Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein on March 19, 1955. After establishing himself in the telefilm Moonlighting, he achieved full fame playing John McClane in the film series Die Hard.

On November 21, 1987 he married actress Demi Moore, from whose union three daughters were born: Rumer (1988), Scout LaRue (1991) and Tallulah Belle (1994). After their split in 2000, Willis moved to a ranch in Idaho, continuing to be close to his three daughters. Though separated, Willis and Demi Moore have chosen not to stray too far to be close to their daughters. The two had decided that until the three daughters had reached the age of majority, if they wanted to participate in films as actresses, at least one of the parents should have been present in the cast.

Between 2003 and 2004, he was engaged to actress Brooke Burns.

On March 21, 2009, in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos, Willis married model Emma Heming, with whom he had their fourth daughter, Mabel Ray, on April 1, 2012. On May 5, 2014, Evelyn Penn Willis was born, Willis' fifth child.

In 1988 he supported the candidacy of Democrat Michael Dukakis, then governor of Massachusetts, for president of the United States. However, in 1992 he supported the re-election of George H. W. Bush, as an outspoken opponent of Bill Clinton. In 1996, he refused to support Republican Bob Dole after he criticized his wife Demi Moore's role in the film Striptease. He considers himself an independent and libertarian voter, with many Republican traits.

In 2006 he declared that the United States should invade Colombia to crush drug trafficking. Willis' name, along with other Hollywood figures, appeared in an August 2006 Los Angeles Times statement condemning Hezbollah and Hamas' acts of terrorism against civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon.

On March 30, 2022, his family announced Willis' retirement from acting after the actor was diagnosed with aphasia, which is why he had chosen to appear in as many films as possible before losing his ability to speak altogether. At the time of his retirement, Willis had completed eight films slated for release between 2022 and 2023.

On February 16, 2023, Willis' family announced that the actor's health conditions have deteriorated significantly and that doctors have diagnosed him with frontotemporal dementia.