Bruce Willis quits acting: he was diagnosed withaphasia, a condition caused by brain injuries that impair the ability to understand or formulate language. It was announced on Instagram by the closest family of the famous actor, including his current wife Emma Heming, ex-wife Demi Moore and daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.
Rumors about the health condition of Willis, currently 67, famous above all for immortal masterpieces such as the Die Hard saga, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, Pulp Fiction, The Fifth Element and The Army of the 12 Monkeys, have already been circulating for some time. Multiple sources who had worked on his films in recent years had repeatedly confirmed the difficulties of the actor, who had switched to acting with the help of a headset and in various circumstances seemed lost on set, asking the crew where he was. There was also a particularly serious incident in which Willis accidentally fired a prop shotgun in the direction of his fellow actress, Lala Kent. Luckily the gun was loaded with blanks, but just recently we got a sad reminder of what happens if something goes wrong.
Bruce Willis was also a blues / RnB singer: in the 1980s he released two albums.
A few years ago when the actor started acting exclusively in a large number of B action films which required very little effort on his part – three scenes per film, one at the beginning, one in the middle and one at the end, for a couple of days of work at the most. In 2021 alone he appeared in eight films, so much so that the Razzie Awards dedicated a category to him, and 22 in total in just 4 years. This approach has allowed Bruce Willis to raise a lot of money with minimal effort using his name: we are talking about a couple of million dollars a film for two days of work.
Overall Bruce Willis has appeared in over seventy films over his career, which began in the 1970s; even though he didn’t get too many awards (just a Golden Globe for the Moonlighting series in the 1980s), he was one of the most important action heroesdespite – or perhaps thanks to – a decidedly atypical physical appearance for the genre, and thanks to his ability to improvise memorable lines that enriched his characters in a unique way.