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(L-R) Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Tallulah Belle Willis. Willis’ family shared a statement on Wednesday revealing the actor is struggling with aphasia.
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It continued: “This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support. 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,” 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 in box office worldwide. Here is a look at Willis’ prolific acting career:
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Willis’ stars as the vengeful bounty hunter Ryan Swan who is trying to take down the character played by John Travolta.
The “Paradise City” reunion is the first time Willis and Travolta will star alongside one another in nearly 30 years. The duo brought “Pulp Fiction” to life in 1994 and have since starred together in a movie.
In the 1994 Quentin Tarantino classic “Pulp Fiction,” Willis led one of the film’s many vignettes as Butch Coolidge, a prizefighter who bets on himself to win a match after promising a mob boss that he would throw the fight. However, when his girlfriend forgets to pack his dad’s immensely sentimental watch, he must retrieve it from his apartment knowing the mob is after him before they can go on the run.
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’ final film "Paradise City," The pair co-starred together in "Pulp Fiction."
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Willis has a long, successful acting career, stemming from the early 80s.
Bruce Willis running with automatic weapon in a scene from the film ‘Die Hard’, 1988.
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His role in “Die Hard” as officer John McClane took him to super stardom in 1988 and spurred multiple sequels.
Throughout his career, Willis has been nominated for five Golden Globes, one of which he won for his role in “Moonlighting.”
"Moonlighting," 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 in “Friends” in 2000.
‘The Sixth Sense’
Willis starred as child psychologist Malcolm Crowe alongside Haley Joel Osment in the 1999 thriller from M. Night Shyamalan.
Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in ‘The Sixth Sense.’
“Cosmic Sin,” “Out of Death” and more straight-to-video films
Willis has in recent years churned out straight-to-video thrillers. Last year, he starred in a staggering eight films. Most came and went quietly, including titles like “Cosmic Sin,” “Out of Death” and “Deadlock.”
Most recently, Willis starred in February’s “Gasoline Alley” and “A Day to Die,” released in early March. Willis has already shot at least six more films due out in 2022 and 2023, including “Die Like Lovers,” “Corrective Measures” and “The Wrong Place.”
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.