Bruce Willis diagnosed with aphasia, retires from acting.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AKA, Mar 30, 2022.

  1. I wish him the best care possible. This is a horrible condition.
  2. Tina_UK

    Tina_UK Forum Resident

    So very sad to hear, I hope all will be well for him. Loved him since Moonlighting.

    Gorgeous, funny man, so many great films and such a great harmonica player too, be well dear Bruce.
  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  4. Too young for what?

    I just read that people can "kind of" recover from Aphasia with therapy (though not a guarantee) and it's not going to kill him. I would think that Bruce Willis could get the best medical treatment in the world, and it's been intimated that he will be surrounded by family and friends.
  5. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    You're not alone. A few years ago, someone here--I forget who--told me that's one of his all-time top 10 albums.
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  6. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    Someone somewhere thinks 'The Blues Brothers' is the greatest album ever.
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  7. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I talked to that guy too, but I was saving it for a Dan Aykroyd thread.
  8. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Well, he *was* taking every available paycheck. He was filling up the coffers to support his family and likely other relatives, friends, employees in the coming years. Robin Williams also said yes to seemingly anything in the last few years of his life. I don’t know how long after he (Robin) been diagnosed that he checked out, but it would make sense.
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  9. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan on Sabbatical

    Central PA
    Nobody ever deserves such a challenge to their golden years such as this. But, one can at least feel like he is better supported than most, to face the coming battle in the best of care.
  11. KDubATX

    KDubATX A Darby Man Never Says When

    Among other good Bruce flicks I am particularly fond of Hudson Hawk, which in many ways, is terrible and great.
  12. Platterpus

    Platterpus Senior Member

    I was sort of wondering about him since he has been in a lot of low budget movies over the past few years when he is usually the A-list actor. These movies while not terrible were certainly a drop in quality from what he usually did. I'm surprised and shocked to hear this since I am a fan of some of his films and acting. I hope he can beat the odds and at least live a fairly normal life and retirement. I worry about myself too since I have been taking Benzodiazepines for the last 33 years and I have some of these symptoms myself which is a known hazard of taking these drugs. I wish Bruce the best.
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  13. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca
    Man….he wasn't the best actor but he had that glint in his eye. I was looking for a different clip but this will do

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  14. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I'll raise you this:


    and I read somewhere that he was sick as DOG all week the ep filmed--fever, chills, exhaustion
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  15. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  16. jwoverho

    jwoverho Licensed Drug Dealer

    Mobile, AL USA
    It makes sense now about his choice of projects in recent years. It's given him the opportunity to put away funds for his family and employees.

    Bruce filmed IN COUNTRY in my hometown of Paducah. He and Demi (their daughter Rumer was born there) rented a house behind the grocery store were I worked. I had several interactions with both of them, and they were cordial and very low key.
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  17. Kevin In Choconut Center

    Kevin In Choconut Center Offensive Coordinator

    Binghamton, NY
    I'm saddened to hear this news about an actor who has given me a lot of good entertainment for a long time. From the very first episode of "Moonlighting" all the way until a few years ago, he's given a lot of very good performances. In the 1980s, no one did "cool" on screen better than he did. In the 1990s, he began to grow as an actor.
    In the years after that, he seemed to alternate between being a serious actor and being a movie star. When he was good, he was as good as ever. When he was bad,
    he was really bad. And when he returned to television with a guest starring role on "Friends", he did some nice work.

    I wish him well as he retires from public life.
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    No, the slew of Willis direct to video movies of the last few years really were/are terrible.

    That's not on him. Willis never did anything to help these movies, but the movie were really bad period.
  19. misterjones

    misterjones Smarter than the average bear.

    New York, NY
    The "Reluctant Hero Extraordinaire", as I call him, leaves behind some great movie roles. Pulp Fiction and the first Die Hard come to mind, but others here have and will mention others that will refresh my recollection. I hated Moonlighting at the time (based on what little I saw), so I was surprised how engaging he was in Die Hard. Maybe I need to watch some episodes, though I'm not sure if they are on regular TV now. I always liked his WTF look (among others).

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  20. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

    SoCal, Long Beach
  21. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca
    Zeds dead baby, Zeds dead.
  22. longdist01

    longdist01 Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA
    Sad news to read today about Bruce Willis, he was in some great and fun films...Thank you for all your artistic and creative musical gifts on stage and screen. Hope you can find comfort with your family, friends and loved ones for the many years of good health you have left!
  23. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Senior Member

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    Bummer all the best Bruce.
  24. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    As others have said, to anounce it publicly means it's unlikely to go away. He'd have been exploring options for recovery before deciding to retire. I don't care how well looked after someone is, this level of loss is devastaing for the sufferer and their family.
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  25. Tina_UK

    Tina_UK Forum Resident

    I love “Hudson Hawk” didn’t Bruce co write it.

    I saw Bruce and his band in Londons’ “The Forum” in Kentish Town many years ago, his wife Demi was there and stood right by me, she looked beautiful. I wrote to Bruce when he was filming “The Fifth Element” and he sent me a signed photo “Tina, best, Bruce Willis”

    “Moonlighting” can still be viewed on YouTube, full episodes, they are still as funny today. David and Maddie were hilarious.

    Sad that he won’t be making anymore movies and I suppose won’t be playing with his band but we have many films to choose from.

    I wish him well.

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