Celebrating The Career Of Bruce Willis

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With Bruce Willis’s most recent film Looper hitting the screens on September 28, we are taking a look back at his long and successful career to remember some other favourites that Bruce Willis has starred in.

The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Stranded in a foreign country. His family kidnapped. With only 12 hours to save them. If only he knew how. Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill stars with Golden Globe winners Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver in this action thriller about a young American (Cavill) who finds himself caught in a government conspiracy when his family are kidnapped during their vacation in Spain. In a race against time to save them, he’s left with only hours to find the connection between their disappearance and his father’s darkest secrets.

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city’s most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat played by Willis and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Sin City (2005)
Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller’s popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who’s looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City‘s corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed paedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash.

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry wreak havoc on suburban Montreal as two neighbours stalked by hired killers in a comedy about life, love and ammunition. Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski (Willis) comes to Montreal to hide from the Chicago mob. He befriends his hapless neighbour, Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky (Perry), a quiet dentist with a strikingly beautiful wife (Rosanna Arquette) and a bubbly assistant (Amanda Peet) and bullets start to fly. For Jimmy, dodging an assassin is child’s play, but Oz usually fights cavities not gangsters. To stay alive, Jimmy and Oz forge an alliance combining Jimmy’s ruthless cunning with Oz’s sharply honed dental skills.

The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Bruce Willis and “Friends” star Matthew Perry return in the sequel to their comedy. This time, dentist Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky begs mob hit man Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski for help in rescuing Oz’s wife from Hungarian mobsters. Together, Oz and Jimmy will have to go the whole nine yards and then some to manage the mounting mob mayhem.

The Story of Us (1999)
Can love survive 15 years of marriage? Superstars Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer wrestle with this universal question in a hilarious yet poignant fable. Two jilted lovers spend fifteen years of marriage together, only to find that they might no longer love each other. In this time they have two children and go through the various events both dramatic and comical that take place in an average marriage.

Die Hard (1988)
New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunately, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it’s up to McClane to stop them all. The film’s success spawned has four sequels; Die Hard 2 (1990), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.


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