This coming Monday, October 16, Bruce Willis will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce reported today. The press release also stated the following:
Willis had demonstrated remarkable versatility in a career that has included such diverse roles as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino?s ?Pulp Fiction?; the philandering contractor in Robert Benton?s ?Nobody?s Fool?; the heroic time traveler in Terry Gilliam?s ?Twelve Monkeys?; his Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of the traumatized Vietnam veteran in Norman Jewison?s ?In Country?; the compassionate child psychologist in M. Night Shyamalan?s Oscar®-nominated ?The Sixth Sense,? for which Willis won the People?s Choice Award; and, what could be considered his signature role, detective John McClane in the blockbuster ?Die Hard? trilogy. Willis will soon bring John McClane back to the screen in the much-anticipated fourth installment of the franchise, ?Die Hard 4.0.?
Willis most recently starred as the voice of RJ the raccoon in the DreamWorks Animation hit, “Over the Hedge? debuting on DVD October 17. He also starred in ?Lucky Number Slevin,? Richard Donner?s ?16 Blocks,? and Nick Cassavetes? ?Alpha Dog,? which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He next stars in James Foley?s ?Perfect Stranger,? opposite Halle Berry.
His wide array of film credits also includes ?Sin City,? ?Tears of the Sun?; Barry Levinson?s ?Bandits?; ?Unbreakable,? ?The Kid?; Jonathan Lyn?s ?The Whole Nine Yards?; ?The Story of Us?; ?Breakfast of Champions,? ?Mortal Thoughts,? ?The Siege?; ?The Fifth Element,? ?Last Man Standing,? ?Death Becomes Her?; and ?Blind Date,? which marked Willis? feature film debut. In addition, he provided the voice of the wise-cracking baby, Mikey, in ?Look Who?s Talking? and ?Look Who?s Talking Too,? and more recently lent his voice to the character of Spike in the animated film ?Rugrats Go Wild!?
Willis first achieved international stardom when he won the starring role of irreverent private eye David Addison on the groundbreaking hit television series ?Moonlighting.? His work on the show brought him several acting honors, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. In 2000, Willis won another Emmy Award for his guest appearance on ?Friends.?
An accomplished musician, Willis recorded the 1986 Motown album The Return of Bruno, which went platinum and contained the #5 Billboard hit ?Respect Yourself.? Three years later, he recorded a second album, titled If It Don?t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger. In 2004, he launched a U.S. club tour with his music group, The Accelerators.
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