Bruce Willis is a well-known actor (born Walter Bruce Willis, 19.03.1955). He is 67 years old. Bruce Willis is an American actor best known for his roles in action films, most notably as John McClane in the ‘Die Hard’ franchise.
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Bruce Willis biography
Bruce Willis was born in the West German town of Idar-Oberstein, where his father, David Willis, was a soldier.
When he was discharged from the army in 1957, they moved to Carneys Point, New Jersey, where David worked as a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker, while his German mother Marlene K. worked in a bank.
Bruce went to Penns Grove High School and developed a stutter, earning him the moniker Buck-Buck.
However, he was able to lose it by acting on stage, and his extracurricular interests included theatre club and serving as president of the student council.
After high school, he worked as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant before pursuing a career as a private investigator.
He eventually returned to acting, enrolling in Montclair State University’s drama programme, but dropped out in his junior year to work as a bartender in New York.
Bruce Willis wife
After announcing his retirement from acting earlier this year, Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming revealed what the future holds for the star.
The actress revealed that her husband is suffering from aphasia, a neurological disorder that affects his cognitive abilities.
While Willis may be retired from acting, he still enjoys the outdoors with his two daughters.
The actress also shared a video of herself shooting hoops with her husband on social media.
In May, Heming Willis posted a series of Instagram stories showing the actor playing basketball outdoors.
In the photos, Willis is in good spirits and makes a basketball shot. She captioned the story, “I see you BeeDub.”
Bruce Willis movies
Bruce Willis made his acting debut in the theatre shows ‘Heaven and Earth’ and ‘Fool for Love,’ as well as a commercial for Levi’s.
He moved to California to audition for television roles and was cast in an episode of “Miami Vice” in 1984 and the debut episode of “The Twilight Zone” in 1985.
Soon after, he received an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance as David Addison Jr. in the 1985-89 TV series ‘Moonlighting.’
He was employed as a pitchman for Seagram’s Golden Wine Cooler products, earning $5-7 million, but after quitting alcohol in 1988, he decided not to renew his contract.
He made his cinematic debut alongside Kim Basinger and John Larroquette in the 1987 Blake Edwards picture ‘Blind Date,’ and later played cowboy Tom Mix in the 1988 film ‘Sunset.’
His major Hollywood breakthrough came in 1988 with the film ‘Die Hard,’ in which he played John McClane and did the majority of the stunts himself.
Die Hard 2: Die Harder’ was released in 1990, followed by ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ in 1995, ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ in 2007, and, most recently, ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ in 2013.
Other credits include Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction,’ 1995’s ‘Twelve Monkeys,’ 1997’s ‘The Fifth Element,’ M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Sixth Sense,’ and Michael Bay’s ‘Armageddon,’ all of which he starred in.
‘The Bonfire of the Vanities,’ ‘Striking Distance,’ and ‘Hudson Hawk,’ which he co-wrote, are just a few of his box office flops.
He received an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000 for his role in ‘Friends,’ and he also co-starred with Matthew Perry in ‘The Whole Nine Yards.’
Following ‘Sin City,’ he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez again in 2007 with the Grindhouse double feature half ‘Planet Terror.’
He also appeared in films such as ‘Perfect Stranger,’ ‘Alpha Dog,’ ‘Cop Out,’ ‘Red,’ and even a cameo in ‘The Expendables.’
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ from 2012, an enlarged role in ‘The Expendables 2,’ and a co-starring role in ‘Looper’ are among his most recent roles.
Bruce net worth
Known for his role as John McClane in the “Die Hard” franchise, Bruce Willis has a net worth of $255 million.
The actor began his career on a military base, and has since starred in over 60 films.
As a result of his success on the big screen, he is considered one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood.