Bruce Willis Biography, Age, Education, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Movies, Actor, Children, Awards

Bruce Willis Biography

Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer, and singer. He began his acting career on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. In 2000, he won an Emmy for Outstanding as a Guest Actor in the Comedy Series for his work on Friends (in which he played the father of Ross Geller’s much-younger girlfriend).


Bruce Willis Age|Birthday

Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany. He is 64 years old as of 2019. He celebrates his birthday on March 19 every year.

Bruce Willis Education

Bruce Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he encountered issues with a stutter. He joined the drama club in high school and acting on stage reduced his stutter. He was eventually appointed student council president. He attended college at Montclair State University.

After he graduated from high school in 1973, He took a job as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant where he transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. After working as a private investigator (a role he would play in the television series Moonlighting and the 1991 film The Last Boy Scout), Willis turned to act.

He enrolled in the Drama Program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Willis left school in his junior year in 1977 and moved to New York City, wherein in the early 1980s he supported himself as a bartender at the West 19th Street art bar Kamikaze.

Bruce Willis Family|Parents

Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate to a German mother and American father, he moved to the United States with his family in 1957. His father, David Willis, was an American soldier. His mother, Marlene, was German, born in Kassel.

His mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker. After his father being discharged from the military in 1957, he took his family back to Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. Willis is the oldest of four children with a sister named Florence and two brothers, Robert (deceased) and David.

Bruce Willis Wife|Relationships 

At the beginning of the film Stakeout, he met his lover actress Demi Moore whom he married on November 21, 1987, and together they had three daughters: Rumer (born August 16, 1988), Scout (born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah (born February 3, 1994). Willis and Moore announced their separation on June 24, 1998. They then filed for divorce on October 18, 2000, and on that same day, the divorce was finalized.

Regardless of the divorce, Bruce stated, “I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work.” He credited actor Will Smith for helping him cope with the situation. He has maintained a close relationship with both Moore and her third husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, and he attended their wedding.

He was then engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after they stayed together in ten months. He was then married to model Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos on March 21, 2009, and the guests included his three daughters, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher. The ceremony was not legally binding, so the couple wedded again in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills. The couple has two daughters, born in April 2012 and May 2014.

Bruce Willis Kids|Children

Bruce Willis has five kids namely actress and singer Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, Scout Willis, Evelyn Penn Willis, and Mabel Ray Willis.

Bruce Willis Quick facts

Height: 180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight: 84 kg (185 lb)
Shoe Size: 10 US
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour: Bald
Zodiac sign: Pisces

Bruce Willis Actor

Bruce Willis has appeared in over 70 films and he is regarded widely as an “action hero”, due to his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013), and other roles. He, thereby, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. He also starred with Tracy Morgan in the comedy Cop Out, which was directed by Kevin Smith and two police detectives who investigated the theft of baseball cards. The film was then released in February 2010.

He appeared in the music video of the song known as “Stylo” by Gorillaz. He also appeared in a cameo in 2010 with former Planet Hollywood co-owners and ’80s action stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film The Expendables. He also played the role of generic bald man “Mr. Church this was the first time the three notable action movie actors appeared on screen together.

The scene featuring the three was short and it was one of the most highly anticipated scenes in the film. The trio was filmed their scene in an empty church on October 24, 2009. He starred in RED, which is an adaptation of the comic book mini-series of the same name, where he portrayed Frank Moses. The film was then released on October 15, 2010. He starred together with Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand in the Moonrise Kingdom (2012).

The Filming took place in Rhode Island under the direction of Wes Anderson, in 2011. He returned, in an expanded role, in The Expendables 2 (2012) where he appeared together with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the sci-fi action film, Looper in (2012), the older version of Gordon-Levitt’s character, Joe. Willis teamed up with 50 Cent in the film directed by David Barrett called Fire with Fire, starring opposite Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson, about a fireman who must save the love of his life.

He joined Vince Vaughn and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Lay the Favorite, directed by Stephen Frears, about the Las Vegas cocktail waitress who becomes an elite professional gambler. The two films were distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment. He reprised his most famous role, John McClane, for a fifth time, starring in the movie called A Good Day to Die Hard, which was released on February 14, 2013.

In his interview, he said, “I have a warm spot in my heart for Die Hard… it’s just the sheer novelty of being able to play the same character over for over 25 years and he was still asked if it’s fun. It’s much more challenging to have to do a film again and try to compete with myself, to what I do in Die Hard. He tried to improve his work every time.” He was hosted on Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry as a musical guest on October 12, 2013.

He has also starred in the movie known as the adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, named Kane & Lynch. He made his Broadway debut in William Goldman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Misery opposite Laurie Metcalf at the Broadhurst Theatre in 2015. In 2018, it was announced that Willis would be the next to be roasted in the Comedy Central. His feature films have grossed over between US$2.64 billion and $3.05 billion at the North American box offices, making him the eighth highest-grossing actor in a leading role in 2010 and 12th-highest including his supporting roles.

Bruce Willis Business activities

He owns houses in Los Angeles and Penns Grove, New Jersey. He also rents apartments at the Trump Tower and also in Riverside South, Manhattan. Bruce and his business partner Arnold Rifkin started a motion picturing the production company called Cheyenne Enterprises in 2000. He then left the company to be run by Rifkin in 2007 after Live Free or Die Hard.

He also owns several small businesses in Hailey, Idaho, including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater and is the co-founder of Planet Hollywood, with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. In 2009, he signed a contract to become the international face of Belvedere SA’s Sobieski Vodka in exchange for 3.3% ownership in the company.

Bruce Willis Political views

Willis and his wife Demi Moore campaigned for the Democratic Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis’s presidential bid. After four years, he supported President George H. W. Bush in the re-election and he was an outspoken critic of Bill Clinton. Bruce declined the endorsement of Clinton’s Republican opponent Bob Dole because Dole had criticized Demi Moore for her role in the film Striptease.

He was an invited guest speaker at the 2000 Republican National Convention, he supported George W. Bush that year. He did not make any contributions or public endorsements during the 2008 presidential campaign. In June 2007 he declared that he maintained some Republican ideologies. In 2006, he said that the United States should intervene more in Colombia, in order to end drug trafficking.

In his several interviews, he said that he supports large salaries for teachers and police officers, and said he is disappointed in the United States to foster care system as well as treatment of Native Americans. He also stated that he is a supporter of gun rights, stating, “Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take away the guns from the legal gun owners, then the only people who remain with the guns are the bad guys.”

Willis was in Manhattan to promote his film 16 Blocks with reporters in February 2006. One of the reporters attempted to ask Willis about his opinion on the current government but he was interrupted by him at the mid of the sentence: I’m sick of answering this fucking question. He said he is a Republican-only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion.

He wants them to stop shitting on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent every year. Willis wants them to be fiscally responsible and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I’ll say I’m a Republican. I hate the government, OK? I’m apolitical. Write that down. I’m not a Republican. Bruce’s name was in the advertisement in the Los Angeles Times on August 17, 2006, that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and it supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war.

Bruce Willis Military interests

Throughout his film career, he has depicted in several military characters and films such as In Country, The Siege, Hart’s War, Tears of the Sun, Grindhouse, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Growing up in a military family, Willis has publicly sold Girl Scout cookies for the United States armed forces. Bruce then purchased 12,000 boxes of cookies, that they were distributed to sailors aboard USS John F. Kennedy and other troops who stationed throughout the Middle East at that time.

Willis visited Iraq as part of the USO tour, singing to the troops with his band in 2003, The Accelerators. He wanted to join the military and to help fight the second Iraq War but he was deterred by his age. He offered $1 million dollars to non-combatants who turned in terrorist leaders Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; in June 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, however, he clarified the statement that was made hypothetically to be taken literally. He criticized the media for its coverage of the war, complaining that the press was more likely to focus on the negative aspects of the war.

He then went to Iraq because of what he saw when over there were soldiers, young kids, for the most part helping people in Iraq; helping to get the power turned back on, helping get hospitals open, helping get the water turned back on and you don’t hear any of that on the news. You hear, ‘X number of people were killed today,’ which I think does a huge disservice. It’s like spitting on these young men and women who are over there fighting to help this country.

Bruce Willis In popular culture

Bruce was a Lutheran at some point, but he no longer practices. In his interview in July 1998 with George magazine, he stated: that the Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. They were all important when we didn’t know why the sun moved, why the weather changed, why the hurricanes occurred, and why the volcanoes happen. The modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. But there are people who interpret the Bible literally. Literally! he chooses not to believe that’s the way. And that’s what makes America cool, you know?

Bruce Willis Religious views

Bruce was a Lutheran at some point, but he no longer practices. In his interview in July 1998 with George magazine, he stated: that the Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. They were all very important when we didn’t know why the sun moved, why weather changed, why hurricanes occurred, or volcanoes happened. The modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. But there are people who interpret the Bible literally. Literally! he chooses not to believe that’s the way. And that’s what makes America cool, you know?

Bruce Willis Awards

  • Golden Camera Award 2005
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 1987 · Moonlighting
  • American Cinematheque Award 2000
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor–Television Series Musical or Comedy 1987 · Moonlighting
  • Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 2000 · Friends
  • Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2002
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor -Suspense 1999 · The Sixth Sense
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Star In A Drama 2000 · The Sixth Sense
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense 1999 · The Siege
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series 1986
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble 2013
  • Sour Apple Winner 1987

Bruce Willis Songs

  • Respect Yourself The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Under The Boardwalk The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Save the Last Dance for Me
    If It Doesn’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Zed’s Dead Baby
    Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction · 1994
  • Devil Woman
  • Young Blood The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Down in Hollywood The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Comin’ Right Up The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Jackpot The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Lose Myself The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Secret Agent Man/James Bond Is Back
    The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Big Bad Cat Rugrats Go Wild! · 2003
  • Fun Time The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Blues for Mr. D
    If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Flirting With Disaster The Return of Bruno · 1987
  • Turn It Up
    If It Doesn’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Tenth Avenue Tango
    If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Swinging on a Star Hudson Hawk · 1991
  • Here Comes Trouble Again
    If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Soul Shake
    If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Can’t Leave Her Alone
    If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger · 1989
  • Good Lovin’ Moonlighting · 1987

Bruce Willis Movies

  • Die Hard 1988
  • Unbreakable 2000
  • Glass 2019
  • The Sixth Sense 1999
  • Death Wish 2018
  • Split 2016
  • Pulp Fiction 1994
  • Armageddon 1998
  • Red 2010
  • The Fifth Element 1997
  • Live Free or Die Hard 2007
  • Die Hard 2 1990
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995
  • A Good Day to Die Hard 2013
  • Looper 2012
  • Red 2 2013
  • Surrogates 2009
  • The Jackal 1997
  • 12 Monkeys 1995
  • Disney’s The Kid 2000
  • Tears of the Sun 2003
  • Hostage 2005
  • The Last Boy Scout 1991
  • Motherless Brooklyn 2019
  • Motherless Brooklyn 2019
  • Trauma Center 2019
  • Reprisal 2018
  • 10 Minutes Gone 2019
  • Once Upon a Time in Venice 2017
  • 16 Blocks 2006
  • Lucky Number Slevin 2006

Bruce Willis TV Shows

  • That ’70s Show 1998-2006
  • Miami Vice 1984-1990
  • Moonlighting 1985-1989
  • the twilight zone 1985-1989
  • dolly 1987-1988
  • Extra (American TV program) 1994
  • Friends 1994-2004
  • Bruno the Kid 1996-1997
  • Paramount The Animated Series 2002
  • WWE Tribute to the Troops 2003
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014

Frequently Asked Questions About Bruce Willis

Who is Willis?

Willis is an American actor, producer, and singer.

How old is Bruce?

He is 64 years old as of 2019.

How tall is Willis?

He stands at a height of 6feet 0inches

Is Bruce married?

Yes, he is married and he is married to model and actress Emma Heming Willis.

How much is Willis worth?

He is an American actor and singer who has an estimated net worth of $200 million dollars.

How much does Bruce make?

He has not revealed the amount of income that he earns but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Where does Willis live?

He lives in Los Angeles, California together with his family.

Is Bruce dead or alive?

He is alive and in good health.

What happened to Willis’s arm?

He has a scar on his right shoulder which is from surgery due to complications from a broken arm when he was age 17.

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