Bruce Willis

Walter Bruce Willis Biography

Full Name Bruce Willis
Age 69 Years old.
Birth Name Walter Bruce Willis
Birth Date 1955-03-19
Gender Male

Walter Bruce Willis, professionally known as Bruce Willis, is a television and movie actor. He is well-recognized for portraying versatile roles. While he shot to fame with his portrayal of David Addison Jr. in the television series "Moonlighting", he is better known for his action and dramatic roles in films like "Die Hard" and "The Sixth Sense". As a youngster, he had a stuttering problem and took to stage performances to overcome this issue. Coming from a family of blue-collar workers, he took up several menial jobs before venturing into professional acting. After going through a period as a struggling actor, Bruce finally landed his first gig in an off-Broadway production of Heaven and Earth. 

Wills has also won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award and the People's Choice Award for his role in the suspense movie "The Sixth Sense". His other well-known films include "The Hard Series", "Armageddon", "Pulp Fiction", and  "Sin City". In March 2022, he announced that he would be stepping away from acting, due to his aphasia diagnosis. Moreover, Bruce is also active on social media as he has earned more than 263K followers on his Instagram account. 

Nationality American
Horoscope Pisces

Bruce Willis Background

Bruce Willis was born on 19th March 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany, and raised in Penns Grove, New Jersey, U.S. His real name is Walter Bruce Willis and he belongs to American nationality. His ethnicity is mixed and his race is white. Similarly, Bruce's religious belief is in the Christian religion. He celebrated his 67th birthday in 2022 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Pisces. 

Birth Nation Germany
Place Of Birth Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate
Ethnicity Mixed
Father David Willis
Mother Marlene Willis
Siblings Marlene, David and Robert

His father's name is David Willis who was an American soldier and his mother's name is Marlene Willis who worked at a bank. Also, he has three siblings, two brothers named David and Robert Willis and a sister named Florence Willis. 

Talking about education, Willis went to Penns Grove High School. Being a popular student, he was elected the student council president. Later, he enrolled at Montclair State University to study drama. However, he left during his junior year to pursue his acting career in New York City.

Bruce Willis Movie Career

  • Bruce Willis got a chance to perform in the off-Broadway production "Heaven and Earth" in 1977 after which he auditioned for the role of David Addison in the television series "Moonlighting". He beat 3000 other contenders to win the role. The series ran from 1985 to 1989 and made Willis a star.
  • He got his first lead role in 1987 in the romantic comedy "Blind Date". The movie was a financial success, even though it received mostly negative reviews.
  • He received his big breakthrough in the movie "Die Hard in 1988" and played police officer John McClane in the film which went on to become a huge hit and established him as an action hero.
  • He reprised his role as John McClane in the 1990 movie "Die Hard 2" which outdid its predecessor in terms of commercial as well as critical success.
  • His success as an actor took a beating when he starred in a string of flop movies in the early-1990s. These movies include "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990), "Hudson Hawk" (1991), and "Color of Night" (1994).
  • He bounced back with the black comedy and crime film "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 and his portrayal of Butch Coolidge in the film resurrected his acting career.
  • In 1998, he starred in "Armageddon" which became the highest-grossing film of the year. Along with Willis, the film's cast included "Ben Affleck", "Liv Tyler", "Owen Wilson", and "Keith David".
  • In 2000, he starred as Paul Stevens in three episodes of the television sitcom "Friends". His role in the series earned him much appreciation and an Emmy Award.
  • He went on to act in several films, including "Unbreakable" (2000), "Hostage" (2005), "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007), and "Surrogates" (2009).
  • His other major movies include "The Moonrise Kingdom" (2012), "A Good Day to Die Hard" (2013), and "RED 2" (2013).
  • An established action hero, Wills took up several roles in the late-2010s and appeared in movies like "Extraction" (2015), "Marauders" (2016), "First Kill" (2017), "Death Wish" (2018), and "Reprisal" (2018).
  • In 2019, Bruce appeared in the last installment of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy movie "Glass", alongside James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson. Though the movie was panned by the critics, it was a huge box-office hit.
  • Furthermore, he has starred in several films in 2022 including, Fortress: Sniper's Eye, A Day to Die, American Siege, White Elephant, Detective Knight: Rogue, and Paradise City.
  • Recently in 2023, he appeared as Detective James Knight in the action film, "Detective Knight: Independence" as well as he will be appearing as Valmora in "Assassin".

Awards and Achievements

  • 1987: Golden Apple Awards honored with the Sour Apple.
  • 1994: Maxim magazine ranked his sex scene in Color of Night the No. 1 sex scene in film history
  • 2005: Golden Camera Award for Best International Actor by the Manaki Brothers Film Festival.
  • 2006: Honored by the French government for his contributions to the film industry; appointed an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony in Paris; the French Prime Minister stated, "This is France's way of paying tribute to an actor who epitomizes the strength of American cinema, the power of the emotions that he invites us to share on the world's screens and the sturdy personalities of his legendary characters."
  • 2006: Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 16; located at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard and it was the 2,321st star awarded in its history; at the reception, he stated, "I used to come down here and look at these stars and I could never quite figure out what you were supposed to do to get one...time has passed and now here I am doing this, and I'm still excited. I'm still excited to be an actor."
  • 2011: Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame
  • 2013: Promoted to the dignity of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on February 11 by French Minister of Culture Aurelie Filippetti

Bruce Willis' Wife and Children

Bruce Willis was married twice in his life. He hаѕ bееn mаrrіеd tо thе Еnglіѕh mоdеl аnd асtrеѕѕ Еmmа Неmіng ѕіnсе 2009. They gаvе bіrth tо two dаughtеrѕ tоgеthеr, Еvеlуn Реnn Wіllіѕ аnd Маbеl Rау Wіllіѕ. Presently, the couple seems to be happy and live blissful life without negative rumors. There's much love between the two. Basically, her understanding and their strong love bond have helped them stay glued for this long. He currently resides in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles with his family.

Marital Status Married
Spouse Demi Moore (M. 1987; Div. 2000) and Emma Heming (M. 2009 to Present)
Partner Вrооkе Вurnѕ (2003-2004)
Sexual Orientation Straight

He was previously married tо thе асtrеѕѕ, fоrmеr ѕіngеr, аnd mоdеl Dеmі Мооrе. Тhеу gоt mаrrіеd іn 1987, ѕераrаtеd іn 1998 аnd dіvоrсеd іn 2000. They gаvе bіrth tо 3 dаughtеrѕ tоgеthеr, Rumеr Wіllіѕ, Ѕсоut LаRuе Wіllіѕ аnd Таllulаh Веllе Wіllіѕ. Fоllоwіng thаt, Вruсе Wіllіѕ hаd а rеlаtіоnѕhір аnd wаѕ еngаgеd tо thе fаѕhіоn mоdеl, асtrеѕѕ, аnd ТV реrѕоnаlіtу Вrооkе Вurnѕ fоr аrоund tеn mоnthѕ bеtwееn 2003 аnd 2004. Concerning his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Bruce Willis's Net Worth

Net Worth $250 Million
Salary $15 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry

Вruсе Wіllіѕ іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt lоvеd tо wаtсh асtоrѕ, whо hаvе mоѕtlу арреаrеd іn mоvіеѕ. Ѕо fаr, hе hаѕ арреаrеd іn mоrе thаn 115 mоvіеѕ аnd ѕеrіеѕ wіth оutѕtаndіng реrfоrmаnсеѕ thаt аlwауѕ lеаvе а mаrk іn thе ТV іnduѕtrу. His estimated net worth is said to be $250 million as of 2023 and he also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. He mаdе hіѕ 100'ѕ оf mіllіоnѕ fоrtunе fоrm hіѕ grеаt реrfоrmаnсе іn mоvіеѕ whісh grоѕѕеd hundrеdѕ оf mіllіоnѕ аnd еvеn bіllіоnѕ аt thе bох оffісе. 

Bruce іѕ соnѕіdеrеd аѕ оnе оf thе hіghеѕt-раіd асtоrѕ оf аll tіmе, аѕ hіѕ ѕаlаrу аvеrаgе іѕ $15 mіllіоn. He also owns several small businesses in Hailey, Idaho, including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater, and was one of the first promoters of Planet Hollywood, with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. He signed a contract to become the international face of Belvedere SA's Sobieski Vodka in exchange for 3.3 percent ownership in the company in 2009. In addition, his major source of income is his acting career.

Bruce Willis Measurements: Height and Weight

Bruce Willis has a height of 6 feet 0 inches and he has a body weight of 92 Kg. His eyes are blue and his hair is bald. Similarly, his chest size is 42 inches, his waist size is 35 inches and his biceps size is 14 inches. His physique combined with his perfect height and masculine look takes him to the top of the desired list in young gen women.

Furthermore, his family announced on 16th February 2023 that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. In a statement, the family said that Willis's condition had "progressed" and that "challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease".

Height 6 feet 0 inches
Weight 92 Kg
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Bald
Chest Size 42 inches
Waist Size 35 inches
Bicep Size 14 inches
Shoe Size 10 (US)