Bruce Willis filmography

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Bruce Willis filmography
Bruce Willis by Gage Skidmore.jpg
  • Actor
  • producer
  • singer
  • writer
Years active1979–present

Bruce Willis is a German-born American actor, producer singer song-writer screen writer with Cheyenne Enterprises, and singer. The following is a filmography of his work.

Willis's career began in television in 1984, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting (1984–1989), and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Death Becomes Her (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Sin City (2005), Red (2010), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012), and Looper (2012).

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth-highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth-highest-grossing, including supporting roles.[1][2] He is a two-time Emmy Award–winning, Golden Globe Award–winning, and four-time Saturn Award–nominated actor.[3]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1980 The First Deadly Sin Man Entering Diner Uncredited
1982 The Verdict Courtroom Observer
1987 Blind Date Walter Davis
1988 Sunset Tom Mix Also co-executive producer
Die Hard John McClane
1989 In Country Emmett Smith
Look Who's Talking Mikey (voice)
That's Adequate Himself Mockumentary
1990 Die Hard 2 John McClane
Look Who's Talking Too Mikey (voice)
The Bonfire of the Vanities Peter Fallow
1991 Mortal Thoughts James Urbanski
Hudson Hawk Eddie "Hudson Hawk" Hawkins Also writer
Billy Bathgate Bo Weinberg
The Last Boy Scout Joseph Cornelius "Joe" Hallenbeck
1992 The Player Himself Cameo
Death Becomes Her Dr. Ernest Menville
1993 Loaded Weapon 1 John McClane Uncredited cameo[4]
Striking Distance Tom "Tommy" Hardy
1994 Color of Night Dr. Bill Capa
North Narrator (voice)
Pulp Fiction Butch Coolidge
Nobody's Fool Carl Roebuck
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance John McClane
Four Rooms Leo Uncredited; segment: The Man from Hollywood
12 Monkeys James Cole
1996 Last Man Standing John Smith
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Muddy Grimes (voice)
1997 The Fifth Element Korben Dallas
The Jackal The Jackal
1998 Mercury Rising Art Jeffries
Armageddon Harry S. Stamper
Franky Goes to Hollywood Himself Short film
The Siege Major General William Devereaux
1999 Breakfast of Champions Dwayne Hoover
The Sixth Sense Dr. Malcolm Crowe
The Story of Us Ben Jordan
2000 The Whole Nine Yards James Stefan "Jimmy the Tulip" Tudeski
Disney's The Kid Russell Morley "Russ" Duritz
Unbreakable David Dunn
2001 Bandits Joe Blake
2002 Hart's War Col. William A. McNamara
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course N/A Executive producer
Grand Champion Mr. Blandford
2003 Tears of the Sun Lieutenant A.K. Waters
Rugrats Go Wild Spike (voice) [5]
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle William Rose Bailey Uncredited [6]
2004 The Whole Ten Yards James Stefan "Jimmy the Tulip" Tudeski
Ocean's Twelve Himself Cameo
2005 Hostage Jeff Talley Also producer
Sin City John Hartigan Segment: That Yellow Bastard
2006 Alpha Dog Sonny Truelove
16 Blocks Jack Mosley
Fast Food Nation Harry Rydell
Lucky Number Slevin Mr. Goodkat
The Hip Hop Project Himself Documentary
Also executive producer
Over the Hedge RJ (voice) [7]
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Short film
The Astronaut Farmer Colonel Doug Masterson Uncredited [8]
2007 Perfect Stranger Harrison Hill
Grindhouse: Planet Terror Lt. Muldoon
Nancy Drew Himself Uncredited cameo [9]
Live Free or Die Hard John McClane
2008 What Just Happened Himself
Assassination of a High School President Principal Kirkpatrick
2009 Surrogates Agent Tom Greer
2010 Cop Out Jimmy Monroe
The Expendables Mr. Church Uncredited cameo
Red Francis "Frank" Moses
2011 Set Up Jack Biggs Direct-to-DVD
Catch .44 Mel
The Black Mamba Mr. Suave Short film
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Captain Duffy Sharp
Lay the Favorite Dink Heimowitz
The Expendables 2 Mr. Church
The Cold Light of Day Martin
Looper Older Joe
Fire with Fire Mike Cella Direct-to-DVD
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard John McClane Also executive producer
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Joseph Colton /
G.I. Joe
Red 2 Francis "Frank" Moses
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For John Hartigan
The Prince Omar Direct-to-DVD
2015 Vice Julian Michaels
Rock the Kasbah Bombay Brian [10]
Extraction Leonard Turner Direct-to-VOD
2016 Precious Cargo Eddie Pilosa
Marauders Jeffrey Hubert
Split David Dunn Uncredited cameo
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Steve Direct-to-VOD
First Kill Police Chief Marvin Howell
2018 Acts of Violence Detective James Avery
Death Wish Paul Kersey
Air Strike Jack Direct-to-DVD [11]
Reprisal James
2019 Glass David Dunn / The Overseer [12]
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Himself (voice) [13]
Motherless Brooklyn Films that have not yet been released Frank Minna Post-production
TBA 10 Minutes Gone Films that have not yet been released Rex
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
1980 A Guru Comes Extra Uncredited;
Television film
1984 Miami Vice Tony Amato Episode: "No Exit"
1985 The Twilight Zone Peter Novins Episode: "Shatterday"
1985–1989 Moonlighting David Addison Jr. 65 episodes;
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1987)
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program(1986)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1987)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1986, 1988)
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer (1986–1987)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1986)
1987 The Return of Bruno Bruno Radolini Television film
1989 Roseanne Himself Episode: "Dear Mom and Dad"
Saturday Night Live Himself / Host Episode: "Bruce Willis/Neil Young"
1996–1997 Bruno
the Kid
the Kid (voice)
36 episodes;
Also executive producer
1997 Mad About You Himself Episode: "The Birth Part 2"
1999 Ally McBeal Dr. Nickle Uncredited;
Episode: "Love Unlimited"
2000 Friends Paul Stevens 3 episodes;
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series
2005 That '70s Show Vic Episode: "Misfire"
2013 Saturday Night Live Himself / Host Episode: "Bruce Willis / Katy Perry"
2018 The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis Himself / Honoree Television special
2019 The Orville Groogen (voice) Episode: "Deflectors"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
2010 Gorillaz "Stylo" Driver

Video clip[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Gumshoe Credit only[14]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
1998 Apocalypse Trey Kincaid


Year Title Role Venue
2001 True West Lee Company of Fools' Liberty Theatre
2015–2016 Misery Paul Sheldon Broadhurst Theater


Solo albums:

  • 1987: The Return of Bruno (Motown, OCLC 15508727)
  • 1989: If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger (Motown/Pgd, OCLC 21322754)
  • 2001: Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection (Polygram Int'l, OCLC 71124889)

Compilations/guest appearances:


  1. ^ "People Index". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "All Time Top 100 Stars at the Box Office". The Numbers. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  3. ^ "Awards for Bruce Willis". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bruce Willis: Man Whose Caravan Is Attacked". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Press site — Kids' Choice Awards 2004". Nickelodeon. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003". Retrieved November 10, 2015. Watch out for several cameos from the likes of Bruce Willis,…
  7. ^ Gervich, Chad (March 29, 2007). "Kids' Choice Awards grows up". Variety. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Movie: The Astronaut Farmer". Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nancy Drew". CinemaBlend. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "All Time Box Office — Worst Wide Openings (1982 – Present)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  11. ^ James Rainey (June 3, 2015). "Bruce Willis to Star in Chinese-Language Epic 'The Bombing'". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  12. ^ "M. Night Shyamalan on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  13. ^ 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part': Film Review
  14. ^

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