Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis is an American actor and musician. He started his acting career in Off-Broadway productions and starred on the 1980s TV sitcom Moonlighting. He earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the series in 1987. However, it was his role as John McClane in the 1988 action thriller Die Hard that catapulted Willis into stardom. The movie spawned four sequels and led to Willis appearing in other blockbuster films, including Pulp Fiction (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Sin City (2005) and Red (2010).
Bruce Willis
Full Name
Walter Bruce Willis
Hometown
Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Born
03/19/1955
Age
67

FAQs

How old was Bruce Willis in ‘Die Hard?’

Bruce Willis was 32 years old when filming 'Die Hard' between November 1987 and March 1988. However, at the movie's release on July 22, 1988, he was 33 years old.

What happened to Bruce Willis' health?

In March 2022, Bruce Willis' family revealed on Instagram that he was diagnosed with aphasia and would be retiring from acting. According to Mayo Clinic, aphasia "can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written." Willis has several projects slated for a 2022 release, including 'The Wrong Place,' 'Vendetta,' 'Corrective Measures' and 'Die Like Lovers.'

Who is Bruce Willis’ wife?

Bruce Willis is married to model Emma Heming Willis. The couple tied the knot on March 21, 2009, and they have two daughters, Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn. Willis was previously married to actress Demi Moore from 1987 to 2007, and they share three daughters: Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.

Where is Bruce Willis from?

Although Bruce Willis was born in West Germany at an American military base. His family moved to the U.S. in 1957. He was raised in Penns Grove, New Jersey, and worked as a bartender in New York City where he was discovered.

What was Bruce Willis’ first movie?

Bruce Willis' first credited movie for the big screen was 'Blind Date' in 1987. He starred as Walter Davis, a workaholic who goes on a disastrous blind date with his sister-in-law's cousin. Willis also first appeared in the made-for-TV movie 'The Return of Bruno' in 1987.

Which restaurant did Bruce Willis own with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

In 1991, Bruce Willis and fellow actors Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife Moore endorsed the themed restaurant chain Planet Hollywood. Planet Hollywood International, Inc. still lists Willis and Stallone as original partners and stockholders.

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