BRUCE WILLIS (David Dunn) has
demonstrated incredible versatility and extraordinary talent in a career ranging
from action blockbusters to romantic comedies, earning him international acclaim
as a box office superstar. He has recently enjoyed tremendous success starring
in last year's critically acclaimed box office sensation "The Sixth
Sense" which was Touchstone Pictures' most successful film of the
year. The film grossed a record-breaking $500 million-plus worldwide to
become the 10th highest grossing film of all time, and earned Willis
a People's Choice Award as Best Actor for his role. In 1998, he starred in the
blockbuster hit "Armageddon," which was also Touchstone Pictures'
most successful film of that year.
Willis was raised in a working-class family in New Jersey and attended
Montclair State College because of its highly regarded theatre department. After
numerous auditions, he landed a role in the play "Heaven and Earth" in
1977, which was incentive for him to quit school and move to New York to pursue
an acting career.
Willis made his acting breakthrough in 1984 when he replaced the lead in Sam
Shepherd's off-Broadway play "Fool for Love." Later that year, he
was selected from 3,000 contenders to star as David Addison in the hit
television series "Moonlighting," for which he won an Emmy and Golden
Globe Award. The popular series has enjoyed renewed success again this year with
episodes being released on DVD and becoming a top-seller.
He began his feature film career starring opposite Kim Basinger in Blake
Edwards' comedy "Blind Date." He went on to star in "Die
Hard," one of the highest-grossing films of 1988, which led to an
internationally successful feature film series that includes "Die Hard 2:
Die Harder" and "Die-Hard: With a Vengeance," in which he
co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson. Willis also co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's
highly acclaimed 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," opposite Paul Newman, as well as starring in Terry
Gilliam's "12 Monkeys," Norman Jewison's "In Country,"
Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element," and as the wisecracking voice of
baby Mikey in the highly successful "Look Who's Talking."
Last year, he starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in the family drama "The
Story of Us" for director Rob Reiner and in "Breakfast of
Champions," based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, for which he also served
as producer. Most recently, he starred opposite Matthew Perry in the hit comedy
"The Whole Nine Yards" and in "Disney's The Kid," a
live-action comedy directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Willis recently won a primetime Emmy Award for his guest starring role on the
comedy series, "Friends."
He is scheduled to begin production in October on "Outlaws" for
director Barry Levinson which will be released in 2001.
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