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Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis

American actor, producer, and musician add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1955.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (10%), (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Die Hard, Kevin Smith, Cop Out (2010 film)

Linked to: Republican Party, An Inconvenient Truth, Belvédère, Dick Cheney hunting incident

 

Timeline


 

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Bruce Willis was born in 1955 add something


1957

After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis's father took his family back to Carneys Point, New Jersey add something


1968

Willis was slated to play U.S. Army general William R. Peers in director Oliver Stone's "Pinkville", a drama about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai Massacre add something


1980

His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles add something

 

Willis left school in his junior year and moved to New York City, where in the early 1980s he supported himself as a bartender at the West 19th Street art bar Kamikaze add something


1984

In 1984, he appeared in an episode of the TV series "Miami Vice", titled "No Exit" add something


1985

In 1985 he was the guest actor in the first episode of The Twilight Zone , "Shatterday" add something

 

Glenn Gordon Caron - His 1985 show "Moonlighting" was a worldwide hit, it revitalised the career of Cybill Shepherd and launched the career of Bruce Willis


1987

Willis made his film debut in the 1987 Blake Edwards film "Blind Date", with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette add something

 

Joe Dallesandro - He had roles in "Critical Condition" opposite Richard Pryor, "Sunset" with Bruce Willis and James Garner, "Guncrazy" with Drew Barrymore, "Cry-Baby" , and Steven Soderbergh's 1999 film "The Limey"

 

Demi Moore - In 1987, Moore met and married her second husband, actor Bruce Willis.

 

Blind Date (1987 film) - "'Blind Date"' is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger

 

The Return of Bruno - "'The Return of Bruno"' is a 1987 comedic film, originally aired as a one-hour special on HBO and later released on VHS. It is a mockumentary starring Bruce Willis as his fictitious alter ego "Bruno Radolini", a legendary blues singer/musician who influenced, as the story goes, a number of famous musicians who appear in cameo, such as Elton John, Phil Collins, Brian Wilson, Grace Slick, Joan Baez, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Stanley, The Bee Gees, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and Ringo Starr appear in the film as themselves, paying tribute to Radolini


1988

In 1988, he and then-wife Demi Moore openly campaigned for Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis's Presidential bid add something

 

In spite of that, Willis chose not to renew his contract with the company when he decided to stop drinking alcohol in 1988 add something

 

Willis acquired major personal success and pop culture influence playing John McClane in 1988's "Die Hard" add something

 

Gauloises - Gauloises are the cigarettes smoked by Bruce Willis the 1988 film "Die Hard"

 

Kevin J. O'Connor (actor) - He portrayed a young Ernest Hemingway in the 1988 film "The Moderns", had a small role in 1989's "Steel Magnolias" and a featured role in 1994's erotic thriller "Color of Night", which starred Bruce Willis and Jane March


1989

Bobbie Ann Mason - A film version was produced in 1989, starring Emily Lloyd as the protagonist and Bruce Willis as her uncle

 

Amy Heckerling - In 1989 Heckerling had her biggest success with "Look Who's Talking", starring John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and a baby voiced by Bruce Willis


1990

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 add something

 

In the early 1990s, Willis's career suffered a moderate slump starring in flops such as "The Bonfire of the Vanities", "Striking Distance", and a film he co-wrote titled "Hudson Hawk", among others add something

 

Mickey Rourke - In the early 1990s, Rourke was offered and declined the role of Butch Coolidge, which later became Bruce Willis's role in "Pulp Fiction"

 

Independent film - The 1990s saw the rise and success of independent films not only through the film festival circuit but at the box office as well while established actors, such as Bruce Willis, John_Travolta, and Tim Robbins, found success themselves both in independent films and Hollywood studio films


1991

William Conrad - Late in life with a voice no longer as strong as the one familiar to his fans, Conrad narrated the opening and closing scenes of 1991 Bruce Willis feature film "Hudson Hawk"

 

The Last Boy Scout - "'The Last Boy Scout"' is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce Willis, Damon_Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron and Danielle Harris


1992

Robert Zemeckis - In 1992, Zemeckis directed the black comedy Death Becomes Her, starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis.


1993

Sarah Jessica Parker - Also in 1993, she starred as a police diver opposite Bruce Willis in the film "Striking Distance"

 

Striking Distance - "'Striking Distance"' is a 1993 American action thriller film starring Bruce Willis as a Pittsburgh Police homicide detective Thomas Hardy


1994

He starred in a leading role in the highly sexualized erotic thriller "Color of Night" , which was very poorly received 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 add something

 

In 1994, he had a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed "Pulp Fiction", which gave a new boost to his career add something

 

Karina Lombard - She went on to appear in the 1994 film "Legends of the Fall", followed by "Last Man Standing" in 1996 alongside Bruce Willis

 

Color of Night - Directed by Richard Rush, the film stars Bruce Willis and Jane March 1994


1996

However, in 1996, he declined to endorse Clinton's Republican opponent Bob Dole, because Dole had criticized Demi Moore for her role in the film "Striptease" add something

 

In 1996, Roger Director, a writer and producer from "Moonlighting" wrote a roman à clef on Willis titled "A Place to Fall" add something

 

In 1996, he was the executive producer of the cartoon "Bruno the Kid" which featured a CGI representation of himself add something


1997

Chris Tucker - In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in "Money Talks", and alongside Bruce Willis in "The Fifth Element"

 

The Jackal (1997 film) - "'The Jackal"' is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard_Gere, and Sidney Poitier


1998

In 1998, Willis participated in "Apocalypse", a PlayStation video game add something

 

Billy Bob Thornton - He appeared in several major film roles following "Sling Blade" 's success, including 1998's "Armageddon" with Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis, and "A Simple Plan

 

Chi McBride - In 1998, he was a co-star of "Mercury Rising", alongside Bruce Willis

 

Mercury Rising - "'Mercury Rising"' is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin

 

Neversoft - In January 1998, just as Neversoft was about to run out of money, they had a fortunate meeting with Activision who were looking for someone to re-develop "Apocalypse", a failed internal project featuring the voice of Bruce Willis


1999

In 1999, Willis went on to the starring role in M. Night Shyamalan's film, "The Sixth Sense" add something

 

Toni Collette - In 1999, She received an Academy *award nomination for her role as the mother of a troubled boy in the U.S. film "The Sixth Sense", which starred Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment

 

Haley Joel Osment - Osment first achieved stardom in 1999, when he appeared in "The Sixth Sense", co-starring Bruce Willis

 

Tisha Sterling - Sterling made her last onscreen appearance to date in the 1999 film "Breakfast of Champions", opposite Bruce Willis

 

Donnie Wahlberg - Wahlberg received attention for his role in the 1999 film "The Sixth Sense", playing the patient of Bruce Willis's character in the opening sequence


2000

Cybill Shepherd wrote in her 2000 autobiography, "Cybill Disobedience", that Willis was angry at Director, because the character was written as a "neurotic, petulant actor add something

 

Also in 2000, Willis played Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski in "The Whole Nine Yards" alongside Matthew Perry add something

 

In 2000 Willis, with his business partner Arnold Rifkin, started a motion picture production company called Cheyenne Enterprises add something

 

In 2000, Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on "Friends" add something

 

Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage add something

 

Eamonn Walker - In 2000 Walker appeared in two films, the crime drama, "Once in the Life" acting alongside and being directed by Laurence Fishburne on his directorial debut, and the fantasy mystery, "Unbreakable" alongside Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson

 

Amanda Peet - Peet's first role in a widely-released feature film came in 2000, with the mafia comedy film "The Whole Nine Yards", starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry

 

The Whole Nine Yards (film) - "'The Whole Nine Yards"' is a 2000 American-Canadian crime comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan and Natasha Henstridge


 

He was nominated for a 2001 American Comedy award for his work on "Friends" add something

 

His brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2001, aged 42 add something

 

Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2001 Willis has described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar people"; his mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker add something

 

Elmore Leonard - A 2001 comedy film, "Bandits", was originally meant to be an adaptation of Leonard's novel by that name, to which Bruce Willis owns the film rights; however, the producers brought in writer Harley Peyton to write a new script from scratch that bears little or no resemblance to Leonard's book

 

Rugrats (film series) - In addition to "The Wild Thornberrys" cast members reprising their roles, this film guest stars Bruce Willis as the voice of Spike, Chrissie Hynde as Siri the clouded leopard, and Ethan Phillips as Toa. This is the first time Nancy Cartwright voiced Chuckie Finster in a film since his original voice actress retired in 2001


2002

In 2002, Willis's youngest daughter, Tallulah, suggested that he purchase Girl Scout cookies to send to troops add something

 

Cole Hauser - Hart's War - In 2002, he played a racist American prisoner-of-war in "Hart's War" with Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell


2003

In 2003, Willis visited Iraq as part of the USO tour, singing to the troops with his band, The Accelerators add something

 

He filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest add something

 

Eamonn Walker - In 2003 he starred in the war film, "Tears of the Sun" as Ellis "Zee" Pettigrew alongside Bruce Willis

 

Cole Hauser - Then in 2003, he played a Navy SEAL in "Tears of the Sun" alongside Bruce Willis


2004

Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together add something

 

Emile Hirsch - He subsequently appeared in "Alpha Dog", a dark drama starring Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis, and Sharon Stone in which Hirsch played a character based on real-life drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood; the film was shot in 2004 and released on January 12, 2007


2005

Willis stated in 2005 that he wanted to "make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy add something

 

Willis worked with his eldest daughter, Rumer, in the 2005 film "Hostage" add something

 

Florent Emilio Siri - Following the underground success of his first feature film, Siri's directorial style caught the eye of actor Bruce Willis, who asked Siri to direct his big-budget 2005 action thriller "Hostage"

 

Robert Crais - In March 2005, Bruce Willis appeared in "Hostage", the first Hollywood adaptation of one of his books


2006

In 2006, he said that the United States should invade Colombia, in order to end the drug trafficking add something

 

In February 2006, Willis appeared in Manhattan to talk about "16 Blocks" with reporters add something

 

Willis's name was in an advertisement in the "Los Angeles Times" on August 17, 2006, that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war add something

 

Video clip - In 2006, the producers of "Lucky Number Slevin", a film with Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu and Bruce Willis, made an 8-minute clip for YouTube


2007

He left the company to be run solely by Rifkin in 2007 after "Live Free or Die Hard" add something

 

In 2007, he appeared in the "Planet Terror" half of the double feature "Grindhouse" as the villain, a mutant soldier add something

 

On April 12, 2007, he appeared again, this time wearing a Sanjaya Malakar wig add something

 

Willis, an avid New Jersey Nets fan, made controversial comments on April 29, 2007 during a live broadcast of a Nets home playoff game on TSN by saying a catch phrase from his "Die Hard" films, "Yippee-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker", at the end of the interview add something

 

On May 5, 2007, someone using the screen name "Walter_B" started posting detailed responses onto Ain't it Cool News, where people were discussing the fact that "Live Free or Die Hard" received a PG-13 rating, instead of an R rating like the earlier three "Die Hard" films add something

 

In several June 2007 interviews, he declared that he maintains some Republican ideologies add something

 

His most recent appearance was on June 25, 2007 when he appeared wearing a mini-turban strapped to his head to accompany a joke about his own fictional documentary titled "An Unappealing Hunch" add something

 

Amy Winehouse - At his request, Bruce Willis introduced Winehouse before her performance of "Rehab" at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards

 

Sebastian Koch - He is perhaps best known in the United States for his role in the 2007 Academy *award winning film "The Lives of Others" and as a villain opposite Bruce Willis in "A Good Day to Die Hard"

 

Justin Long - In 2007, he co-starred with Bruce Willis as a "white-hat hacker" in "Live Free or Die Hard" and had a role in the film, "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang"

 

Len Wiseman - In 2007, he directed the fourth installment of the "Die Hard" series, "Live Free or Die Hard", starring Bruce Willis, which opened to generally favorable reviews and box office success

 

Maggie Q - In 2007, she appeared as Mai Linh in the Bruce Willis movie "Live Free or Die Hard", the fourth film in the "Die Hard" series, and as Maggie in "Balls of Fury"

 

Die Hard - In July 2007, Bruce Willis donated the undershirt worn in the film to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution


2008

He did not make any contributions or public endorsements in the 2008 presidential campaign add something

 

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 " add something

 

Tanya Fischer - Fischer began her career in 2008 in the independent film "Assassination of a High School President" co-starring Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis

 

Mischa Barton - She appeared in "Assassination of a High School President" , co-starring Bruce Willis, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival

 

Karen McDougal - In March 2008, McDougal appeared in a topless pictorial and interview in Spanish magazine "Interviu" where she discussed her relationship with Bruce Willis at the time


2009

In early 2009, he appeared in an advertising campaign to publicize the insurance company Norwich Union's change of name to Aviva add something

 

The trio filmed their scene in an empty church on October 24, 2009 add something

 

COMO Hotels and Resorts - It has hosted the weddings of Bruce Willis and Emma Heming in 2009, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2005

 

Kevin Smith - It was announced in 2009 that Smith had signed on to direct a buddy-cop comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan called "A Couple of Dicks" and written by the Cullen Brothers

 

Reece Thompson - Thompson appeared in 2009's "Assassination of a High School President" with Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis, and in "Afterwards"

 

Cop Out (2010 film) - In March 2009, it was announced that Kevin Smith signed on to direct a buddy-cop comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan titled "A Couple of Dicks" and written by the Cullen Brothers

 

Emma Heming - On 21 March 2009, Heming married actor Bruce Willis in the Turks and Caicos Islands


2010

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" add something

 

The film was released on October 15, 2010 add something

 

The Expendables 2 - It is a sequel to the 2010 action film "The Expendables", and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Audrey Wasilewski - Most recently in the 2010 feature film "RED", Wasilewski appeared in a cameo alongside Bruce Willis and John Malkovich in which she played a "gun for hire" sent to assassinate them, her character had a swift exit after calling Marvin Boggs an "old man"

 

Cop Out (2010 film) - "'Cop Out"' is a 2010 American buddy cop comedy film directed and edited by Kevin Smith, written by Mark and Robb Cullen, and starring Bruce Willis, Tracy_Morgan, Kevin Pollak and Seann William Scott

 

Jenna Dewan - In August 2010 it was announced Dewan was cast in the ensemble crime heist film "Setup", to star alongside 50 Cent, Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe

 

Dolph Lundgren - He played a drug-addled assassin alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film "The Expendables", which opened in theatres on 13 August 2010


2011

Filming took place in Rhode Island under the direction of Wes Anderson, in 2011 add something

 

On October 12, 2011, it was announced that "A Good Day to Die Hard" would see a February 14, 2013 release, with Willis reprising his most famous role of John McClane for a fifth time add something

 

Escape Plan (film) - Early reports in 2011, speculated that Bruce Willis was cast as Ray Breslin

 

Randy Couture - He starred alongside 50 Cent and Bruce Willis in the 2011 film, "Setup", as an enforcer named Petey

 

Cop Out (2010 film) - In a 2011 interview with comedian/podcast host Marc Maron, Kevin Smith described working with Bruce Willis as "soul crushing"

 

Emily Blunt - In January 2011, Blunt began filming an American science-fiction film, "Looper", directed by Rian Johnson and co-starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the film was released in September 2012

 

Cop Out (2010 film) - On the January 17, 2011 episode of "WTF with Marc Maron", Smith discussed his disappointment with working with Bruce Willis during the making of the film "Cop Out"

 

Kevin Smith - On the January 17, 2011 episode of "WTF with Marc Maron", Kevin Smith discussed his disappointment with working with Bruce Willis


2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones - Sundance Film Festival - In 2012, she featured in Stephen Frears' "Lay the Favorite" starring Bruce Willis, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Also released in 2012, he played the starring role of a bicycle messenger in the action film "Premium Rush", the younger version of the lead role, shared with Bruce Willis, in the time-travel thriller "Looper", and the supporting role of Robert Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic "Lincoln"

 

Henry Cavill - In 2012, Cavill starred alongside Bruce Willis in "The Cold Light of Day"

 

Armageddon (1998 film) - In 2012, an article titled "Could Bruce Willis Save the World-" was published in the "Journal of Physics Special Topics", an undergraduate journal used as a teaching tool at the University of Leicester

 

Piper Perabo - In September 2012, Perabo had a supporting role in the time travel thriller "Looper" alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis


2013

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 add something

 

On October 12, 2013, Willis hosted "Saturday Night Live" with Katy Perry as a musical guest add something

 

Jeff Stelling - He appeared in an advert for Sky Broadband in 2013 which spoofed a previous Sky Broadband advert which starred Bruce Willis

 

Lee Byung-hun - Lee co-starred in the American film "RED 2" , the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy hit "RED", alongside Bruce Willis, Catherine_Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich

 

The Expendables 3 - In August 2013, it was confirmed that Ford, Antonio Banderas and Glen Powell would join the cast, and that Bruce Willis would not be reprising his role as Church

 

Katy Perry - She will make a guest appearance with Bruce Willis on Saturday Night Live on October 12, 2013


2014

M. Night Shyamalan - Shyamalan announced in January 2014 that he would be working again with Bruce Willis on a film titled "Labor of Love"


2015

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 add something

 

William Goldman - He adapted "Misery" for a stage play which made its debut on Broadway in 2015 in a production starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf

 

Cafe Society (film) - By March 9, 2015, Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Willis and Kristen Stewart were added to the cast of an upcoming Woody Allen film, which would be produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, and Edward Walson


2016

Willis supported "Donald Trump" for the United States presidential election, 2016 add something

 

Death Wish (film) - In March 2016, Paramount and MGM announced that Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado will direct the remake, with Bruce Willis starring

 

Death Wish (film series) - In March 2016, Paramount and MGM announces Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado will direct the remake with Bruce Willis starring


2017

Elisabeth Shue - In 2017 she will be appearing in "Battle of the Sexes" opposite Steve Carell and Emma_Stone; and Eli Roth's remake of "Death Wish" opposite Bruce Willis, playing his wife, played by Hope Lange in the original starring Charles Bronson, where the character was brutally raped and murdered


2018

In 2018, it was announced that Willis would be the next to be roasted by Comedy Central add something

 

Elisabeth Shue - In 2018 she co-starred in Eli Roth's remake of "Death Wish" opposite Bruce Willis as his ill-fated wife

 

Kimberly Elise - She next starred in "Death Wish" opposite Bruce Willis, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name

 

Death Wish (film series) - The films follow the character "'Paul Kersey"', portrayed by Charles Bronson in the original series, and Bruce Willis in the 2018 remake