Bruce Willis’s biography will provide detailed information about his work, affairs, life, achievements, and other facts. Walter Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, on March 19, 1955, to an American father, David Andrew Willis, and a German mother, Marlene Kassel. In 1957, he moved to the United States with his family. His career started on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1970s.
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is known for playing wise or sharp-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in movies that have grossed more than $ 2.5 billion, placing him among the top ten stars in terms of box office revenue.
Walter Bruce Willis was born in the town of Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His mother was born in Kassel, Germany, while his father was an American soldier. Willis is the eldest of four children with a sister named Florence and two brothers, Robert (deceased) and David.
After leaving the army in 1957, Willis’s father took his family to Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. Willis described himself as being from a “long line of blue-collar people”. His mother worked in a bank, and his father was a welder, a master mechanic, and a factory worker. Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he had trouble stuttering. His classmates nicknamed Buck-Buck. Willis joined a drama club in high school and performing on stage reduced his stutter. In the end, he was appointed president of the student council. He attended college at Montclair State University.
After graduating from high school in 1973, Bruce Willis took a job as a security guard at Salem Nuclear Power Plant. He transported work teams to the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. Willis turned to acting, After working as a private investigator. Willis joined in the drama program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He left school in his junior year in 1977 and moved to New York City, where Willis became a bartender in the Kamikaze art bar on West 19th Street in the early 1980s. At that time, he was living in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. He appeared as an extra in Paul Newman’s final summing scene in The Verdict in 1982.
Bruce Willis left New York City and went to California. In 1984 he appeared in an episode of the Miami Vice TV series entitled “No Exit”. After countless auditions, Willis contributed minor film appearances that weren’t typically featured in the credits before taking on the role of the private investigator “David Addison” alongside sultry Cybill Shepherd in the successful romantic comedy television series Moonlighting (1985).
He is known for the role of John McClane in the series Die Hard, which were mostly critical and consistent financial successes. He has also appeared in more than 60 films including box office hits like Look Who’s Talking (1989), Death Becomes Her (1992), Striking Distance (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Sin City (2005), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Red (2010), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012) and Looper (2012).
Movies with Willis have grossed $ 2.64-3.05 billion at the box office in North America. He is the ninth highest actor in a leading role and the 12th highest turnover, including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy award winner, Golden Globe award winner, and a four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor.
Relationships & Children
Bruce Willis met actress and model Demi Moore at the premiere for the film Stakeout. They were married on November 21, 1987. Willis and Demi Moore had three daughters named Rumer Willis (born August 16, 1988), Scout LaRue Willis (born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah Belle Willis (born February 3, 1994). Willis and Moore announced their separation on June 24, 1998. They filed for divorce on October 18, 2000, and that same day, the divorce was settled, and they share custody to their three daughters.
Willis was dating actress Brooke Burns until they separated in 2004 after ten months together. He married model Emma Heming on March 21, 2009, in Turks and Caicos; the guests included their three daughters, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. The ceremony was not legally binding, so the couple remarried in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills, six days later. Willis and Heming have two daughters, Mabel Ray born in April 2012, and Evelyn Penn born in May 2014.
Bruce Willis Biography
|Real Name||Walter Bruce Willis|
|Birth Date||March 19, 1955|
|Aged||65 Years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany|
|Profession||Actor, Film producer, Singer|
|Religion||Lutheran at some point, but no longer practices|
Bruce Willis Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
|Height||6’ 0” (183 cm) Approx|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lbs/Pound) Approx|
|Chest Size||44 Inches|
|Waist Size||34 Inches|
|Biceps Size||14 Inches|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Hair Color||Bald (Present: No hair)|
|College||Montclair State University|
|Brother||David Willis, Robert Willis|
Bruce Willis Affairs (Relationship Status)
|What is Bruce Willis’s marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorced)||Married|
|How many children did Bruce Willis have?||Five (Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, Tallulah Belle Willis, Evelyn Penn Willis, Mabel Ray Willis)|
|Who is Bruce Willis’s wife & ex-wife?||Demi Moore (m. 1987; div. 2000)|
Emma Heming (m. 2009)
Bruce Willis Net Worth and Salary
Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer, and “musician” who has a net worth of $260 million approx. During his career, Bruce has always been one of the highest-paid leading male actors in Hollywood. Between the late 1980s and the present, Willis made hundreds of millions of dollars in film wages alone. His 1999 earnings from The Sixth Sense totaled $ 100 million thanks to a generous cut from the film’s gross. His starting salary was $ 14 million. At the time of this writing, that’s the second most money earned by an actor in a movie. However, technically the #1 record, $156 million, was won by Keanu Reeves in TWO Matrix movies. So you could say that Bruce’s sixth sense payday is the biggest in Hollywood history.
Trivia: Fast Facts about Bruce Willis
- Born on a US military base in Germany to a German mother and American father.
- Worked in a chemical factory before going to college.
- He graduated from Penns Grove High School in Penns Grove, New Jersey, where he was raised.
- On 6/24/98 he and Demi Moore announced they were ending their marriage of 11 years. No reasons were given.
- Credits Will Smith with helping him come to terms with his divorce from Demi Moore, and accepting Ashton Kutcher as her new husband.
- Bruce Willis has five daughters: Rumer Willis (b. August 16, 1988), Scout Willis (b. July 20, 1991) & Tallulah Willis (b. February 3, 1994) with ex-wife, Demi Moore and Mabel Ray Willis (b. April 1, 2012) & Evelyn Penn Willis (b. May 5, 2014) with wife, Emma Heming Willis.
- Is left-handed and is displayed in most of his films. In The Sixth Sense (1999), he learned to write with his right hand, so this would not be so easily noticeable that his character was not wearing his wedding ring.
- On 3/21/09 he married his girlfriend of a year, Emma Heming Willis, at his home in Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos.
- Quentin Tarantino opines that Willis’ performance in Unbreakable (2000) is the best of his career.
- Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011 for his contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
- Willis is a huge supporter of NFL team New York Jets.
- Was the only celebrity that attended Julia Roberts’ wedding to Daniel Moder.
- Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6915 Hollywood Blvd. on October 16, 2006.