Bruce Willis 6 times as a cameo …
Yesterday, the last Die Hard came out in Russian hire: A Good Day to Die (2013) with him in the title role. Despite negative criticism, he is ready to “organize” the continuation of the adventures of his desperate hero. In childhood, despite stuttering, he himself asked for roles in school plays, and his classmates teased him with Buck-Buck. In how fragile a human life, he was able to repeatedly make sure from a very young age. He has no more than 25 in his soul, and he believes that fame, TV and rumors create a hologram of the image of a public person, which fans take for the present. Therefore, he does not like to share personal things – he has too little left to share with the whole world …
Walter Bruce Willis
He was the oldest child in the Willis family. In childhood, it was not easy for him to find a common language with peers, classmates. And all because Bruce stuttered. And the more his family wanted to help him cope with the disease, the worse he did it. Already becoming a famous actor, he admits that the best “medicine” at that time was simply not to notice his problem. What, in fact, relatives tried to do.
Over time, he humbled himself and even began to stutter philosophically – if he doesn’t manage to get rid of it, then he just needs to make everyone laugh to tears and make them remember the funny stutter guy forever. And then a theater appeared in his life. And it turned out to be real. At first it was the school stage. Bruce noticed that if he pretended to be someone else, the ailment disappeared somewhere. And he returned as soon as the curtain fell and the applause fell. And he concluded – you need to play more! So in his life appeared Broadway, television, cinema …
Gradually catching up with world fame. And with it the loss of anonymity and close attention to personal life. And if at first he was brave and tried to prove to the whole world that all these rumors and gossip were no more than fiction, then over time he began to simply carefully guard his private life.
Popularity not only sharpened his instinct for self-preservation, but also opened his eyes to true friendship. That is why most of his friends are from the past, when he was not yet a celebrity. But among them there are those with whom he managed to make friends in the process of working on a particular painting. Including directors, in whose films he is ready to act just like that, or in the role of himself.
The first such work was a pseudo-documentary film about life in Hollywood. And this is adequate (1989) by Harry Hurwitz, where in addition to Bruce, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller and Tony Randal starred.
The next cameo role appeared in Bruce’s resume in 1992. This time he appeared in Robert Altman’s Player (1992) and Tim Robbinson in the title role. The film won the Grand Prix and the prize of the International Cannes Film Festival, two Golden Globes and three Oscar nominations.
After the success of Armageddon (1998), it occurred to the producers to shoot the short film Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1999) about the Dog’s Journey – Frankie’s Glorious Dog Goes to Hollywood! It should be noted that in this film all the actors – Liv Tyler, and Michael Bay, and Steve Buscemi, and Billy Bob Tortoni, in fact, Bruce – play themselves. Unfortunately, neither the image nor the clip of this picture on the network could be found.
2004 allowed Bruce to play a cameo in the mega-successful blockbuster Ocean’s Twelve (2004). The role, although episodic, but very verbose …
In the film of Andrew Fleming, Nancy Drew (2007) Bruce is not even in the credits!
The picture Once in Hollywood (2008), in which several genres were mixed at once – from drama to satire – and dazzling with big names, made it possible for Bruce to once again act as himself.
He continues to joke about his wrinkles – they say, he laughed too much in life. She dreams of playing catch-up with her grandchildren and advises everyone to appreciate every moment of their life: “There is such a picture with a walking man: he starts from the moment he was still a tiny baby. And now he goes and goes, becoming tall and strong, and then he grows old a little , hunches over, his legs give way … I would advise everyone to hang this picture on their wall, so a person can get up every morning and say: “This is the point on my life’s journey.” If you look at this picture every day and asking yourself how old are you still left you’ll learn not to waste time. Life is short, even if you live up to ninety. Live to the fullest – that’s how I think. Appreciate every moment, every hour, every day, because you don’t have time to blink an eye at how it will end. I’m absolutely sure that for most people their death comes as a surprise … “