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Bruce WILLIS

* 19.03.1955, Idar-Oberstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

wächst in New Jersey auf * erste Berührung mit Theater an Montclair State College * Auftritte an zweit- und drittrangigen Theatern in New York (Heaven and Earth, 1977) - daneben verschiedene Jobs (Barkeeper, Model) * 1980/82 Komparse beim Film * 1984 erster Erfolg in Fool for Love (off-Broadway-Produktion) * erringt große Popularität (1987 Emmy und Golden Globe) als Partner von Cybill Shepherd in TV-Serie Moonlightning (Das Model und der Schnüffler, 1985-89) * 1986 eigentliches Filmdebüt - Kim Basingers Partner in Blind Date * 1987 internationaler Durchbruch als schlagkräftiger Cop in Die Hard (Aufstieg zu einem der erfolgreichsten Actiondarsteller der 90er Jahre) - danach wirkt regelmäßig sowohl in teuren Blockbustern als auch in kleinen Projekten mit * 1997 Mitbegründer der Theatertruppe A Company of Fools * 2000 Gaststar in 3 Folgen der TV-Serie Friends (Emmy) * 2001 Regisseur und Star der Bühnenproduktion True West * (mit Arnold Rifkin) Gründung der Produktionsfirma Cheyenne Enterprises * auch Musiker (mehrere Alben) - Auftritte als Sänger und Mundharmonikaspieler mit seiner Band The Accelerators * Mitinhaber der Restaurantkette Planet Hollywood * verheiratet mit Demi Moore (1987-2000) * Genres: Komödie / Drama / Action / Thriller

FILMS

Blind Date (Blind Date - Verabredung mit einer Unbekannten, 1986-USA * Blake Edwards / Walter Davis)
That's Adequate (1986/87-USA * Harry Hurwitz / er selbst)
# Sunset (Sunset - Dämmerung in Hollywood, 1987-USA * Blake Edwards ... Tom Mix) (04-07; 8804)
# Die Hard (Stirb langsam, 1987/88-USA * John McTiernan ... John McClane) (11-03; 8807)
In Country (Zurück aus der Hölle, 1989-USA * Norman Jewison / Emmett Smith)
# Die Hard 2 (Stirb langsam 2, 1989/90-USA * Renny Harlin ... John McClane) (Roman von Walter Wager) (11-04; 9007)
# The Bonfire of the Vanities (Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten, 1990-USA * Brian De Palma ... Peter Fallow) (Roman von Tom Wolfe) (04-07; 9012)
Mortal Thoughts (Tödliche Gedanken, 1990-USA * Alan Rudolph / James Urbanski)
Hudson Hawk (Hudson Hawk - Der Meisterdieb, 1990/91-USA; Michael Lehmann / Eddie Hawkins [Hudson Hawk])
Billy Bathgate (Billy Bathgate, 1990/91-USA * Robert Benton / Bo Weinberg)
The Last Boy Scout (Last Boy Scout - Das Ziel ist Überleben, 1991-USA * Tony Scott / Joe Hallenbeck)
The Player (The Player, 1991-USA * Robert Altman / cameo/er selbst)
Death Becomes Her (Der Tod steht ihr gut, 1991/92-USA * Robert Zemeckis / Ernest Menville)
Striking Distance (Tödliche Nähe, 1993-USA * Rowdy Herrington / Tom Hardy)
North (North, 1993-USA * Rob Reiner / Schutzengel)
Color of Night (Color of Night, 1993-USA * Richard Rush / Bill Capa)
Pulp Fiction (Pulp Fiction, 1993-USA * Quentin Tarantino / Butch Coolidge)
# Nobody's Fool (Nobody's Fool - Auf Dauer unwiderstehlich, 1993/94-USA; R+B: Robert Benton, K: John Bailey, M: Howard Shore, D: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, BW-Carl Roebuck) 112m-Komödie (Roman von Richard Russo) (11-03; 9412) > "I did 'Nobody's Fool' because I wanted to work with Paul Newman. That was it; I didn't even read the script. Robert Benton called me and said, 'I'm doing this film with Newman.' And I asked him, 'Do I have any scenes with him?' He said, 'All your scenes are with him. Want to read it?' I said, 'No, I'm in. I'll do it.' And it was such a treat." (1999)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (Stirb langsam - Jetzt erst recht, 1994-USA * John McTiernan / John McClane)
Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys, 1995-USA; R: Terry Gilliam, B: David /Webb/ Peoples, Janet Peoples, K: Roger Pratt, M: Paul Buckmaster, D: BW-James Cole, Madeleine Stowe) 129/31m-Sci-Fi-Thriller
Last Man Standing (Last Man Standing, 1995/96-USA * Walter Hill / John Smith)
# Le cinquième élément / The Fifth Element (Das fünfte Element, 1996-F * Luc Besson ... Korben Dallas) (01-06; 9705)
The Jackal (Der Schakal, 1996-USA * Michael Caton-Jones / "Schakal")
# Mercury Rising (Das Mercury Puzzle, 1997-USA * Harold Becker ... Art Jeffries) (Roman von Ryne Douglas Pearson) (05-10; 9804)
Armageddon (Armageddon - Das Jüngste Gericht, 1997-USA * Michael Bay / Harry S. Stamper)
The Siege (Ausnahmezustand, 1998-USA * Edward Zwick / William Devereaux)
# Breakfast of Champions (Frühstück für Helden, 1998-USA * Alan Rudolph ... Dwayne Hoover) (Roman von Kurt Vonnegut, Jr) (02-04; 9909)
# The Sixth Sense (The Sixth Sense - Der sechste Sinn, 1998-USA * M. Night Shyamalan ... Malcolm Crowe) (09-11; 9908)
The Story of Us (An deiner Seite, 1999-USA * Rob Reiner / Ben Jordan)
The Whole Nine Yards (Keine halben Sachen, 1999-USA * Jonathan Lynn / Jimmy Tudeski)
The Kid (The Kid - Image ist alles, 2000-USA * Jon Turteltaub / Russ Duritz)
Unbreakable (Unbreakable - Unzerbrechlich, 2000-USA * M. Night Shyamalan / David Dunn)
Bandits (Banditen !, 2000/01-USA * Barry Levinson / Joe)
Hart's War (Das Tribunal, 2001-USA * R: Gregory Hoblit, B: Billy Ray, Terry George, K: Alar Kivilo, M: Rachel Portman, D: BW-Colonel William A. McNamara, Colin Farrell) 125m-Militärdrama /Roman von John Katzenbach/
Grand Champion (Grand Champion, 2002-USA * Barry Tubb / cameo als Mr. Blandford) > nur Videovertrieb
Tears of the Sun (Tränen der Sonne, 2002-USA * Antoine Fuqua / Lieutenant A.K. Waters)
The Whole Ten Yards (Keine halben Sachen 2 - Jetzt erst recht!, 2002/03-USA * Howard Deutch / Jimmy Tudeski)
Hostage / Hostage - Entführt (2004-USA/D * Florent Emilio Siri / Jeff Talley)
Sin City (Sin City, 2004-USA * Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller / Hartigan) special guest director: Quentin Tarantino
Alpha Dog (2004/05-USA * Nick Cassavetes / Sonny Truelove)
Lucky Number Slevin (2005-USA * Paul McGuigan / Mr. Goodkat)
16 Blocks (2005-USA * Richard Donner / Jack Mosley)
# Fast Food Nation (Fast Food Nation, 2005-GB * Richard Linklater ... Harry Rydell) (Buch von Eric Schlosser) (08-10; 0611-USA)
- The Astronaut Farmer (2005/06-USA * Michael Polish / Colonel Doug Masterson) > uncredited appearance
Perfect Stranger (Verführung einer Fremden, 2006-USA * James Foley / Harrison Hill)
Grindhouse (2006-USA * Robert Rodriguez / Lt. Muldoon) 191m-Episode(nfilm): Planet Terror (DZ: 03-?)
+ Planet Terror (Planet Terror, 2006-USA * Robert Rodriguez / Lt. Muldoon)
Live Free or Die Hard (Stirb langsam 4.0, 2007-USA * Len Wiseman ... John McClane)
# What Just Happened (2007-USA * Barry Levinson ... er selbst) (03-05; 0810)
# Assassination of a High School President (Lange Beine, kurze Lügen (und ein Fünkchen Wahrheit…), 2007-USA * Brett Simon / Schuldirektor Kirkpatrick) (08-4 Wochen) > nur Videovertrieb (2.35; R; 0910)
# Surrogates (Surrogates - Mein zweites Ich, 2008-USA; R: Jonathan Mostow, B: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, K: Oliver Wood, M: Richard Marvin, D: BW-Thomas [Tom] Greer, Radha Mitchell) 88m-Actionthriller (graphic novel) (04-07; 0909)
# The Expendables (The Expendables, 2009-USA * Sylvester Stallone ... uncredited cameo als Mr. Church) 103m-Action (03-07; 1008)
# Cop Out (Cop Out - Geladen und entsichert, 2009-USA * Kevin Smith ... Jimmy) (06-08; 1002)
# RED (R.E.D. - Älter, Härter, Besser, 2010-USA; d: Robert Schwentke, B: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, K: Florian Ballhaus, M: Christophe Beck, D: Bruce Willis: Frank Moses * Morgan Freeman: Joe Matheson * John Malkovich: Marvin Boggs & Helen Mirren: Victoria) 111m-Actionkomödie (01-03; 1010)
# Catch .44 (Catch .44 - Der ganz große Coup, 2010-USA; R+B: Aaron Harvey, K: Jeff Cutter, D: Forest Whitaker: Ronny * Bruce Willis: Mel * Malin Akerman: Tes) 93m-Thriller (07-20 Tage; 1112 > limited release)
# The Cold Light of Day (2010-USA/E * Mabrouk El Mechri ... Martin Shaw) (09-11; 1204)
# Setup (2010-USA; d: Mike Gunther, B: Mike Gunther, Mike Behrman, K: Steve Gainer, M: The Newton Brothers, D: Curtis Jackson=50 Cent: Sonny * Bruce Willis: Jack Biggs * Ryan Phillippe: Vincent Long) 85m (11-12; 1110-RUS)
# Looper (Looper, 2011-USA; R+B: Rian Johnson, K: Steve Yedlin, M: Nathan Johnson, D: Bruce Willis: Joe (älter) * Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Joe * Emily Blunt: Sara) 118m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (01-04; 1209)
# Lay the Favorite / Lay the Favourite (Lady Vegas, 2011-USA/GB; R: Stephen Frears, B: D.V. DeVincentis, K: Michael McDonough, M: James Seymour Brett, D: Bruce Willis: Dink Heimowitz * Rebecca Hall: Beth Raymer * Catherine Zeta-Jones: Tulip Heimowitz) 94m-Tragikomödie (Buch Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling von Beth Raymer, 2010) (04-?; 1206)
# Moonrise Kingdom (Moonrise Kingdom, 2011-USA; R: Wes Anderson, B: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, K: Robert Yeoman, M: Alexandre Desplat, D: Bruce Willis: Captain Sharp ° Edward Norton: Scout Master Ward ° Bill Murray: Walt Bishop ° Frances McDormand: Laura Bishop ° Tilda Swinton: Jugendamt ° Jason Schwartzman: Cousin Ben ° Bob Balaban: Erzähler) 94m-Komödie (04?05-06; 1205)
# Fire with Fire (Fire with Fire, 2011-USA; R: David Barrett, B: Tom O'Connor, K: Christopher Probst, M: Trevor Morris, D: Josh Duhamel: Jeremy Coleman * Bruce Willis: Mike Cella * Rosario Dawson: Talia Durham) 97m-Krimithriller (06-20 Tage; 1303-GB) > nur Videovertrieb (R > 2.40; 1211)
# G.I. Joe: Retaliation (G.I. Joe - Die Abrechnung, 2011-USA; R: Jon M. Chu, B: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, K: Stephen Windon, M: Henry Jackman, D: D.J. Cotrona: Flint/Dashiell R. Faireborn, Byung-hun Lee: Storm Shadow/Thomas "Tommy" Arashikage, Adrianne Palicki: Lady Jaye/Jaye Burnett, Ray Park: Snake Eyes, Jonathan Pryce: President of the United States, Ray Stevenson: Firefly, Channing Tatum: Duke/Conrad S. Hauser & Bruce Willis: General Joseph "Joe" Colton & Dwayne Johnson: Roadblock/Marvin F. Hinton) 110m-Sci-Fi-Action (08-11; 1303)
# The Expendables 2 (The Expendables 2, 2011/12-USA; R: Simon West, B: Richard Wenk & Sylvester Stallone, K: Shelly Johnson, M: Brian Tyler, D: Sylvester Stallone: Barney Ross * Jason Statham: Lee Christmas * Jet Li: Yin Yang * Dolph Lundgren: Gunner Jensen * Chuck Norris: Booker * Jean-Claude Van Damme: Vilain & Bruce Willis: Mr. Church & Arnold Schwarzenegger: Trench) 103m-Action (09-01; 1208)
# A Good Day to Die Hard (Stirb langsam - Ein guter Tag zum Sterben, 2012-USA; R: John Moore, B: Skip Woods, K: Jonathan Sela, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Bruce Willis: John McClane, Jai Courtney: Jack McClane, Sebastian Koch: Komarov) 97m-Action (04-08; 1302)
# RED 2 (2012-USA; d: Dean Parisot, B: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, K: Enrique Chediak, M: Alan Silvestri, D: Bruce Willis: Frank Moses * John Malkovich: Marvin Boggs * Mary-Louise Parker: Sarah Ross & Anthony Hopkins: Dr. Edward Bailey & Helen Mirren: Victoria Winslow) 116m-Actionkomödie (09-11; 1307)
# Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, 2012-USA; R: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, B: Frank Miller, K: Robert Rodriguez, M: Robert Rodriguez, Carl Thiel, D: Mickey Rourke: Marv * Jessica Alba: Nancy Callahan * Josh Brolin: Dwight McCarthy * Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Johnny * Rosario Dawson: Gail * Bruce Willis: John Hartigan) 102m-Action (Graphic Novel von Frank Miller) (09-12; 1408)
# The Prince (The Prince - Only God Forgives, 2013-USA; R: Brian A. Miller, B: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore, K: Yaron Levy, M: The Newton Brothers, D: Jason Patric: Paul * Bruce Willis: Omar * John Cusack: Sam) 91m-Gangsterthriller (12; 1408 > limited release)
# Vice (2014-USA; d: Brian A. Miller, B: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore, K: Yaron Levy, M: Hybrid, D: Thomas Jane: Roy * Bruce Willis: Julian Michaels * Ambyr Childers: Kelly) 96m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (03-?; 1501 > limited release)
# Rock the Kasbah (Rock the Kasbah, 2014-USA; R: Barry Levinson, B: Mitch Glazer, K: Sean Bobbitt, M: Marcelo Zarvos, D: Bill Murray: Richie Lanz, Kate Hudson: Merci, Zooey Deschanel: Ronnie, Danny McBride: Nick, Scott Caan: Jake, Leem Lubany: Salima, Arian Moayed: Riza & Bruce Willis: Bombay Brian) 106m-Komödie (06-07; 1510)
# Extraction (2015-USA; R: Steven C. Miller, B: Umair Aleem, Max Adams, K: Brandon Cox, M: Ryan Dodson, D: Kellan Lutz: Harry Turner * Bruce Willis: Leonard Turner * Gina Carano: Victoria Phair) 83m-Actionthriller (02-03; 1512)
# Precious Cargo (2015-USA/GB; R: Max Adams, B: Max Adams, Paul Seetachitt, K: Brandon Cox, M: James Edward Barker & Tim Despic, D: Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Jack * Bruce Willis: Eddie) 90m-Action (05-06; 1604)
# Once Upon a Time in Venice (2015-USA; R: Mark Cullen, B: Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen, K: Amir Mokri, M: Jeff Cardoni, D: Bruce Willis: Steve Ford, John Goodman: Dave, Jason Momoa: Spider, Thomas Middleditch: John, Christopher McDonald: Mr. Carter, Stephanie Sigman: Lupe, Wood Harris: Prince & Famke Janssen: Katey) 94m-Actionkomödie (06-?; 1706)
# Marauders (Marauders - Die Reichen werden bezahlen, 2015-USA; R: Steve C. Miner, B: Michael Cody, Chris Sivertson, K: Brandon Cox, M: Ryan Dodson, D: Christopher Meloni: Jonathan Montgomery * Bruce Willis: Jeffrey Hubert * Dave Bautista: Stockwell) 107m-Krimithriller (09-?; 1607)
# First Kill (2016-USA/CDN; R: Steven C. Miller, B: Nick Gordon, K: Brandon Cox, M: Ryan Franks & Scott Nickoley, D: Hayden Christensen: Will Beeman * Bruce Willis: Marvin Howell, Gethin Anthony: Levi, Megan Leonard: Laura, Tyler Jon Olson: Tom Davies, Shea Buckner: Charlie) 97/101m-Actionthriller (08-?; 1707)

BOOKS

Graham J. Walker: Bruce Willis. Clamart: Sévigny, 1990
Berndt Schulz: Bruce Willis. Hollywoods neuer Superstar. Bergisch Gladbach: Bastei, 1992
John Parker: Bruce Willis: The Unauthorised Biography. London: Virgin, 1997
Annette Kilzer (Hg.): Bruce Willis. Berlin: Bertz, 2000

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