Bruce Willis

Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated: 0% Reprisal (2018)
Birthday: Mar 19, 1955
Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Born Walter Willis -- an Army brat to parents stationed in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany -- on March 19, 1955, Bruce Willis grew up in New Jersey from the age of two. As a youngster, he developed a stutter that posed the threat of social alienation, but he discovered an odd quirk: while performing in front of large numbers of people, the handicap inexplicably vanished. This led Willis into a certified niche as a comedian and budding actor. After high-school graduation, 18-year-old Willis decided to land a blue-collar job in the vein of his father, and accepted a position at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deep Water, NJ, but withdrew, shaken, after a co-worker was killed on the job. He performed regularly on the harmonica in a blues ensemble called the Loose Goose and worked temporarily as a security guard before enrolling in the drama program at Montclair State University in New Jersey. A collegiate role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof brought Willis back in touch with his love of acting, and he instantly decided to devote his life to the profession.Willis made his first professional appearances on film with minor roles in projects like The First Deadly Sin, starring Frank Sinatra, and Sidney Lumet's The Verdict. But his big break came when he attended a casting call (along with 3000 other hopefuls) for the leading role on Moonlighting, an ABC detective comedy series. Sensing Willis' innate appeal, producers cast him opposite the luminous Cybill Shepherd. The series, which debuted in 1985, followed the story of two private investigators working for a struggling detective agency, with Willis playing the fast-talking ne'er-do-well David Addison, and Shepherd playing the prim former fashion model Maddie Hayes. The show's heavy use of clever dialogue, romantic tension, and screwball comedy proved a massive hit with audiences, and Willis became a major star. The show ultimately lasted four years and wrapped on May 14, 1989. During the first year or two of the series, Willis and Shepherd enjoyed a brief offscreen romantic involvement as well, but Willis soon met and fell in love with actress Demi Moore, who became his wife in 1987.In the interim, Willis segued into features, playing geeky Walter Davis in the madcap 1987 comedy Blind Date. That same year, Motown Records -- perhaps made aware of Willis' experiences as a musician -- invited the star to record an LP of blue-eyed soul tracks. The Return of Bruno emerged and became a moderate hit among baby boomers, although as the years passed it became better remembered as an excuse for Willis to wear sunglasses indoors and sing into pool cues.Then in 1988, Willis broke major barriers when he convinced studios to cast him in the leading role of John McClane in John McTiernan's explosive action movie Die Hard. Though up until this point, action stars had been massive tough guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, execs took a chance on Willis' every-guy approach to the genre - and the gamble paid off. Playing a working-class cop who confronts an entire skyscraper full of terrorists when his estranged wife is taken hostage on Christmas Eve, Willis' used his wiseacre television persona to constantly undercut the film's somber underpinnings, without ever once damaging the suspenseful core of the material. This, coupled with a smart script and wall-to-wall sequences of spectacular action, propelled Die Hard to number one at the box office during the summer of 1988, and made Willis a full-fledged movie star.Willis subsequent projects would include two successful Die Hard sequels, as well as other roles the 1989 Norman Jewison drama In Country, and the 1989 hit comedy Look Who's Talking, in which Willis voiced baby Mikey. Though he'd engage in a few stinkers, like the unsuccessful Hudson Hawk and North, he would also continue to strike told with hugely popular movies like The Last Boyscout , Pulp Fiction, and Armageddon.Willis landed one of his biggest hits, however, when he signe

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Himself 2019
37% Glass David Dunn 2019
No Score Yet Motherless Brooklyn Frank Minna 2019
No Score Yet Cornerman Actor 2019
No Score Yet Legofilmen 2 Actor 2019
No Score Yet Air Strike Jack 2018
0% Reprisal James 2018
18% Death Wish Paul Kersey $13.1M 2018
0% Acts of Violence Detective James Avery 2018
No Score Yet Le Bombardement Actor 2018
No Score Yet Death wish en español Actor 2018
13% First Kill Police Chief 2017
18% Once Upon a Time in Venice Steve Ford 2017
21% Marauders Hubert 2016
0% Precious Cargo Eddie 2016
6% Extraction Leonard Turner 2015
8% Rock the Kasbah Bombay Brian $2M 2015
4% Vice Julian Michaels 2015
No Score Yet Five Against a Bullet Actor 2015
67% Altman Actor 2014
0% The Prince Omar 2014
42% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Hartigan $11.1M 2014
86% BB King: The Life of Riley Actor 2014
44% Red 2 Frank Moses $53.3M 2013
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation General Joe Colton $122.6M 2013
15% A Good Day To Die Hard John McClane $67.4M 2013
No Score Yet Die Hard Marathon Actor 2013
No Score Yet Kane and Lynch Kane 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Actor 2013
18% Lay the Favorite Dink $21.5K 2012
7% Fire With Fire Mike Cella 2012
93% Looper Old Joe $66.4M 2012
4% The Cold Light of Day Martin $3.8M 2012
67% The Expendables 2 Mr. Church $85.1M 2012
93% Moonrise Kingdom Captain Sharp $45.6M 2012
No Score Yet Catch .44 Mel 2011
No Score Yet Setup Biggs 2011
71% Red Frank Moses $89M 2010
42% The Expendables Mr. Church $103M 2010
18% Cop Out Jimmy $44.1M 2010
No Score Yet Morgan's Summit Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Last Full Measure Actor 2010
38% Surrogates Greer $38.6M 2009
50% What Just Happened? Himself $1.1M 2008
50% Assassination of a High School President As?l Kirkpatrick 2008
82% Live Free or Die Hard Producer John McClane $134.6M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Lt. Muldoon 2007
50% Nancy Drew Bruce (uncredited) $25.5M 2007
10% Perfect Stranger Harrison Hill $23.8M 2007
84% Grindhouse Lt. Muldoon $25M 2007
54% Alpha Dog Sonny Truelove $15.2M 2007
50% Fast Food Nation Harry $1M 2006
No Score Yet Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Actor 2006
58% The Astronaut Farmer Col. Doug Masterson $11M 2006
75% Over the Hedge RJ $155.1M 2006
14% Just My Luck Producer $17.3M 2006
58% The Hip Hop Project Actor Executive Producer 2006
51% Lucky Number Slevin Mr. Goodkat $22.5M 2006
56% 16 Blocks Jack Mosley $37M 2006
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: An American Classic Actor 2006
No Score Yet Wildwood Days Actor 2005
77% Sin City Hartigan 2005
35% Hostage Jeff Talley Producer $34.7M 2005
42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle William Rose Bailey $100.7M 2003
40% Rugrats Go Wild Spike $39.5M 2003
4% The Whole Ten Yards Jimmy `the Tulip' Tudeski $16.3M 2003
33% Tears of the Sun Lt. A.K. Waters $43.5M 2003
53% The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Producer $28.3M 2002
20% Grand Champion CEO 2002
59% Hart's War Col. McNamara $19.1M 2002
64% Bandits Joe Blake $41.2M 2001
69% Unbreakable David Dunn $95.1M 2000
49% The Kid Russ Duritz $68.5M 2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards Jimmy `The Tulip' Tudeski $57.3M 2000
28% The Story of Us Ben Jordan 1999
26% Breakfast of Champions Dwayne Hoover 1999
85% The Sixth Sense Malcolm Crowe 1999
44% The Siege Major General William Devereaux 1998
38% Armageddon Harry S. Stamper 1998
17% Mercury Rising Art Jeffries 1998
23% The Jackal The Jackal 1997
71% The Fifth Element Korben Dallas 1997
14% Four Rooms Leo 1996
72% Beavis and Butt-head Do America Muddy Grimes 1996
37% Last Man Standing John Smith 1996
No Score Yet Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie Bruno the Kid 1996
89% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) James Cole 1995
53% Die Hard: With a Vengeance John McClane 1995
91% Nobody's Fool Carl Roebuck 1994
94% Pulp Fiction Butch 1994
21% Color of Night Capa 1994
14% North Narrator 1994
17% Striking Distance Det. Tom Hardy 1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Man Whose House Is Attacked 1993
51% Death Becomes Her Dr. Ernest Menville 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
46% The Last Boy Scout Joe Hallenbeck 1991
38% Billy Bathgate Bo Weinberg 1991
26% Hudson Hawk Screenwriter Hudson Hawk 1991
57% Mortal Thoughts James Urbanski 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Peter Fallow 1990
14% Look Who's Talking, Too Mikey 1990
68% Die Hard 2 John McClane 1990
59% Look Who's Talking Mikey 1989
68% In Country Emmett Smith 1989
No Score Yet That's Adequate Himself 1989
93% Die Hard John McClane 1988
17% Sunset Tom Mix 1988
No Score Yet The Return of Bruno Actor 1988
21% Blind Date Walter Davis 1987
96% The Verdict Courtroom observer (uncredited) 1982
63% The First Deadly Sin Man entering diner as Delaney leaves (uncredited) 1980

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2013
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Vic
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Dr. Nickle
  • 1999
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Bruce Willis
  • 1997
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-2018
Himself
  • 1989
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
David David Addison
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Guest Tony Amato
  • 1984

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