Willis, Bruce Walter (19 Mar 1955 - )
Walter Bruce Willis was born on a military base in Germany. He grew up in Penns Grove, New Jersey, attended Montclair State College, New Jersey, then moved to New York City. At one point he is believed to have been a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Willis waited on tables and bar-tended while looking for acting jobs. He was (type)cast for one of his first roles as a bartender by a director who spotted him tending bar.
Willis's TV break came in the series "Moonlighting" (1985). His first box office hit was "Die Hard" (1988). Among his many movies: Look Who's Talking (1989), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), Twelve Monkeys (1995),The Jackal (1997), Breakfast of Champions (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), and The Story of Us (1999), not to mention three Die Hard sequels.
He has appeared on the television series Miami Vice, received an Emmy award in 1987, and appeared in numerous commercials. On the subject of religion, Willis has said:
- Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. They were all very important when we didn’t know why the sun moved, why weather changed, why hurricanes occurred, or volcanoes happened. Modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. But there are people who interpret the Bible literally. Literally! I choose not to believe that’s the way.
Willis was married from 21 November 1987 to 18 October 2000 to actress Demi Moore, and no public reason was given for their breakup. Willis and Moore had three daughters during their thirteen-year union.