Bruce Willis

Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for his film appearances as wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion. The amount places him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.

Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in West Germany, to a German mother, Marlene, and an American father, David Andrew. The couple were then living on a U.S. military base. He was raised in Penns Grove, New Jersey. Willis picked up an interest for the dramatic arts in high school, and was allegedly discovered while working in a café in New York City and then appeared in a couple of off-Broadway productions. While bartending one night, he was seen by a casting director who liked his personality and needed a bartender for a small movie role.

After countless auditions, Willis contributed minor film appearances, usually uncredited, before landing the role of private eye David Addison alongside sultry Cybill Shepherd in the hit romantic comedy television series Moonlighting. The series firmly established Bruce Willis as a hot new talent, and his sarcastic and wisecracking P.I. was in effect a dry run for the role of hard-boiled NYC detective "John McClane" in the monster hit Die Hard. This action film balanced laconic humor and wholesale destruction as Willis' character single handedly battles a gang of ruthless international thieves in a Los Angeles skyscraper. Willis reprized the role of tough guy cop John McClane in the eagerly anticipated sequel Die Hard 2 set at snowbound Dulles International Airport as a group of renegade Special Forces soldiers seek to repatriate a corrupt South American general. Excellent box office returns demanded a further sequel Die Hard: With a Vengeance.

Bruce Willis was married to actress Demi Moore for approximately thirteen years and they share custody of their three children.

Movies

Extraction (2016) Leonard Turner
Rock the Kasbah (2015) Bombay Brian
Vice (2015) Julian
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) John Hartigan
The Prince (2014) Omar
Altman (2014) Himself
Red 2 (2013) Frank
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Joe Colton
Fire With Fire (2013) Mike Cella
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) John McClane
Lay the Favorite (2012) Dink Heimowitz
BB King: The Life of Riley (2012) Himself
Looper (2012) Old Joe
The Expendables 2 (2012) Mr. Church
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Captain Sharp
The Cold Light of Day (2012) Martin
Catch .44 (2011) Mel
Set Up (2011) Biggs
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2011) RJ
Red (2010) Frank Moses
The Expendables (2010) Church
Cop Out (2010) Jimmy
Surrogates (2009) Agent Greer
What Just Happened? (2008) Actor
Assassination of a High School President (2008) Principal Kirkpatrick
The Hip Hop Project (2007) Executive Producer
Perfect Stranger (2007) Harrison Hill
Grindhouse (2007) Lt. Muldoon
Alpha Dog (2007) Sonny Truelove
Grindhouse Presents: Planet Terror (2007) Muldoon
Live Free or Die Hard (2007) John McClane
Fast Food Nation (2006) Harry
Over the Hedge (2006) RJ
Just My Luck (2006) Producer
16 Blocks (2006) Jack Mosley, Producer
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Mr. Goodkat
Sin City (2005) John Hartigan
Hostage (2005) Jeff Talley
The Whole Ten Yards (2004) Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski
Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Spike the Dog
Tears of the Sun (2003) Lt. A.K. Waters
Grand Champion (2002) Mr. Blandford
Hart's War (2002) Colonel William A. McNamara
Bandits (2001) Joe Blake
Unbreakable (2000) David Dunn
Disney's The Kid (2000) Russ Duritz
The Whole Nine Yards (2000) Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski
The Story of Us (1999) Ben Jordan
Breakfast of Champions (1999) Dwayne Hoover
The Sixth Sense (1999) Dr. Malcolm Crowe
The Siege (1998) Major General William Devereaux
Armageddon (1998) Harry S. Stamper
Mercury Rising (1998) Arthur 'Art' Jeffries
The Jackal (1997) The Jackal
The Fifth Element (1997) Korben Dallas
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996) Muddy Grimes
Last Man Standing (1996) John Smith
Bruno the Kid (1996) Bruno the Kid
Four Rooms (1995) Leo
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) John McClane
12 Monkeys (1995) James Cole
Nobody's Fool (1994) Carl Roebuck
Pulp Fiction (1994) Butch Coolidge
North (1994) Narrator
Color of Night (1994) Bill Capa
Anjo Da Guarda (1994) Narrator
Striking Distance (1993) Det. Tom Hardy
Death Becomes Her (1992) Ernest Menville
Mortal Thoughts (1991) James Urbanski
Hudson Hawk (1991) Hudson Hawk, Screenwriter
Billy Bathgate (1991) Bo Weinberg
The Last Boy Scout (1991) Joe Hallenbeck
Die Hard 2 (1990) John McClane
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) Mikey
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Peter Fallow
In Country (1989) Emmett Smith
Look Who's Talking (1989) Mikey
Die Hard (1988) Detective John McClane
Sunset (1988) Tom Mix
Blind Date (1987) Walter Davis
Moonlighting (1985) David Addison Jr.

TV Shows

Touching Evil (2004) Executive Producer
Moonlighting (1985) David Addison