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Bio For: Bruce Willis
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BRUCE WILLIS (Frank Moses) 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 pentalogy.

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 on the hit television 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 that year. He later reprised the character in four sequels: Die Hard: Die Harder (1990), Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995's global box-office champ), Live Free, Die Hard (one of the box-office hits of summer 2007) and a Good Day To Die Hard (2013).

His wide array of film roles includes collaborations with such respected filmmakers as Michael Bay (Armageddon), M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, 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), Edward 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 2010's Red, where he originated the role of Frank Moses; The Jackal, Mercury Rising, Hart's War, The Whole Nine Yards (and its sequel 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 characters RJ & Spike in the animated hit features Over the Hedge and Rugrats Go Wild! In 2012, Willis successfully added to his credits, two critically acclaimed films: director Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, for which Willis and the film received Independent Film Award nominations, and director Rian Johnson's sci-fi thriller Looper, co-starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.

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. servicemen.

Movies For: Bruce Willis
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RED 2 (PG-13) On Video: 11/26/2013 At Theaters: 7/19/2013
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) On Video: 7/30/2013 At Theaters: 3/28/2013
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) On Video: 6/4/2013 At Theaters: 2/14/2013
THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (PG-13) On Video: 1/29/2013 At Theaters: 9/7/2012
LOOPER (R) On Video: 12/31/2012 At Theaters: 9/28/2012
MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13) On Video: 10/16/2012 At Theaters: 5/25/2012
RED (PG-13) On Video: 1/25/2011 At Theaters: 10/15/2010
COP OUT (R) On Video: 7/20/2010 At Theaters: 2/26/2010
SURROGATES (PG-13) On Video: 1/26/2010 At Theaters: 9/25/2009
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (PG-13) On Video: 11/20/2007 At Theaters: 6/27/2007
PERFECT STRANGER (R) On Video: 8/21/2007 At Theaters: 4/13/2007
ALPHA DOG (R) On Video: 5/1/2007 At Theaters: 1/12/2007
OVER THE HEDGE (G) On Video: 10/17/2006 At Theaters: 5/19/2006
LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN (R) On Video: 9/12/2006 At Theaters: 4/7/2006
16 BLOCKS (PG-13) On Video: 6/13/2006 At Theaters: 3/3/2006
SIN CITY (R) On Video: 8/16/2005 At Theaters: 4/1/2005
HOSTAGE (R) On Video: 6/21/2005 At Theaters: 3/11/2005
THE WHOLE TEN YARDS (PG-13) On Video: 7/27/2004 At Theaters: 4/9/2004
TEARS OF THE SUN (R) On Video: 6/10/2003 At Theaters: 3/7/2003
HART'S WAR (R) On Video: 7/9/2002 At Theaters: 2/15/2002
BANDITS (PG-13) On Video: 4/2/2002 At Theaters: 10/12/2001
UNBREAKABLE (PG-13) On Video: 6/26/2001 At Theaters: 11/22/2000
THE KID (PG) On Video: 1/23/2001 At Theaters: 7/7/2000
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS (R) On Video: 7/18/2000 At Theaters: 2/18/2000
THE SIXTH SENSE (PG-13) On Video: 3/28/2000 At Theaters: 8/6/1999
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS (R) On Video: 2/15/2000 At Theaters: 10/8/1999
THE STORY OF US (R) On Video: 2/15/2000 At Theaters: 10/15/1999
THE SIEGE (R) On Video: 4/20/1999 At Theaters: 11/6/1998
ARMAGEDDON (PG-13) On Video: 11/13/1998 At Theaters: 7/1/1998
MERCURY RISING (R) On Video: 9/15/1998 At Theaters: 4/3/1998
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