Bruce Willis does not need an introduction. Most of us grew up watching him play on our TVs in action movies. Recently, Bruce’s close family publicly announced that he is retiring due to a condition called aphasia, and we wanted to dig a bit deeper into the actor’s impressive career and life story.
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Bruce Willis from TV shows to blockbusters.
Fun fact: The American actor, singer, and film producer was born in West Germany in 1955.
Bruce’s acting career began off-Broadway in the 70s, and he rose to fame thanks to the TV show Moonlighting in 1985. He has multiple awards under his belt and was a part of around 100 films.
During the actor’s Moonlighting section, the Die Hard establishment started in 1988 and Mr. Willis was featured in each of the 5 sections, with the last one turning out in 2013. Bruce Willis will be everlastingly known as John McClane, the sharp criminal investigator that makes all the difference — yet we won’t pamper it for you — this is the ideal opportunity to rewatch past works of art.
Interesting facts we didn’t know about Bruce.
In his first 20 years of life, Bruce struggled with stuttering, he said: “I could hardly talk. It took me 3 minutes to complete a sentence. It was crushing for anyone who wanted to express themselves, who wanted to be heard and couldn’t. It was frightening. Yet, when I became another character, in a play, I lost the stutter. It was phenomenal.”
The Return of Bruno, Bruce’s debut album, was released in 1987, and 2 others followed in 1989 and 2001 and the lead single, Respect Yourself, was a hit.
Willis everlastingly changed pay rates in Hollywood. In 1987, when entertainers like Tom Cruise and Michael J. Fox were getting around $3 million for a film, Twentieth Century Fox consented to pay Willis $5 million for his most memorable job in Die Hard. Other stars took notice and “the day after I signed the deal, every actor in Hollywood’s salary went up to $5 million,” stated Willis.
His private life.
Bruce and Demi Moore were married from 1987 to 2000. The actor married a model. He is the father of 5 daughters, 3 from his previous marriage with Demi and 2 from his previous marriage with Emma.
Bruce is surrounded by a loving family.
The statement posted on social media by Bruce, his current wife, Emma, and their daughters has been making waves. “To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Aphasia- What is it?
Aphasia is a language disorder that can make it difficult for individuals to communicate. People who suffer from this condition make mistakes, whether they choose the wrong words or not.
More than 75% of people affected by aphasia do not return to work, and 84.
His final years of work.
Over the past few years, Bruce Willis has appeared in 8 movies. There are still 8 movies in post-production, and we can’t wait to see them. Wishing Bruce a happy retirement and lots of happiness in old age.
We wish his journey toward healing would be strong and without barriers, and we thank him for the legacy he left behind.
Which Bruce Willis role will you never forget? Do you think the right age is for retirement? Do you want to let everyone know about Bruce? Tell us in the comments.