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BRUCE WILLIS (General Joe Colton)  has demonstrated incredible versatility in a career that has included such diverse characterizations as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION (1994 Palme D'Or winner at Cannes), the philandering contractor in Robert Benton's NOBODY'S FOOL, the heroic time traveler in Terry Gilliam's 12 MONKEYS, the traumatized Vietnam veteran in Norman Jewison's IN COUNTRY, the compassionate child psychologist in M. Night Shyamalan's Oscar-nominated THE SIXTH SENSE (for which he won the People's Choice Award) and his signature role, Detective John McClane, in the DIE HARD quadrilogy.

Following studies at Montclair State College's prestigious theater program, the New Jersey native honed his craft in several stage plays and countless television commercials, before landing the leading role in Sam Shepard's 1984 stage drama "Fool for Love," a run which lasted for 100 performances off-Broadway.

Willis next won international stardom and several acting awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe honors, for his starring role as private eye David Addison in the hit TV series MOONLIGHTING, winning the role over 3,000 other contenders.  At the same time, He made his motion picture debut opposite Kim Basinger in Blake Edwards' romantic comedy BLIND DATE.

In 1988, he originated the role of John McClane in the blockbuster film, DIE HARD, one of the highest-grossing releases of the year. He later reprised the character in three sequels- DIE HARD: DIE HARDER (1990), DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE (1995's global box-office champ), and LIVE FREE, DIE HARD (one of the box-office hits of summer 2007).

His wide array of film roles includes collaborations with such respected filmmakers as Michael Bay (ARMAGEDDON), M. Night Shyamalan (THE SIXTH SENSE and UNBREAKABLE), Alan Rudolph (MORTAL THOUGHTS, BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS), Walter Hill (LAST MAN STANDING), Robert Benton (BILLY BATHGATE, NOBODY'S FOOL), Rob Reiner (THE STORY OF US), Ed Zwick (THE SIEGE), Luc Besson (THE FIFTH ELEMENT), Barry Levinson (BANDITS, WHAT JUST HAPPENED), Robert Zemeckis (DEATH BECOMES HER) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY, GRIND HOUSE).

Other motion picture credits include THE JACKAL, MERCURY RISING, HART'S WAR, THE WHOLE NINE YARDS, THE WHOLE TEN YARDS, THE KID, TEARS OF THE SUN, HOSTAGE, 16 BLOCKS, ALPHA DOG, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, AND PERFECT STRANGER. He also voiced the character of the wise-cracking infant, Mikey, in LOOK WHO'S TALKING and LOOK WHO'S TALKING TOO as well as the lead character RJ & Spike in the animated hit features OVER THE HEDGE and RUGRATS GO WILD!

Willis was last seen in A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (the fifth installment in the popular DIE HARD franchise), the Golden Globe nominated feature film RED opposite Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich, Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM and Rian Johnson's sci-fi thriller LOOPER.

In addition to his work before the cameras, Willis produced HOSTAGE and THE WHOLE NINE YARDS and executive produced BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, adapted from Kurt Vonnegut's best-selling novel. With brother David Willis and business partner Stephen Eads, he co-founded Willis Brothers Films, a film production company based in Los Angeles.

Willis also maintains a hand in the theater.  In 1997, he co-founded A Company of Fools, a non-profit theater troupe committed to developing and sustaining stage work in the Wood River Valley of Idaho, and throughout the U.S.  He starred in and directed a staging of Sam Shepard's dark comedy TRUE WEST at the Liberty Theater in Hailey, Idaho.  The play, which depicts the troubled relationship between two brothers, was aired on Showtime and dedicated to Willis' late brother Robert.

An accomplished musician as well, Willis recorded the 1986 Motown album THE RETURN OF BRUNO, which went platinum and contained the No. 5 Billboard hit "Respect Yourself."  Three years later, he recorded a second album IF IT DON'T KILL YOU, IT JUST MAKES YOU STRONGER. In 2002,  he launched a U.S. club tour with his musical group, Bruce Willis and the Blues Band and he traveled to Iraq to play for U.S. service men.


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