Bruce Willis

Birth Day March 19th, 1955
Birth Place Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate
Age 69 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

About Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis, a retired American actor, gained recognition for his role as John McClane in the "Die Hard" franchise (1988-2013) and appeared in over a hundred films, including "Pulp Fiction" (1994), "The Sixth Sense" (1999), and "Red" (2010). He also released three music albums and made his Broadway debut in 2015. Throughout his career, he received various awards, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. In March 2022, Willis's family announced his retirement after being diagnosed with aphasia, and in February 2023, he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. His films have grossed between US$2.64 billion and US$3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the eighth-highest-grossing leading actor in 2010.

Bruce Willis Early Life & Family

Bruce Willis, a popular American actor, was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany but raised in New Jersey, United States. Walter Bruce Willis is his birth name. He has a mixed ethnicity and holds American nationality. Willis has German ancestry on his mother’s side while he is of English, Dutch, French, Welsh, and Irish descent on his father’s side. His parents were David Willis, an American soldier, and Marlene, who worked at a bank. He has two brothers, David and Robert, and a sister named Florence. After being discharged from the military in 1957, his father relocated the family to his hometown of Carneys Point, New Jersey. He has described his background as a "long line of blue-collar people". In 2023, he celebrated his 68th birthday. 

For his education, Willis attended Penns Grove High School, where he was elected as the student council president. Later, he pursued drama at Montclair State University but dropped out in his junior year to pursue an acting career in New York City.

Bruce Willis's acting career

  • After some initial struggles, Bruce got his big break in 1977 with a role in the off-Broadway production "Heaven and Earth", which led to more stage appearances. 
  • His success on stage eventually landed him the lead role of David Addison in the TV series "Moonlighting", which ran from 1985 to 1989 and catapulted Willis to stardom. He beat out thousands of other contenders for the role, which marked the beginning of his successful career in film and television.
  • In 1987, Willis landed his first lead role in the romantic comedy "Blind Date". The film's financial success made up for its negative reviews. 
  • However, it was the 1988 action movie "Die Hard" that catapulted Willis into worldwide fame. Playing the role of police officer John McClane, the movie was a massive commercial success and established Willis as an action hero. He went on to reprise his role in the sequel "Die Hard 2" in 1990, which surpassed the first film in terms of critical and commercial success.
  • In the early 1990s, Willis faced a series of setbacks due to the box office failure of his movies such as "The Bonfire of the Vanities", "Hudson Hawk", and "Color of Night". However, his career was revived with his role in the critically acclaimed film "Pulp Fiction" in 1994. 
  • He also starred in the highest-grossing film of 1998, "Armageddon", which featured a star-studded cast including Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, and Keith David.
  • In 2000, he made a guest appearance in the popular television sitcom "Friends". He played the character of Paul Stevens, the father of Ross's girlfriend Elizabeth, in three episodes of the sixth season. His performance in the series was widely appreciated and earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. 
  • After that, he acted in several successful films, including the thriller Unbreakable (2000), the action-crime film Hostage (2005), the fourth installment of the Die Hard franchise Live Free or Die Hard (2007), and the sci-fi film Surrogates (2009). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and the action-comedy films A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) and RED 2 (2013).
  • Bruce continued to establish himself as an action hero in the late-2010s, with roles in movies such as Extraction (2015), Marauders (2016), First Kill (2017), Death Wish (2018), and Reprisal (2018). 
  • He also appeared in the last installment of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy movie "Glass" in 2019, alongside James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, the movie was a huge commercial success. In the same year, he appeared in films, including The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Motherless Brooklyn, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, 10 Minutes Gone, and Trauma Center.
  • In 2020, he starred in Breach, a science fiction film, and Out of Death, a crime thriller. He also appeared in Cosmic Sin, a futuristic action movie, and Survive the Game, a survivalist thriller. Other recent films include Hard Kill, Fortress, and American Siege. Additionally, Willis has been part of several detective-themed movies, including the Detective Knight series with titles such as Rogue, Redemption, and Independence.
  • On March 30, 2022, Willis's family announced his retirement due to aphasia. On February 16, 2023, his family announced that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Bruce Willis Wife & Children

Bruce Willis is currently married to his second wife, Emma Heming who is an English model and actress. The duo got married in March 2009 in Turks and Caicos. They have two daughters together, Evelyn Penn Willis and Mabel Ray Willis. The couple seems to be happy and lives a blissful life without negative rumors. 

His first marriage was to actress, former singer, and model Demi Moore in 1987. They had three daughters together, Rumer Willis, Scout LaRue Willis, and Tallulah Belle Willis. However, they separated in 1998 and divorced in 2000. Following that, Bruce Willis had a relationship and was engaged to fashion model, actress, and TV personality Brooke Burns for around ten months between 2003 and 2004. Likewise, his name has been linked with Estella Warren, Maria Bravo, Alisha Klass, Rachel Hunter, Nadia Bjorlin, Karen McDougal, and more.

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Bruce Willis Net Worth

Bruce Willis is a highly successful actor who has appeared in over 115 movies and TV shows with outstanding performances that have left a mark on the entertainment industry. He is known for his versatile roles and his ability to adapt to any character he portrays. As per online sources, Bruce Willis has an estimated net worth of $250 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors in the industry. He has earned his fortune through his performances in movies that have grossed hundreds of millions, and even billions, at the box office with a successful acting career spanning over three decades. Despite his incredible wealth, Bruce has kept his personal assets private and details regarding his assets are yet to be disclosed. However, it is known that he is considered one of the highest-paid actors of all time, with an average salary of $15 million per film. Bruce Willis currently resides in a luxury home in Los Angeles, California, which he purchased in 2007 for an estimated value of $17.6 million. Additionally, Willis owns various other real estate properties around the world. His car collection is extensive and includes some of the world's best luxury brands such as Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, and Bentley. Bruce has become a household name and his impressive net worth is a testament to his talent and hard work in the entertainment industry. With his continued success in the industry, his net worth is likely to increase in the future.

Bruce Willis has appeared in a number of TV commercials throughout his career. Some of his notable commercials include the first series of Levi's 501 Blues commercials in 1986, Seagram's 7 Golden Wine Cooler with Sharon Stone in 1996, and VISA credit cards in 2001. He also appeared in several commercials in Japan, including Subaru Legacy, Eneos Service Stations, and NTT DoCoMo Mova. In 2013, he was seen in a Sky Broadband commercial with Jessica Ransom and also endorsed Sobieski Vodka in Poland in 2010. In 2014, he starred in a Honda commercial during the Super Bowl. Additionally, Bruce appeared in a print ad for Police sunglasses from 1999 to 2000. In 2020, he reprised his iconic character John McClane from the Die Hard series for an Advance Auto Parts commercial.

Bruce Willis Height & Weight

Bruce Willis, an American actor, and producer, has a tall and fit physique with a height of 6 feet 0 inches or 182 cm, and a weight of 92 Kg or 203 lbs. He has a muscular build and is known for his action movie roles. His piercing blue eyes and bald head are some of the distinctive features that have made him stand out in the entertainment industry. Willis maintains a healthy lifestyle by engaging in regular exercise and following a balanced diet to keep his body in shape. In addition to his tall and muscular build, Bruce has a chest size of 42 inches, a waist size of 35 inches, and biceps measuring 14 inches. His shoe size is 10 (US). Despite being in his mid-sixties, Willis continues to maintain his fitness and is often seen engaging in activities such as cycling and playing basketball. His physical fitness has contributed to his success in the action genre, where he has performed many of his own stunts over the years. On February 16, 2023, his family announced that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

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