Bruce Willis’ eight upcoming direct-to-video movies will serve as his final acting projects.
Did Bruce Willis retire from acting?
Yes, Willis, who is best known for playing the tough-as-nails New York cop John McClane in the Die Hard movie franchise from 1988 to 2013, has retired from acting.
Why is Bruce Willis quitting?
In a statement released on March 30th, Willis’ blended family announced that the actor will retire from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.
“To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities,” reads the statement. “As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”
The statement continues, “This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support. We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”
The joint statement was from Willis’ first wife Demi Moore, his second wife Emma Heming, and from his daughters from both women: Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn.
What is aphasia?
According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia is a condition that affects one’s ability to communicate. It can affect one’s speech, as well as one’s way of writing and understanding both spoken and written language.
Though it typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury, aphasia can also come on gradually from a slow-growing brain tumor or a disease that causes progressive, permanent damage. The severity of aphasia depends on a number of conditions, including the cause and the extent of the brain damage.
The main treatment for aphasia is speech and language therapy. A person with aphasia relearns and practices language skills and learns to use other ways to communicate. Family members often participate in the process, helping the person communicate.
What are Bruce Willis’ popular roles?
In addition to his role as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, Willis is also known for his roles as Butch Coolidge in 1994’s comedy crime film Pulp Fiction, Malcolm Crowe in 1999’s psychological thriller The Sixth Sense, and David Addison Jr. in the comedy-drama series Moonlighting, which ran from 1985 to 1989 on ABC.
In 1987, Willis won an Emmy for his role in Moonlighting. He won his second Emmy in 2000 for his guest-starring role as Paul Stevens in the hit sitcom Friends.
What are Bruce Willis’ upcoming movies?
Willis’ yet-to-be-released movies are the following: Fortress: Sniper’s Eye, Vendetta, The Wrong Place, Die Like Lovers, Corrective Measures, Wire Room, White Elephant, and Paradise City. According to the actor’s IMDb page, the principal photography for all these films has already been completed.