Bruce Willis
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a retired American actor. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles. Willis's other credits include The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hart's War (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), Hostage (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Surrogates (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Rock the Kasbah (2015) and Motherless Brooklyn (2019). As a singer, Willis released his debut album The Return of Bruno in 1987, followed by two more successful albums in 1989 and 2001. He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. Willis has received numerous accolades during his career, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. In March 2022, Willis announced that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. In February 2023, Willis' family announced that they had received a more accurate diagnosis and he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a retired American actor. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles. Willis's other credits include The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hart's War (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), Hostage (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Surrogates (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Rock the Kasbah (2015) and Motherless Brooklyn (2019). As a singer, Willis released his debut album The Return of Bruno in 1987, followed by two more successful albums in 1989 and 2001. He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. Willis has received numerous accolades during his career, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. In March 2022, Willis announced that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. In February 2023, Willis' family announced that they had received a more accurate diagnosis and he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
Known For
Saturday Night Live
E! True Hollywood Story
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Early Show
The Orville
The Daily Show
Friends
Miami Vice
HBO First Look
Family Guy
Mad About You
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
Late Show with David Letterman
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
The Emmy Awards
That '70s Show
The Twilight Zone
Ocean's Twelve
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
The Expendables
Split
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'
Shine a Light
Rugrats Go Wild
Planet Terror
The Expendables 2
Vendetta
Barbra Streisand: One Voice
Pulp Fiction
Assassin
Look Who's Talking Too
Look Who's Talking
Moonrise Kingdom
Setup
Midnight in the Switchgrass
Fortress: Sniper's Eye
Fire with Fire
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Survive the Night
White Elephant
Wire Room
Gasoline Alley
The Whole Nine Yards
Glass
Alpha Dog
Fortress
Blind Date
A Day to Die
Looper
Nobody's Fool
Paradise City
Motherless Brooklyn
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Death Becomes Her
Tears of the Sun
Striking Distance
Die Hard
Death Wish
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
The Whole Ten Yards
Cosmic Sin
Hard Kill
The Kid
Catch.44
RED
A Good Day to Die Hard
Detective Knight: Rogue
The Prince
Cop Out
The Last Boy Scout
Acts of Violence
Twelve Monkeys
Armageddon
Corrective Measures
Hudson Hawk
Precious Cargo
Over the Hedge
The Jackal
Detective Knight: Independence
Breach
Extraction
Unbreakable
First Kill
Die Hard 2
Sin City
The Sixth Sense
Detective Knight: Redemption
The Fifth Element
American Siege
RED 2
Live Free or Die Hard
Marauders
Production Credits
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