Many of you probably already know who Bruce Willis is. Who wouldn’t, when he’s been part of the best films from the 1980s up until this day?
Well, if you don’t know him yet, Willis is an American actor and film producer, who has achieved a lot of fame for his many films and television series. He has even dabbled into a singing and Broadway career! It was thanks to his career and business activities that made him the famous (and rich!) celebrity he is today.
However, there is so much to learn about this infamous actor, including his colorful career and net worth. Read on to know more about him and maybe get inspired!
Willis’ full name is Water Bruce Willis, who was born on March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein. His mother was German and from Kassel, while his father was an American soldier, and he has three siblings.
After Willis’ father was discharged from the military, the family moved to Carneys Point, New Jersey. Willis described his family and background as a long line of blue-collared people. This is because his father was a master mechanic, factory worker, and welder, while his mother worked in a bank.
He attended Penns Grove High School and developed a stutter, nicknamed Buck-Buck by his classmates. He found out that acting on stage reduced his stutter after joining the drama club, and was elected student council president.
After he graduated from high school, Willis started working as a security guard in Salem Nuclear Power Plant while transporting crew members in DuPont Chambers Works factory. He also worked as a private investigator, but after that, he began acting.
Willis enrolled in Montclair State University, a part of the Drama Program. He then left school, moved to New York City, and supported himself working as a bartender in Kamikaze, a Manhattan art bar. He also lived in the neighborhood around Hell’s Kitchen.
Bruce Willis’ Career
As Willis worked in. New York, he was an extra in Paul Newman’s “The Verdict”. He then moved to California and appeared in an episode of “Miami Vice”, as well as being a guest actor in a few shows. He then got the role of David Addison Jr. in Moonlighting, after he competed against 3,000 actors.
It was this starring role that helped him build his career as a comedic actor. During these times, he became more established, winning and being nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award.
However, things changed (and maybe for the better), with Die Hard. This was when he became a movie star and had the status as an action hero, with him performing most of his own stunts and the film grossing over $100,000,000 worldwide.
Besides this, Willis has had moderate success as a recording artist in the late 80s, having his own pop-blues album.
After his successes in Die Hard, he reprised the role in sequels, which has garnered him more earnings and popularity. It has also helped propel Bruce Willis to the first rank of the Hollywood action stars.
However, he has suffered from some moderate slumps in the 90s, starring in a few flip films. Fortunately, he was able to build himself up and boost his career with Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense, as well as other famous films.
Not only did he continue to act and produce movies, but he also released albums and worked in Broadway, debuting in 2015 with Misery.
Willis has also had business activities, owning homes around Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Penns Grove. He also currently rents apartments from the Trump Tower and Manhattan. Willis also has his own motion picture production company, Cheyenne Enterprises, though left in 2007. Adding to that, he has small businesses in Idaho, is the co-founder of Planet Hollywood, and is the international face for Sobieski Vodka with the exchange for 3.3% ownership of the company.
Bruce Willis Age, Height, and Weight
Today, Bruce Willis is 65 years old and stands at 6’0 (1.8 meters) tall, weighing 93 kilograms (205 pounds).
Awards and Achievements
Bruce Willis’ is so famous and successful, that we can’t count his many awards, nominations, and achievements in just one page! He has won various awards and received many honors throughout his career in film and television.
He has been nominated and won in many prestigious awards shows, including the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and many more. Furthermore, he has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and New Jersey Hall of Fame, thanks to his contributions to the film industry. He was even appointed as an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government, then promoted to the Commander in 2013!
Bruce Willis’ Net Worth and Salary
As you can see, Bruce Willis’ awards, achievements, and overall career has made him into one of the most famous around the world. And thanks to all his successes, his net worth is now a whopping $250 million, as he is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood today.
He has earned $100 million in The Sixth Sense, over $50 million from the Die Hard franchise, as well as tens of millions from other notable films and TV appearances. In one year, he can typically earn at least $20 million for just the bare minimum amount of work!
Bruce Willis’ favorite Quotes
Here are some of Bruce Willis’ most popular and famous quotes:
“You can’t undo the past… but you can certainly not repeat it.”
“I’ve always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble.”
“I’m much more proud of being a father than being an actor.”
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