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 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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Bruce Willis Lists Home on Central Park West for $17.75 Million
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
The actor and his wife Emma purchased the apartment from Milwaukee Bucks basketball team owner Wesley Edens and his wife Lynn Edens.
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Bruce Willis Lists Home on Central Park West for $17.75 Million
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
The actor and his wife Emma purchased the apartment from Milwaukee Bucks basketball team owner Wesley Edens and his wife Lynn Edens.
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Review: ‘Acts of Violence’ Delivers What Its Title Promises
NYTimes - about 1 month
The movie, which stars Bruce Willis and Cole Hauser, is an action thriller that harks back to grindhouse pictures of the ’70s and ’80s.
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New Trailer: ‘Death Wish’
NYTimes - about 2 months
Bruce Willis is “cocked, locked and ready to rock” in the latest preview for the remake of this revenge thriller.
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It's Not Just The Guns... It's The Media
Huffington Post - 5 months
You want to know where gun violence comes from? Look no further than your TV set or your local cinema. Bruce Willis is back
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The Greta Garbo of Private Banking
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Martha Henderson has quietly built a $10 billion unit at the bank trusted by Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Willis and other Tinseltown luminaries.
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'Death Wish' trailer starring Bruce Willis slammed as 'racist,' 'alt-right'
Fox News - 7 months
Eli Roth's remake of the 1974 film "Death Wish" is already causing a stir.
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Review: A Bullied Boy Gets a Hunting Lesson in ‘First Kill’
NYTimes - 7 months
A deep-woods thriller stars Bruce Willis as the local police chief and features a bank robbery gone wrong.
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Tom Cruise Has No Chill
Huffington Post - 8 months
Tom Cruise is generally said to be a swell guy. Scientology screeds aside, his Hollywood collaborators often attest to what a fun oddball he is ― so much so that Vulture just published a list of 19 “unsettlingly nice” anecdotes about Cruise. Yet he is inarguably one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, and that role comes with a certain exacting baggage, for better or worse. Case in point: the control Cruise reportedly demanded on “The Mummy,” which bombed in North America last weekend despite hefty grosses in foreign markets that still worship Cruise when he’s in action-star mode. (For the record, let’s agree right now that the best Tom Cruise is hardscrabble charmer Tom Cruise, as in “Risky Business,” “Jerry Maguire” and “The Firm.”)  According to a blunt Variety piece, “The Mummy” is “a textbook case of a movie star run amok.” Cruise reportedly requested a script rewrite that amplified his screentime, supervision over the editing process and input in Universal Pictures...
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Action comedy 'Once Upon a Time in Venice' does nothing to boost Bruce Willis' career (or dog movies)
LATimes - 8 months
Bruce Willis’ latest effort to dislodge his film career from a stubborn rut goes unrewarded with “Once Upon a Time in Venice,” a wincingly unfunny comedy caper set along L.A.’s funky beach community. He may be Venice’s “only licensed detective,” but Steve Ford (Willis) seems to have a lot of downtime...
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Fans Think Katy Perry's New Buzzcut Makes Her Look Like Justin Bieber
Huffington Post - 11 months
Katy Perry is now the proud owner of a blonde buzzcut.  The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer, who recently debuted a shorter haircut just a few weeks ago, shared a photo of her new ‘do Monday on Instagram.  Perry captioned her photo, “✨fifth element flow✨,” which appears to be a reference to a 1997 movie starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich.  ✨fifth element flow✨ A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Apr 10, 2017 at 12:18pm PDT Perry also posted pictures on her Instagram story, showing that celebrity hairdresser Chris McMillan was behind the cut. As soon as the singer posted the photos of her new hair, fans pointed out that she looked a lot like two other famous pop stars: Justin Bieber and Halsey.  Oh no @justinbieber just hijacked @katyperry and made her get his hair do. — A-Town Pizza (@ATownPizzaria) April 10, 2017 Now I won't be able to say if it's Katy Perry, Halsey or Justin Bieber — gabri ‍♂️ ...
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These Celebrity Baby Names Might Be Everywhere Soon
Huffington Post - 11 months
We know that celebrity baby names can impact the popularity charts for years to come. Way before Emily Blunt welcomed baby Hazel, its choice by Julia Roberts pushed it an astonishing 600 places up the U.S. popularity chart.  Heather Locklear and Reese Witherspoon were moms to early Avas, which turned that old Hollywood Glamour name into a modern star. And Kevin Costner and Harrison Ford were both dads to sons named Liam more than a decade before it reached the U.S. Top 10 list. So which star choices of the past year are most likely to inspire the baby names the rest of us choose? First, the influential celebrity baby girl names: Arrow Rhodes ― Jensen and Danneel Ackles blur the line between babies and superheroes. This year, daughter Justice Jay was joined by twins Zeppelin Bram, a boy, and Arrow Rhodes, a girl. Arrow fits with meaningful names like Journey, and proves that dramatic word names can have more appeal. After all, arrows find their targets, making this a mod...
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 cele...
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Legacy from the Orbital Perspective
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 ...
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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 - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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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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.
  • 2013
    Age 57
    On October 12, 2013, Willis hosted Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry as a musical guest.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    In early 2009, he appeared in an advertising campaign to publicize the insurance company Norwich Union's change of name to Aviva.
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  • 2008
    Age 52
    He did not make any contributions or public endorsements in the 2008 presidential campaign.
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    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)".
  • 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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    On April 12, 2007, he appeared again, this time wearing a Sanjaya Malakar wig.
    In 2007, he appeared in the Planet Terror half of the double feature Grindhouse as the villain, a mutant soldier.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    In 2005, he appeared in the film adaptation of Sin City.
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together.
  • 2000
    Age 44
    Also in 2000, Willis played Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski in The Whole Nine Yards alongside Matthew Perry.
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    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).
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  • 1999
    Age 43
    In 1999, Willis then went on to the starring role in M.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Age 32
    In 1988, Willis and then-wife Demi Moore campaigned for Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis's Presidential bid.
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  • 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.
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    Willis had his first lead role in a feature film in the 1987 Blake Edwards film Blind Date, with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette.
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    Willis married actress Demi Moore in 1987, and they had three daughters, including Rumer, before their divorce in 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, he was the guest actor in the first episode of the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone, "Shatterday".
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  • 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".
  • 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.
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  • 1955
    Born
    Willis was born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955 in the town of Idar-Oberstein, West Germany.
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