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Old 12-29-2008, 03:08 PM
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Bruce Willis Appreciation #2: "Still the Man of Action!"

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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, and film producer. He came to fame in the late 1980s and has since retained a career as both a Hollywood leading man and a supporting actor, in particular for his role as John McClane in the Die Hard series. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000 after thirteen years of marriage. Willis has released several albums and has appeared in several television shows. He has also starred in over sixty films, including Pulp Fiction, Sin City, Die Hard, Unbreakable, Armageddon and The Sixth Sense.

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.55 to US$3.04 billion at North American box offices, making him the seventh highest-grossing actor in a leading role, and eighth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning, and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor and has publicly shown his support for the United States armed forces.

Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, the son of a Kassel-born German mother, Marlene, who worked in a bank, and David Willis, an American soldier. Willis was the eldest of four children (his siblings are Florence, David, and Robert). After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis' father took his family back to Penns Grove, New Jersey, where he worked as a welder and factory worker. His parents separated in 1972 while Willis was in his teens. He was always an outgoing youngster, although he grew up with a stutter. Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown. Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in the process, Willis began performing on stage and his high school activities were marked by such things as the drama club and school council president.

After high school, Willis took a job as a security guard and he also transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. He quit after a colleague was killed on the job, and became a regular at several bars. Willis learned to play the harmonica and joined an R&B band called Loose Goose. After a stint as a private investigator (a role he would play in the television series Moonlighting as well as in the 1991 film, The Last Boy Scout), Willis returned 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.

Willis returned to the bar scene, only this time for a part-time job at the West Bank Cafe in New York City's Manhattan Plaza. After countless auditions, Willis made his theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Heaven and Earth. He gained more experience and exposure in Fool for Love, an appearance on television's Miami Vice, and in a Levi's commercial.



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Three Stories About Joan (2009) (filming)
Surrogates (2009) (post-production) .... Agent Greer

What Just Happened (2008) .... Actor
Assassination of a High School President (2008) .... Principal Kirkpatrick
Planet Terror (2007) .... Muldoon
Nancy Drew (2007) (uncredited) .... Bruce
Live Free or Die Hard (2007) .... John McClane
Perfect Stranger (2007) .... Harrison Hill
Grindhouse (2007) .... Lt. Muldoon (segment "Planet Terror")
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006) (V) (voice) .... RJ
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) (uncredited) .... Col. Doug Masterson
Fast Food Nation (2006) .... Harry Rydell
Over the Hedge (2006) (voice) .... RJ
16 Blocks (2006) .... Det. Jack Mosley
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) .... Mr. Goodkat
Alpha Dog (2006) .... Sonny Truelove
That '70s Show .... Vic (1 episode, 2005)
Misfire (2005) TV episode .... Vic
Sin City (2005) .... Hartigan
Hostage (2005/I) .... Jeff Talley
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Ocean's Twelve (2004) (uncredited) .... Bruce Willis
The Whole Ten Yards (2004) .... Jimmy
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) (uncredited) .... William Rose Bailey
Rugrats Go Wild (2003) (voice) .... Spike
Tears of the Sun (2003) .... Lieutenant A.K. Waters
True West (2002) (TV) .... Lee
Grand Champion (2002) .... Mr. Blandford
Hart's War (2002) .... Col. William A. McNamara
Bandits (2001) .... Joseph 'Joe' Blake
Unbreakable (2000) .... David Dunn
The Kid (2000) .... Russ Duritz
"Friends" .... Paul Stevens (3 episodes, 2000)
The One with the Ring (2000) TV episode .... Paul Stevens
The One Where Paul's the Man (2000) TV episode .... Paul Stevens
The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad (2000) TV episode .... Paul Stevens
The Whole Nine Yards (2000) .... Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski

The Story of Us (1999) .... Ben Jordan
The Sixth Sense (1999) .... Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Breakfast of Champions (1999) .... Dwayne Hoover
Ally McBeal .... Dr. Nickle (1 episode, 1999)
- Love Unlimited (1999) TV episode (uncredited) .... Dr. Nickle
Apocalypse (1998) (VG) .... Trey Kincaid
The Siege (1998/I) .... Major General William Devereaux
The Fifth Element (1998) (VG) (voice) .... Korben Dallas
Armageddon (1998/I) .... Harry S. Stamper
Mercury Rising (1998) .... Art Jeffries
The Jackal (1997) .... The Jackal
The Fifth Element (1997) .... Korben Dallas
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) (voice) .... Muddy Grimes
Last Man Standing (1996/I) .... John Smith
"Bruno the Kid" (1996) TV series (voice) .... Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (1996) (V) (voice) .... Bruno the Kid
Twelve Monkeys (1995) .... James Cole
Four Rooms (1995) (uncredited) .... Leo (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) .... John McClane
Nobody's Fool (1994) .... Carl Roebuck
Color of Night (1994) .... Dr. Bill Capa
North (1994) .... Narrator
Pulp Fiction (1994) .... Butch Coolidge
Striking Distance (1993) .... Det. Tom Hardy
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) (uncredited) .... John McClane
... aka National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (USA: complete title)
Death Becomes Her (1992) .... Dr. Ernest Menville
The Last Boy Scout (1991) .... Joe Hallenbeck
Billy Bathgate (1991) .... Bo Weinberg
Hudson Hawk (1991) .... Eddie 'Hudson Hawk' Hawkins
Mortal Thoughts (1991) .... James Urbanski
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) .... Peter Fallow
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) (voice) .... Mikey
Die Hard 2 (1990) .... John McClane
Look Who's Talking (1989) (voice) .... Mikey
In Country (1989) .... Emmett Smith
Moonlighting .... David Addison Jr. / ... (40 episodes, 1985-1989)
Die Hard (1988) .... Officer John McClane
Sunset (1988) .... Tom Mix
... aka Catalina (USA: cable TV title)
The Return of Bruno (1988) .... Bruno Radolini
Blind Date (1987) .... Walter Davis
"The Twilight Zone" .... Peter Jay Novins (segment "Shatterday") (1 episode, 1985)
Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet (1985) TV episode .... Peter Jay Novins (segment "Shatterday")
"Miami Vice" .... Tony Amato (1 episode, 1984)
No Exit (1984) TV episode .... Tony Amato
The Verdict (1982) (uncredited) .... Courtroom Observer
Ein Guru kommt (1980) (TV) (uncredited) .... Extra
The First Deadly Sin (1980) (uncredited) .... Man Entering Diner as Delaney Leaves



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Old 12-29-2008, 03:15 PM
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:02 PM
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*Pauses to Read* ...Oh! "Thanks For The New Thread"!
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Thanks for getting the new thread going. I figured you might want to start.
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A new thread

I always liked the movie Bruce did with Kim Basinger called "Blind Date". It is so funny.

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I don't remember Blind Date. I'll have to watch it.
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Yes you must see Blind Date. It's so funny.
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Then I'll see it too. I love Bruce Willis in Whole Nine/Ten Yards films He's so funny there.
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awww u gotta love him
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And we do One of my favourite male celebs!
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Can I be added?He's one of my favorite actors.
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Can I be added?He's one of my favorite actors.
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You've been added!
thank you very much
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