Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

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Mar. 19th, 1955
Born in
Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
6' 0

Bruce Willis' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Moonlighting TV Show
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
Bruno the Kid TV Show
Bruno the Kid

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Rock the Kasbah
2014 - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2013 - RED 2
2012 - The Cold Light of Day
2012 - Lay The Favorite
2012 - Looper
2012 - G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation
2012 - Moonrise Kingdom
2012 - The Expendables 2
2011 - The Black Mamba
2011 - Setup
2010 - RED
2010 - Cop Out
2010 - The Expendables
2009 - Surrogates
2008 - Shine a Light
2008 - What Just Happened
2008 - Assassination of a High School President
2007 - Planet Terror
2007 - Live Free or Die Hard
2007 - Nancy Drew
2007 - Perfect Stranger
2007 - Grindhouse
2006 - The Hip Hop Project
2006 - Alpha Dog
2006 - Over the Hedge
2006 - Fast Food Nation
2006 - Lucky Number Slevin
2006 - The Astronaut Farmer
2006 - 16 Blocks
2005 - Sin City
2005 - Hostage
2004 - My Date with Drew
2004 - The Whole Ten Yards
2004 - Ocean's Twelve
2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2003 - Rugrats Go Wild
2003 - Tears of the Sun
2002 - Hart's War
2001 - Bandits
2000 - The Kid
2000 - The Whole Nine Yards
2000 - Unbreakable
1999 - The Sixth Sense
1999 - The Story of Us
1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1998 - Mercury Rising
1997 - The Jackal
1996 - Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1996 - Last Man Standing
1995 - Four Rooms
1995 - Twelve Monkeys
1994 - Nobody's Fool
1994 - North
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1994 - Color of Night
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1993 - Striking Distance
1992 - Death Becomes Her
1992 - The Player
1991 - Hudson Hawk
1991 - The Last Boy Scout
1991 - Mortal Thoughts
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1990 - Die Hard 2: Die Harder
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 - Look Who's Talking Too
1989 - In Country
1989 - Look Who's Talking
1988 - Sunset
1988 - Die Hard
1987 - Blind Date
1982 - The Verdict

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Paul Stevens
Himself - Rumer's Father
Peter Novins (segment "Shatterday")
Tony Amato
[Complete List]


Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. His career began in television in the 1980s.

German born, New Jersey raised US actor and musician well known for his film appearances as wise cracking or hard edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. The young Willis picked up an interest for the dramatic arts in high school, and was allegedly "discovered" whilst working in a café in NYC and then appeared in a couple of off-Broadway productions.

After countless auditions, Willis contributed minor film appearances, usually uncredited, before landing the role of private eye "David Addison" alongside sultry Cybill Shepherd in the hit romantic comedy TV series Moonlighting (1985). The series firmly established Bruce Willis as a hot new talent, and his sarcastic and wise cracking PI was in effect a dry run for the role of hard boiled, NYC detective "John McClane" in the monster hit of 1988, Die Hard (1988). This superbly paced action film balanced laconic humor and wholesale destruction as Willis' character single handedly battles a gang of ruthless international thieves in a Los Angeles skyscraper.

Willis reprized the role of the tough guy cop "John McClane" in the eagerly anticipated sequel Die Hard 2 (1990) set at snow bound Washington's Dulles International Airport as a group of renegade Special Forces soldiers seek to repatriate a corrupt South American general. Excellent box office returns demanded a further sequel Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) this time also starring 'Samuel L. Jackson' as a cynical Harlem shop owner unwittingly thrust into assisting McClane during a terrorist bombing campaign on a sweltering day in NYC.

Willis found time out from all the action mayhem to provide the voice of "Mikey" the baby in the very popular family comedies Look Who's Talking (1989), and its sequel Look Who's Talking Too (1990) also starring 'John Travolta' and 'Kirstie Alley'. Over the next decade, Willis starred in some very successful films, some very offbeat films and some unfortunate box office flops. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) and Hudson Hawk (1991) were both large scale financial disasters that were savaged by the critics, and both are arguably best left off the CVs of all the actors involved.

However, Willis was still popular with movie audiences and selling plenty of theatre tickets with the hyper violent The Last Boy Scout (1991), the darkly humored Death Becomes Her (1992) and the mediocre police thriller Striking Distance (1993). During the 1990s, Willis also appeared in several independent and low budget productions that won him new fans and praise from the critics for his intriguing performances working with some very diverse film directors. He appeared in the oddly appealing North (1994), as a cagey prize fighter in the Quentin Tarantino directed mega-hit Pulp Fiction (1994), the Terry Gilliam directed apocalyptic thriller Twelve Monkeys (1995), the Luc Besson directed sci-fi opus The Fifth Element (1997) and the M. Night Shyamalan directed spine tingling epic The Sixth Sense (1999).

Willis next starred in the gangster comedy Whole Nine Yards, The (2000), worked again with "hot" director M. Night Shyamalan in the less gripping Unbreakable (2000), and in two military dramas, Hart's War (2002) and Tears of the Sun (2003) that both failed to really fire with movie audiences or critics alike. However, Willis bounced back into the spotlight in the critically applauded Frank Miller graphic novel turned movie Sin City (2005), the voice of "RJ" the scheming raccoon in the animated hit Over the Hedge (2006) and Die Hard fans rejoiced to see "John McClane" return to the big screen in the high tech Live Free or Die Hard (2007) aka Die Hard 4.0.

Willis was married to actress 'Demi Moore' for approximately thirteen years and they share custody to their three children.

  • During the Lebanon crisis Willis signed his name on an ad in the Los Angeles Times in support of Israel, along with 'Nicole Kidman' (qv) and numerous other Hollywood celebrities.
  • Huge supporter of NFL team New York Jets.
  • Honored in Paris for his contribution to the film industry, by the French government. The actor was made an Officier Dans L'ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres (Officer In The Order Of Arts And Letters) at a ceremony in the capital, where he was presented with his honor by French Culture Minister 'Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres' (qv). de Vabres said, "This is France's way of paying tribute to an actor who epitomizes the strength of American cinema, the power of the emotions that he invites us to share on the world's screens and the sturdy personalities of his legendary characters." Willis replied in French that he was "very touched" to receive his medal, adding, "Thank you France and Culture Minister for this great, great honor." (13 April 2005).
  • Was chosen to play John McClane in _Die Hard (1988)_ (qv) because the producers felt he brought warmth and humor to an otherwise cold and humorless character. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone had turned down the role.
  • Worked in a chemical factory before going to college.
  • (2001) Younger brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 42.
  • The scar on his right shoulder is from surgery due to complications from a broken arm when he was 17.
  • Lives in Hailey, Idaho, where he owns The Mint bar and the Liberty Theater. He also owns the old Hailey Drug Store, but the building has been vacant and unused since the early 90s.

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