I remember watching Bruce Willis on Friends, romancing Rachel Green and crying like a baby in one of the many episodes that he appeared on. He was already a big star, thanks to the Die Hard franchise, but it was when I saw him in the iconic sitcom that I was assured that he had immense talent. Several films, series and commercials later, Willis announced his retirement from acting yesterday, breaking the hearts of many fans.
The decision came as a result of his deteriorating health. Bruce Willis’ daughter, Rumer, shared a joint statement on Instagram that stated, “To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
Fans were devastated after hearing the news and extended their support to the star. The man who starred in films and shows like Moonlighting, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, and more, was a man of many talents. Apart from acting, he had been a part of many exciting projects in his 4-decade long career.
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After Armageddon happened, the opportunity for merchandising opened up for the star. Willis was then presented with the opportunity to appear in a video game as the main character’s sidekick. Things worked out and he got the leading role and a character modelled after him. It appeared in a third-person sci-fi shoot ’em up called Apocalypse on the Sony PlayStation. He was one of the first stars to have his own video game that wasn’t based on a pre-existing movie.
Before getting into acting, Willis used to play the harmonica for an R&B band called Loose Goose. Years later, he still occasionally toured with his band The Accelerators. Back in the 80s’ his albums like The Return of Bruno, If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger were massive hits.
To expand the Bruno franchise, Willis introduced the world to the 1996 animated series Bruno the Kid. The actor provided the voice for the title character. The story revolved around a small kid (with a resembling receding hairline) who lived a double life as an ordinary 11-year-old and a secret agent working for a government agency. Willis also sang the show’s theme song, adding another title to his short-lived music career.
Bruce Willis has won one Golden Globe Award and two Emmys, one for Moonlighting and another for his guest appearance in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. He was last seen in Gasoline Alley and A Day to Die which released in February and March, respectively. His upcoming projects include Die Like Lovers, Corrective Measures and The Wrong Palace.
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