Shaved head and smirk, Bruce Willis was the must-have face for action movie lovers. At 67, the American actor is ending his career for ” health problems “, announced his family this Wednesday, March 30. “Our beloved Bruce (…) was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. Therefore, and after careful consideration, Bruce is leaving this career that meant so much to him.writes his family on Instagram.
According to specialists from the American Mayo Clinic, aphasia often occurs after a stroke or head trauma and prevents the patient from communicating normally. “It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both spoken and written”they explain.
Die Hard movie icon
Bruce Willis first distinguished himself in the 1980s with a recurring role in the series ” Moonlight “ alongside Cybill Shepherd, but it’s mostly the action movie “Die Hard” in 1988 that made him an international star as the invincible John McClane.
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The saga had two sequels in the 1990s, confirming the notoriety of the actor who had become one of the references of the genre. Highly sought after in Hollywood, he does a string of big productions, whether it’s classic action films “The Last Samaritan”, ” The Jackal “ or crossbred with science fiction like “Army of the Twelve Monkeys”, and “The Fifth Element” by Luc Besson.
His star had faded lately but Bruce Willis was one of the hottest action movie actors of the 1990s and 2000s. whole world.
In early 2019, Bruce Willis remained at the top of the North American box office for several weeks in a row with “Glasses”the last part of the superhero trilogy directed by M. Night Shyamalan where he played one of the main roles.