Bruce Willis Stars in ‘Corrective Measures’: 1 of His Final Roles Before Retirement

After a recent diagnosis of Aphasia, acting legend Bruce Willis has announced his coming retirement. His recently released film Corrective Measures will be one of his last films, along with several that are in post-production. His retirement comes after a career of over four decades and nearly 150 acting credits.  

What is ‘Corrective Measures’ about?

As described by Entertainment Weekly, Corrective Measures is based on the graphic novel by the same name and is about a prison full of supervillains. The film takes place at San Tiburon, “an “ubermax” prison hidden in the Great Northwest that houses monsters, cyborgs, and supervillains, all of whom are controlled by 24-hour power inhibitors and shock-collars.” Willis plays Julius Loeb (a.k.a. “The Lobe”), the biggest bad guy on site who is bent on protecting his wealth. 

Corrective Measures also stars Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker as San Tiburon’s Warden Devlin, Watchmen’s Dan Payne as Payback, Brennan Mejia as Diego Diaz, and The Flash’s Tom Cavanagh as The Conductor. 

Bruce Willis recently announced his retirement

In a statement released on March 30th, Willis’ daughter announced his upcoming retirement due to his impaired cognitive abilities. Willis has been diagnosed with Aphasia, which affects one’s ability to understand or express speech but can also limit one’s ability to write and read. The condition typically occurs due to head injury, stroke, tumor, or degenerative disease that causes brain damage. 

The announcement of his diagnosis and retirement was met with an outpouring of admiration and support for Willis from both Hollywood co-stars and fans alike. Many have sent words of sympathy or encouragement via social media like Willis’ Pulp Fiction co-star, John Travolta, and Matthew Perry, who acted alongside Willis in both Friends and The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards.

Having directed Willis in several films, director M. Night Shyamalan also shared his love on Twitter, referring to Willis as a “big brother” and the “hero” from the posters on his wall growing up. 

Bruce Willis movies over the years have been cult-favorites

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As one of the biggest stars of this generation, Willis’ net worth was recently estimated at around $250 million after a long and celebrated career. Willis’ breakout role came early in his career when he landed the role of David Addison Jr. on the TV show Moonlighting in 1985—just five years after Bruce’s first uncredited onscreen role. In 1988, Willis became a megastar on the big screen with his role of John McClane in Die Hard, a role he was destined to reprise throughout the multi-film franchise.

Other films Willis’ is known for include Look Who’s Talking (and its sequel), The Last Boy Scout, Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. More recently, Willis has starred in The Expendables and its sequel, RED, The Cold Light of Day, Moonrise Kingdom, G. I. Joe: Retaliation, and Motherless Brooklyn. He also has six upcoming films, with three more set to release this year and three in post-production. The final Bruce Willis film to be released looks poised to be Paradise City, in which he will star alongside one of his earliest co-stars, Travolta. 

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