The American Actor, Producer and Singer Mr. Bruce Willis, made his first appearance on the TV Show in ‘Moonlighting’ before he became the hit big-screen and red carpet star and gave his Hollywood hits like ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and ‘Pulp Fiction.’
- The net worth of Bruce Willis is about $200 million
- Bruce Willis is 64 years old
- The country of origin is the United States of America
- He is a professional actor
- He has three children from his first wife and two daughters from her second wife
Who Is Actor Bruce Willis?
Bruce Willis is an American singer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and songwriter, having a great benchmark on the Hollywood industry. He started his career by working in the TV shows as a David Addison in the Moonlighting show released in 1984, which has runned on the commercial television industry for about 5 years. The actor has continued his career in both television and films from that time, including different genre films like drama, comedy, and action roles. Bruce Willis is known for his role as John McClane in Die Hard series, which was a huge success both financially and script-wise.
In 1988, Willis became the most demanding and a bona fide Hollywood movie star with great success in Die Hard, an action blockbuster movie. His other appearances in successive hits movies like The Sixth Sense and Pulp Fiction, and his actress wife Demi Moore ensured that Willis was one the most demanded and well-known artists of that generation and remained the same for the longest time. His recent films include The Expendables, Red, and Moonrise Kingdom.
Early Life Of Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis was born on 19 March 1955, and his full name is Walter Bruce Willis in Idar-Oberstein, a part of West Germany. At the time of his birth, his father was stationed in the military of the United States. Bruce Willis is the eldest among his three siblings, Mr. Willis has four children: one daughter and three sons. After Bruce’s father was discharged from the U.S. military in 1957, he moved with his entire family and moved to Craney’s Point in New Jersey.
Some of Willis’s character inspiration comes from the hard work of his father, how he fed his family by working hard day-night as a factory worker and walder, the roles that define this are blue-collar edge and seeds for the tough, were planted from that old family scenes.
The nickname of Willis in all the accounts was “Bruno” given by his school friends. Willis was a famous kid with a good sense of humor and was the majority wise elected as the Student Council President in his high school. When he was in his high school, he liked to do pranks and even not mostly get into trouble but occasionally. Expecting his funny and joyous nature, Willis has a softer side on the theater stage as that was his interest zone. He was born slightly odd that he realized that had stuttered in his speaking, which had plagued the abilities to smoothly say his speech when he was youngster, however, that immediately removed get away as soon as Willis began to perform in the theatre stage in front of a large audience.
Bruce Willis Early Career Document
After completing his graduation from high school, Willis started working in the chemical factory, then as a factory guard, following the footsteps of his father. After working as a factory employee and security guard, he also continued his drama classrooms at Montclair State University, New Jersey.
The interest of Willis in the acting does not go in wane, his eagerness to do something great on his own takes him to greater heights. He dropped his schooling after he completed his sophomore and moved to New York City to make his career in the acting industry.
Robert De Niro, Steve McQueen, John Wayne, and Gary Cooper were Willies acting heroes, so the work didn’t seem to be easy. He has struggled a lot, he waited for a chance on the tables, tended at bars and gave so many auditions for different types of roles. The first real break of Willis came in 1977, debuted in the play Heaven and Earth. He has done so much stage work but jumped onto the big screen, and he earned the role of Frank Sinatra in 1980 of the film The First Deadly Sin. In subsequent years about two, he starred in The Verdict as the role of Paul Newman in a minor role. He also has little appearances on the television, too, with the shows like Miami Vice and Hart to Hart episodes.
Bruce Willis Movies and TV Shows
After the replacement of Ed Harris role in off-Broadway in 1984, he hit the Fool for Love, Bruce headed forward to the west Hollywood, he gave audition for Madonna that vehicles Desperately Seeking Susan. He did not become the part of the film, but he shows his dedication as by smart move, he remained there for the whole extra day in case he might get another chance to audition for the new romantic comedy role in the show called Moonlight, that is going to debut in March.
The story is like Bruce dressed up in combat fatigue and donning a punk haircut, playing the role of David Addison, a wise private investigator.
In this show, Willies wowed his TV executives with gregariousness and charming attitude so that he can beat out 3,000 actors of that time.
The show was a great hit of that time aired in May 1989 for ABC and also a bigger launch pad for Bruce Willis. Gary Pudney, the vice president of ABC, told the reporters that “Women find him appealing, and guys have a fantasy that they could be like him. That’s why he’s become such a valuable commodity to us so quickly.”
Bruce Willis returned to the film when Bruce was matched with Kim Basinger in the comedy movie the Blind Date.
The same year as the release of Blind Date, Willis, an avid blues fan and harmonica player, stepped into the music studio for Motown Records to record Return to Bruno, a collection of bluesy soul songs that produced a modest sales return.
The action movie, Die Hard, released in 1988, in which Willis cast as strong muscle hero named John McClane, became a hit on the big screen all over the country. Even before the movie was released, it has become the talk of the town as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were turned for the McClane role.
But the filmmakers have settled on Willis as he brings humor to the character of the movie. They offered him about $5 million a huge amount in Hollywood that time provided to a few actors.
The public audience did not care about the inside movie talks. Bruce Willis trying to do his stunts on his own and pulled out the memorable gag, Die Hard accumulated a huge and impressive amount of $81 million on the domestic film box office and later released four sequels of the movie. It was the beginning of the Willis career, who later on following the decades that starred in the big collection films that grossed more than $3 billion in sales.
‘Sin City,’ ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
Bruce Willis did not show any signs of resting and slowing the pace of his passion, he has demonstrated different genres of movie ranging from sharp comedy movie, The Whole Ten Yards, muscular action movie, Sin City, and soft-touch movie, Moonrise Kingdom, that can be claimed by the few actors of that time.
Bruce Wilis has starred in another movie with Schwarzenegger and Stallone and other action performing actors in film, namely, The Expendables, in 2010. Willis has signed again and reunited with the cast of The Expendables 2 in 2012. Just within the week of the release of the movie hit the box office by $29 million and became the number one movie of the year.
Willis has shown his appearance in science fiction movie, Looper (2012), playing the role of an older character of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and repeat some of earlier characters of A Good Day to Die Hard, movie released in 2013, Red 2, release in 2013 and the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, released in 2014.
Bruce Willis Wife and Children
In 1987, Bruce Willis got married to the actress Demi Moore. Later after 13 years of successful married life, the couple got divorced in the year 2000. They have three children, namely Rumer Willis, born in 1988, Scout LaRue Willis born in 1991, and Tallulah Belle Willis, born in 1994.
21 March 2009, Willis, who still in the touch of his in touch with his ex-wife Demi Moore, shares the custody of his three children, retrace his pledge that is not to marry again, after marrying at the Turks and Caicos Islands with the model and actress Emma Heming. After a few days later, both of them married again in the civil ceremony at Bruce Willis’ home in California. The couple has two daughters, namely, Mabel Ray, born in 2012, and Evelyn Penn, born in 2014.