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Born: March 19, 1955 Cause of Death:
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1977:
Made theater debut in the off-Broadway production of "Heaven and Earth"
1980:
Landed a part in Dennis Watlington's play "Bullpen" and performed in it for four years in various venues
1980:
First screen appearance, an uncredited walk-on, in "The First Deadly Sin"
1984:
Breakthrough stage role, replaced Ed Harris, in the off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love"
1986:
Released debut album <i>The Return of Bruno</i>, which included the hit single "Respect Yourself"
1987:
Headlined the HBO special "Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno"
1987:
Made feature film acting debut in Blake Edwards' "Blind Date"
1988:
First film as producer, "Sunset"; also played the role of Tom Mix; second film with Edwards
1989:
Voiced the thoughts of baby Mikey in the feature "Look Who's Talking"
1989:
Won praise for his portrayal of a Vietnam veteran in Norman Jewison's "In Country"
1990:
Reprised role of McClane in "Die Hard 2: Die Harder"
1990:
Again provided the voice of Mikey for the sequel "Look Who's Talking Too"; also co-wrote the song "Daddy's Coming Home"
1991:
Co-founded Planet Hollywood restaurant franchise along with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone
1991:
First film with director Alan Rudolph, "Mortal Thoughts"; played a wife-beating bad guy; then-wife Demi Moore co-starred
1992:
Cast against type as the milquetoast doctor in "Death Becomes Her"; stepped into role when Kevin Kline dropped out
1992:
Appeared as himself in Robert Altman's "The Player"
1994:
Won critical praise for his supporting turns in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" and Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool"
1994:
Starred in and helped produce Richard Rush's disappointing "Color of Night"
1995:
Reprised his signature role of John McClane in the sequel "Die Hard With a Vengeance"
1998:
Portrayed U.S. General William Devereaux in Edward Zwick's "The Siege"
1999:
Made uncredited guest appearance as a shrink on an episode of Fox's "Ally McBeal"
1999:
Played Dwayne Hoover in Alan Rudolph's lackluster "Breakfast of Champions"; Willis bankrolled project with brother David receiving producing credit
2000:
Re-teamed with Shymalan for the film "Unbreakable"
2000:
Made three-episode guest appearance on the NBC sitcom "Friends" as a love interest for Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)
2000:
With Arnold Rifkin, formed Cheyenne Enterprises
2001:
Co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett in the comedy, "Bandits"
2002:
Executive produced and starred in the Showtime adaptation of Sam Shepard's play "True West"
2002:
Starred alongside Colin Farrell in "Hart's War"
2002:
Was executive producer of "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course"
2003:
Had lead in the action thriller, "Tears of the Sun," co-starring Cole Hauser and Monica Bellucci
2004:
Reprised role as Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski in "The Whole Ten Yards"
2006:
Starred as an infamous assassin, opposite Josh Hartnett, in the thriller "Lucky Number Slevin"
2006:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October)
2007:
Co-starred in Nick Cassavetes' "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer
2007:
Reprised role of John McClane in "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth installment in the popular "Die Hard" action franchise
2009:
Starred in "Surrogates," based on the comic book of the same name
2010:
Teamed with Tracy Morgan for Kevin Smith's buddy cop film "Cop Out"
2010:
Appeared in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries; film featured ensemble of action stars including Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
2012:
Reunited with cast for action sequel "The Expendables 2"
2012:
Co-starred with Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver in action thriller "The Cold Light of Day"
2012:
Co-starred with Rebecca Hall and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer
2013:
Returned as John McClane in action thriller "A Good Day to Die Hard"
2013:
Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as General Joseph Colton
2013:
Starred in "Red 2"

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