Bruce Willis is one of the world’s biggest movie stars, an actor beloved for films like Die Hard and Pulp Fiction. Willis has built a reputation for playing tough guys — which made him the perfect candidate to play Mr. Church in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables.
Willis played the enigmatic CIA operative in the franchise’s first two films to great fan acclaim. However, Willis ultimately decided not to return for the third film in the series — and his reasoning was totally out-there.
How did Bruce Willis become famous?
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Willis was born in Germany in 1955, to a German mother and an American father. When Willis was two years old, his family moved to America, where Willis spent the remainder of his childhood.
In New Jersey, Willis enjoyed a traditional middle-class upbringing and was mostly successful in school. He joined the drama club, where he was able to begin practicing the acting skills that would later serve him so well.
Willis eventually moved to California to pursue an acting career. He scored a few small roles in various television shows before getting the leading role in a new series called Moonlighting.
The comedy-drama series became very popular, and Willis appeared on the show for years before making the transition to Hollywood films in 1988, when he starred in Die Hard. The film was a huge hit, and Willis earned high marks from both critics and fans for his sarcastic, tough-guy persona.
Over the next several decades, Willis would appear in a series of very high-profile films, including Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, and The Sixth Sense.
Bruce Willis appeared in ‘The Expendables’
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Willis became one of the world’s biggest movie stars, and by the late nineties, he was well-known as both an action hero and a dramatic actor of the highest caliber. Although his personal life has often made headlines, Willis himself has proven that he has very little tolerance for drama and …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet