His wife announced, on Wednesday, that the American actor Bruce Willis, who for years played the strong hero in the epic “Die Hard”, has to end his career due to health problems, including poor language.
“Dear Bruce has some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia that affects his cognitive abilities. So, after careful consideration, Bruce left this profession that meant so much to him,” his family wrote on Instagram.
Bruce Willis just celebrated his 67th birthday.
The letter was signed by the actor’s wife, Emma Hemming Willis, as well as ex-wife Demi Moore and daughters Rumer, Scout, Talula, Mabel and Evelyn.
According to American specialists, aphasia often occurs after a stroke or head trauma and prevents the patient from communicating normally. “It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both spoken and written,” they explain.
There are different forms of aphasia, more or less severe, but they all lead to disability. The artist’s family did not give any details about the person who suffers from it.
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His star faded recently, but Bruce Willis was one of the hottest action movie actors of the ’90s and 2000s. the whole world.
In early 2019, Bruce Willis remained at the top of the North American box office for several consecutive weeks with “Glass”, the final installment of the superhero trilogy directed by M. Night Shyamalan in which he took one of the main roles.
Bruce Willis first starred in the 80s with a recurring role in the series “Moonlight” alongside Cybill Shepherd, but it was the 1988 action movie “Die Hard” (“Piège de Cristal”) that made him a world star as indomitable. John McClain.
The shaved head and smirk became the trademark of the actor, who took on the role in two consecutive parts in the 90s (“58 Minutes to Live” and “A Day in Hell”), confirming his notoriety and becoming one of the genre references.
Much sought after in Hollywood, he makes a string of big productions, whether it’s classic action movies (“The Last Samaritan,” “The Jackal”) or sci-fi hybrids like Army of the Twelve Monkeys, which beat critics, or The Element Fifth” by Luc Besson.
He will also be touring with famous directors like Brian De Palma, Robert Zemeckis, but especially Quentin Tarantino, who had him play the boxer back in 1994, when he was at the height of his glory.
Bruce Willis will also give notable performances, with their darker and more dramatic tone, under the direction of M. Night Shyamalan with his thriller films “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable”
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He went on to tour many times, but he no longer found the same success and his reputation slowly eroded, despite forays into other genres, such as comedy (“My Neighbor Killer” in 2000).
Signed two new parts of the epic “Die Hard” (in 2007 and 2013), which neither convince the critics nor the audience.
For the past decade, Bruce Willis has not hesitated to ridicule himself and the clichés that have stuck to his skin, as in “Top Cops” or the second part of “Expendables”.
His career continued to deteriorate despite it all, to the point that the organizers of Razzies, those anti-Oscars who ridicule the Hollywood awards by defining the worst films of the year, have assigned a category to him all to himself.
So they intended to ridicule many low-budget films, which are generally only broadcast live, with the “Die Hard” star doing short caricatured roles, such as a disillusioned sheriff, a former police officer, a retired general or an ex-agency agent. Central Intelligence.
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