"Yippee ki-yay, motherf****r!"
Legendary action movie icon Bruce Willis can currently be seen on the big screen in his fifth go-round as John McClane, the perpetually "wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time," in A Good Day to Die Hard. In his 28-year career as an actor, Willis has starred in more than 60 movies — five last year alone — playing such diverse characters as a time travelling hitman, a deep-sea oil driller (in space), a taxicab driver (in space), a dead child psychologist, an honorable boxer with a killer hook, an assassin named "Mr. Goodkat," a professional gambler named "Dink," and a charming killer named "The Tulip." Some of his movies have become classics, while others...not so much, but they all boast one thing: Willis himself, a bonafide movie star the likes of which are rarely seen in Hollywood anymore. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of Seagram's Golden Wine Cooler, queue up The Return of Bruno on your iPod and help us select Willis' best movies.
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Posted 03.04.13 by BrentJS
Back in 1992, the Die Hard franchise was only at two installments, with John McClane (Bruce Willis) having successfully defending the Nakatomi building and stopped a rogue counter-terrorist unit from an airport — both on Christmas Eve. Also in 1992, Ben Stiller had yet to break out as a movie star and was working on his own show, The Ben Stiller Show, which was canceled by Fox after 12 episodes yet went on to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing the following year. To say the show was before its time would be an understatement, one that is underlined by the re-discovery of a Die Hard 12 sketch (via The Playlist), which sees Stiller stopping terrorists during a regular visit to the grocery store. It may have seemed ridiculous at the time, yet, years later, Willis would surf a military jet in 2007's Live Free or Die Hard and fight terrorists in Moscow in this month's A Good Day to Die Hard. watch the sketch >> Posted 02.23.13 by Ryan
With Surrogates in theaters and enjoying a disappointing run, why wouldn't Bruce Willis want to return as John McClane in another Die Hard? Willis says it's all about the timing.
I would love to do another one but they better get it done soon, what with the march of time and all that. I'm not getting any younger.
Willis may be getting older, but he was spry enough to lift the fourth Die Hard installment, Live Free or Die Hard to $383 million worldwide. Around the time of Live Free's release, Willis told Cinematical that Fox was excited for another Die Hard.
Fox is already talking about doing another one. I told them I would only do it if [director] Len [Wiseman] is involved, and Maggie Q. And Justin [Long], of course. You can't do one without Justin.
Two years later, Willis must be getting anxious. Still, with older action stars like Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford still working in their respective action franchises, it's a good bet there's a future for Die Hard 5. Just don't make it anything like Die Hard 2, the one sequel Willis hates.
The second film, if you go back and look at the second film, there are so many f**kin' references, referring to the first film. It was such bulls**t, I just hated it. It was really just a stupid, stupid thing. I don't know, I mean I liked jumping out of the helicopter onto the wing of that plane. I liked that from the second one. But I'd have to look at it to tell you if there was anything else I liked. Posted 10.06.09 by Ryan
Joel Silver knows a thing or two about making movies. The producer of such successful franchises as Die Hard, Predator, Lethal Weapon, and The Matrix series, Silver tries to stay ahead of the game by keeping up with the latest technology. Silver's latest production, Whiteout, based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka, utilized digital 3-D technology to make the harsh Antarctic weather come to life, a vast improvement over chasing storm systems around the globe, he told Straight.com.
I don't think that this film would have been possible without the computer-graphics work we do today. The fact that in the middle of these terrible storms you can actually see the people and not see anything else is all due to the technology today. I made Die Hard 2 20 years ago, and you had to have snow and it was difficult to do. We were chasing snow around the world, and it was a complicated way of making a picture. In this one, we did have some harsh environments [to shoot in], but a lot of it was created in a way that you could believe what you were seeing. You believed you were watching these characters living in this environment, which, I think, is what makes the film original and unique.
Whiteout isn't the only comic book movie adaptation on Silver's plate. He also has plans to make a movie based on the DC Comics classic Swamp Thing, and feels that high-tech might be the perfect thing for this "green" anti-hero.
Our company [Dark Castle Entertainment] is currently working on developing a remake of Swamp Thing ... and we think [3-D] might work. There are a couple of things that would work for us, but not everything.
Whiteout is directed by Dominic Sena and stars Kate Beckinsale as U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko, Gabriel Macht as Robert Pryce, and Tom Skerritt as Dr. John Fury. Posted 09.03.09 by BrentJS