The Best Top 10 Bruce Willis movies
Walter Bruce Willis is a renowned American producer, actor and singer, best known for his performances in a number of movies, including Tears of the Sun, the Expandables, Die Hard and Armageddon. Willis’s outstanding acting performances have made him one of the most respected action film actors in the world. In a majority of his films, Willis assumes roles where he plays either hard-edged or wisecracking characters. Born Bruce Walter Willis on 19 March 1955 in West Germany, Bruce Willis is the son of Marlene K., a German and David Andrew Willis, an American. After Bruce Willis’s birth, the family relocated to America from West Germany, where his father took up a welding job at a local factory, while his mother began working for a local bank.
Ever since he was young, Willis has always loved acting. However, it was until his high school years that he decided to pursue acting. Bruce Willis was discovered while bartending at a local club by a casting director, who was impressed by his personality. The casting director decided to give Bruce Willis a chance in one of his upcoming movies, where Willis was to play the role of a bartender.
10. Tears of the Sun
Released in the year 2013, Tears of the Sun is an action-war drama film, which depicts a team of US Navy seals, conducting a rescue mission amidst a civil war, in Nigeria. The main character is Lieutenant Walters, the leader of a group of Navy Seals, who are sent by the United States government to rescue Dr Lena Kendricks, a US citizen. Antoine Fuqua directed this action film, while Bruce Willis produced the film through his production company, Cheyenne Enterprises.
9. Acts of Violence
Written by Nicolas Mezzanatto and directed by the critically acclaimed director Brett Donowho, Acts of Violence is a suspense-filled action film. Acts of Violence features some of the biggest and well-respected names in Hollywood including Cole Hauser, Bruce Willis, Melissa Bolona, Mike Epps and Ashton Holmes. The main plot of this film revolves around a man who teams up with a number of ex-soldiers to rescue his fiancee, who was kidnapped by human traffickers.
8. Death Wish
Just like Acts of Violence, Death Wish is another recently released feature film, in which Bruce Willis yet again assumes the leading role. Death Wish is the sixth film in the Death Wish film series, a remake of a 1974 feature film, which goes by the same name. In Death Wish, Bruce Willis assumes the role of a Chicago Doctor, one Paul Kersey, who is seeking revenge against a group of people who orchestrated an attack on his family. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer released the film in the United States, while Annapurna Pictures unveiled the film in the international market.
Marauders is a direct to crime thriller film, which sees Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista, Christopher Meloni and Adrian Grenier come together. Stephen C Miller directed the film, while Chris Sivertson and Michael Cody wrote the scripts. Marauders received negative reviews from critics and viewers alike, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the film a rating of 16%.
6. Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Released in the year 1995, Die Hard: With a Vengeance is the third film in the Die Hard movie series. In Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Bruce Willis plays the lead character. Apart from Bruce Willis, another prolific Hollywood actor to feature in With a Vengeance is Samuel L. Jackson who happens to play Bruce Willis’s reluctant partner. Die Hard: With a Vengeance was released five years after Die Hard 2, and due to the outstanding box office performance of Die Hard 2, it became the highest grossing film in the year 1995.
Extraction is an action-packed film, written by one, Umair Aleem and directed by one Stephen Miller. The main cast includes Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, D.B Sweeney, Gina Carano, Steve Coulter and Dan Bilzerian. The plot revolves around an ex-CIA operative who apparently is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. Unlike Die Hard, Extraction did not perform well, with many reviewers and moviegoers giving the film a poor rating.
Inspired by a comic book that goes by the same name, Red is an action comedy, which features Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Cully Hamner and John Malkovich. Robert Schwentke directed the film, while Erich Hoeber and Mary Louise Parker, worked on the screenplay. The title of the film RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) is derived from the alias given to the main character, Frank Moses an ex-CIA agent. Released in the year 2010, Red grossed approximately $199 worldwide, making it a commercial success.
Looper is a science fiction film written by Rian Johnson and directed by James D. Sterm and Ram Bergman. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt assume the leading roles. The premise of this film revolves around an organised syndicate that hired killers known as loopers to assassinate victims who are sent through time travel. On a $30 million budget, the film managed to gross a whopping $176 million.
2. Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising is a political thriller film, loosely based on Simple Simon, a novel published by renowned author, Ryne Pearson. Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin assume the leading roles in this action-packed film. The main plot of Mercury Rising revolves around an undercover FBI-agent, protecting an autistic child, who is being hunted by government assassins after he managed to crack a highly classified government code. Released in the year 1998, Mercury Rising did not perform well and ended up receiving mostly negative reviews.
1. The Jackal
Just like Mercury Rising, the Jackal is an intense filled action/political thriller, which involves the hunt of a paid-assassin. Bruce Willis, Sidney Poitier and Richard Gere play the leading roles. Though the film received mixed reactions from critics and viewers around the world, it still managed to perform extremely well in the box office, grossing approximately $160 million on a $60 million budget.