Bruce Willis is best known for several blockbuster roles that he has done in Hollywood over the years. He is a popular name in Hollywood and has racked up more than sixty films under his belt over a career that has spanned more than 40 years. That is not only impressive but also an ode to his consistency. Most know him for his fantastic role as John McClane in the Die-Hard series, which was released to a lot of commercial success and had four parts.
Bruce Willis Movies:
Despite doing several roles in small films from 1978 onwards, it was not until Blind Date in 1987, when Bruce Willis landed his first major lead role in a feature film. It was a romantic comedy directed by Blake Edwards who cast Bruce Willis again in 1988 for Sunset. However, in the same year, Bruce Willis was cast as John McClane in Die-Hard which unexpectedly took off. The film went on to gross $138 million, confirming Bruce Willis’ status as a movie hero and superstar, as it was later revealed that he did most of his stunts in the movie. This led Bruce Willis to appear in many roles related to military, which he preferred, as well and suited them too given his muscular physique.
The 1990s saw Bruce Willis being cast again for the next two sequels of Die-Hard which went along with the first part grossed over $700 million making Bruce Willis one of the highest-paid actors in the world, as well. Bruce Willis was cast for a lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, which was a huge success and since then has gone on to cement its place as one of the best films ever made in its genre. This was a pleasant change for Bruce Willis as most of his other films continued to flop like Mortal Thoughts, Hudson Hawk, Billy Bathgate, etc.
After appearing in successful movies like 12 Monkeys and The Fifth Element, Bruce Willis appeared in a few box office flops like The Jackal, Mercury Rising, and Breakfast of Champions. However, the slump did not last long as his performance in Armageddon earned him critical acclaim and led him to be cast for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense. It was a role very different from Bruce Willis’ usual roles and it was an opportunity for him to prove that he is more than just a muscular guy on screen.
From then on, Bruce Willis has appeared in many films like Cop Out, Sin City, The Expendables, and most famously the fourth part of Die Hard. On top of all these, he has appeared in Looper, Red, G.I. Joe Retaliation, Vice, Split, Extraction, and dozens of other films.
Apart from a successful film career, Bruce Willis has appeared on many TV shows as well as making a name for himself in singing. Bruce Willis appeared on Friends, That ‘70s Show, SNL, Moonlighting, etc while also recording three rock albums that were met with favorable reviews.
Bruce Willis Net Worth:
Bruce Willis has enjoyed a successful career and earned big paydays thanks to commercially successful films. His net worth is estimated to be around $250 million. He has appeared in films that have jointly grossed over $3 billion.
Bruce Willis has been commanding eight figures for his roles since the late 1980s. He earned $10 million for Look Who’s Talking, and another equal paycheck for the sequel of that film. Bruce Willis earned around $14 million for The Last Boy Scout in 1991, $15 million for Die Hard: With a Vengeance, and $14.8 million for Armageddon. He also asked for $16.5 million for his role in Last Man Standing and has recently also gone to earn base salaries of $20 million for films like Unbreakable and The Kid. He was the highest-earner in 2001 as he pocketed $70 million, and with a minimal amount of work Bruce Willis can pocket around $20 million even now. However, by far and large, his biggest paycheck came for his role in The Sixth Sense. He took an upfront salary of $14 million but the total that he earned from the film was due to an agreement on a gross percentage profit which amounted to $100 million. This still remains the most any actor has earned from a single film.
Like most Hollywood celebrities, Bruce Willis has also successfully maneuvered his way in the real-estate business. He has owned and still owns some expensive property; we take a look at some of these.
Bruce Willis in 2019 listed a sprawling estate in Turks and Caicos for $33 million, along with a house that he bought in Brentwood, California, where he resides with his family. He has also listed a house that he purchased in New York for $13 million and one that he sold for around $5 million in Idaho. He was also the owner of a penthouse in New York which he sold for $18 million in 2018 and a Beverly Hills mansion that he sold for $16.5 million. Bruce Willis’ ex-wife listed a penthouse in NYC that the ex-couple bought in 1990 for a whopping $75 million. He has also gone on to earn more than $50 million for his performance as John McClane in the Die-Hard franchise.
Bruce Willis cut a paycheck of $90 million for settlement after his divorce with Demi Moore, which just goes to show the net worth of the Hollywood star.
Bruce Willis married actress Demi Moore in 1987. They went on to have three daughters, and Bruce Willis has appeared in a film with his eldest daughter, as well. The couple divorced in 2000, and Bruce Willis remarried in 2009 to model Emma Heming. He has two daughters with Emma Heming, as well. He maintains a close and friendly relation with Demi Moore and she attended his wedding, returning the favor for Bruce Willis attending Demi Moore’s wedding with Ashton Kutcher.