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Characters: Independence Day
Character sheet for Independence Day.

President Thomas Whitmore

Played by: Bill Pullman

Captain Steve Hiller

Played by: Will Smith

David Levinson

Played by: Jeff Goldblum

Constance Spano

Played by: Margaret Colin

General William Grey

Played by: Robert Loggia

Julius Levinson

Played by: Judd Hirsch


Played by: Vivica A. Fox

  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Well, technically an exotic dancer, but this is probably the closest trope that fits to her portrayal.
  • Mama Bear: When things start blowing up she goes from Stripper to Sprinter getting her son the hell out of there.

Major Mitchell

Played by: Adam Baldwin

  • Majorly Awesome
  • Double Tap: Performs this on a wounded alien after he and several Secret Service agents gunned it down.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In spite of being in charge of a highly secret military base, he unlike most fictional characters in such a position is portrayed as a professional soldier who's response to an imminent alien attack is letting all the unauthorized civilians take shelter in the underground laboratories and personally take charge in the evacuation efforts.

Secretary of Defense Albert Nimzicki

Played by: James Rebhorn

  • Jerkass Has a Point: Sir, if we don't strike soon there may not be much of an America left to defend.
  • The Neidermeyer
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Does nothing but provide bad advice to the President, and withholds crucial information (regarding the Roswell crash and Area 51) that could have been more useful had it been divulged earlier.
  • The Scrappy: Both to viewers, and in-universe, to the point where a furious and exasperated President Whitmore finally fires him.
  • Skewed Priorities / The Sociopath: It's outright stated in the book that he cares more about his political career and legacy than saving the human race from extermination.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He's the only one that still acts like an asshole even after many times he's been proven wrong.

Russell Casse

Played by: Randy Quaid

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