History Creator / BruceWillis

5th Apr '16 11:01:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Seriously, Bruce Willis was once known for his work in comedy, such as in the popular comedy/drama/mystery series ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''. During the show's run, Willis was also hired to do wine cooler commercials, no doubt making people go "HeyItsThatGuy"

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Seriously, Bruce Willis was once known for his work in comedy, such as in the popular comedy/drama/mystery series ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''. During the show's run, Willis was also hired to do wine cooler commercials, no doubt making people go "HeyItsThatGuy"
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26th Mar '16 3:34:40 PM erforce
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* Eddie "Hudson Hawk" Hawkins (and co-writer) in ''HudsonHawk'' (1991)

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* Eddie "Hudson Hawk" Hawkins (and co-writer) in ''HudsonHawk'' ''Film/HudsonHawk'' (1991)
9th Mar '16 10:00:38 AM Hossmeister
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* Muddy Grimes in ''[[BeavisAndButthead Beavis and Butt-Head Do America]]'' (1996)

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* Muddy Grimes in ''[[BeavisAndButthead ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis and Butt-Head Do America]]'' (1996)
13th Feb '16 6:53:04 PM BananaPancakes
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->''"There are many winding paths a man can follow to greatness. He could build an orphanage, or perhaps write a symphony. But there is only one man in the history of history to have achieved greatness by screaming "yipee-ki-aye-ay motherfucker" and pushing [[Creator/AlanRickman Professor Snape]] out of a window. That man was this man."''

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->''"There ->''There are many winding paths a man can follow to greatness. He could build an orphanage, or perhaps write a symphony. But there is only one man in the history of history to have achieved greatness by screaming "yipee-ki-aye-ay motherfucker" and pushing [[Creator/AlanRickman Professor Snape]] out of a window. That man was this man."''''



'''Bruce Willis''' (born March 19, 1955) is an actor, producer and blues musician known for his [[DreamworksFace smirk]] and [[RatedMForManly Manliness]].

Seriously, Bruce Willis was once known for his work in comedy, such as in the popular comedy/drama/mystery series ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''. During the show's run, Willis was also hired to do wine cooler commercials, no doubt making people go [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey, it's that guy!"]]

His big break came when he played a resourceful, smoking, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] NYPD officer named John [=McClane=] in the thriller ''Film/DieHard''. People were at first surprised and skeptical when they heard of his casting, since he was mostly known as a funny guy, as well as that annoying guy from those wine cooler commercials. Playing [=McClane=] with a mix of humor and sympathy and performing most of his own stunts, Willis proved he had the chops as a serious action star, and ''Die Hard'' was a hit that jump-started a blockbuster franchise.

Before and following his success on ''Die Hard'', Willis was a mildy successful pop singer for a brief period of time, most notably under the persona of Bruno (no, not ''[[Film/{{Bruno}} that]]'' persona).

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'''Bruce '''Walter Bruce Willis''' (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer and blues musician known for his [[DreamworksFace smirk]] and [[RatedMForManly Manliness]].

Seriously, Bruce Willis was once known for his work in comedy, such as in the popular comedy/drama/mystery series ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''. During the show's run, Willis was also hired to do wine cooler commercials, no doubt making people go [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey, it's that guy!"]]

"HeyItsThatGuy"

His big break came when he played a resourceful, smoking, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] NYPD officer named John [=McClane=] in the thriller ''Film/DieHard''. People were at first surprised and skeptical when they heard of his casting, since he was mostly known as a funny guy, as well as that annoying guy from those wine cooler commercials. Playing [=McClane=] with a mix of humor and sympathy and performing most of his own stunts, Willis proved he had the chops as a serious action star, and ''Die Hard'' was a hit that jump-started a blockbuster franchise.

Before and following his success on ''Die Hard'', Willis was had a mildy brief but mildly successful stint as a pop singer for a brief period of time, singer, most notably under the persona of Bruno (no, not ''[[Film/{{Bruno}} that]]'' persona).



* North's guardian angel (complete with... a bunny suit? [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Our Angels Are Very Very Different]].) in ''Film/{{North}}'' (1994)

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* North's guardian angel (complete (Complete with... a bunny suit? [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Our Angels Are Very Very, Very Different]].) in ''Film/{{North}}'' (1994)



* James Stefan "Jimmy The Tulip" Tudeski in ''Film/TheWholeNineYards'' (2000) and ''The Whole Ten Yards'' (2004)

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* James Stefan "Jimmy The the Tulip" Tudeski in ''Film/TheWholeNineYards'' (2000) and ''The Whole Ten Yards'' (2004)



* Bruno The Kid in ''WesternAnimation/BrunoTheKid'' (1996–97)

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* Bruno The the Kid in ''WesternAnimation/BrunoTheKid'' (1996–97)



* ''Bruno The Kid''

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* ''Bruno The the Kid''



* AwesomeDearBoy: Another reason why the independents were taken was to challenge himself and work with who we wanted.
-->I got to work with Creator/PaulNewman; I did ''Film/NobodysFool'' because all my scenes were with him. I did ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' because I wanted to work with Creator/MerylStreep, Goldie Hawn and the director, Bob Zemeckis. I'm more proud of some of the small films than the big ones. ''Mortal Thoughts'', ''Nobody’s Fool'', ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''.
* BaldOfAwesome: Since the late '90s.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Another reason why the independents were taken was to challenge himself and work with who we wanted.
-->I got to work with Creator/PaulNewman; I did ''Film/NobodysFool'' because all my scenes were with him. I did ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' because I wanted to work with Creator/MerylStreep, Goldie Hawn and the director, Bob Zemeckis. I'm more proud of some of the small films than the big ones. ''Mortal Thoughts'', ''Nobody’s Fool'', ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''.
* BaldOfAwesome: Since the late '90s.1990s.



* DoingItForTheArt: Is considered one of the codifiers in terms of A-list actors willingly taking a gigantic paycut to do an independent film, with ''Film/PulpFiction''; the film's success and the career boost that Willis got from it had other big-name actors following suit with the same strategy. Considering his MoneyDearBoy stance to action movies nowadays, it seems like this trope is the only way to get him invested in a role (while Creator/KevinSmith had a headache dealing with Willis on ''Film/CopOut'', Rian Johnson of ''Film/{{Looper}}'' said Willis was cordial and accessible to the crew and all-in with the material, including [[spoiler: playing the eventual antagonist.]])



* MisterSeahorse: Bruce parodied his then-wife Demi Moore's naked pregnant-belly cover shot on ''Vanity Fair'' by also posing naked with a pregnant belly in the same fashion for the September 1991 issue cover of ''Spy'' magazine.
* MoneyDearBoy: Has implied that this is the only reason he still does action movies, as "explosions bore me."
* PlayingAgainstType:
** As a nebbishy plastic surgeon in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' and a convict sent to the past to stop a virus in ''Film/TwelveMonkeys''.
** And a cruel villain in ''Film/TheJackal''
** Playing [[spoiler: a well-intentioned extremist and villain protagonist]] in ''Film/{{Looper}}''
** Although he played a policeman in ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'', his character doesn't run away from explosions, make sarcastic remarks or say one liners.
** Also a child psychologist in ''Film/TheSixthSense''.
** He was the BigBad in ''Film/ThePrince''.
* ThePrimaDonna: He's been getting this reputation lately. Creator/KevinSmith said he was a nightmare to work with on Film/CopOut and he's also been really difficult in interviews looking disinterested in the films he's promoting and not bothering to answer questions. Was also fired off Woody Allen's recent movie for not knowing his lines, even with the help of cue cards.

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* MisterSeahorse: Bruce parodied his then-wife Demi Moore's naked Creator/DemiMoore's nude pregnant-belly cover shot on ''Vanity Fair'' by also posing naked with a pregnant belly in the same fashion for the September 1991 issue cover of ''Spy'' magazine.
* MoneyDearBoy: Has implied that this is the only reason he still does action movies, as "explosions bore me."
* PlayingAgainstType:
** As a nebbishy plastic surgeon in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' and a convict sent to the past to stop a virus in ''Film/TwelveMonkeys''.
** And a cruel villain in ''Film/TheJackal''
** Playing [[spoiler: a well-intentioned extremist and villain protagonist]] in ''Film/{{Looper}}''
** Although he played a policeman in ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'', his character doesn't run away from explosions, make sarcastic remarks or say one liners.
** Also a child psychologist in ''Film/TheSixthSense''.
** He was the BigBad in ''Film/ThePrince''.
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ThePrimaDonna: He's been getting gotten this reputation lately. in TheNewTens. Creator/KevinSmith said he was a nightmare to work with on Film/CopOut ''Film/CopOut'', and he's also been really difficult in interviews looking disinterested in the films he's promoting and not bothering to answer questions. Was Creator/WoodyAllen also fired off Woody Allen's recent replaced him from one movie for not knowing his lines, even with the help of cue cards.



* TheSouthpaw: Willis is left handed, and thus so are most of the characters he potrays, such as John [=McClain=]. However there are exceptions. In ''Film/SinCity'', he wielded his gun right handed to accurately portray the character of John Hartigan, who was right handed in the original comics.
* TomHanksSyndrome: A variant, as he begun in comedy but after ''Franchise/DieHard'' drifted into more serious roles, usually of the action genre (while still dropping plenty of one liners).
* TypeCasting: Almost every role he has played had been either a cop or an action hero. This is probably the cause for his reputation as a prima donna.
* YoungerAndHipper: His big break, John [=McClane=] in the ''Franchise/DieHard'' films, was a huge example of this. In ''Nothing Lasts Forever'', the novel the film was based on, Willis's character is no-nonsense, uncool, tight-assed, and in his middle 60s. The casting of Bruce Willis, fresh from ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', forced the script-writers to completely overhaul the character to fit Willis' acting style.

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* TheSouthpaw: Willis is left handed, left-handed, and thus so are most of the characters he potrays, portrays, such as John [=McClain=].[=McClane=]. However there are exceptions. In ''Film/SinCity'', he wielded his gun with his right handed hand to accurately portray the character of John Hartigan, who was right handed right-handed in the original comics.
* TomHanksSyndrome: A variant, as he begun in comedy but after ''Franchise/DieHard'' drifted into more serious roles, usually of the action genre (while still dropping plenty of one liners).
* TypeCasting: Almost every role he has played had been either a cop or an action hero. This is probably the cause for his reputation as a prima donna.
comics, accurately.
* YoungerAndHipper: His big break, John [=McClane=] in the ''Franchise/DieHard'' films, was a huge example of this. In ''Nothing Lasts Forever'', the novel the film was based on, Willis's character Joe Leland ([[AdaptationNameChange the McClane equivalent]]) is no-nonsense, uncool, tight-assed, and in his middle 60s. around twice Willis' age at the time he did that film. The casting of Bruce Willis, fresh from ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', forced the script-writers scriptwriters to completely overhaul the character completely to fit Willis' acting style.
29th Jan '16 5:47:13 PM nombretomado
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He also co-founded the Planet Hollywood restaurant alongside fellow action movie titans Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and SylvesterStallone. Appropriately, all three shared the big screen for the first time (although Willis was just a [[TheCameo cameo]]) in 2010's ''Film/TheExpendables''.

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He also co-founded the Planet Hollywood restaurant alongside fellow action movie titans Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and SylvesterStallone.Creator/SylvesterStallone. Appropriately, all three shared the big screen for the first time (although Willis was just a [[TheCameo cameo]]) in 2010's ''Film/TheExpendables''.
29th Jan '16 3:39:12 AM Morgenthaler
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Before and following his success on ''Die Hard'', Willis was a mildy successful pop singer for a brief period of time, most notably under the persona of Bruno (no, not ''[[{{Bruno}} that]]'' persona).

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Before and following his success on ''Die Hard'', Willis was a mildy successful pop singer for a brief period of time, most notably under the persona of Bruno (no, not ''[[{{Bruno}} ''[[Film/{{Bruno}} that]]'' persona).
24th Jan '16 8:33:22 PM youngbond007
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!!! VideoGames:
* ''Apocalypse'' (1998)
24th Jan '16 8:26:20 PM youngbond007
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!!! Discography:
* ''The Return Of Bruno'' (1987)
* ''If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger'' (1989)
21st Jan '16 4:07:43 AM Ohio9
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* TheSouthpaw: Willis is left handed, and thus so are most of the characters he potrays, such as John [=McClain=]. However there are exceptions. In ''Film/SinCity'', he wielded his gun right handed to accurately portray the character of John Hartigan, who was right handed in the original comics.
17th Dec '15 11:17:55 AM erforce
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* William Rose Bailey in ''[[Film/CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle]]'' (2003)

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* William Rose Bailey in ''[[Film/CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle]]'' ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'' (2003)



* AsHimself in ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]'' (2004)

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* AsHimself in ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]'' ''Film/OceansTwelve'' (2004)
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