Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

Movie Actor

Walter Bruce Willis is a German-born American actor, comedian, producer, and singer, who is best known for his television role as David Addison on the ABC comedy-drama series Moonlighting from 1985 to 1989, and as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes.

Full Name
Walter Bruce Willis
Mar 19, 1955
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Bruce Willis was born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. His father, David Willis, was an American soldier and his mother, Marlene K., was a German woman from Kassel. He has three older sisters - Florence, Elisabeth and Roberta. When he was two years old, his family moved to the United States and settled in Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. 

Willis grew up in a friendly environment and attended Penns Grove High School where he became the class clown and participated in school plays. After graduating high school in 1973 he enrolled at Montclair State College where he studied drama and worked at a local resort as a security guard. In 1977 he dropped out of college to pursue a career as an actor. 

He made his film debut with a minor role in the 1981 movie The Verdict but it wasn’t until 1988 that Willis gained recognition for his role as John McClane in Die Hard which earned him international fame. Over the next few years Willis starred in several movies including; Look Who's Talking (1989), Pulp Fiction (1994) , Armageddon (1998) and The Sixth Sense (1999). 

In 2000, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in Friends and later went on to star in blockbuster films such as Sin City (2005), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Red 2 (2013). He also provided voice overs for animated films such as Planet 51 (2009) and Over the Hedge (2006). He is currently working on projects such as Death Wish (2018) and Glass (2019).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1955</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bruce Willis is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 19, 1955, Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Acting Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Willis lands a small role on the TV series “Baretta.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Die Hard Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Willis stars as John McClane in the action movie “Die Hard.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Golden Globe Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Willis is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in “Die Hard.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Emmy for Hosting SNL</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Willis wins an Emmy for hosting an episode of “Saturday Night Live.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Unbreakable Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Willis stars in the supernatural thriller “Unbreakable.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Willis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bruce Willis is a great actor. He has starred in some of the biggest and most iconic films of all time, like Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, and Armageddon. His performances in these films have left an indelible mark on Hollywood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiring Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bruce Willis is an inspiring role model for young people, showing them that hard work and dedication can lead to success. He has also been vocal about his support for various causes and charities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Movies are Fun</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bruce Willis' movies are always entertaining and full of action. Whether it's a suspenseful thriller or an action packed blockbuster, his films are always exciting and never fail to keep you entertained.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Born in Germany</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, Germany to a German mother and American father.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Worked as a Security Guard</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Bruce Willis worked as a security guard at a nuclear power plant.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Willis was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for his contribution to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Owns 2 Restaurants</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Willis owns two restaurants in Los Angeles - Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Won an Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Willis won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special in 1987 for his performance in the TV movie Sunset.</p></div>


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