Bruce Willis, one of the tough guys of the cinema, protagonist of the saga of The jungle of glass, Pulp Fiction or Sixth sense, Among other films, he retired from the cinema after being diagnosed with aphasia, a brain disease that affects his speech, as well as the ability to write or understand both oral and written language. Several members of the actor’s family have released at the same time through their social media accounts the statement announcing the end of the actor’s career, 67, born in Idar-Oberstein (Germany). “To the incredible fans of Bruce, as a family, we want to share [con vosotros] that our beloved Bruce has been suffering from some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” the statement said. “As a result of this and after deep thought, Bruce is saying goodbye to the race that has meant so much to him.”
“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for the continued love, compassion and support. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it’ and together we plan to do just that, ”adds the note, published by his daughter Rumer but also signed by his ex-wife, Demi Moore; the current one, Emma Heming Willis, and her other four daughters, the result of the two relationships. On March 19, the also actress Moore posted on the photographic social network a funny image of the two of them together to congratulate her ex-husband, with whom she was married for 13 years, on her birthday.
In addition to starring in Hollywood blockbusters, Willis became popular in Spain in the early eighties thanks to the television series Moonlight, along with actress Cybill Sheperd, in which he received three Golden Globe nominations for his role as private detective David Addison, winning one of them. He was also nominated for two Emmys, of which he got one, for best leading actor. Compared to his television career, no film role brought him awards, despite famous appearances. He participated in iconic films like Pulp Fictionby Quentin Tarantino (1994); sweet monos (1995), de Terry Gilliam; The sixth Sense (1999), directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and Moonrise Kingdom (2012), titled in Spain A kingdom under the moon and directed by another renowned director, Wes Anderson, in which he shared the spotlight with Bill Murray and Edward Norton, among others.
In 2015 he made the leap to the Broadway stage when he starred in the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Misery. New York theater critics trashed her performance with labels such as “inert or empty.” Since then, he has only made low-budget or B movies, released straight to home format. His film career became a succession of titles crucified at best by critics when they noticed his work, since the volume of production was so colossal that many premieres went unnoticed. In fact, in the last call for the anti-Oscar, the Razzies awards, he was nominated for eight awards for the worst performance for two starring roles in 2021.
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Without going to the extreme of once-famous actors who are now in disgrace, such as Mickey Rourke – who has actually starred in a mediatic fall to hell – Willis maintained a precarious balance between fame harvested by blockbusters and bulk production. . According to the IMDB film database, the actor currently has a dozen films in post-production.