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Bruce Willis - Biography - on A&E Now
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Posted on 06/14/2008 4:11:28 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt

Bruce Willis Biography on A&E now. One of the few "Republicans" in Hollywierd...good show.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: actor; biography; republican; willis
Alert for any and all who would like to see this bio of Bruce Willis - with input from others in that "community"....one of whom just said...."except for this Republican thing of his..."
1 posted on 06/14/2008 4:11:29 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Bruce is my wife’s favorite...he’s the closest thing Hollywood has to John Wayne these days.


2 posted on 06/14/2008 4:13:34 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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Yes he is....one of the very few “good guys” left in that “career field”...


3 posted on 06/14/2008 4:14:35 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
One of my favorites...


4 posted on 06/14/2008 4:16:17 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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Are you watching?

I don’t really follow “movie stars”....so had no idea about Bruce Willis’ upbringing, background, career - except to remember he was a good comedian in Moonlighting ....and then all of a sudden he was a good guy/tough guy movie star! lol


5 posted on 06/14/2008 4:18:00 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Talking about Moonlighting now - Cybil Shepherd....
He was brought to the network execs 11 times before they accepted him for the part....ABC - no one wanted himexcept Glen Cameron - finally was told to put him in the pilot but “don’t let them get romantically involved” ...no one would ever believe that..

The banter between these two - the chemistry - in that show was the best thing on TV at that time..


6 posted on 06/14/2008 4:26:02 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Showing him playing his harmonica....was written into that show...what a character!

(thanks for being on this diversion from the serious news thread which I guess doesn’t qualify in breaking news...I understand, mods)


7 posted on 06/14/2008 4:31:50 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Madonna was set for the lead in Die Hard - she didn’t feel comfortable with Bruce Willis - they released Madonna from contract - and Bruce got

Die Hard: He was not the first person they came to for lead role - everybody else turned it down....

He was the first lead actor to get $5 M for a movie...all other actors’ salaries went UP after he got his negotiated deal for Die Hard...


8 posted on 06/14/2008 4:38:02 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Are you watching?

No... but he's proven himself to be a very, versatile actor. He even made Brad Pitt palatable in Twelve Monkeys.

9 posted on 06/14/2008 4:41:22 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

His ex, Demi, is a Republican too. I have the feeling Ashton’s became one too (or as Hollywood will consider it “guilty by association”). I actually remember Demi in the 80s talking about Reagan, she was amazing.


10 posted on 06/14/2008 4:41:59 AM PDT by FORTRUTHONLY (Easy as 3.14159265358979323846...)
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Die Hard will be on A&E tonight.


11 posted on 06/14/2008 4:42:53 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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To: FORTRUTHONLY

Demi is a Republican? Talked about Reagan (admiringly)?

See, you learn a lot on these “non political” threads...


12 posted on 06/14/2008 4:44:16 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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OH - I didn’t see that movie - not a big Brad Pitt fan ...but I do hear he is spending a lot of his own money to rebuild parts of New Orleans - a rare thing for a movie “star” to do - spend THEIR own money for a good cause...if one considers rebuilding N.O. a good cause.


13 posted on 06/14/2008 4:45:41 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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It’s too early and I am too lazy to search for some of her speeches but I will look them up later on and post them :) She has been quite quiet and keeps a low key since her divorce from Bruce so you cannot make any assumptions about her currently but again, I do remember in the 80s, her and Bruce, quite determined. I was a young girl going gaga over them both so I was paying attention :)


14 posted on 06/14/2008 4:51:11 AM PDT by FORTRUTHONLY (Easy as 3.14159265358979323846...)
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Talking about Demi now....moving out of LA on behalf of their children...to a small town in Idaho...great place to reaise kids......(his brother said Demi is reason Bruce Willis is alive today - she reigned in his wildness).

He says everything in comparison to raising kids is just stupid....

He is a great father...

Then the Divorce - very painful....but they are friends ....who put their kids first...


15 posted on 06/14/2008 4:53:32 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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To: FORTRUTHONLY

great - thanks....

Talking again about having children changed him for the better - his kids have been in films with him....(again, I don’t “
follow” movie stars and their lives...so I did not know this).

Good to know Bruce Willis is such a good dad!


16 posted on 06/14/2008 4:55:45 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Talking about Bruce with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in a movie (that I ever saw...)....Death Becomes Her

playing a milquetoast character....overweight, Republican....!

(Streep - sort of what was going on in his life at that time..)


17 posted on 06/14/2008 5:03:27 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Now about is music - (see didn’t know he had musical talent)...he has done several albums - with his harmonica, etc....and about singing with other “big stars” on the Planet Hollywood tours....


18 posted on 06/14/2008 5:08:25 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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I went on a date with Bruce Willis years and years ago when he was a “nobody” working as a bartender in NYC. Very nice guy, definitely had something going on, you knew he wasn’t an ordinary guy. So years later when I saw a TV commercial for Moonlighting and did a double-take it wasn’t entirely surprising lol.


19 posted on 06/14/2008 5:24:56 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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OH my! Did you get his autograph? (LOL - always thinking about ways to make a buck...)


20 posted on 06/14/2008 5:26:08 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Now talking about and showing him going to Iraq to support our Troops - and how he would have been out there fighting with them if he were a little bit younger...

So cool to see....and now is singing group...He says: It was a lifechanging experience for me...


21 posted on 06/14/2008 5:27:54 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Standup Guy - show him leading a Bush President rally and then in the WH shaking President Bush’s hand...he is VERY PROUD TO BE A REPUBLICAN...there are a lot of Republicans out here - we just keep our mouth shut.

Bruce - lots of liberal friends - believe in taking care of children and elderly who can’t take care of themselves...

Foster care esp a cause he supports....National Spokesperson for the Children in Foster Care....appointed by President George W Bush......

We need to help those people who want to help 500,000 foster kids...adrift in our country....AdoptUSKids.org...adopt kids in foster care....

he does things quietly - telling some of the things he has done to help these kids...


22 posted on 06/14/2008 5:32:55 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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Now talking about Armageddon...

and Sixth Sense....

I see dead people....(so does Obama...)


23 posted on 06/14/2008 5:44:24 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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People want him to be a Director but still wants to Act - 27years after starting he is still learning this craft...

2007 - LIve Free or Die Hard....earned 300M

And a Republican!

Love ya, Bruce!


24 posted on 06/14/2008 6:00:50 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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12 Monkeys is actually a very good movie if you like science fiction, post-apocalyptic flicks.

Brad Pitt only has a small role, Willis is the central character.


25 posted on 06/14/2008 6:18:54 AM PDT by Rammer
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A very nice guy too. About 8 years ago, a friend of mine, a huge fan of Bruce Willis, said that if he ever got married, he was going to invite him to his wedding. Four years ago, when he invited me to his wedding, I asked if he had sent an invitation to Mr. Willis. His fiance thought he was crazy, but he sent one. A couple weeks later, he got a package in the mail. There was a hand written letter from Mr. Willis, apologizing for the fact that while he appreciated the invitation, he wouldn’t be able to attend, and that he hoped they enjoyed the gift he sent. There was a framed picture of Bruce, signed to both of them, and DVDs of all the movies and TV shows he had done.


26 posted on 06/14/2008 6:29:10 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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Good to learn..maybe will have to check it out...


27 posted on 06/14/2008 6:30:10 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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once married to Demi moore.
YUCK!!


28 posted on 06/14/2008 10:18:37 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

LOL I wish! haha


29 posted on 06/14/2008 6:14:40 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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