A look at Bruce Willis’ next acting role in ‘Paradise City,’ his storied Hollywood career

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On Wednesday, Bruce Willis’ family revealed he was walking away from his acting career as he battled his health diagnosis.

The 67-year-old actor suffers from aphasia, a condition that affects his ability to communicate.

“Amazing Bruce supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. To Following this and with great consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that meant so much to him,” the family statement read.

(LR) Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Tallulah Belle Willis. Willis’ family shared a statement on Wednesday revealing that the actor has aphasia.
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He continued, “This is a really tough time for our family and we so appreciate your continued love, compassion and support. We’re going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.


“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it,’ and together we plan to do just that,” read the statement, written on behalf of his wife, Emma, ​​ex-wife Demi Moore and daughters. Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn.

His four-decade career has amassed more than $5 billion at the box office worldwide. Here’s a look at Willis’ prolific acting career:

‘City of Paradise’

Willis’ most recent acting role is in the upcoming action-packed thriller, “Paradise City,” in which he stars alongside John Travolta and Praya Lundberg.

Willis' final acting role is in the action-packed thriller "city ​​of paradise" which hasn't been released yet.

Willis’ latest acting role is in the yet to be released action-packed thriller “Paradise City.”

Production on his latest film began in Maui, Hawaii, in May 2021, Deadline reported. Willis stars as Ryan Swan, who is a bounty hunter seeking revenge on the man who killed his father, played by Travolta.

Actress Praya Lundberg, who is also a model, is the film’s female lead. According to IMDb, the film is currently in post-production. It is not known when the film will be released.


Willis stars as vengeful bounty hunter Ryan Swan who attempts to defeat the character played by John Travolta.

Willis stars as vengeful bounty hunter Ryan Swan who attempts to defeat the character played by John Travolta.

‘Pulp Fiction’

The “Paradise City” reunion is the first time Willis and Travolta will play side-by-side in nearly 30 years. The duo brought “Pulp Fiction” to life in 1994 and have since starred in a film together.

In Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic “Pulp Fiction,” Willis led one of the film’s many vignettes as Butch Coolidge, a boxer who bets on himself to win a match after promising a boss. mafia that he would start the fight. However, when his girlfriend forgets to pack her father’s immensely sentimental watch, he must retrieve it from his apartment knowing the mob is after him before he can get away.

Travolta was drug-addicted hitman Vincent Vega in the film. The role would ultimately lead Travolta to his second Oscar nomination and revitalize his acting career.

Willis and John Travolta will reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years in Willis' latest film "city ​​of paradise," The couple starred together in "Pulp Fiction."

Willis and John Travolta will reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years in Willis’ latest film “Paradise City.” The couple starred in “Pulp Fiction” together.
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“Die Hard”

Willis has a long and successful acting career, stemming from the early 80s.

Bruce Willis running with an automatic weapon in a scene from the film

Bruce Willis running with an automatic weapon in a scene from the movie “Die Hard”, 1988.
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His role in “Die Hard” as Officer John McClane shot him to stardom in 1988 and sparked many sequels.

” In the dark “

Throughout his career, Willis has been nominated for five Golden Globes, including one he won for his role in “Moonlighting.”

"at the Moonlight," April 16, 1989.

“In the dark”, April 16, 1989.
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His role as David Addison also earned him an Emmy Award. He won an additional Emmy for his guest role on “Friends” in 2000.

‘The Sixth Sense’

Willis starred as child psychologist Malcolm Crowe alongside Haley Joel Osment in M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 thriller.

Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in

Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in “The Sixth Sense”.
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‘Cosmic Sin’, ‘Out of Death’ and more direct-to-video films

Willis has in recent years produced direct-to-video thrillers. Last year, he starred in eight stunning films. Most came and went quietly, including tracks like “Cosmic Sin”, “Out of Death” and “Deadlock”.

More recently, Willis starred in “Gasoline Alley” and “A Day to Die” in February, released in early March. Willis has already filmed at least six other films slated for release in 2022 and 2023, including “Die Like Lovers,” “Corrective Measures” and “The Wrong Place.”

Melissa Roberto of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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