Formed Night Owl Promotions
Made theater debut in the off-Broadway production of "Heaven and Earth"
Worked as a bartender at NYC restaurants Chelsea Central and Cafe Central and the nightclub Kamikaze
Landed a part in Dennis Watlington's play "Bullpen" and performed in it for four years in various venues
First screen appearance, an uncredited walk-on, in "The First Deadly Sin"
Breakthrough stage role, replaced Ed Harris, in the off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love"
Debuted as a series regular, playing David Addison opposite Cybill Shepherd, in ABC's "Moonlighting" ; earned Golden Globe (1986, 1988) and Emmy (1986) nominations for Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Released debut album <i>The Return of Bruno</i>, which included the hit single "Respect Yourself"
Headlined the HBO special "Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno"
Made feature film acting debut in Blake Edwards' "Blind Date"
First film as producer, "Sunset"; also played the role of Tom Mix; second film with Edwards
Breakthrough film role as John McClane in "Die Hard"
Voiced the thoughts of baby Mikey in the feature "Look Who's Talking"
Won praise for his portrayal of a Vietnam veteran in Norman Jewison's "In Country"
Reprised role of McClane in "Die Hard 2: Die Harder"
Again provided the voice of Mikey for the sequel "Look Who's Talking Too"; also co-wrote the song "Daddy's Coming Home"
Co-founded Planet Hollywood restaurant franchise along with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone
First screen credit as writer (provided story) for "Hudson Hawk"; also co-wrote "The Hudson Hawk Theme"
First film with director Alan Rudolph, "Mortal Thoughts"; played a wife-beating bad guy; then-wife Demi Moore co-starred
Cast against type as the milquetoast doctor in "Death Becomes Her"; stepped into role when Kevin Kline dropped out
Appeared as himself in Robert Altman's "The Player"
Won critical praise for his supporting turns in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" and Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool"
Starred in and helped produce Richard Rush's disappointing "Color of Night"
Reprised his signature role of John McClane in the sequel "Die Hard With a Vengeance"
Played the lead role in Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys"
Starred in Luc Besson's sci-fi actioner "The Fifth Element"
Played oil driller Harry Stamper in the Michael Bay-directed, "Armageddon"
Portrayed U.S. General William Devereaux in Edward Zwick's "The Siege"
Made uncredited guest appearance as a shrink on an episode of Fox's "Ally McBeal"
Played the starring role in M. Night Shymalan's supernatural thriller "The Sixth Sense"
Played Dwayne Hoover in Alan Rudolph's lackluster "Breakfast of Champions"; Willis bankrolled project with brother David receiving producing credit
Played Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski, a hit man on the lam, in the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards"
Re-teamed with Shymalan for the film "Unbreakable"
Made three-episode guest appearance on the NBC sitcom "Friends" as a love interest for Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)
With Arnold Rifkin, formed Cheyenne Enterprises
Co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett in the comedy, "Bandits"
Executive produced and starred in the Showtime adaptation of Sam Shepard's play "True West"
Starred alongside Colin Farrell in "Hart's War"
Was executive producer of "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course"
Had lead in the action thriller, "Tears of the Sun," co-starring Cole Hauser and Monica Bellucci
Reprised role as Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski in "The Whole Ten Yards"
Co-starred in "Sin City," an adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez
Starred as an infamous assassin, opposite Josh Hartnett, in the thriller "Lucky Number Slevin"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October)
Co-starred in Nick Cassavetes' "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer
Reprised role of John McClane in "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth installment in the popular "Die Hard" action franchise
Starred in "Surrogates," based on the comic book of the same name
Teamed with Tracy Morgan for Kevin Smith's buddy cop film "Cop Out"
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
Starred in "Red," an adaption of the comic book miniseries of the same name
Cast as a police officer investigating the disappearance of preteen runaways in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom"
Reunited with cast for action sequel "The Expendables 2"
Co-starred with Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver in action thriller "The Cold Light of Day"
Played the older version of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hit man character in "Looper"
Co-starred with Rebecca Hall and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer
Returned as John McClane in action thriller "A Good Day to Die Hard"
Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as General Joseph Colton