Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis
September 11 02:16 2012 Print This Article
Bruce Willis' acting role models are Gary Cooper, Robert De Niro, Steve McQueen, and John Wayne.

Bruce Willis’ acting role models are Gary Cooper, Robert De Niro, Steve McQueen, and John Wayne.

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), known professionally as Bruce Willis, is a German-born American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series.

Motion pictures featuring Bruce Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles.  He is a two-time Emmy Award–winning, Golden Globe Award–winning and four-time Saturn Award–nominated actor. Bruce Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage.

Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His father, David Willis, was an American soldier. His mother, Marlene K., was German, and had been born in Kaufungen, near Kassel. Willis is the oldest of four children.

After multiple auditions, Bruce Willis made his theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Heaven and Earth. He gained more experience and exposure in Fool for Love, and in a Levi’s commercial.

Throughout his film career, Bruce Willis has depicted several military characters in films such as The Siege, Hart’s War, Tears of the Sun, and Grindhouse. Growing up in a military family, Willis has publicly sold Girl Scout cookies for the United States armed forces. In 2003, Willis visited Iraq as part of the USO tour, singing to the troops with his band, The Accelerators. Willis considered joining the military to help fight the second Iraq war, but was deterred by his age.

Bruce Willis Filmography

???? Precious Cargo
???? City of Mist
???? Die Hard Year One
2017 Marauders
2016 Going Under
2016 The Bombing
2015 Extraction
???? Labor of Love
2015 Vice
2015 Rock the Kasbah
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2014 The Prince
2013 Red 2
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
2012 Fire with Fire
2012 Looper
2012 The Expendables 2
2012 Moonrise Kingdom
2012 The Cold Light of Day
2012 Lay the Favorite
2011 Catch .44
2011 Setup
2011 The Black Mamba (short)
2010 Red
2010 The Expendables  (uncredited)
2010 Cop Out
2009 Surrogates
2008 What Just Happened
2008 Assassination of a High School President
2007 Planet Terror
2007 Nancy Drew  (uncredited)
2007 Live Free or Die Hard
2007 Perfect Stranger
2007 Grindhouse
2006 The Astronaut Farmer (uncredited)\
2006 Fast Food Nation
2006 Over the Hedge (voice)
2006 16 Blocks
2006 Lucky Number Slevin
2006 Alpha Dog
2005 Sin City
2005 Hostage
2004 Ocean’s Twelve (uncredited)
2004 The Whole Ten Yards
2003 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (uncredited)
2003 Rugrats Go Wild (voice)
2003 Tears of the Sun
2002 Grand Champion
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 The Siege
1998 Armageddon
1998 Mercury Rising
1997 The Jackal
1997 The Fifth Element
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (voice)
1996 Last Man Standing
1995 Twelve Monkeys
1995 Four Rooms (uncredited)
1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance
1994 Nobody’s Fool
1994 Color of Night
1994 North
1994 Pulp Fiction
1993 Striking Distance
1993 Loaded Weapon 1  (uncredited)
1992 Death Becomes Her
1991 The Last Boy Scout
1991 Billy Bathgate
1991 Hudson Hawk
1991 Mortal Thoughts
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 Look Who’s Talking Too (voice)
1990 Die Hard 2
1989 Look Who’s Talking (voice)
1989 In Country
1988 Die Hard
1988 Sunset
1987 Blind Date
1987 The Return of Bruno
1982 The Verdict (uncredited)
1980 The First Deadly Sin  (uncredited)

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