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THE SIXTH SENSE

BRUCE WILLIS (Dr. Malcolm Crowe) has demonstrated incredible versatility in his career, having come full circle from an action hero in the popular film Die Hard to a meek, classic antihero in Death Becomes Her, to a traumatized time traveler in Twelve Monkeys, along the way becoming an international box office superstar.

Willis was raised in a working-class family in New Jersey and attended Montclair State College because of its highly regarded theater department. After numerous auditions, he landed a role in the play Heaven and Earth in 1977, which was incentive enough for him to quit school and move to New York to pursue an acting career.

Soon he was cast in off-Broadway plays and television commercials while occasionally playing his harmonica and sitting in with rhythm-and-blues bands. His acting breakthrough came in 1984 when he replaced the lead in Sam Shepard's play Fool For Love, a run which lasted one hundred performances off-Broadway. Later that year, while on a trip to Los Angeles, Willis was selected from 3,000 contenders to star as David Addison in the hit television series Moonlighting, for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.

Willis made his feature film debut starring opposite Kim Basinger in the Blake Edwards comedy, Blind Date. He then reunited with the director to play cowboy Tom Mix in the murder mystery Sunset before going on to star in the blockbuster motion picture Die Hard, one of the highest-grossing films of 1988.

The following year Willis took a dramatic turn by portraying a Vietnam War veteran haunted by combat memories in Norman Jewison's In Country, he then returned to comedy, providing the voice of wisecracking baby Mikey in the highly successful Look Who's Talking.

In 1990, he starred in the hit sequel to Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, and followed that with a starring role in Mortal Thoughts.

Willis co-starred in the Quentin Tarantino drama Pulp Fiction, which was the 1994 Grand Prize winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also seen in Nobody's Fool, co-starring Paul Newman. He also starred in the hit Die Hard With a Vengeance, as well as The Fifth Element, and in the box office blockbuster Armageddon.

Later this year, Willis will be seen in Breakfast of Champions, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, for which he also served as producer. He has also completed a starring role in The Story of Us opposite Michelle Pfeiffer for director Rob Reiner.

In 1986, his continued pursuit of the love of music resulted in the release of an album for Motown Records entitled Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno, which eventually went platinum, hanging on the charts for over 29 weeks. His remake of the single "Respect Yourself" landed at an impressive #5 on the charts. In 1989, he released his second album, If It Don't Kill, You It Just Makes You Stronger, also for Motown.

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