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Bruce Willis is an action-movie icon that has been entertaining audiences since the 1980s, beginning with his breakout role in TV’s Moonlighting, opposite Cybill Shepherd. His versatile acting range, sardonic humor, and cool vibe have made him a familiar face to all ages, and odds are, if you mention Bruce Willis, everyone will have their own favorite movie in mind.

Bruce Willis and the ‘Die Hard’ movies

Far and away, Willis’s most popular films have been the Die Hard franchise. The first Die Hard was released in 1988 and introduced audiences everywhere to the sarcastic, tough, quick-witted New York City policeman John McClane. The plot involved McClane breaking into a building held by terrorists in order to save his wife and a slew of other hostages. Even though the film is over two decades old, it continues to earn new fans upon every screening, and for many, it’s their Christmas movie of choice.

Die Hard was followed by a host of sequels, including Die Hard 2, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, and most recently, A Good Day to Die Hard, released in 2013. They were all popular films, and have earned over $1.1 billion worldwide combined.

Bruce Willis’s most popular films

Willis’s work goes well beyond the Die Hard series, however. His classic films include Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, The Last Boy Scout, Sixth Sense, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, and Armageddon, a disaster movie of epic proportions that netted Willis a cool $14.8 million. His cred as an action hero is quite possibly what he is most beloved for, and in recent years, he has played off that image to great advantage.

In 2010, he joined the cast of Sylvester Stallone’s epic action movie The Expendables. Willis acted alongside such iconic movie contemporaries as Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then in 2018, Willis took over the role that was originated by Charles Bronson in Death Wish, a violent action film that features a peaceful doctor driven to vengeance after a vicious attack on his wife and daughter.

Music lovers might also have a special appreciation for Willis – he has released several albums over the years, with a pop-blues, jazz feel.

How much is Bruce Willis’ net worth?

Willis remains one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, with a net worth of $180 million. He is well-known for his wealth and reportedly paid out a $90 million divorce settlement to Demi Moore when the pair divorced after 13 years of marriage in 2000. Willis is currently married to model Emma Heming, with whom he shares two young daughters.

What’s next for Bruce Willis?

A star of Willis’s magnitude doesn’t rest on his laurels. There are big things happening for Willis in 2019, including a much-talked-about role in M. Night Shyamalan’s film Glass. The movie combines the narratives of two previous Shyamalan films, Unbreakable (which was released in 2000 and starred Willis in a dramatic role) and Split, released in 2016. Willis will be reappearing as David Dunn from Unbreakable, joining a cast that includes other Shyamalan favorites such as James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson.

Willis will also be starring in Edward Norton’s crime film, Motherless Brooklyn, release date as yet unknown, and 10 Minutes Gone. Even with such major movie moments on his resume, Willis is not above poking fun at his own tough-guy image. He’s been a regular on late-night talk shows and sketch comedies and endured his 2018 Comedy Central Roast with good humor and laughter. With a little luck, Willis will continue to remain a fixture on movie screens around the world for years to come.