42 Facts About Walter Bruce Willis

1. Walter Bruce Willis stated in 2005 that he wanted to "make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy.

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2. In 2003, Walter Bruce Willis visited Iraq as part of the USO tour, singing to the troops with his band, The Accelerators.

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3. In February 2006, Walter Bruce Willis appeared in Manhattan to talk about his film 16 Blocks with reporters.

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4. Walter Bruce Willis was a Lutheran at some point, but no longer practices.

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5. Walter Bruce Willis dated actress Tamara Feldman for a time, after they met during the filming of Perfect Stranger.

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6. Walter Bruce Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together.

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7. At the premiere for the film Stakeout, Walter Bruce Willis met actress Demi Moore.

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8. Walter Bruce Willis owns several small businesses in Hailey, Idaho, including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater and is a co-founder of Planet Hollywood, with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

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9. Walter Bruce Willis left the company to be run solely by Rifkin in 2007 after Live Free or Die Hard.

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10. In 2018, it was announced that Walter Bruce Willis would be the next to be roasted by Comedy Central.

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11. Walter Bruce Willis reprised his most famous role, John McClane, for a fifth time, starring in A Good Day to Die Hard, which was released on February 14, 2013.

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12. Walter Bruce Willis joined Vince Vaughn and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Lay the Favorite, directed by Stephen Frears, about a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who becomes an elite professional gambler.

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13. Walter Bruce Willis teamed up with 50 Cent in a film directed by David Barrett called Fire with Fire, starring opposite Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson, about a fireman who must save the love of his life.

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14. Walter Bruce Willis appeared alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the sci-fi action film, Looper, as the older version of Gordon-Levitt's character, Joe.

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15. Walter Bruce Willis returned, in an expanded role, in The Expendables 2.

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16. Walter Bruce Willis appeared in the music video for the song "Stylo" by Gorillaz.

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17. Walter Bruce Willis starred with Tracy Morgan in the comedy Cop Out, directed by Kevin Smith and about two police detectives investigating the theft of a baseball card.

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18. Walter Bruce Willis appeared on the 2008 Blues Traveler album North Hollywood Shootout, giving a spoken word performance over an instrumental blues rock jam on the track "Free Willis".

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19. Walter Bruce Willis worked with his eldest daughter, Rumer, in the 2005 film Hostage.

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20. Walter Bruce Willis filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest.

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21. Walter Bruce Willis has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman several times throughout his career.

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22. Walter Bruce Willis was originally cast as Terry Benedict in Ocean's Eleven but dropped out to work on recording an album.

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23. Walter Bruce Willis was nominated for a 2001 American Comedy Award for his work on Friends.

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24. In 2000, Walter Bruce Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Friends.

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25. Walter Bruce Willis gained more success with Striking Distance but flopped again with Color of Night (1994): another box office failure, it was savaged by critics but did well in the home video market and became one of the Top 20 most-rented films in the United States in 1995.

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26. Walter Bruce Willis performed most of his own stunts in the film, and the film grossed $138,708,852 worldwide.

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27. Walter Bruce Willis had his first lead role in a feature film in the 1987 Blake Edwards film Blind Date, with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette.

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28. In spite of that, Walter Bruce Willis chose not to renew his contract with the company when he decided to stop drinking alcohol in 1988.

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29. Walter Bruce Willis left New York City and headed to California to audition for several television shows.

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30. Walter Bruce Willis performed as an extra in Paul Newman's closing summation scene in The Verdict in 1982.

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31. Walter Bruce Willis left school in his junior year in 1977 and moved to New York City, where in the early 1980s he supported himself as a bartender at the West 19th Street art bar Kamikaze.

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32. Walter Bruce Willis enrolled in the Drama Program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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33. Walter Bruce Willis joined the drama club in high school, and acting on stage reduced his stutter.

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34. Walter Bruce Willis has described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar people".

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35. Walter Bruce Willis is the oldest of four children with a sister named Florence and two brothers, Robert and David.

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36. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in the town of Idar-Oberstein, West Germany.

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37. Walter Bruce Willis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

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38. Walter Bruce Willis is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards.

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39. Walter Bruce Willis has since released two more solo albums, in 1989 and 2001.

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40. Walter Bruce Willis made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015.

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41. Walter Bruce Willis has since appeared in over 70 films and is widely regarded as an "action hero" due to his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, and other such roles.

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42. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955 and is an American actor, producer, and singer.

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