Ten fun facts about Bruce Willis


Fact 1
Bruce Willis was born in Germany at a military base.

Fact 2
While in High School he served on the student council as the Class President.

Fact 3
Bruce Willis accepted the iconic role of John McClane in “Die Hard” after both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone turned the project down. The movie went on to become a huge hit and today, nobody can imagine the role being played by anyone other than Bruce Willis.


Fact 4
Bruce Willis was married to actress Demi Moore for 11 years. After getting divorced Demi Moore married Ashton Kutcher and Bruce continues to remain friends with Demi and with her new husband.

Fact 5
In 1996 he appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. He was there to advertise on behalf of Demi Moore and her recent film at the time “Striptease”. To promote the event, he stripped on the show much to the delight of the audience.

Fact 6
In 2001 Bruce Willis publicly stated that he would no longer appear in movies that featured violent action. He also stated that he would no longer appear in “save the world” films.

Fact 7
In the same year Bruce Willis was cast in the film “Ocean’s Eleven” as Terry Benedict. He dropped out of the project for unknown reasons and the role went to Al Pacino.

Fact 8
On February 26, 2003 he took over the hosting job for David Letterman on “The Late Show with David Letterman”. It was the first sick day that Letterman had taken in 20 years.

Fact 9
In 2002 George W. Bush appointed Bruce Willis as a national spokesman for Children in Foster Care.

Fact 10
Bruce Willis turned down the lead role in the film “Ghost”, which starred his ex-wife, Demi Moore. He didn’t believe that it would be a good choice for his career and that playing a ghost would not work in the film. The role went to Patrick Swayze and the movie went on to become a huge hit.


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Is an American born actor best known for playing fast, hard-hitting action roles in movies such as Die Hard.



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