Bruce Willis Is Stepping Away From Acting Due To Brain Disorder Impacting His Memory

In the past two years, Bruce Willis has filmed over twenty movies, the overwhelming majority of them being direct-to-video productions. On some projects, he was getting paid $2 million for just two days of work, and his work days were reportedly only four hours a day, so he was getting $2 million for just eight hours of work.

Independent studios loved working with Bruce because even just a small appearance from Bruce in their film would open the door for international distribution.

But in the past few years, there had been rumors floating around about Bruce’s mental health. People on set claim he needed an earpiece to feed him his lines, and at one point, he forgot why he was even on set in the first place. Some directors even refused to work with him because they didn’t believe he knew what he was doing.

Now, we finally know what has been going on behind-the-scenes. On Wednesday, Bruce’s family shared a statement on their Instagram accounts, informing everyone that Bruce is stepping away from acting due to aphasia, which is a brain disorder that impacts cognitive abilities.

To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.

Aphasia can be completely debilitating, making it nearly impossible to communicate. It can affect your ability to read, write and speak. The disorder typically happens after a stroke or a head injury. We don’t know what brought on Bruce’s condition. The family did not provide any details.

We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and 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 up’ and together we plan to do just that.

Here’s to a pretty great career. Good on ya’ Bruce.

Watch Bruce Willis In The First Trailer For Action-Thriller ‘Deadlock’

Bruce Willis has stumbled a bit in recent years. It feels like he’s having a difficult time picking good scripts, or maybe he’s just doing it for the money at this point. Who knows.

But his latest mistake is the upcoming action-thriller Deadlock. It’s a revenge flick starring Willis as Ron Whitlock, a wanted criminal who chooses to hold an energy plant hostage after the killing of his son by police.

Whitlock is standing in his home when he learns that his son was killed in a police raid and within seconds, he murders both the officers coming to his door to tell him about the loss of his son and then seemingly goes on a rampage to get his revenge, planning on taking the entire town down with him.

It’s pretty wild, and I suppose at the very least, it looks entertaining? I guess? Maybe that’s what Willis is going for these days… pure entertainment, no matter how silly it is. Or really, I think he just gets off on playing badass characters.

In any event, Deadlock will hit select theaters and be released on-demand and digital on December 3, just in time for the holidays.

Check out the trailer below…

The New Trailer For ‘Death Wish’ Has Been Released, Watch Bruce Willis Fight For Justice!

Bruce Willis is back, folks, and he’s fighting for justice after his wife is murdered in the new trailer for Death Wish. It’s a modern-day remake of the 1974 vigilante movie, which was originally directed by Michael Winner.

This remake is being directed by Eli Roth, the man behind Cabin Fever, Hostel and Knock Knock. There is nothing original about this movie. Not only is it a remake, but it’s a remake of a tired plot. A man’s family is murdered, he turns into a badass and gets revenge on the criminals who destroyed his family.

So you know, don’t expect much from this movie. It will probably make a decent amount of money, thanks to the appeal of Willis starring in a crime/action film.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters November 22, 2017. You might want to wait and catch this one on Netflix in a year or two.

6 Hilariously Awkward Interviews With Your Favorite Movie Stars (VIDEO)

YouTube isn’t just full of cats and unnecessary jump cuts. You can find pretty much anything on the site, including the awkward interviews you see below. This list could have easily been 50 videos long, but I didn’t want to hit you with everything at once.

Did you know you can die from too much awesomeness? Seriously. It’s happened before. You have to ease into sh-t like this.

Watch the six videos below, and then please step away from your computer. Take a walk, drink some water, and finish things off with a nap.

 

 No. 6 – Bruce Willis Has Been Doing This For Too Long

Bruce is known for acting like a dick during interviews. This is probably one of his worst. I also remember a radio interview he did that was horribly awkward. Apparently, someone from the radio station was taking photos of him (for their website) during the interview, and Mr. Willis didn’t appreciate it. He stopped the interview and berated the poor lady.

The woman, “Psycho” Shanon, was actually diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor a few years ago, and can you guess what she named her tumor? Bruce Willis.

 

 No. 5 – Zach Galifianakis Meets Gordon Keith

Have you watched Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis? Sure you have. It’s hilarious, and in this interview, Zach meets radio host Gordon Keith, who started doing awkward interviews before it was the cool thing to do.

The interview he did with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard is one of my favorites. Check it out by clicking this link.

 

 No. 4 – Jesse Eisenberg Tries To Flirt?

I’m still not sure about this interview. Was he flirting with the extremely beautiful reporter? Was he simply being an asshole? Was it all an act? I think the most likely answer is that he was trying to flirt with her.

In an interview a month after the video you see above went viral, Jesse explained that he had no idea the video went viral until somebody called and told him.

“I wasn’t, until somebody called me and told me. But people write mean things about people on the internet even if they’re not in movies… I just don’t ever read stuff about myself, otherwise you’ll never leave the house.”

 

 No. 3 – Sean Connery Enjoys Slapping Women

20 years later and Sean Connery still thinks slapping women is acceptable. At least he’s consistent?

 

 No. 2 – Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader’s Laugh

You could insert Bill Hader’s laugh into anything, and it would automatically make that thing funny. Funerals, that sad scene in Air Bud, nursing homes, etc.

Bill’s laugh is the best medicine.

 

No. 1 – The Master

We all remember this, right? You can’t forget it. David Letterman had several awkward moments as the host of The Late Show, but this one might be the most memorable. Of course, Letterman handled it like a pro. Late night television won’t be the same without him.

10 Actors Who Were Badly Injured While Filming

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People say actors don’t deserve all the money they receive. Millions of dollars just to appear on camera for a few weeks? It’s not fair!

But it’s not that simple. Yeah, we pay our athletes and entertainers too much money; however let’s not pretend like they have the easiest job in the world. Actors work extremely hard to produce quality entertainment, and sometimes their passion gets them in some serious trouble.

The 10 actors you see down below definitely earned their ridiculous paychecks.

 

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No. 10 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

While filming the 2012 thriller Premium Rush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a little accident while riding his bike around New York City. The actor told Celebuzz that a diplomat is to blame for the nasty cut on his arm, which required 31 stitches.

“A diplomat broke through our lock-up. You know, in New York City, you have the United Nations. There’s diplomats driving around, and they can break the law. So, he broke through our cones and went past the cops and double parked right where we were shooting. Basically, I ended up going through the rear window of a taxi cab.”

Joseph is a true actor, though. Instead of going down to the ground in pain, he asked the director of the film to shoot video of his injury, “I was stoked that they actually put it in (the movie).” He said.

 

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No. 9 – Charlize Theron

Looking back at it now, Charlize Theron probably regrets agreeing to star in 2005’s massive flop, Aeon Flux. The film lost nearly $10 million after only taking in $52 million worldwide. Critics hated it, fans hated it and it was nominated for a few Razzies.

But we can’t blame the failure on Charlize Theron. She gave this movie her all, and ended up with a pretty serious neck injury. While performing a series of back handsprings, she slipped and landed on her neck. She was hospitalized for five days after suffering nerve damage, “It was numb on the right side of my body.” Theron told reporters. Production was shut down for two months while she recovered.

 

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No. 8 – Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum’s gruesome injury wasn’t life-threatening; however we have to imagine it was probably one of the most painful injuries on this list. The 34-year-old actor was in Scotland filming a scene for the 2011 film The Eagle, and during the scene his character had to wade through freezing water in a wetsuit. Between takes, the crew would warm Tatum up by pouring a mix of boiling water and river water down his wetsuit.

After the last shot of the day, a crew member asked the actor if he wanted to warm up before he left the set for the day…

“I’m like, Nah, I’m good. And then I thought, Why not? Thing is, he’d forgotten to dilute the kettle water. So he poured scalding water down my suit. And I was trying to pull the suit away from my body to somehow get away from the boiling water, and the more I pulled the suit away, the lower the water went. It just went straight down and pretty much burned the skin off the head of my dick.”

Yeah. He suffered some serious burns to his penis. He was rushed to the hospital (which was an hour away) and they loaded him up with morphine once he arrived. Thankfully, everything healed up eventually, but Tatum claims it was the most painful thing he has ever experienced.

 

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No. 7 – Jason Statham

Jason Statham’s co-stars say it was the actor’s professional diving experience that helped him get out of a scary situation while filming The Expendables 3. Statham was driving a three-ton truck when the brakes went out, which resulted in a 60-foot plunge into the Black Sea.

“Luckily we had taken the doors off before.”  Stallone told reporters. But he added that if anyone else was behind the wheel, they probably would have died…

“If anyone else had been in that truck we would have been dead because we were all wearing heavy boots and gun belts. We would have drowned. But because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it.”

 

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No. 6 – Bruce Willis

Most of the injuries you see on this list only caused temporary discomfort, but Bruce Willis suffered permanent damage while filming the first Die Hard. The director of the film, John McTiernan, had extra-loud blanks to make the film feel and sound as real as possible. It worked out great for the movie, but it ended up causing permanent hearing loss for poor Bruce.

“I suffer two-thirds partial hearing loss in my left ear and have a tendency to say, ‘Whaaa?'” He revealed during a Q&A session with The Guardian.

This may explain why he’s so freaking grumpy all the time.

 

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No. 5 – Jaimie Alexander

During an interview with the New York Post, Jaimie Alexander explained just how bad the injury she suffered on the London set of Thor: Dark World really was.

“It was raining, it was dark outside, it was like 5 in the morning — and I went down a metal staircase and slipped and slipped a disc in my thoracic spine and chipped 11 of my vertebrae… I knocked my left shoulder out of place and tore my rhomboid on my right side . . . It took me out of filming for a month.”

Ouch.

 

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No. 4 – Jackie Chan

Oh, Jackie Chan. He has injured himself several times while performing stunts for his movies, but his worst injury happened on the set of the 1986 film, Armour of God. During the filming of the opening sequence, Jackie was asked to jump from a castle wall to a tree branch. He successfully completed the jump on the first take, but he wasn’t pleased with the result, so he decided to perform the stunt again.

During his second attempt, the tree branch broke and Chan fell 25 feet to the ground. His head slammed against a rock on the ground, which cracked his skull and forced a piece of bone up into his brain. He was flown to the hospital and was in surgery for over eight hours. Decades later, he still has a hole in his head filled with a little plastic plug “to keep (his) brains in.”

 

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No. 3 – Halle Berry

The extremely talented actress wasn’t even performing a stunt when she broke her arm on the set of Gothika. The accident took place right in the middle of the film’s nine-week shoot in Canada. Berry was filming a scene which required her to put up a fight against a doctor (Robert Downey Jr.) who was trying to pin her to a cot. She apparently got really into the scene because she resisted his grip with so much force that she broke her ulna.

“I knew that it was broken instantly and Robert knew it, too, because he heard the [ulna] snap.” The actress revealed. She impressed her co-stars by returning to the set just three weeks later.

 

No. 2 – George Clooney

The pain George Clooney suffered after his injury on the set of Syriana was so severe that it actually made him contemplate suicide. While filming an intense scene for the film, Clooney severely injured his spine. The constant pain from the accident was too much for the actor.

He told Rolling Stone the following…

“I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live.’ I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this.'”

Thankfully, he eventually had successful surgery to fix the painful injury.

 

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No. 1 – Sylvester Stallone

Stallone wanted everything to be completely realistic while filming the original punching scenes between his character Rocky and Dolph Lundgren’s character Drago. Every punch landed was real, and at one point, Stallone asked Dolph to really try to knock him out. The incredibly strong punch to Stallone’s chest slammed his heart against his breastbone, which caused his heart to swell.

He went to the emergency room later in the day because he had trouble breathing. Once inside the hospital, Stallone realized just how serious the injury was. His blood pressure was over 200 and he was forced to stay in intensive care for nine days. If he hadn’t went to the hospital that night, doctors say his heart would have likely stopped.

New Trailer Alert: Bruce Willis Stars In New Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Vice’

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You probably haven’t heard much about this film. Mainly because there have been so many great movies being released lately, but also because the idea behind Vice isn’t new or surprising.

That idea being a robot becoming self-aware. Several films have explored this idea, including the upcoming film Chappie directed by Neill Blomkamp. Robots with feelings have become more common than losing a sock while doing laundry.

However, the concept behind this particular film does sound a little intriguing. Bruce Willis stars in the film as the owner of the ultimate resort, which gives humans the chance to act out their sickest fantasies. It’s basically like The Purge, except the people are murdering and raping lifelike robots instead of their neighbors.

Ambyr Childers plays the self-aware robot. Her character begins experiencing flashbacks to the crimes committed against her, so she escapes the resort and finds help from Roy the Cop, played by Thomas Jane.

The film was directed by Brian A Miller (The Prince), and was written by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio. Miller, Passmore, Fabrizio and Willis all worked together in The Prince.

You can check out the trailer and poster down below. It’s set to hit theaters January 16, 2015. Hopefully Bruce Willis enjoys promoting this film more than he did Red 2.

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