After gaining worldwide fame for his role as David Addison in the series in the dark (Moonlight) for five seasons, between 1985 and 1989, Bruce Willis Surprisingly, he left television to devote himself fully to cinema. He has been working on films since 1980, but success will not reach him until the end of this decade. It was a succession of successes and also a spectacular filmography.
Over the past five years, he’s made a lot of shoddy films, but make no mistake: his career is spectacular. A list is always arbitrary, but here are twelve major titles: some are masterpieces, some are giant blockbusters, many are both. It’s 12 could have been 24 on the list. Sorry for the omissions. The great Bruce Willis is retiring from cinema, but his work will never leave the affection and respect of the public.
hard to kill (die hard1988)
“Die Hard”, Bruce Willis’ first big action hit.
The great character of Willis, the one who changed everything. The hero in a t-shirt who fights in Nakatomi Plaza against a group that pretends to fight for ideals when they are a gang of thieves. An unforgettable character named John McClane was born into one of the most accomplished and influential action films of all time. The villain played by Alan Rickman and the address of John McTiernan are two keys to completing this definitive classic. Available in Star+.
the last scout (the last scout1991)
“The Last Boy Scout”: Bruce Willis directed by Tony Scott.
Although at its premiere it might seem like a minor film, the years have only improved on this action title directed by another great that has been vindicated: Tony Scott. Willis delivers one of his best characters here: enough with his work to warrant a review of this film. Available in hbo-max.
hudson falcon (1991)
Great underrated and underrated action comedy directed by Michael Lehman. Willis combines his talents for comedy and action in a single title. accompany Danny Aiello, Andie McDowell and James Coburn. Adventures and songs in a film about an adorable thief and a mystery that reaches Leonardo da Vinci.
death suits him (Death becomes her1991)
In “Death Becomes Her”, Bruce Willis worked with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn.
Black comedy directed by Robert ZemeckisProtagonized by Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. Willis plays a surgeon who has been in love with both women and now helps them look beautiful after they both achieve immortality, but their bodies have suffered all kinds of damage. He’s the moral linchpin of a brilliant movie fraught with evil. Available in hbo-max.
pulp Fiction (1994)
Bruce Willis starred in one of the “Pulp Fiction” intertwining stories.
A turning point in Willis’ career, which connected him to the next generation. Quentin Tarantino directs his most famous film, where Willis plays Butch Coolidge, the boxer who rebels against a frozen fight: one of the intertwined stories of this 90s classic. Willis shone in a cast where they also made history Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta. Available in hbo-max.
12 monkeys (12 monkeysYear one thousand nine hundred and ninety-five)
“12 monkeys” – an ambitious project by Terri Gilliam.
Terri Giliam directs Willis in this ambitious remake of the French film The Pier (1962), a science fiction film that shows a more complex side of the actor. Although perfect, it was brad pitt who won the laurels. Being an understated, classic actor is priceless, but it does give a filmography like the one Willis kept adding to in the 1990s.
The fifth Element (The fifth Element1997)
Luc Besson directed Bruce Willis in “The Fifth Element”.
Luc BessonDirector of The perfect assassindirected this super production of French cinema where Willis joins forces with Mila Jovovich to make a rare film that installed a visual imagination that still persists today. A rarity in the actor’s career, but another of the most famous titles.
“Armageddon”, perhaps Bruce Willis’ most famous title.
Hardly anyone can say it’s one of the best, but it’s one of the most profitable and memorable. NASA sends a group of oil well drillers into space to destroy an asteroid capable of destroying the Earth. Willis is the quintessential self-sacrificing hero; his role is huge, as is the film’s budget and the cast, which includes Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi and Billy Bob Thorton. Available in Star+.
Sixth Sense (The sixth sense1999)
M. Night Shyamalan directed Willis in the hit “Sixth Sense.”
Bruce Willis has done many dramas but with this movie he gave his career a new twist and convinced with a whole new character for him. A child psychologist sees a new case as an opportunity to stand up for another patient from his past who he couldn’t save. A great film and a huge box office success: proof that quality and success can go hand in hand. One of Willis’ best. Available in Star+.
the protected (Unbreakable2000)
“The protege”, a precedent of the wave of superheroes in cinema.
M.Night Shyamalan redirect it after Sixth Sense in a much more aesthetically ambitious work of great complexity. Another blockbuster despite the aesthetic risk it poses. Samuel L Jackson is the counterpart to this dark and original hero story made before the glory of comics on the big screen. Available in Star+.
The Incredibles (The Expendables2010)
Sylvester Stallone Summon all the big action movie stars of the 80s for this great movie full of guns blazing, punches and a bunch of oldies having fun and laughing at themselves. Willis has a minor role, but takes advantage of this new appearance to later launch another film of older but current stars: Report.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Let it serve as an example of one of the many different films made by the versatile and always charismatic Willis. wes anderson directs another of his choral works, where the actor is part of an all-star cast, although his role, brilliant as Captain Sharp, is one of the most important.
The list ends and so many titles are left out that it makes you want to start over. Bruce Willis He’s developed a career that’s been with us for four decades, and if we think about it, he’s still in every memorable scene in every great movie he’s worked on.