Bruce Willis is a top American superstar who is most renowned for his action-packed performance in thriller and action Hollywood movies.
Besides being a celebrity veteran actor Bruce Willis is also a talented singer and an accomplished movie producer as well. Bruce Willis has released several albums as a solo singer. Apart from being a popular actor, singer and film producer, Bruce Willis is also an entrepreneur with numerous properties spread across the US and also co-owns a restaurant besides being owner of a bar and a theater.
Bruce Willis initially began acting in school plays to overcome his stuttering but later became besotted by the attention and after having landed several small roles on popular American TV shows in the late 1980s before getting his big break acting in Hollywood movies in 1987.
Bruce Willis has won several prestigious acting awards for his impressive acting skills and has had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
About Bruce Willis
|Real Name||Walter Bruce Willis|
|Date of Birth||19th March 1955|
|Place of Birth||Idar-Oberstein (West Germany)|
|Education||Dropout from Montclair State University (New Jersey)|
(183 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(ex-US Army Soldier/Welder/Master Mechanic/Factory Worker)
|Sister||Florence Willis (Younger)|
|Net Worth||INR 1251,00,00,000
(USD 180 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Blind Date (1987), Die Hard (1988), In Country (1989), Die Hard-2 (1990), Hudson Hawk (1991), Death Becomes Her (1992), Striking Distance (1993), Color of Night, Pulp Fiction (1994), Die Hard With a Vengeance, 12 Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element, The Jackal (1997), Armageddon, The Siege (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Whole Nine Yards, Unbreakable (2000), Bandits (2001), Hart's War (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Sin City, Hostage (2005), Alpha Dog, Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Surrogates (2009), Cop Out, The Expendables, Red (2010), Setup (2011), The Expendables-2, Looper (2012), A Good Day to Die Hard, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Red-2 (2013), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Prince (2014), Vice (2015), Marauders (2016), First Kill (2017), Death Wish (2018)
Miami Vice - "No Exit" (1984), The Twilight Zone - "Shatterday" (1985), Moonlighting (1985-1989), The Return of Bruno (1987), Bruno the Kid (1996-1997), Alley McBeal - "Love Unlimited" (1999), Friends (2000), That 70's Show - "Misfire" (2005)
The Return of Bruno (1987), If it Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger (1989), Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Master Collection (2001)
|First Appearance||TELEVISION -
Miami Vice - "No Exit" (1984)
Blind Date (1987)
|Favorite Actors||Robert di Niro, John Wayne, Gary Cooper and Steve McQueen|
|Hobbies||Loves watching football, singing and playing the harmonica|
Bruce Willis is regarded as one of the first and most popular true action stars in the Hollywood movie industry, with his role as New York cop James McClane being ranked as one of the most iconic characters in the American film industry. Besides being acting skills, Bruce Willis is also renowned for being an accomplished film producer and also as a singer who performs with his own band called “Bruce Willis and the Accelerators”. Apart from being an artist, Bruce Willis is also a successful businessman and owns several large houses and estates all over the country which also includes businesses such as a bar and a theater. Bruce Willis is easy to recognize for his shaven head, smirk-like grin and gravelly voice which he uses to portray unhappy and cynical characters on the screen mostly.
Bruce Willis’ age is around 66, as Bruce Willis was born on the 19th of March, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, in West Germany as his father, a US Army soldier was stationed at the American military camp. Bruce Willis’ height is around 6 ft (183 cm) while Bruce Willis’ weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Bruce Willis loves watching football, singing and lists playing the harmonica as being part of his hobbies.
Bruce Willis’ father was David Willis, who was later worked as a welder, master mechanic and an employee at a factory, while Bruce Willis’ mother was Marlene Willis, who worked at a bank. Bruce Willis was the eldest of four children to his parents. Bruce Willis’ younger sister is Florence Willis while Bruce Willis’s younger brother is David Willis whereas Bruce Willis’ youngest brother Robert Willis died from pancreatic cancer. Bruce Willis has been married twice and Bruce Willis has divorced once. Bruce Willis’ ex-wife is Hollywood starlet Demi Moore, with whom he was married from 1987 to their divorce in 2000. Currently, Bruce Willis’ wife is British model and actress Emma Heming, with whom he has been married since March of 2009. Bruce Willis has five children in all from his two spouses, which include Bruce Willis’ daughters Rumer Glenn Willis, who is an actress and singer, and also Tallulah Willis, Mable Ray Willis and Evelyn Penn Willis as well as Bruce Willis’ son Scout Willis.
Thanks to his impressive acting career which spans for almost 30 years, as well as his entrepreneurship, Bruce Willis’ net worth is estimated around INR 1,251 crores (USD 180 Million).
Talking about his recognition as a talented actor, Bruce Willis has received numerous prestigious awards and has been nominated numerous times as well. Bruce Willis was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October of 2006 besides being awarded the prestigious Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government in February of 2013.
The list of Bruce Willis’ award-wins include winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for his popular role in the hit TV show ‘Moonlighting’ (1987) and having 3 Golden Globe Award nominations to his credit.
Bruce Willis won his first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his amazing acting in ‘Moonlighting’ (1987) and won his second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his short, but immensely popular role in the top-watched American sit-com ‘Friends’ (2000) besides having 1 Primetime Emmy Award nomination also.
Bruce Willis was awarded the American Cinematheque Gala Tribute’s 2000 American Cinematheque Award.
Bruce Willis was winner of the Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast Ensemble for his role in the cult-hit ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994).
Bruce Willis won his first Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Sci Fi for his excellent performance in ‘Armageddon’ (1998) and won his second Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Suspense for his iconic acting in ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999) as well as had 2 Blockbuster Entertainment Award nominations also.
Bruce Willis was also awarded the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012).
Bruce Willis has been awarded the Golden Camera Awards’ (Germany) 2005 Golden Camera Award for Best International Actor and awarded the Hasty Puddings Theatricals’ 2002 Man of the Year award too.
Bruce Willis is also the winner of the Online Film and Television Association’s Television Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his hilarious role in the popular sit-com ‘Friends’ (1994) besides having 1 Online Film and Television Associations’ Film Award nomination to his credit.
Bruce Willis was the winner of the 1986 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program and winner of the 2000 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama apart from having 3 People’s Choice Award nominations as well.
Bruce Willis is the winner of the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012).
Apart from these award-wins and nominations, Bruce Willis has also had 4 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award nominations, 2 American Comedy Award nominations, 1 Boston Society of Film Critics Award nomination, 1 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 CableACE Award nomination, 2 Chlotrudis Award nominations, 1 Independent Spirit Award nomination, 1 Golden Derby Award nomination, 1 Gotham Award nomination, 2 Kids’ Choice Award nominations, 2 MTV Movie + TV Award nominations, 1 National Movie Award nomination, 1 Southeastern Film Critics Association Award nomination, St. Louis Film Critics Association Award nomination and 2 TV Land Award nominations.
Interesting Facts About Bruce Willis
- Bruce Willis quit smoking and drinking alcohol and Bruce Willis is now a teetotaler.
- Bruce Willis was a student council president when in high school.
- Bruce Willis enrolled at Montclair State University to pursue their Drama Program however he dropped out of college in his junior year to move to New York City and seek his break into acting.
- Bruce Willis’ iconic portrayal of James McClane, the New York city cop, in the ‘Die Hard’ movie franchise is ranked as one of the top on-screen characters of all times by numerous publications and media houses.
- Bruce Willis has a habit of wearing his watch with the face inside and this can be seen in scenes from several of his movies.
- Bruce Willis became the highest-paid actor in 1988 when he charged around INR 35 crores (USD 5 Million) for his role in ‘Die Hard’ (1988).
- Bruce Willis is renowned for his vocal real-life character which has resulted in him being asked to leave from partied by the hosts and also being unable to work as a waiter and eventually Bruce Willis became a bartender in a New York bar ‘Kamikaze’ to support himself when seeking work as an actor.
- Bruce Willis also worked as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant, driver for transporting crews at the DuPont Chambers Work Factory and even worked as a PI (Private Investigator) before reprising the role in his first hit TV series ‘Moonlighting’.
- Bruce Willis was close friends with popular Hollywood actor John Goodman back in New York city in the late 1980’s when they were struggling actors.