Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

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Age
59
Birthday
Mar. 19th, 1955
Born in
Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Height
6'

Bruce Willis' Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Prince
2014 - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2012 - Die Hard 5
2010 - Cop Out
2010 - The Expendables
2009 - Surrogates
2008 - What Just Happened
2008 - Assassination of a High School President
2008 - Shine a Light
2007 - Perfect Stranger
2007 - Grindhouse
2007 - Nancy Drew
2007 - Live Free or Die Hard
2007 - Planet Terror
2006 - 16 Blocks
2006 - Lucky Number Slevin
2006 - Over the Hedge
2006 - The Astronaut Farmer
2006 - Fast Food Nation
2006 - Alpha Dog
2005 - Sin City
2004 - My Date with Drew
2004 - Ocean's Twelve
2004 - The Whole Ten Yards
2003 - Rugrats Go Wild
2003 - Tears of the Sun
2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2002 - Hart's War
2001 - Bandits
2000 - Unbreakable
2000 - The Kid
2000 - The Whole Nine Yards
1999 - The Story of Us
1999 - The Sixth Sense
1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1998 - Armageddon
1998 - The Siege
1998 - Mercury Rising
1997 - The Jackal
1997 - The Fifth Element
1996 - Last Man Standing
1996 - Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1995 - Four Rooms
1995 - Die Hard with a Vengeance
1995 - Twelve Monkeys
1994 - Nobody's Fool
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1994 - Color of Night
1994 - North
1993 - Striking Distance
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1992 - Death Becomes Her
1992 - The Player
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1991 - Mortal Thoughts
1991 - The Last Boy Scout
1991 - Hudson Hawk
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 - Look Who's Talking Too
1990 - Die Hard 2: Die Harder
1989 - In Country
1989 - Look Who's Talking
1988 - Die Hard
1988 - Sunset
1987 - Blind Date
1982 - The Verdict

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Paul Stevens
3
Himself
2
Peter Novins (segment "Shatterday")
1
Tony Amato
1
Officer John McClane
1
James Cole
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • He apologized to Colombia after blaming the nation for America's drug problems. The star insisted the United States is as much to blame for the prolific trade and confessed he didn't mean to single out any one country as the supplier. He told the New York Daily News, "I said Colombia because it was the first country to come to mind." The actor was dubbed "ignorant" and "ungrateful" by the Colombian president for his comments in March 2006, and advised not to base his arguments on "Hollywood clichés".
  • Co-founder of "Planet Hollywood" together with 'Demi Moore' (qv), 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) and 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) (1991).
  • Was originally cast as Terry Benedict in _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv) but dropped out.
  • (24 June 1998) He and 'Demi Moore' (qv) announce they are ending their marriage of 11 years. No reasons given.
  • In November 2000 he urged his fans to vote for Republican candidate 'George W. Bush' (qv) in the presidential election. He told an interviewer, "If you guys vote for 'Al Gore (I)' (qv), you're out of your minds ... Gore's a knucklehead ... just the lying and mendacity of the last eight years of the regime that Al Gore was a part and parcel of ... I mean, there is only so much lying the American people will take before they go, 'Uh, this doesn't seem like a good idea.' You have to look at what he does and what he stands for."
  • (1996) Appeared on _"Late Show with David Letterman" (1993)_ (qv) to advertise for 'Demi Moore' (qv)'s _Striptease (1996)_ (qv) by doing his own undressing act.
  • 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.
  • Was considered for the role of Kyle Reese in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv).


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