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Bruce Willis

1955-03-19 Idar-Oberstein, Germany

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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a retired American actor. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles. Willis's other credits include The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hart's War (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), Hostage (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Surrogates (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Rock the Kasbah (2015) and Motherless Brooklyn (2019). As a singer, Willis released his debut album The Return of Bruno in 1987, followed by two more successful albums in 1989 and 2001. He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. Willis has received numerous accolades during his career, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. In March 2022, Willis announced that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. In February 2023, Willis' family announced that they had received a more accurate diagnosis and he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.


Assassin Valmora 2023-03-31
Sly Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2023-09-16
Detective Knight: Independence Det. James Knight 2023-01-20
The Randall Scandal: Love, Loathing, and Vanderpump Self (archive footage) 2023-05-22
American Siege Ben Watts 2022-01-07
Vendetta Donnie Fetter 2022-05-17
Fortress: Sniper's Eye Robert 2022-04-29
A Day to Die Alston 2022-03-04
White Elephant Arnold Soloman 2022-06-03
Gasoline Alley Detective Freeman 2022-02-25
Corrective Measures Julius 'The Lobe' Loeb 2022-04-29
Paradise City Ian Swan 2022-11-11
Wrong Place Frank 2022-07-15
Detective Knight: Rogue Det. James Knight 2022-10-21
Detective Knight: Redemption Det. James Knight 2022-12-09
Wire Room Shane Mueller 2022-09-02
Out of Death Jack Harris 2021-07-16
Deadlock Ron Whitlock 2021-12-03
Apex Thomas Malone 2021-11-12
Survive the Game David 2021-10-08
Midnight in the Switchgrass Karl Helter 2021-07-23
Fortress Robert 2021-12-17
Cosmic Sin James Ford 2021-03-12
Breach Clay Young 2020-12-17
Survive the Night Frank 2020-07-03
Hard Kill Chalmers 2020-09-04
Bruce Willis, l'indestructible 2020-09-25
10 Minutes Gone Rex 2019-09-30
Motherless Brooklyn Frank Minna 2019-10-31
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Bruce Willis (voice) 2019-02-06
Glass David Dunn / The Overseer 2019-01-16
Between Two Ferns: The Movie Bruce Willis (archive footage) 2019-09-20
QT8: The First Eight Self (archive footage) 2019-10-21
Trauma Center Lt. Det. Wakes 2019-12-06
Acts of Violence Detective James Avery 2018-01-12
Air Strike Jack 2018-10-26
Reprisal James 2018-08-31
Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis Self 2018-07-29
Death Wish Paul Kersey 2018-03-02
First Kill Howell 2017-07-21
Split David Dunn (uncredited) 2017-01-19
John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Actor (archive footage) 2017-03-19
Once Upon a Time in Venice Steve 2017-06-08
Precious Cargo Eddie 2016-07-15
Marauders Hubert 2016-07-01
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 Self 2016-12-20
À la découverte du tournage de Moonrise Kingdom Self / Cap Sharp 2015-09-22
Vice Julian 2015-01-16
Rock the Kasbah Bombay Brian 2015-10-22
Extraction Leonard Turner 2015-12-18
Altman Self 2014-08-01
The Prince Omar 2014-08-22
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Hartigan 2014-08-20
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Joe Colton 2013-03-27
Bruce Willis - Warum die Legende niemals stirbt Himself 2013-03-21
A Good Day to Die Hard John McClane 2013-02-06
RED 2 Frank Moses 2013-07-18
Moonrise Kingdom Captain Sharp 2012-05-16
Fire with Fire Mike Cella 2012-08-31
Looper Old Joe 2012-09-26
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (archive footage) 2012-02-04
B.B. King: The Life of Riley Self 2012-10-15
Lay the Favorite Dink Heimowitz 2012-06-22
The Cold Light of Day Martin 2012-04-04
Close Up Self (archive footage) 2012-09-30
The Expendables 2 Church 2012-08-08
His Way Self 2011-03-04
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts Self 2011-11-01
Catch.44 Mel 2011-12-08
Setup Biggs 2011-10-17
The Black Mamba Mister Suave 2011-09-21
The Expendables Mr. Church (uncredited) 2010-08-03
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self (archive footage) 2010-05-04
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Self 2010-11-14
Cop Out Jimmy Monroe 2010-02-26
RED Frank Moses 2010-10-13
I'm Still Here Self - Guest 2010-09-10
कमबख़्त इश्क़ Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2009-07-03
Surrogates Tom Greer 2009-09-24
Shine a Light Self - Concert Audience (uncredited) 2008-04-04
What Just Happened Himself 2008-10-17
Assassination of a High School President Principal Kirkpatrick 2008-01-17
Nancy Drew Bruce (uncredited) 2007-06-15
Die Hard: Yippee Ki Yay, Motherf***** 2007-11-20
Perfect Stranger Harrison Hill 2007-04-11
The Astronaut Farmer Doug Masterson (uncredited) 2007-02-23
Live Free or Die Hard John McClane 2007-06-20
Grindhouse Muldoon (segment "Planet Terror") 2007-04-06
Planet Terror Lieutenant Muldoon 2007-04-06
Alpha Dog Sonny Truelove 2006-01-27
Fast Food Nation Harry Rydell 2006-11-17
Lucky Number Slevin Mr. Goodkat 2006-02-24
Tarantino's Mind Butch Coolidge (archive footage) 2006-01-04
Tony Bennett: An American Classic Self - Speaker 2006-11-22
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure RJ (voice) 2006-10-17
16 Blocks Jack Mosley 2006-03-01
Over the Hedge RJ (voice) 2006-05-17
The Hip Hop Project Himself 2006-04-27
Hostage Jeff Talley 2005-03-10
Sin City Det. John Hartigan 2005-04-01
My Date with Drew Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-08-05
The Whole Ten Yards Jimmy Tudeski 2004-04-07
Ocean's Twelve Bruce Willis (uncredited) 2004-12-09
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Self 2004-10-07
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle William Rose Bailey (uncredited) 2003-06-27
Tears of the Sun Lieutenant A.K. Waters 2003-03-07
Rugrats Go Wild Spike (voice) 2003-06-13
True West Lee 2002-05-28
Grand Champion Mr. Blandford 2002-03-01
Hart's War Col. William A. McNamara 2002-02-15
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Self - Interviewee (uncredited) 2002-06-01
Bandits Joseph Blake 2001-10-12
The Whole Nine Yards Jimmy 'Tulipán' Tudeski 2000-02-18
Unbreakable David Dunn 2000-11-22
The Kid Russ Duritz 2000-07-07
Breakfast of Champions Dwayne Hoover 1999-02-18
The Story of Us Ben Jordan 1999-10-14
The Sixth Sense Malcolm Crowe 1999-08-06
Mercury Rising Art Jeffries 1998-04-03
The Siege Major-General William Devereaux 1998-11-06
Armageddon Harry S. Stamper 1998-07-01
The Jackal The Jackal 1997-11-14
Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie Bruno the Kid (voice) (archive footage) 1997-04-22
The Fifth Element Korben Dallas 1997-05-02
Last Man Standing John Smith 1996-09-20
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Muddy Grimes (voice) 1996-12-20
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 'Twelve Monkeys' Self 1996-11-05
Twelve Monkeys James Cole 1995-12-29
Four Rooms Leo (uncredited) 1995-12-09
A Night to Die For Himself 1995-05-18
Die Hard: With a Vengeance John McClane 1995-05-19
Pulp Fiction Butch Coolidge 1994-09-10
North Narrator 1994-07-22
Nobody's Fool Carl Roebuck 1994-12-23
Color of Night Capa 1994-08-19
Striking Distance Det. Tom Hardy 1993-09-17
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 John McClane (uncredited) 1993-02-04
Death Becomes Her Dr. Ernest Menville 1992-07-30
The Player Bruce Willis 1992-04-03
Billy Bathgate Bo Weinberg 1991-11-01
Mortal Thoughts James Urbanski 1991-04-19
The Last Boy Scout Joe Hallenbeck 1991-12-13
Hudson Hawk Eddie 'Hudson Hawk' Hawkins 1991-05-23
Look Who's Talking Too Mikey (voice) 1990-12-14
The Bonfire of the Vanities Peter Fallow 1990-12-21
Die Hard 2 John McClane 1990-07-03
Seriously... Phil Collins Self 1990-09-08
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self 1989-09-24
Look Who's Talking Mikey (voice) 1989-10-12
That's Adequate Himself 1989-01-01
In Country Emmett Smith 1989-09-15
Sunset Tom Mix 1988-04-29
Die Hard John McClane 1988-07-15
The Pointer Sisters: Up All Nite Self 1987-01-23
The Return of Bruno Bruno Radolini 1987-02-07
Blind Date Walter Davis 1987-03-27
Barbra Streisand: One Voice Self - Audience Member (uncredited) 1986-12-27
The Verdict Courtroom Observer (uncredited) 1982-12-08
Prince of the City Extra (uncredited) 1981-08-19
The First Deadly Sin Man Entering Diner as Delaney Leaves 1980-10-03
Ein Guru kommt Extra (uncredited) 1980-12-08
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard'
Die Hard: Yippee Ki Yay Motherf*****