Willis, Bruce

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Willis, Bruce Gender: M
Walter Bruce Willison
born on 19 March 1955 at 18:32 (= 6:32 PM )
Place Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 49n42, 7e19
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°42'

Bruce Willis
photo: Caroline Bonarde Ucci at http://flickr.com/photos/caroline_b, license gfdl


American actor, a relatively unknown talent when cast in the TV series "Moonlighting" as a suave, wisecracking detective. He became an instant celebrity in 1985. Two years later he scooped up an Emmy for the show. He moved into tough-guy roles wearing a permanent smirk in "Die Hard," 1988 and its sequel, "Die Hard Two," 1990, as well as "Pulp Fiction," 1994.

Born to a military dad, Willis was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Montclair state college. At the age of eight, he was nicknamed Buck-Buck because of a bad stutter that continued until he began acting. Willis lost his virginity, in the laundry room, at the age of 14 while working as a bellboy at the Holiday Inn. He took acting in college and worked in a factory job while serving his apprenticeship in theater. When he moved to New York to try out for stage roles, he tended bar, serving such elite people as Liz Taylor, Warren Beatty and Cher and acted in commercials such as Levi's 501 jeans. While starring on "Moonlighting," Willis appeared in Seagram's Wine cooler commercials with Sharon Stone.

On 11/21/ 1987 he married Demi Moore, just four months after meeting at a movie screening in Hollywood. Their three adorable daughters were born in August 1988, June 1991 and March 1994. Moore became Hollywood's hottest female star with her roles in "Ghost," 1990. Her "Striptease," 1996, bombed at the box-office in spite of her buff body, strutting and stripping.

In early 1998, Willis and Moore became ensnared in a messy, highly publicized $300,000 lawsuit against former nanny Kim Tannahil, whom they claim reneged on personal loans and violated a confidentiality agreement. The nanny in turn sued them for $900,000 in damages and back pay.

On 6/24/1998, Moore's publicist announced that she and Willis were separating after more than ten years marriage, victims of the Hollywood syndrome of too high a profile and too much time apart on separate interests. Their complicated lives are dominated by conflicting work schedules, bodyguards, handlers and lawyers with too little time for the leisure and intimacy of average marriages. When Moore was making "G.I. Jane" in Richmond, VA two years prior, Willis did not visit the set and an outside source reported that they had been living separate lives for that long. They were held together by their mutual devotion to their daughters until 1998, when they went public with the finish of their marriage.

With his cigars and fashionable stubble, Willis seems the more laid-back of the two, and is said to not show any "attitude." Commanding some $20 million a film, he installed the family in a $5 million estate on 48 acres in Hailey, ID. He invested about $20 million in the small Idaho town and another million in the New Jersey town where he grew up. The latter development project has since been disbanded.

He suffered setbacks with box office disappointments, "Mercury Rising," and "The Jackal." On 6/29/1998, his film "Armageddon," the most expensive film ever made at Disney, was released to positive reviews and a lengthy stay at the box office. To top that, Willis went against the old rule, "Never star opposite a child," and with "The Sixth Sense," 1999, played in one of the ten top-grossing movies of all time.

From April 1999, Willis was a couple with Spanish girlfriend Maria Bravo, 31, until September 2000. Though working on back-to-back projects, he visits his daughters at least once a month. He and Demi talk on the phone every day and share their parenting care.

On October 20, 2004, the actor brought suit in Los Angeles against a movie studio for an accident he suffered while making "Tears of the Sun" in 2002. Willis was struck in the forehead by a projectile let loose during a pyrotechnic mishap and said he suffered mental, physical and emotional pain afterwards.

He married model Emma Heming, age 30, in Turks and Caicos on March 21, 2009. He retired on 30 March 2022.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Jovovich, Milla (born 17 December 1975). Notes: Co-stars in 1997 film "The Fifth Element"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Besson, Luc (born 18 March 1959)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Shepherd, Cybill (born 18 February 1950). Notes: Co-stars on "Moonlighting"
  • parent->child relationship with Willis, Rumer (born 16 August 1988)
  • spouse relationship with Moore, Demi (born 11 November 1962). Notes: Bitter


  • Relationship : First Sex 1969 (Reported first sex at 14 with an older woman)
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Emmy for show "Moonlighting")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (First of "Die Hard" films)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 16 August 1988 (First daughter born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 20 July 1991 (Second daughter born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities March 1994 (Third daughter born)
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  • Crime : Law suit 1998 (Instigated against nanny)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 24 June 1998 (Announced his separation from Demi)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship April 1999 (Maria Bravo for a year)
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  • Death of Sibling 27 June 2001 (Brother Robert died of cancer)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 21 March 2009 (To Emma Heming)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes a mutual friend, from Willis


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility (aphasia)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Stutter, Tics (Stuttered)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce friendly (After the split-up, became friends, parenting together)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Demi Moore)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, ten years then divorced)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Invested lg. dollar amounts in towns of his choice)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to U.S.as a kid)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Against nanny)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Lawsuit sued (From nanny)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Commercials)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Moonlighters")