, recordings and films, Pryor was the award-winning co-writer on Lily Tomlin's 1973 television specials as well as Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES.

At the time of release of his 1979 filmed concert performance "Richard Pryor Live in Concert," he was one of the most sought after movie stars. In 1980, he directed the autobiographical film JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING. His other credits include SEE NO EVIL HEAR NO EVIL, HARLEM NIGHTS, CRITICAL CONDITION, BREWSTER'S MILLIONS, SILVER STREAK, BLUE COLLAR, LADY SINGS THE BLUES, STIR CRAZY, CAR WASH and ANOTHER YOU, among others.

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