Bruce Willis: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

Steavan Widjaja
Steavan Widjaja

Bruce Willis has been at the center of the film world long enough that there could easily be twice this many interesting facts about the actor. That being said, here’s part two of the list…

Number Nine: He Had Some Strange Jobs Before Acting. While he tried to find success in the acting world, Bruce Willis has a security guard, a factory employee, and even a private investigator.

Number Eight: He Was a Spokesperson for Seagram While He Struggled with His Own Drinking. In the 80’s, the actor could be seen in advertisements for Seagrams Wine Coolers – of all the possible endorsements, why those? At the same time, the actor was struggling to manage his own drinking habits.

Number Seven: Little Richard Was the Minister at His First Wedding. When Demi Married married Bruce Willis, they were married by Little Richard.  The singer has been the minister for other famous Bruces, too: Springsteen also had him as a minister.

Number Six: He Wasn’t the First Choice for Die Hard. It is hard to believe since this is the role that made him who he is today. But he might still be working as a private investigator if Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone hadn’t rejected the role.

Number Five: He Was Arrested for Assaulting a Police Officer. The officer came to his mom in 1987 after the police were called in response to a noise complaint. All the charges were eventually dropped.

Number Four: He’s Done with Violence in Movies. After years as one of the reigning stars of violent action films, Bruce Willis has renounced his gun-toting past and is swearing off acting in any violent movies.

Number Three: He Co-Founded Planet Hollywood. The restaurant was started with the money of himself, along with Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone.

Number Two: He Supported the War in Iraq. Bruce Willis may not advocate violence in movies any longer, but that didn’t stop him from endorsing one of the most unpopular foreign policy decisions in United States history.

Number One: He Offered $1 Million for the Capture of Saddam Hussein. Which, it turns out, is not legal. Saddam was captured, of course, but no one got paid by Bruce Willis for it.