The Life and Career of Bruce Willis


Bruce Willis started off as a theatre actor before finding fame in the TV series, ‘Moonlighting’ opposite Cybill Shepherd. During the late ‘80s and up to the 2020’s he was known for his action role status in a swathe of hit films (over 100 in total), and some straight to DVD flops!

In 2022 he retired from the movie business after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects language cognition.

Here we celebrate his long movie career and wish him the best of health for the future.

QUESTIONS

1. What was the name of Bruce Willis’s character in the Die Hard franchise of movies?

2. Bruce had his first major feature film role opposite Kim Basinger in a 1987 Blake Edwards rom-com. What was the name of the movie?

3. In which Quentin Tarantino film did Bruce play the part of aging boxer, Butch Coolidge who is on the run from Marsellus Wallace (played by Ving Rhames) after double-crossing him?

4. To which actress was Bruce married to between 1987 and 2000?

5. In ‘The Sixth Sense’ Bruce plays the role of a child psychologist. Who directed the film?

6. Which two actors joined Bruce in promoting the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants? (One point for each)

7. In which 1989 film did Bruce play the role of Mikey Ubriacco alongside John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, but we only heard his voice?

8. In ‘Death Becomes Her’ which two actresses play the love interest of Bruce and who both drink a magic potion of eternal youth…with some very unpleasant side-effects?
(One point for each)

9. In which 1995 film does Bruce play a prisoner who is sent back in time to try and stop the spread of a deadly virus?

10. In 2010 Bruce appeared with Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker in a comedy-action film based upon the Homage Comics limited series of the same name. It follows a group of former black-ops agents trying to capture an assassin. What is the name of the film?

 

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ANSWERS

1. What was the name of Bruce Willis’s character in the Die Hard franchise of movies?
JOHN McCLANE

2. Bruce had his first major feature film role opposite Kim Basinger in a 1987 Blake Edwards rom-com. What was the name of the movie?
BLIND DATE

3. In which Quentin Tarantino film did Bruce play the part of aging boxer, Butch Coolidge who is on the run from Marsellus Wallace(played by Ving Rhames) after double-crossing him?
PULP FICTION

4. To which actress was Bruce married to between 1987 and 2000?
DEMI MOORE

5. In ‘The Sixth Sense’ Bruce plays the role of a child psychologist. Who directed the film?
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN

6. Which two actors joined Bruce in promoting the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants? (One point for each)
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and SYLVESTER STALLONE

7. In which 1989 film did Bruce play the role of Mikey Ubriacco alongside John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, but we only heard his voice?
LOOK WHO’S TALKING (Mikey was the name of the talking baby)

8. In ‘Death Becomes Her’ which two actresses play the love interest of Bruce and who both drink a magic potion of eternal youth…with some very unpleasant side-effects?
(One point for each)
MERYL STREEP and GOLDIE HAWN

9. In which 1995 film does Bruce play a prisoner who is sent back in time to try and stop the spread of a deadly virus?
12 MONKEYS

10. In 2010 Bruce appeared with Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker in a comedy-action film based upon the Homage Comics limited series of the same name. It follows a group of former black-ops agents trying to capture an assassin. What is the name of the film?
RED