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Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Die Hard John McClane
Pulp Fiction Butch Coolidge
Moonlighting David Addison Jr. / David Addison, Jr. / Baby Hayes / Pertrucio
The Sixth Sense Malcolm Crowe


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  McClane (announced)
John McClane (rumored)
  Run Of The Hitman (pre-production)
Colonel Walker
 2019 10 Minutes Gone (completed)
 2019 Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Bruce Willis
 2019 Motherless Brooklyn
Frank Minna
 2019 The Orville (TV Series)
- Deflectors (2019) ... Groogen (voice, uncredited)
 2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Bruce Willis (voice)
 2019 Glass
David Dunn
 2018 Air Strike
 2018/I Reprisal
 2018 Death Wish
Paul Kersey
 2018 Acts of Violence
Detective James Avery
 2017 First Kill
 2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice
Steve Ford
 2016/IX Split
David Dunn (uncredited)
 2016 Marauders
 2016 Precious Cargo
Eddie Pilosa
 2015/II Extraction
 2015 Rock the Kasbah
Bombay Brian
 2015 Vice
 2014/I The Prince
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
John McClane (voice)
 2013 RED 2
 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
General Joe Colton
 2013 A Good Day to Die Hard
John McClane
 2012/II Fire with Fire
Mike Cella
 2012 Looper
Old Joe
 2012 The Expendables 2
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom
Captain Sharp
 2012 The Cold Light of Day
 2012 Lay the Favorite
Dink Heimowitz
 2011/I Nike: The Black Mamba (Short)
Mister Suave
 2011 Catch .44
 2011/I Setup
 2010 Gorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: Stylo (Video short)
Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
 2010 RED
Frank Moses
 2010 The Expendables
Mr. Church (uncredited)
 2010 Cop Out
 2009 Surrogates
 2008-2009 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
Late Show Intern / Late Show Fun Facts Book Promoter
- Episode #16.153 (2009) ... Late Show Intern
- Episode #16.53 (2008) ... Late Show Fun Facts Book Promoter (uncredited)
 2008 What Just Happened
 2008 Assassination of a High School President
Principal Jared T. Kirkpatrick
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard Gag Reel (Video short)
John McClane
 2007 Planet Terror
Lt. Muldoon
 2007 Nancy Drew
Bruce (uncredited)
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard
John McClane
 2007 Perfect Stranger
Harrison Hill
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Gumshoe (credit only)
 2007 Grindhouse
Muldoon (segment "Planet Terror")
 2006 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (Video short)
RJ (voice)
 2006 The Astronaut Farmer
Col. Doug Masterson (uncredited)
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Harry Rydell
 2006 That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye (TV Special)
Bruce Willis
 2006 Over the Hedge
RJ (voice)
 2006 16 Blocks
Jack Mosley
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
Mr. Goodkat
 2006 Alpha Dog
Sonny Truelove
 2005 That '70s Show (TV Series)
- Misfire (2005) ... Vic
 2005 Sin City
 2005 Hostage
Jeff Talley
 2004 Ocean's Twelve
Bruce Willis (uncredited)
 2004 The Whole Ten Yards
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
William Rose Bailey (uncredited)
 2003 Rugrats Go Wild
Spike (voice)
 2003 Tears of the Sun
Lieutenant A.K. Waters
 2002 True West (TV Movie)
 2002 Grand Champion
Mr. Blandford
 2002 Hart's War
Col. William A. McNamara
 2001 Bandits
Joe Blake
 2000 Unbreakable
David Dunn
 2000 The Kid
Russ Duritz
 2000 Friends (TV Series)
Paul Stevens
- The One with the Ring (2000) ... Paul Stevens
- The One Where Paul's the Man (2000) ... Paul Stevens
- The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad (2000) ... Paul Stevens
 2000 The Whole Nine Yards
Jimmy Tudeski
 1999 The Story of Us
Ben Jordan
 1999 The Sixth Sense
Malcolm Crowe
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Dwayne Hoover
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Dr. Nickle
- Love Unlimited (1999) ... Dr. Nickle (uncredited)
 1998 Apocalypse (Video Game)
Trey Kincaid (voice)
 1998 The Siege
General William Devereaux
 1998 The Fifth Element (Video Game)
Korben Dallas (voice)
 1998 Armageddon
Harry S. Stamper
 1998 Mercury Rising
Art Jeffries
 1997 The Jackal
The Jackal
 1997 Mad About You (TV Series)
Bruce Willis
- The Birth: Part 2 (1997) ... Bruce Willis
 1997 The Fifth Element
Korben Dallas
 1996 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (Video)
Bruno the Kid (voice)
 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Muddy Grimes (voice)
 1996 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
Bruno the Kid
- The Adventure Begins (1996) ... Bruno the Kid (voice)
 1996 Last Man Standing
John Smith
 1995 12 Monkeys
James Cole
 1995 Four Rooms
Leo (segment "The Man from Hollywood") (uncredited)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance
John McClane
 1994 Nobody's Fool
Carl Roebuck
 1994 Color of Night
Bill Capa
 1994 North
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Butch Coolidge
 1993 Striking Distance
Det. Tom Hardy
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Man Whose Caravan Is Attacked (uncredited)
 1992 Death Becomes Her
Ernest Menville
 1992 The Player
Bruce Willis
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Joe Hallenbeck
 1991 Billy Bathgate
Bo Weinberg
 1991 Hudson Hawk
Hudson Hawk
 1991 Mortal Thoughts
James Urbanski
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Peter Fallow
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too
Mikey (voice)
 1990 Die Hard 2
John McClane
 1989 Look Who's Talking
Mikey (voice)
 1989 In Country
Emmett Smith
 1985-1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
David Addison Jr. / David Addison, Jr. / Baby Hayes / ...
- Lunar Eclipse (1989) ... David Addison Jr.
- Eine Kleine Nacht Murder (1989) ... David Addison Jr.
- In 'N Outlaws (1989) ... David Addison Jr.
- When Girls Collide (1989) ... David Addison Jr.
- Perfetc (1989) ... David Addison Jr.
 1988 Die Hard
John McClane
 1988 Sunset
Tom Mix
 1987 Bruce Willis: Respect Yourself (Video short)
 1987 Blind Date
Walter Davis
 1987 The Return of Bruno (TV Movie)
Bruno Radolini
 1986 Seagram's: At a Bar (Video short)
Seagram's Model
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Peter Novins (segment "Shatterday")
- Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet (1985) ... Peter Novins (segment "Shatterday")
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Tony Amato
- No Exit (1984) ... Tony Amato
 1982 The Verdict
Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
 1980 Ein Guru kommt (TV Movie)
Extra (uncredited)
 1980 The First Deadly Sin
Man Entering Diner as Delaney Leaves (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (7 credits)
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Other Works:

(1980s) Album: "The Return of Bruno" (Motown). See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 21 Interviews | 39 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 55 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

W.B. Willis


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I'm not an action hero anymore, and I think it would be inappropriate for me to compare anything that happens in Hollywood and the entertainment industry to the tragic loss of life on September 11th. See more »


Was in consideration for the role of Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999) but Kevin Spacey, who went on to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead. See more »


Frequently plays a man who suffered a tragedy, had lost something or had a crisis of confidence or conscience. See more »



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