Bruce played the part of Hartigan in the recent film of Sin City


Date of birth 19th March 1955

Place of Birth Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

Birth name Walter Bruce Willis

Nickname Bruno

Height 6' (1.83 m)


Bruce is from a working class family who lived in New Jersey.  He attended Montclair State College because of its highly regarded theatre department. After numerous auditions, he landed a role in the play Heaven and Earth in 1977, which was incentive enough for him to quit school and move to Hell's Kitchen to pursue an acting career.  Soon he was cast in off-Broadway plays and television commercials, while occasionally playing his harmonica and sitting in rhythm and blues bands. His acting breakthrough came in 1984 when he replaced the lead in Sam Shepard's hit play Fool for Love, a run which lasted for 100 performances off-Broadway. Later that year while on a trip to Los Angeles, Willis was selected from 3,000 contenders to star as David Addison in the phenomenally popular television series "Moonlighting," for which he would win an Emmy and Golden Globe Award and ultimately become an international star.

In 1988 Bruce stared in Die Hard, one of the highest-grossing films of 1988.

In 1997 Bruce Willis co-founded A Company of Fools, a non-profit theatre company committed to developing and sustain a company of theatre artists that stage productions in the Wood River Valley, in greater Idaho and throughout the U.S.