Bruce Willis, the man we know from action and comedy films, opened up on never getting an Oscar, among other things.
Bruce Willis, 57 opened up about never winning an Academy Award, comparisons to Clint Eastwood, being sober, and the possibility of running for political office.
When GQ asked Bruce Willis about that one quality of winning an Oscar that’s so far eluded him, the Hollywood actor shrugged it off:
“I don’t think about it too much. It just always has seemed whimsical to me, to think about it. You don’t get an Oscar for comedy, and you don’t get it for shooting people. You get it for novelty, of being fascinating to watch in some character role. But the Die Hard stuff and Dirty Harry are all fraught with the same thing that every story is fraught with.”
Bruce Willis isn’t without his accolades, though, as on Monday he was just made a Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
Speaking of government, Bruce Willis has a very firm stance on going into politics:
“Nobody wants to hear this bad news, but we’re all dying on some level. I’m going to try to keep the machine moving forward as much as possible and not have to think about the eventuality of becoming more frail and less able to do the work. I know that I’m not going into politics. That’s not an option.”
According to E! Online, Bruce Willis is staying sober on the most part:
“I had been sober [for a while]. But once I realized that I wasn’t gonna run myself off the pier of life with alcohol, drinking vodka out of the bottle every day…I have wine now, mostly when I eat.”
According to the New York Daily News, earlier in life, Bruce Willis was much like another character from The Sixth Sense:
“The Cub Scout years, I had a terrible stutter. I thought I was handicapped. I couldn’t talk at all. I still stutter around some people now. But then I did some theater somewhere, probably in high school. And when I memorized words, I didn’t stutter, which was just miraculous.”
You would imagine Bruce Willis has something to brag about when it comes to acting, having been in so many movies:
“I recently heard one of my fellow actors say it in three words: ‘Just shut up.’ Maybe it’s being older; maybe that’s just a tiny tag of wisdom that you’ve got to think about something before you say something.”
Bruce Willis’ latest film, A Good Day to Die Hard, opens in theaters on February 14.
Are you planning to see it?