Right where it hurts: Bruce Willis announces his retirement from acting and these are his reasons

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Bad news for movie lovers, especially action lovers, is that Bruce Willis is moving away from acting due to a health problem.

Walter Bruce Willis’ career began quietly doing extra work for series and movies, his big break came in the 80’s with Moonlighting. Mixing drama, comedy and romance, this series featured a pair of private detectives played by Bruce as Detective David Addison and Cybill Shepherd as Detective Madelyn “Maddie” Hayes. Both working for the Moonlighting Detective Agency. Willis’ work earned him three Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy Awards.

The actor’s deployment to the series did not go unnoticed, as director John McTiernan was searching for a star for a major action film. McTiernan wanted his star to be the opposite of what has been seen in the latest films in the genre, that is, big muscles. physical prowess and more, just as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, among others, demonstrated in his films.

McTiernan was convinced with Bruce and immediately added him to Die Hard. In 1988 the film was released and immediately caused commercial success and marked a before and after for action cinema. Die Hard was the first of five films that were arriving over the years.

This film was in charge of demonstrating that Bruce has a lot of talent and you had to know how to take advantage of it. Since then he has starred in such huge commercial successes as Tony Scott’s The Last Boy Scout, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element and M. Night Shyamalan’s Sixth Sense. This film allowed a new collaboration with Shyamalan, that is how Unbreakable (20010) and its sequels Split (2016) with James McAvoy and the closing Glass (2019) emerged.

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Now at 67 years old comes the hardest news for fans, Bruce says goodbye to the cameras. According to his daughter Rummer Willis, Bruce is moving away from acting because he was diagnosed with aphasia. “Bruce has been experiencing some health problems and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities,” says the post signed by the actor’s daughters.

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Aphasia is commonly associated with a stroke or head injury. This neurological condition brings with it, among several details, communication disorders, including the ability to read and write. It is possible that Bruce has had a problem with his health lately and that he has not been communicated by the family.

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