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4 Mar, 2015

Cast in Misery

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Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures casts Willis to star as the housebound romance novelist Paul Sheldon. This will be Willis’s Broadway debut.

22 Aug, 2014

The Prince

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In this action thriller Willis plays a former assassin and crime boss, Omar. Omar kidnaps the daughter of his old rival Paul, played by Jason Patric – who in the past had killed Omar’s own wife and daughter. Director Brian A. Miller says about working with the cast:

It was like a dream come true…just working with awesome talent.

The Prince Official Trailer (2014) - Bruce Willis Action Movie HD

21 Aug, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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In this sequel to the 2005’s Sin City, directed Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, Willis reprises his role as retired cop Hartigan – but in this version plays the cop’s ghost, who watches over Nancy Halligan (played by Jessica Alba) as she struggles to come to terms with Hartigan’s suicide four years earlier. Halligan takes revenge on Senator Roarke (played by Powers Booth), whom she holds responsible for Hartigan’s death. Also starring Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

It’s like stepping back into a family, and everybody is still enthusiastic about the film, and are highly confident about what they do.

Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For - Official Trailer

19 Jul, 2013

Red 2

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In this comedy action thriller sequel to Red, directed by Dean Parisot, Willis reprises his role as retired CIA agent Frank Moses, who is part of a CIA team searching worldwide for a missing nuclear device. Co-starring John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, and Helen Mirren.

High stakes. For all the fun we had, actors always have a little bit of – God, I hope we’re doing the right thing…I hope we live up to the promise. All actors think that.

Red 2 Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren Movie HD

31 May, 2013

Move into same building as Moore

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Willis and Hemming move into the same building as Moore in New York City. Willis:

I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail.

26 Apr, 2013

Red 2 Interview

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Willis, Hopkins and Mirren are interviewed by Jake Hamilton. They talk about who would Willis think would play the best role of being a hitman. Willis:

Well she (Helen Mirren) takes it very seriously, she knows you have to do what your boss tells you.

RED 2 Interviews: Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren

28 Mar, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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In this action, science fiction sequel to The Rise of Cobra, Willis plays General Joe Colton who leads a group of Joes in their efforts to strike back at Cobra terrorists who have attacked US forces. Channing Tatum and Ray Park return for second roles as Duke and Snake Eyes. Director Jon M. Chu:

He was always our dream guy to play Joe Colton…but when you’re courting Bruce it’s not like, “He’s going to do it – yay!” It’s months and months of winning his trust, him learning about who I am and learning what the brand is about. And I never really thought it would fully happen until he showed up on set, but he came through and he was awesome. I mean, he exudes the tone of the movie because he’s so cool and he’s so that guy but at the same time doesn’t take himself too seriously. He just gives you that little wink…

14 Feb, 2013

A Good Way to Die Hard

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In this action film, the fifth in the Die Hard series, directed by John Moore, Willis plays John McClane, who travels to Russia to search for his son Jack, played by Jai Courtney. John discovers that Jack is working with the CIA, and the father and son team work together to stop a nuclear weapon heist.

It kind of recreates the experience of all the films, in some ways. My character still can’t get out of his own way, and still makes mistakes, and still thinks that he’s right, when most of the time he’s not right…

6 Nov, 2012

Fire with Fire

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In this action movie Willis plays police detective Mike Cella whose partner was murdered by an Aryan Brotherhood leader named Hagan, played by Vincent D’Onofrio. When Hagan murders a store clerk and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman (played by Josh Duhamel) is the witness who identifies Hagan in a lineup. Coleman is then threatened with death by Hagan, and his girlfriend is hurt. Cella is determined to exact justice, and turns a blind eye as Coleman seeks revenge. Director David Barret:

My dad was Burt Reynolds and Paul Newman’s stunt double, so Paul was my Godfather, so some of these race car races we would end up seeing Bruce, so I had met him before. Of course he didn’t remember, but when he signed on, I mean, are you kidding me? I knew I had the movie. I was ecstatic. He’s not in the movie a ton, but he does drive the story forward.

Fire With Fire Trailer (2012)

7 Sep, 2012

The Cold Light of Day

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In this action adventure film, Willis plays Martin, an undercover CIA agent. Henry Cavil plays Martin’s son Will, whose family is kidnapped by intelligence agents during a sailing trip in Spain. Martin reveals to Will that the agents are after a briefcase he took, and when Martin is killed, it is up to Will to find the briefcase, deliver it, and save his family. Shot in Span by French director Mabrouk El Mechri.

Action films…it’s something that is a challenge every time. To make it lifelike. That’s the job…I find that I can make my kids laugh and make my wife laugh much easier than I can ever get them to think…just imagine me jumping off a building. The real test is to make it seem believable.

6 Sep, 2012

Looper

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In this science fiction action movie, Willis plays a contract killer named Joe. Joe belongs to a group which disposes of problematic citizens by sending them back in time to be killed by a group of people called “loopers”. Joe suddenly finds himself sent back 30 years to the year 2044, where he encounters his younger self – played by co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Old Joe tries to convince young Joe to let him live. Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.

I’m really pleased how well Looper turned out. And I’m really pleased for everyone involved. The actors — and especially for Rian. He knew what he wanted, got the cast he wanted, told the story he wanted and never had to compromise.

LOOPER Trailer 2012 Bruce Willis Movie - Official [HD]

17 Aug, 2012

The Expendables 2

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In this sequel to the 2010 action film The Expendables, Willis returns for another appearance as Church, an undercover CIA agent. Church recruits the group of mercenaries known as “The Expendables” to complete a mission. But when one of their members is murdered, they seek revenge and experience the added difficulties that come with operating on enemy turf. Director Simon West:

It was pretty amazing when I had all the big guys together. We looked down the call sheet of the names, and never before have they been all assembled in the same film – let alone in the same scene. I would pinch myself halfway through the day as I was directing Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone and Jean Claude Van-Damme all in the same scene, all fighting, shooting, whatever they were doing. It was an action guys dream come true, really.

The Expendables 2 (2012) - Official Trailer #1

23 May, 2012

Esquire interview

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Murray talks about working with Willis in the movie Moonrise Kingdom:

I got along great with Bruce Willis. He’s different, though. He’s rolled as a movie star for a long time, so it’s a little different for him coming into Wes Anderson’s world, where no one gets movie-star treatment. Life really does change when you go on one of Wes’s films — you gotta sit back and relax. But Bruce absolutely delivered. He was really game. It was like, Let’s play. Sometimes you get people that don’t want to play — they just want to perform, to act. He’s a movie star, I’ve been a movie star — we don’t have to take this so seriously.

16 May, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

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In this offbeat comedy, Willis plays Captain Sharp, the sheriff of a New England island town where the story takes place in 1965. Two twelve-year olds make a pact to run away together and live together for a week in a secret cove they name Moonrise Kingdom. Sheriff Sharp, the girl’s parents, a scout troupe, and a social services rep all hunt for the missing couple. Directed by Wes Anderson.

It seems like a simple story about kids falling in love, but there’s also a more complex story about what’s going on ith the adults…it really addresses big issues, big family stuff. I’m not sure if it’s meant to be taken as seriously as you can read into it, but I took it very seriously.

Moonrise Kingdom - Official Trailer [HD]

21 Jan, 2012

Lay the Favorite

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In this comedy drama based on a memoir of the same name by Beth Raymer, Willis plays a professional bookie called Dink Heimowitz. After hiring former Las Vegas cocktail waitress Beth – played by Rebecca Hall – as his assistant, he discovers that his new employee is a natural gambler. When Dink’s enthusiasm over Beth shakes up his marriage, Beth is fired. Directed by Stephen Frears.

I wanted to work with Stephen Frears. I like movies. I like acting. I like trying to do stuff that I’m afraid of. Yes, I still like trying stuff. I love this film. Acting is a peculiar thing. Have you ever seen these films where I shoot guns all the time? Well there’s no shooting of guns in this film. We were kind to everyone, even the hamster.

'Lay the Favorite' Trailer HD

9 Dec, 2011

Catch .44

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In this indie crime drama, Willis plays crime lord Mel, who sends a team of three strippers to make one of his deals. The girls spend much of the movie driving around town and shooting. They encounter a murderer on the way, played by Forest Whitaker. First time director Aaron Harvey says:

Catch .44 was set up and financed completely outside of the studio system. Even though there were some big actors and a great crew that came from the studio world, the film itself was actually a relatively small independent film that was privately financed by several investors that the producers had brought to the table.

Catch .44 (2011) - Official Trailer

20 Sep, 2011

Set Up

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In this crime action film, Willis plays a mob boss named Jack Biggs. When one friend betrays two others in the middle of a diamond heist, Biggs helps the surviving partner Sonny – played by the film’s producer 50 Cent – seek revenge on the traitor. This is the first movie for Willis, and the third for 50 Cent, to go straight from production to DVD without showing in theaters. Director Mike Gunther on Willis:

He is a rock star. He shows up, he just does his thing. Really, to be honest, there ain’t much directing I’m doing. He’s like ‘Kid, don’t worry. I got it handled.’ He is a great guy. I mean a class act, and the opportunity to work with him was, I mean, beyond awesome. …I just said ‘Action’ and ‘Cut.’  So it was entertaining for me just to watch the monitor and watch him…just do his thing and you’re like ‘Holy s###, you’re good,” so it was kinda a dream come true.

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