Bruce Willis
American actor, producer, singer
Bruce Willis
Walter Bruce Willis is a German-born American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting (1985–1989) 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, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes.
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Alec Baldwin (right) won a Golden Globe in 2007 for his work on "30 Rock" and posed with Donald Trump, actress Tina Fey and Melania Trump. Nine years later Baldwin played Trump on Saturday Night Live -- but he contributed to no presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) BY: Andrew Mayersohn The Hollywood liberal has been a stock figure in American politics for decades. Conservative politicians have long denounced or mocked the alleged political influence of musicians, TV stars, and Golden Globe recipients. While the entertainment industry does indeed lean well to the left, though, most of that money comes from producers and media magnates, not the people you see on screen. The only household names in the entertainment industry to make our list of top 100 donors in 2016 were Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks and the conservative McMahons of the WWE (and, now, the Small Business Administration). In terms of the "talent," though, the same handful of politically aware celeb ...
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Legacy from the Orbital Perspective
Huffington Post - about 2 months
On this first Monday of 2017, I feel the need to reflect on the important things in life. I heard it said that the most important thing in life is to leave a legacy--to leave something behind so that others will know that you were here. When we zoom out to a perspective that I like to call the orbital perspective and look at things over a long time frame, the importance of leaving this kind of legacy blurs into insignificance. Every president, king and queen, every sports hero, Nobel prize winner, every business leader, pop star, and politician will eventually be forgotten. When time works its equalizing magic the best legacy we can ever hope for is to be a historical footnote. Even the physical things we create, every great cathedral and pyramid will eventually be reduced to dust. When we zoom out to the big picture and long-term view that the orbital perspective provides, striving to leave a legacy (as it's traditionally understood) loses its importance. But there is a legacy t ...
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A NASA scientist said we’re woefully unprepared for a giant asteroid strike — here’s why nuking one wouldn’t work
Yahoo News - 2 months
Nuking an asteroid on its path to annihilating Earth is a terrible idea. Sorry Bruce Willis...
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WATCH: 1992 - 6 Days: Bush Taps Star Power Against Clinton
ABC News - 4 months
ABCNews' "The Final Sprint" features reporting for "World News Tonight" from Oct. 28, 1992 as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger try to turn out Bush voters with 6 days till Election Day.
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The 5 Best Celebrity-Owned Resorts
Huffington Post - 4 months
For Condé Nast Traveler, by Paul Rubio. From Marlon Brando’s reworked private island paradise to Francis Ford Coppola’s secret Guatemala retreat, here are ten of our favorite celebrity-backed resorts across the world. 1. The Brando, French Polynesia The spirit of legendary American actor, film director — and environmental steward — Marlon Brando is immortalized at Tetiaroa, his beloved private atoll in French Polynesia, which now houses this 35-villa, eco-conscious (yet ultra-luxe) retreat, one of the Pacific’s greenest hotel projects to date. See our list of celebrity villas you can rent (or buy) right now 2. GoldenEye Resort, Jamaica Chris Blackwell has produced music for Bob Marley and U2, but he is also famous for his Island Outpost hotel collection in Jamaica, which includes this waterfront resort, an adaptive reuse of Ian Fleming’s former home that was expanded in spring 2016 with 26 new beach huts. 3. La Lancha, Guatemala This ten-room boutique lodg ...
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Tallulah Willis Posts Topless Photo On Instagram, Nipple Ban Be Damned
Huffington Post - 4 months
Looks like Tallulah Willis is a proud supporter of the #FreeTheNipple movement.  The 22-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis shared a topless photo on Instagram Monday, and it might be one of her raciest photos yet. In the shot, which was taken by photographer Tyler Shields, Willis is seen lounging topless on a golden chair, arms over he head as she smokes a cigarette.  “@thetylershields took this for his new book! I love him! I love this! Bloobs shouldn’t have to be hidden but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯,” Willis captioned the photo.  @thetylershields took this for his new book! I love him! I love this! Bloobs shouldn't have to be hidden but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #Provocateur A photo posted by tallulah (Youthful Slimelord) (@buuski) on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:46pm PDT The image is part of Shields’ new photography book Provocateur, which is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.  Shields also shared the photo on his Instagram account, writing, “To be fearless ...
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12 Perfect Responses To Hillary Clinton Being A Human And Getting Sick
Huffington Post - 6 months
On Sunday morning, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unexpectedly left a 9/11 memorial event and footage of her leaving the event shows the candidate stumbling into the car with help from her security guards.  The Clinton campaign later announced that the presidential nominee was overheated during the memorial and was taken back to her daughter’s apartment. Later that day, the campaign released a statement from Clinton’s doctor who said she had been diagnosed with pneumonia after suffering from a cough the past few days. Of course, Clinton’s critics quickly jumped at the chance to bring the candidate’s health into question. Some on the right are criticizing the campaign’s lack of transparency, while others are questioning whether Clinton’s age and health might damage her ability to be president.  But many on Twitter have jumped to Clinton’s defense, pointing out that a) Getting a curable illness while campaigning 24/7 for months does not disqualify a person for b ...
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Mega Jazz Action Coming To New York This Fall
Huffington Post - 6 months
By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc's Senior Editor, September 8, 2016 After a summer's worth of primo jazz festivals spread all over the city of New York and throughout North America and Europe, you'd think that the end of August would signal the shuttering of 2016's jazz celebrations. Think again. The party was really just getting started as the two most important jazz festivals in the world launch in September. First, there was the Detroit International Jazz Festival (on Labor Day weekend, September 2-5). It's in its 37th year and prides itself in being the world's largest free jazz fest, featuring top-tier artists as well as talented Detroiters performing on four major downtown outdoor stages and in a nightly jam session at the Detroit Marriot's indoor Renaissance Center. Then a couple of weeks later the Monterey Jazz Festival--a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean (the smell of salt in the air as well as oftentimes chilly fog-driven temps)--stages its three-day jazz-and-beyond bash o ...
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Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni carry otherwise routine thriller 'Marauders'
LATimes - 8 months
Bruce Willis is making some curious career choices lately, spending almost as much time on glorified cameos in low-budget thrillers as starring in blockbusters. But Willis’ workaholism benefits “Marauders,” an otherwise plain action picture carried by strong performances and a mildly compelling...
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Saturday's TV Highlight and Weekend Talk: 'Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?' on Lifetime
LATimes - 8 months
  SERIES People’s List Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma, discuss their personal life, careers and humanitarian efforts. Also, the late Christopher Reeve’s son Will talks about his father, and Melissa Rivers details an upcoming auction of items that were owned by her mother, Joan. 8 p.m. ABC Hell...
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Rumer Willis Slams Photographers For Allegedly Retouching Her Jawline In Vanity Fair Photos
Huffington Post - 10 months
Rumer Willis loves her jawline just the way it is.  After an outtake from a Vanity Fair photo shoot appeared online, Willis took to Instagram to express her disappointment over what she seems to think was a Photoshopping job gone wrong. The 27-year-old actress wrote that the size of her jawline was reduced in the high-fashion spread, but photographers Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa quickly responded to Willis' claim, explaining that the photo was not retouched "to alter or modify anyone’s face." "The photographer Photoshopped my face to make my jaw smaller and I find it really offensive for anyone to try and change the way you look so drastically," Willis captioned the photo on Instagram.   "I love the way I look and I won't support anyone who would feel a need to change the way I look to make me beautiful. Whether or not they realize it, it is a form of bullying, which I won't stand for," she continued.  Any friends of fans of mine who posted this I woul ...
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Celebrity perfume sales stink
CNN - 10 months
What do Beyonce, Bruce Willis and Snooki have in common?
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The Greek Bruce Willis fights for democracy — and Marxism?
Reuters.com - about 1 year
If Yanis Varoufakis was going to make a comeback, it had to be in the German capital.
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That Voice -- Remembering Alan Rickman
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Not been a great week, folks. I saw a tweet this morning that suggested we should call an early end to it and head over to the pub to drown our sorrows. The news of actor Alan Rickman's passing from cancer at the age of 69 has left me inclined to agree. Between him and David Bowie earlier this week, we're losing too many of our heroes. People we were never going to meet and who never knew of our own existence but still occupy that special place in our hearts reserved for family. Alan Rickman was a compelling actor for whom no one ever seemed to have a bad word, either in regard to his work or the man himself. And yet it's surprising to know that for someone who provided so many indelible, endlessly quotable screen moments, he was never nominated for an Academy Award, never broke out of the character actor mold for a really meaty lead part, never achieved the level of stardom someone of his talents really deserved -- although by the reaction seen on social media, it's clear that he wa ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bruce Willis
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 59
    In 2015, Willis made his Broadway debut in William Goldman's adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery opposite Laurie Metcalf at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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  • 2013
    Age 57
    On October 12, 2013, Willis hosted Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry as a musical guest.
    More Details Hide Details Willis will star in the movie adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, named Kane & Lynch.
    Willis reprised his most famous role, John McClane, for a fifth time, starring in A Good Day to Die Hard, which was released on February 14, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview, Willis said, "I have a warm spot in my heart for Die Hard.. it's just the sheer novelty of being able to play the same character over 25 years and still be asked back is fun. It's much more challenging to have to do a film again and try to compete with myself, which is what I do in Die Hard. I try to improve my work every time."
  • 2010
    Age 54
    Films featuring Willis have grossed between US$2.64 billion and $3.05 billion at the North American box offices, making him in 2010 the eighth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and 12th-highest including supporting roles.
    More Details Hide Details He is a two-time Emmy Award winner, two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and has been nominated for a Saturn Award four times. Willis owns property in Los Angeles and in Penns Grove, New Jersey; rents apartments at Trump Tower and in Riverside South, Manhattan, both in New York City; has a home in Malibu, California; a ranch in Montana; a beach home on Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos; and multiple properties in Sun Valley, Idaho. In 2000, Willis, with his business partner Arnold Rifkin, started a motion picture production company called Cheyenne Enterprises. He left the company to be run solely by Rifkin in 2007 after Live Free or Die Hard. He also owns several small businesses in Hailey, Idaho, including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater and is a co-founder of Planet Hollywood, with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. In 2009 Willis signed a contract to become the international face of Belvedere SA's Sobieski Vodka in exchange for 3.3% ownership in the company.
    Also in 2010, he appeared in a cameo with former Planet Hollywood co-owners and '80s action stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film The Expendables.
    More Details Hide Details Willis played the role of generic bald man "Mr. Church". This was the first time these three legendary action stars appeared on screen together. Although the scene featuring the three was short, it was one of the most highly anticipated scenes in the film. The trio filmed their scene in an empty church on October 24, 2009. Willis next starred in RED, an adaptation of the comic book mini-series of the same name, in which he portrayed Frank Moses. The film was released on October 15, 2010. Willis starred alongside Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand in Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Filming took place in Rhode Island under the direction of Wes Anderson, in 2011. Willis returned, in an expanded role, in The Expendables 2 (2012). He appeared alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the sci-fi action film, Looper (2012), as the older version of Gordon-Levitt's character, Joe.
  • 2009
    Age 53
    He married model Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos on March 21, 2009; guests included his three daughters, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher.
    More Details Hide Details The ceremony was not legally binding, so the couple wed again in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills, six days later. The couple has two daughters: Mabel Ray Willis (b. 2012) and Evelyn Penn Willis (b. 2014). Willis was, at one point, Lutheran (specifically Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod), but no longer practices. In a July 1998 interview with George magazine, he stated:
    In early 2009, he appeared in an advertising campaign to publicize the insurance company Norwich Union's change of name to Aviva.
    More Details Hide Details Willis starred with Tracy Morgan in the comedy Cop Out, directed by Kevin Smith and about two police detectives investigating the theft of a baseball card. The film was released in February 2010. Willis appeared in the music video for the song "Stylo" by Gorillaz.
  • 2008
    Age 52
    He did not make any contributions or public endorsements in the 2008 presidential campaign.
    More Details Hide Details In several June 2007 interviews, he declared that he maintains some Republican ideologies. In 2006, he said that the United States should intervene more into Colombia, in order to end the drug trafficking. In several interviews Willis has said that he supports large salaries for teachers and police officers, and said he is disappointed in the United States foster care system as well as treatment of Native Americans. Willis also stated that he is a supporter of gun rights, stating, "Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys." In February 2006, Willis appeared in Manhattan to talk about his film 16 Blocks with reporters. One reporter attempted to ask Willis about his opinion on the current government, but was interrupted by Willis in mid-sentence: "I'm sick of answering this fucking question. I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop shitting on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican. I hate the government, OK? I'm apolitical. Write that down. I'm not a Republican."
    Willis appeared on the 2008 Blues Traveler album North Hollywood Shootout, giving a spoken word performance over an instrumental blues rock jam on the track "Free Willis (Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)".
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  • 2007
    Age 51
    It was believed he offered $1 million to any noncombatant who turns in terrorist leaders Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; in the June 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, however, he clarified that the statement was made hypothetically and not meant to be taken literally.
    More Details Hide Details Willis has also criticized the media for its coverage of the war, complaining that the press were more likely to focus on the negative aspects of the war: I went to Iraq because what I saw when I was over there was soldiers—young kids for the most part—helping people in Iraq; helping getting the power turned back on, helping get hospitals open, helping get the water turned back on and you don't hear any of that on the news. You hear, 'X number of people were killed today,' which I think does a huge disservice. It's like spitting on these young men and women who are over there fighting to help this country. Willis stated in 2005 that he wanted to "make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy." The film would follow members of Deuce Four, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, who spent considerable time in Mosul and were decorated heavily for it. The film is to be based on the writings of blogger Michael Yon, a former United States Army Special Forces soldier who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches about their activities. Willis described the plot of the film as "these guys who do what they are asked for very little money to defend and fight for what they consider to be freedom."
    In 2007, he appeared in the thriller Perfect Stranger, opposite Halle Berry, the crime/drama film Alpha Dog, opposite Sharon Stone, and reprised his role as John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, he appeared in the films What Just Happened and Surrogates, based on the comic book of the same name. Willis was slated to play U.S. Army general William R. Peers in director Oliver Stone's Pinkville, a drama about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai Massacre. However, due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, the film was cancelled.
    On his June 25, 2007, appearance, he wore a mini-turban on his head to accompany a joke about his own fictional documentary titled An Unappealing Hunch (a wordplay on An Inconvenient Truth).
    More Details Hide Details Willis also appeared in Japanese Subaru Legacy television commercials. Tying in with this, Subaru did a limited run of Legacys, badged "Subaru Legacy Touring Bruce", in honor of Willis. Willis has appeared in four films with Samuel L. Jackson (National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Unbreakable) and both actors were slated to work together in Black Water Transit, before dropping out. Willis also worked with his eldest daughter, Rumer, in the 2005 film Hostage.
    On April 12, 2007, he appeared again, this time wearing a Sanjaya Malakar wig.
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    In 2007, he appeared in the Planet Terror half of the double feature Grindhouse as the villain, a mutant soldier.
    More Details Hide Details This marked Willis's second collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez, following Sin City. Willis has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman several times throughout his career. He filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest. On many of his appearances on the show, Willis stages elaborate jokes, such as wearing a day-glo orange suit in honor of the Central Park gates, having one side of his face made up with simulated buckshot wounds after the Harry Whittington shooting, or trying to break a record (parody of David Blaine) of staying underwater for only twenty seconds.
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    In 2005, he appeared in the film adaptation of Sin City.
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  • 2004
    Age 48
    Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together.
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  • 2000
    Age 44
    Also in 2000, Willis played Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski in The Whole Nine Yards alongside Matthew Perry.
    More Details Hide Details Willis was originally cast as Terry Benedict in Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out to work on recording an album. In Ocean's Twelve (2004), he makes a cameo appearance as himself.
    In 2000, Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Friends (in which he played the father of Ross Geller's much-younger girlfriend).
    More Details Hide Details He was also nominated for a 2001 American Comedy Award (in the Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series category) for his work on Friends.
  • 1999
    Age 43
    In 1999, Willis then went on to the starring role in M.
    More Details Hide Details Night Shyamalan's film, The Sixth Sense. The film was both a commercial and critical success and helped to increase interest in his acting career.
  • 1998
    Age 42
    However, by the end of the 1990s, his career had fallen into another slump with critically panned films, like The Jackal, Mercury Rising, and Breakfast of Champions, saved only by the success of the Michael Bay-directed Armageddon which was the highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details The same year his voice and likeness were featured in the PlayStation video game Apocalypse.
  • 1996
    Age 40
    In 1996, he was the executive producer and star of the cartoon Bruno the Kid which featured a CGI representation of himself.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he starred in Mike Judges's animated film Beavis and Butt-head Do America with his then wife Demi Moore. In the movie, he plays a drunken criminal named "Muddy Grimes", who mistakenly sends Judge's titular characters to kill his wife, Dallas (voiced by Moore). He went on to play the lead roles in Twelve Monkeys (1995) and The Fifth Element (1997).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 39
    He starred in a leading role in the highly sexualized erotic thriller, Color of Night (1994): another box office failure, it was savaged by critics but did well in the home video market and became one of the Top 20 most-rented films in the United States in 1995.
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  • 1994
    Age 38
    In 1994, he had a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed Pulp Fiction, which gave a new boost to his career.
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    In 1988, Willis and then-wife Demi Moore campaigned for Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis's Presidential bid.
    More Details Hide Details Four years later, he supported President George H. W. Bush for reelection and was an outspoken critic of Bill Clinton. However, in 1996, he declined to endorse Clinton's Republican opponent Bob Dole, because Dole had criticized Demi Moore for her role in the film Striptease. Willis was an invited speaker at the 2000 Republican National Convention, and supported George W. Bush that year.
  • 1987
    Age 31
    At the premiere for the film Stakeout, Willis met actress Demi Moore. They married on November 21, 1987, and had three daughters: Rumer Willis (born August 16, 1988), Scout (born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah (born 1994). They announced their separation on June 24, 1998, and filed for divorce on October 18, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Regarding the divorce, Willis stated, "I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work." He credited actor Will Smith for helping him cope with the situation. Willis has maintained a close relationship with both Moore and her third husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, and attended their wedding.
    Willis had his first lead role in a feature film in the 1987 Blake Edwards film Blind Date, with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards cast him again to play the real-life cowboy actor Tom Mix in Sunset (1988). However, it was his then-unexpected turn in the film Die Hard (1988) as John McClane that catapulted him to movie star and action hero status. He performed most of his own stunts in the film, and the film grossed $138,708,852 worldwide. Following his success with Die Hard, he had a leading role in the drama In Country as Vietnam veteran Emmett Smith and also provided the voice for a talking baby in Look Who's Talking, as well as its sequel Look Who's Talking Too. In the late 1980s, Willis enjoyed moderate success as a recording artist, recording an album of pop-blues titled The Return of Bruno, which included the hit single "Respect Yourself" featuring The Pointer Sisters. The LP was promoted by a Spinal Tap–like rockumentary parody featuring scenes of Willis performing at famous events including Woodstock. He released a version of the Drifters song "Under the Boardwalk" as a second single; it got to No. 2 in the UK Top 40 but was less successful in the U.S. Willis returned to the recording studio several times afterward. (See Discography below.)
    Willis married actress Demi Moore in 1987, and they had three daughters, including Rumer, before their divorce in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2009, he has been married to model Emma Heming, with whom he has two daughters.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, he was the guest actor in the first episode of the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone, "Shatterday".
    More Details Hide Details He auditioned for the role of David Addison Jr. of the television series Moonlighting (1985–89), competing against 3,000 other actors for the position. The starring role, opposite Cybill Shepherd, helped to establish him as a comedic actor, with the show lasting five seasons winning him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy. During the height of the show's success, beverage maker Seagram hired Willis as the pitchman for their Golden Wine Cooler products. The advertising campaign paid the rising star between $5–7 million over two years. In spite of that, Willis chose not to renew his contract with the company when he decided to stop drinking alcohol in 1988.
  • 1984
    Age 28
    Willis left New York City and headed to California to audition for several television shows. In 1984, he appeared in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice, titled "No Exit".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 1
    After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis's father took his family back to Carneys Point Township, New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details Willis has described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar people". His mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker. Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he encountered issues with a stutter. He was nicknamed "Buck-Buck" by his schoolmates. Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in the process, Willis began performing on stage; his high school activities were marked by such things as the drama club and being student council president. After high school, Willis took a job as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. After working as a private investigator (a role he would play in the television series Moonlighting and the 1991 film The Last Boy Scout), Willis turned to acting. He enrolled in the Drama Program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Willis left school in his junior year and moved to New York City, where in the early 1980s he supported himself as a bartender at the West 19th Street art bar Kamikaze.
  • 1955
    Born
    Willis was born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955 in the town of Idar-Oberstein, West Germany.
    More Details Hide Details His father, David Willis (1929-2009), was an American soldier. His mother, Marlene, was German, born in Kassel. Willis is the oldest of four children: he has a sister, Florence, and a brother, David. His brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2001, aged 42.
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