The world of cinema was surprised by the announcement from the close environment of Bruce Willis that communicated the actor’s decision to end his career due to a health problem. According to Rumer Willis, his father was diagnosed with aphasia, a cognitive disease that affects the ability to speak, write, and understand verbal and written language.
“To the incredible fans of Bruce, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities. As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is walking away from the career that has meant so much to him,” wrote one of the actor’s daughters.
After this news was released, several acting colleagues, producers and directors published messages of support for Bruce Willis and his closest entourage. Also, many have taken advantage of these days to remember the most representative films of the actor. These are some of the most important that he starred in:
This saga catapulted him as one of the main action heroes of the 1990s. The franchise, which began in 1989 and ended in 2007, revolves around John McClane (Willis) and the series of extreme situations he must face.
It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 and shows how in the year 2072, murders are prohibited, so the mafia sends their victims to 2042 so that hit men, called loopers, eliminate them. The film received positive reviews due to the performance of Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
In the remembered film by Quentin Tarantino, Willis plays Butch Coolidge, an old boxer who is paid by Marsellus Wallace, the mob boss, to lose his next fight. Thus, Coolidge finds himself in the middle of confusing and hilarious events that also involve Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta).
Probably one of his most memorable movies. In the M. Night Shyamalan film, Willis plays a child psychologist who helps a young boy face the terrible visions and apparitions that threaten him, discovering a surprising truth along the way. Sixth Sense made it clear that Bruce Willis wasn’t just a 90s action hero.
Another incursion of the actor in the field of science fiction, where he plays a convict from a prison in the future who is sent back in time to investigate the origin of a plague that will end a large part of humanity.
This 1997 French production, set in the 23rd century and showing Willis as Korben Dallas, a taxi driver and former commander of the special forces, responsible for the survival of the Earth after a young woman, played by Mila Jovovich , falls into his cabin.
Another movie where Shyamalan bet on Bruce Willis. In this thriller project, the actor plays a 40-year-old security guard, the sole survivor of a train accident, who soon discovers that he may have an unusual condition that makes him unique.