Bruce Willis

Actor / Executive Producer / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 03/19/1955 (68) | Idar-Oberstein (Germany)
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American retired actor. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has appeared in over a hundred films, gaining recognition as an action hero for his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013). Willis's other notable credits include The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable, The Whole Nine Yards (both 2000), ()
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a retired American actor. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles.Willis's other credits include The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hart's War (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), Hostage (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Surrogates (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Rock the Kasbah (2015) and Motherless Brooklyn (2019).As a singer, Willis released his debut album The Return of Bruno in 1987, followed by two more successful albums in 1989 and 2001. He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. Willis has received numerous accolades during his career, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.In March 2022, Willis announced that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. In February 2023, Willis' family announced that they had received a more accurate diagnosis and he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Most frequent genres for this person: Thriller | Action | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Bruce Willis

Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Officer of Arts and Letters Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture 2x MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor MTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a Movie Saturn Award for Best Actor 2x Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
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Movies with Bruce Willis as Actor(151)

as Detective James Knight2023 Detective Knight: Independence
as Valmora2023 Assassin
as Julius “The Lobe” Loeb2022 Corrective Measures
as Det. James Knight2022 Detective Knight: Rogue
as Donnie Fetter2022 Vendetta
as Ben Watts2022 American Siege
as Ian Swan2022 Paradise City
as Detective Freeman2022 Gasoline Alley
as Arnold Soloman2022 White Elephant
as Det. James Knight2022 Detective Knight: Redemption
as Frank2022 Wrong Place
as Alston2022 A Day to Die
as Shane Mueller2022 Wire Room
as David2021 Survive the Game
as Robert2021 Fortress
as Ron Whitlock2021 Deadlock
as James Ford2021 Cosmic Sin
as Karl Helter2021 Midnight in the Switchgrass
as Thomas Malone2021 Apex
as Jack Harris2021 Out of Death
as Chalmers2020 Hard Kill
as Frank2020 Survive the Night
as Clay Young2020 Breach
as Bruce Willis (archive footage)2019 Between Two Ferns: The Movie
as Bruce Willis (voice)2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
as Frank Minna2019 Motherless Brooklyn
as Rex2019 10 Minutes Gone
as Lt. Det. Wakes2019 Trauma Center
as Self (archive footage)2019 QT8: The First Eight
as David Dunn / The Overseer2019 Glass
as Jack2018 Air Strike
as Detective James Avery2018 Acts of Violence
as Paul Kersey2018 Death Wish
as James2018 Reprisal
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2017 John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood
as David Dunn (uncredited)2017 Split
as Howell2017 First Kill
as Hubert2016 Marauders
as Eddie2016 Precious Cargo
as Julian2015 Vice
as Bombay Brian2015 Rock the Kasbah
as Leonard Turner2015 Extraction
as himself2014 Altman
as Omar2014 The Prince
as Joe Colton2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
as Frank Moses2013 RED 2
as John McClane2013 A Good Day to Die Hard
as Church2012 The Expendables 2
as Martin2012 The Cold Light of Day
as Mike Cella2012 Fire with Fire
as Captain Sharp2012 Moonrise Kingdom
as Dink Heimowitz2012 Lay the Favorite
as Old Joe2012 Looper
as Mister Suave2011 The Black Mamba
as himself2011 His Way
as Mel2011 Catch.44
as Biggs2011 Setup
as Self (archive footage)2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
as Self - Guest2010 I'm Still Here
as Frank Moses2010 RED
as Mr. Church2010 The Expendables
as Jimmy Monroe2010 Cop Out
as Tom Greer2009 Surrogates
as himself2008 What Just Happened
as Principal Kirkpatrick2008 Assassination of a High School President
as Self - Concert Audience (uncredited)2008 Shine a Light
as Bruce (uncredited)2007 Nancy Drew
as The Gumshoe2007 Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
as John McClane2007 Live Free or Die Hard
as Muldoon (segment "Planet Terror")2007 Grindhouse
as Harrison Hill2007 Perfect Stranger
as Lieutenant Muldoon2007 Planet Terror
as himself2006 The Hip Hop Project
as Harry Rydell2006 Fast Food Nation
as Jack Mosley2006 16 Blocks
as Sonny Truelove2006 Alpha Dog
as RJ (voice)2006 Over the Hedge
as Mr. Goodkat2006 Lucky Number Slevin
as Doug Masterson (uncredited)2006 The Astronaut Farmer
as RJ (voice)2006 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure
as Jeff Talley2005 Hostage
as Himself (archive footage)2005 My Date with Drew
as Det. John Hartigan2005 Sin City
as Bruce Willis (uncredited)2004 Ocean's Twelve
as Jimmy Tudeski2004 The Whole Ten Yards
as Mr. Blandford2004 Grand Champion
as Spike (voice)2003 Rugrats Go Wild
as William Rose Bailey (uncredited)2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
as Lieutenant A.K. Waters2003 Tears of the Sun
as Col. William A. McNamara2002 Hart's War
as Lee2002 True West
as Joseph Blake2001 Bandits
as Russell Duritz2000 The Kid
as Jimmy 'Tulipán' Tudeski2000 The Whole Nine Yards
as David Dunn2000 Unbreakable
as Malcolm Crowe1999 The Sixth Sense
as Dwayne Hoover1999 Breakfast of Champions
as Ben Jordan1999 The Story of Us
as Harry S. Stamper1998 Armageddon
as Art Jeffries1998 Mercury Rising
as Major-General William Devereaux1998 The Siege
as The Jackal1997 The Jackal
as Korben Dallas1997 The Fifth Element
as John Smith1996 Last Man Standing
as Muddy (voice)1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
as John McClane1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance
as Leo (uncredited)1995 Four Rooms
as James Cole1995 Twelve Monkeys
as Carl Roebuck1994 Nobody's Fool
as Narrator1994 North
as Butch Coolidge1994 Pulp Fiction
as Capa1994 Color of Night
as John McClane (uncredited)1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
as Det. Tom Hardy1993 Striking Distance
as Dr. Ernest Menville1992 Death Becomes Her
as himself1992 The Player
as Bo Weinberg1991 Billy Bathgate
as James Urbanski1991 Mortal Thoughts
as Joe Hallenbeck1991 The Last Boy Scout
as Eddie 'Hudson Hawk' Hawkins1991 Hudson Hawk
as John McClane1990 Die Hard 2
as Mikey (voice)1990 Look Who's Talking Too
as Peter Fallow1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
as Mikey (voice)1989 Look Who's Talking
as himself1989 That's Adequate
as Emmett Smith1989 In Country
as John McClane1988 Die Hard
as Tom Mix1988 Sunset
as Bruno Radolini1987 The Return of Bruno
as Walter Davis1987 Blind Date
as Self - Audience Member (uncredited)1986 Barbra Streisand: One Voice
as Courtroom Observer (uncredited)1982 The Verdict
as Extra (uncredited)1981 Prince of the City
as Extra (uncredited)1980 Ein Guru kommt
as Man Entering Diner as Delaney Leaves (uncredited)1980 The First Deadly Sin

TV Shows/Series with Bruce Willis as Actor(27)

as Groogen (voice)2017 The Orville
as Self - Guest2005 The Reichen Show
as Self - Guest1999 The Early Show
as himself1999 Where Are They Now?
as Officer John McClane (archive footage)1999 Family Guy
as Vic1998 That '70s Show
as himself1997 Taff
as himself1997 The View
as Dr. Nickle (uncredited)1997 Ally McBeal
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Bruno the kid1996 Bruno the Kid
as Paul Stevens1994 Friends
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as himself1992 HBO First Look
as David Addison1985 Moonlighting
as Peter Novins1985 The Twilight Zone
as Tony Amato1984 Miami Vice
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Bruce Willis as Crew(7)

Production/Producer2005 Hostage
Production/Executive Producer2002 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Production/Executive Producer2002 True West
Writing/Story1991 Hudson Hawk
Production/Producer1987 The Return of Bruno
Sound/Music1987 The Return of Bruno
Writing/Writer1987 The Return of Bruno

TV Shows/Series with Bruce Willis as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2004 Touching Evil
Production/Producer1996 Bruno the Kid

Additional Information

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Full Name: Walter Bruce Willis
Born: Saturday, 03/19 1955 (March) in Idar-Oberstein (Germany) (current age: 68 years + 343 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Montclair State University, Penns Grove High School
Record Label: Motown
Spouses (current/former): Demi Moore, Emma Heming Willis
Children: Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, Tallulah Willis
Siblings: David Willis
Other names for Bruce Willis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Брюс Уиллис"
"بروس ويليس"
"브루스 윌리스"
"บรูซ วิลลิส"
"ברוס וויליס"
"Walter Bruce Willis"
"Γουόλτερ Μπρους Γουίλις"
"Μπρους Γουίλις"
"Брюс Вілліс"
Bruce Willis frequently works together with these people:
Rachael MacFarlane (66x, Actress)
John Viener (39x, Actor)
Robert Rodriguez (36x, Crew)
Ralph Garman (33x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Alec Sulkin (31x, Actor)
Stephen J. Eads (31x, Crew)
Phil LaMarr (29x, Actor)
Steve Callaghan (29x, Actor)
Danny Smith (29x, Actor)
Corey Large (27x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:228, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/21/2024