Thank you, Bruce Willis. You will forever be The Man!
In a shocking announcement, Willis and his family have announced that the Hollywood veteran is retiring from his long acting career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a medical condition that impacts a person’s ability to speak, write and understand verbal and written language.
Willis will be forever known for his iconic role as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, which ran from 1988 to 2013 with five films. Of course, in the original film, he delivers one of the greatest lines in action movie history:
Over the years, Willis has delved in both action and comedies with a hint of drama. In television, his role as David Addison Jr. on Moonlighting opposite Cybill Shepherd was only the beginning. He even dabbled in music. Who can forget…
Along with Die Hard, I would recommend Hudson Hawk, Death Becomes Her, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, The Fifth Element, Striking Distance, Death Wish, Glass, Hard Kill, and Fortress. While over the last year and so, he’s delved in mainly indie action flicks, he’s only played a villain on two occasions: The Jackal in 1997 and Deadlock in 2021. Surviving the Game co-star Chad Michael Murray, who both appear with him in the original Fortress.
Speaking with a few directors who worked with Willis, they had nothing but nice things to say about him. They really enjoyed working with him and well as being there on-set to support his co-stars and crew, even when he didn’t need to be.
Much love and respect to Bruce Willis and his family. Thanks for the memories Bruce Willis! Forever the Man!