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Bruce Willis

  • American actor
  • Born March 19, 1955

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with his family in 1957. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He later achieved fame with his leading role on the hit television series Moonlighting (1985–89). He 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 (1988–2013), and other such roles.


I just have more fun when I get to try new things - and the action film genre has kind of painted itself into a corner, copied itself so many times and it has basically run out of bad buys.




I'm always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican, but I'm not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great.




Hair loss is God's way of telling me I'm human.




Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.




There was a lot of dancing in '76, '78, in the '80s. A lot of dancing. The burn years. A lot of dancing. And for a while, working fit in with all that. 'Moonlighting' - that wasn't acting. It was people telling me 'Let's create a character who is you, so you can play him the way you are. The guy you are at night.' It was fun.




On the one hand, we'll never experience childbirth. On the other hand, we can open all our own jars.




I wake up laughing. Yes, I wake up in the morning and there I am just laughing my head off.




I think the rules are going to have to change for me to ever run for public office. My checkered past will always keep me out of politics.




Every day, I work at not taking this fame thing seriously. Fortunately, I have a great group of friends who help me do this.




After I did the first Die Hard I said I'd never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.




I have zero interest in performing in films to try to convey any kind of message. My job is to be entertaining. There's a very different point of view about messages in films in Europe than there is in the States. Audiences rebel because they feel that they are being preached to.




I mean, look, I wear makeup in films. I don't wear makeup in real life. It's just part of the gig, that's all.




I like a little movie I did in the early nineties called 'Mortal Thoughts.' The part was hardly written, but I learned a lot making it. No one remembers it.




I just try to go to work, and concentrate on coming home to my girls.




My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry.




I hate government. I'm apolitical. Write that down. I'm not a Republican.




I would say, 'I'm alone, but I'm not lonely.' But I was just kidding myself.




But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.




I'm really just a regular guy who has had an incredibly blessed life.




I got to work with Dustin Hoffman on a film called 'Billy Bathgate.' I got to work with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn and Bob Zemeckis on 'Death Becomes Her.' There are still a few actors out there that I would like to work with.




Violence - look, we live in a violent world, man. This country was founded on violence. Who's kidding who?




Art imitates life and, sometimes, life imitates art. It's a weird combination of elements.




When you think about where are you going to find that big love of your life, you seldom think it's someone you already know. You think it's someone you're yet to meet.




You can't undo the past... but you can certainly not repeat it.




I'm happy every day.




They look right. And you move left.




If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys. Even a pacifist would get violent if someone were trying to kill him or her. You would fight for your life, whatever your beliefs.




I'm staggered by the question of what it's like to be a multimilionaire. I always have to remind myself that I am.




Who I am as a father is far more important to me than the public perception.




I believe in justice, and I believe in people being held responsible for their actions.




I like having the dough to come and go as I please.



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