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Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis was born as Walter Bruce Willis on 9th March 1955. He is a producer, singer and an actor in USA. He was born in West Germany. His father’s name is David Willis and he was a soldier. His mother’s name is Marlene K. Willis is a German. He has 3 siblings: 1 sister and 2 brothers. One of his brothers died at the age of 42 years in 2001 due to pancreatic cancer. His father moved with his family to New Jersey after being discharged from military in the year 1985. His father worked in a factory and his mother worked in a bank after shifting to New Jersey. He went to Penns Grove School for his High School education. He participated in drama during his high school days. He was also the president of student council in high school.

He worked in Salem Nuclear Power Plant as a security guard post his high school. He took up acting after working as a private investigator. He took admission at Montclair University in drama program. He moved to New York in early 80s, leaving his school during his junior year. He worked as a bartender to take care of his needs there. He moved to California after that to give audition for TV series. He made small appearances in TV shows during 1984 and 1985 like Miami Vice and Shatterday.  He won the lead role in the TV series Moonlight. He was selected among the 3000 others who gave audition with him. This series went on from 1985 to 1989. He won an Emmy Award for this show. He got his first role as a lead actor for the movie Blind Date in 1987. He is very well known for his role in the movie ‘Die hard’ in the year 1988. He appeared in Die Hard 2 in the year 1990 and then in 3rd part of the series in the year 1995. The Die Hard series gave him a lot of fame. He played the main role in the movie “Fifth Element” in 1997. His film “Sixth success” was a great success in 1999. He appeared in the TV show Friends in the year 2000 for which he also won an Emmy Award. He made a short appearance as himself in the movie Ocean 12 in 2004. He appeared in the movie version of the video game named as “Kane & Lynch: Dead Men”.  The scene from Die Hard 4 where a helicopter has to be chased took 3 weeks for rehearsal. It is one of the best action shots in Hollywood.

He married actress Demi Moore in the year 1987. They have 3 children together. The couple got divorced in the year 2000. Then he got engaged with Brooke Burns. However couple broke up in just 10 months. After that he married Emma Heming in the year 2009. The couple is blessed with 2 daughters. He had to get married in 2 ceremonies as first ceremony was not bounded legally. He has an estimated net worth of $180 million.


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Published : Feb 16 2016
Modified : Mar 26 2016