Last Updated on March 20, 2020 by Senior Daily Staff
Bruce Willis turned 65 on March 19, joining the ranks of 50 million Americans officially classified as senior citizens.
Willis was born on March 19, 1955 in West Germany. Americans are general considered to be a “senior citizen” when they turn 65, the age when they become eligible for Medicare.
Willis, who has two films coming out later this year, says he is fine with getting older.
“I’m completely comfortable being this age. I know, from an intellectual point of view, that I’m getting older. I see myself getting older. But I don’t feel older,” Willis said in a 2013 interview. “When you’re in your 50s, the statistical average is, you’re gonna be dead in the next 20 to 40 years. While that’s not something I think about all the time, it makes me want to have a good day every day. As many good days as I can have.”
Upcoming Bruce Willis Films
Speculation continues about the fate of McClane, a prequel / sequel to Willis’s Die Hard movies. McClane has been in development for several years but has never begun production. According to the latest reports, the film was shelved in 2019 after Disney bought 20th Century Fox, which had rights to Die Hard and was attempting to begin production. A director, Len Wiseman, and producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, are still listed as being on the project. Willis has never officially sighed on but is said to be interested.
More on Bruce Willis (from Wikipedia)
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with his family in 1957. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He later achieved fame with his leading role on the hit television series Moonlighting (1985–1989). He has since appeared in over 70 films and is widely regarded as an “action hero”, due to his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013), and other such roles.
His credits also include Death Becomes Her (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element and The Jackal (both 1997), Armageddon and Mercury Rising (both 1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Sin City (2005), Red (2010), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012), Looper (2012), and as David Dunn in the Unbreakable film series: Unbreakable (2000), Split (2016) and Glass (2019). He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Misery in 2015. As a musician, Willis released his debut album, The Return of Bruno, in 1987. He has released two more solo albums since then, in 1989 and 2001.
Willis is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Willis says his acting role models are Gary Cooper, Robert De Niro, Steve McQueen and John Wayne.
How Old is Bruce Willis?
Walter Bruce Willis is 65, having been born on March 19, 1955, in the town of Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His father, David Willis, was an American soldier. His mother, Marlene, was German, born in Kassel. Willis is the oldest of four children with a sister named Florence and two brothers, Robert (deceased) and David.
After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis’s father took his family back to Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. Willis has described himself as having come from a “long line of blue collar people”. His mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker. Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he encountered issues with a stutter. He was nicknamed “Buck-Buck” by his schoolmates. Willis joined the drama club in high school, and acting on stage reduced his stutter. He was eventually appointed student council president. He attended college at Montclair State University.
After he graduated from high school in 1973, Willis took a job as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. After working as a private investigator (a role he would play in the television series Moonlighting and the 1991 film The Last Boy Scout), Willis turned to acting. He enrolled in the Drama Program at Montclair, where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Willis left school in his junior year in 1977 and moved to New York City, where in the early 1980s he supported himself as a bartender at the West 19th Street art bar Kamikaze. At the time, he lived in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. He performed as an extra in Paul Newman’s closing summation scene in The Verdict in 1982.
Is Bruce Willis Married?
Willis resides in Brentwood, Los Angeles with his family.
At the premiere for the film Stakeout, Willis met actress Demi Moore. They married on November 21, 1987 and had three daughters: Rumer (born August 16, 1988), Scout (born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah (born February 3, 1994). Willis and Moore announced their separation on June 24, 1998 and divorced on October 18, 2000. Willis has maintained a close relationship with both Moore and her third husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, and attended their wedding.
Willis was engaged to actress Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together. He married model Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos on March 21, 2009; guests included his three daughters, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher. The ceremony was not legally binding, so the couple wed again in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills, six days later. The couple has two daughters, born in April 2012 and May 2014.
Willis’s former wife, Demi Moore, joined in roasting Willis on Comedy Central in 2018. See clip below. His former Moonlighting co-star, Cybil Shepherd, also joined in.
What is Bruce Willis’s Net Worth?
Bruce Willis’s net worth is approximately $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
His earnings from 1999’s The Sixth Sense totaled $100 million thanks to a generous cut of the film’s gross.
Willis owns houses in Los Angeles and Penns Grove, New Jersey. He also rents apartments at Trump Tower and in Riverside South, Manhattan.
In 2000, Willis and his business partner Arnold Rifkin started a motion picture production company called Cheyenne Enterprises. He left the company to be run solely by Rifkin in 2007 after Live Free or Die Hard. He also owns several small businesses in Hailey, Idaho, including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater and is a co-founder of Planet Hollywood, with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
In 2009, Willis signed a contract to become the international face of Belvedere SA’s Sobieski Vodka in exchange for 3.3% ownership in the company.