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Bruce Willis is Talking Back - So Here's A TalkBack To TalkBack With Him about DIE HARD 4

Hey folks, Harry here... Sorry I haven't been doing more on the site recently, but getting married and setting up the wedding is kinda, almost a full time job. That said - I am here to clear something up today. Around 3:45am last night, Bruce Willis left a message on my cel phone regarding... talkback. As many of you have figured out... yes, Bruce is talking to you. He is Walter B in talkbacks and I've given him Black Box Posting powers so you can see that it is, indeed, him. I've also seen that he wants a new talkback, and well... what the Bruce wants, the Bruce gets... because if he wants to moonlight as a Talkbacker, that's pretty goddamn cool! So... Bruce... Talkbackers? Enjoy... P.S. - If you want to read his Talkback history so far, look here and check out his Walter B (Black Boxed Interactions) posts and get caught up on what he's said, thus far. P.S.S. Below are some of the best nuggets from the previous posting by Bruce - that way you don't have to search through it all - though... I highly recommend it, the context of the give and take is pretty awesome:

The Mythology of Die Hard, for me consists of the following- 1. an ordinary guy confronted with an extraordinary circumstances 2. MaClane loves his Family, his Country, and despises anyone who preys on people who cannot defend themselves, and has a severe distaste for Authority. 3.You just can't stop MaClane 4. A story that is riveting from beginning to end. 5. Finally, the weiredness of seeing a set of films whose timeline covers 22 years. Once the term "the Mythology of Die Hard started getting used, everyone got it, almost immediately. We never thought we were shooting a movie, not a rating. i have said it elsewhere on this Thread, but except for the Fuck quotient, this Film is as badass as the First, and way tougher than 2 or 3, and the hardcore heart of the Film's Mythology has not been compromised one bit, regardless of the outrage of those who haven't seen it yet.

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Other than the 5 year old character of Lucy McClane, who is now 26, there are no cameos from the 3 previous Die Hards.

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Nice explanation of how things work in the AICN world. And having my own personal problem with Authority, I completely get it. And that extends far beyond the range of the Movie Industry. I think we are currently in a deep parochial trough in this country that comes along every 20 years or so.(example's of the opposite of this Parochialism would be the roaring 20's, the 60's, and the 80's.) It's almost as if it's gotten to the point where the next thing we'll see will be "Word Rehab"- witness that guy from Grey's Anatomy who merely said he did NOT call someone a fag. Off to SOME kind of Rehab. But I do not for one minute believe anyone is really changing their behaviour, but simply doing whatever they do and say, much more quietly. This to shall pass. I find the alternative points of view expressed here at AICN, which are pretty varied, to be refreshingly honest. Every group has Haters, and to be honest, when I mentioned Haters in an earlier post, I was referring to Haters in general. I just have zero tolerance for hatred of any kind, except the hatred reserved for Rapists, Kidnappers, and Child Molesters. But I see what even your own members call Haters as passionate people who express themselves without an editing mechanism. Too bad you don"t have any sway with the politicians. I would like to see the Presidential candidates in the upcoming election be forced to answer the questions of AICN's membership. Doubtless this post will be seen as more spin, but fuck it- I reject all judgment, and in general keep my own counsel, for good or bad. Which is why I can take credit for deciding to do movies like 12 Monkey's and Pulp Fiction, as well as having to hang my head for deciding to do dogs like Striking Distance and Sunset.... Thanks krack

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I forgot to mention that MaClane is a lot crankier in this Film than in any of the previous Films. As i am still working on LF orDH, it is hard to say what my response would be to a 5th installment. I said I wouldn"t do another one after the first Film, so all I really learned is to never say never. But right now, I cannot see myself doing another one. The 'wrong place,wrong time' gag has pretty much run it's course. The first DH was the most fun, because it was all very new, and at that time I had no idea it would become a quartet of Films spanning 22 years. The second was my least favorite, and the least fun. Far too self-referentially precious, the story was all over the place, and suffered from severe un-claustrophobic-ness. This last one was the most draining, physically, and mentally. I will have been working on this Film for an entire year by the time it opens, but most definitely the most rewarding from an artistic standpoint. And I have already gone on record as saying it will be as good, if not better than the first Film. thanks bw

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What I said in the VF article, and what actually got printed were 2 different things. I said that INITIALLY, along with len and a few others working on the film heard about the rating, I was a little bummed, but once we got shooting, I never thought about it again. We shot a hard-ass movie, not a rating. And I had not seen the movie when I did the VF interview. Writers often need to present a "thesis" to their articles, and Peter Biskin chose the rating as his. And while you can't imagine how a PG-13 movie can be a rough as an R, you will just have to wait and see this movie. If you need swearing to make you happy at the movies, there are plenty of those out there. But if you want a new action movie that will rock you, go see LF or DH. Thanks bw

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let's see if I can remember all these. I have seen a few of the knock-offs. Being a movie fan, I didn't want to judge just because I chose not to make Die Hard in a Deli- which you must see, btw- but no, there was no grave-rollin' 2.John Woo rocks. Especially with Hard-Boiled. That movie is on my heavy-rotation list. And Chow Yun Fat is the Boss of ass-whoopin'. 3.Yippe Ki Yay has only become part of the Mythology over time. At the time I first said it, it was just a cool thing to say to Alan Rickman when he was raggin on me about 'Mr. Cowboy'. I am amazed still that such a simple line would become part of the World's language. But I say it now under many circumstances, mainly when I am trying to be extra-indecipher-able. 4. If it were in my Power, I, along with almost everyone in Hollywood would set the MPAA's antiquated ratings system. I say let the parents decide. If you remember, Jaws was rated PG. I believe there was some blood in that movie, not to mention Robert Shaw getting chomped and eaten by the shark. I believe it'll come around to a less antiquated system, but who knows when. Jack Valenti ran that sytem into the ground. I donated a first class recording studio to those kids from the Hip-Hop project, and when they decided to do the documentary, I got that credit. thanks Vern. bw

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here are my top 5 or 6 movies, which I generally watch 3 to 5 times a year. Dr. Strangelove, Raging Bull, The first 2 Godfathers, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Spartacus, Bridge on the River Kwai, Bullitt, the Great Escape, On the Waterfront, Resevoir Dogs, Patton, I really dug 300, the first Alien, Last Picture Show.... that's more than 5 or 6... thanks bw

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  • May 9, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    word up

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    yeah

  • May 9, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Third!

    by Rogue Planet

    Okay, not third...but I tried!

  • May 9, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    hey how come john doesnt have hair ?

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    that kinda got to me

  • May 9, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Whoa, I just watched the NO EXIT episode of Miami Vice

    by odysseus

    Hey Bruce.... You were great in that episode. A classic! Anyway, I hear you think the new DIE HARD is the best of the bunch. True, or hype?

  • May 9, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Villian?

    by ethalwasatree

    Ok, so the Die Hard Trilogy has a good run of some of the most badass villians in movie history (except the guy in the second one, he was kind of a tool). How does the villian in this one add up?

  • May 9, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis...Da Man, or, DA MAN?!

    by Rogue Planet

    I'm leaning towards, DA MAN!!! Loved the first Die Hard films (the first one is, in both my own humble opinion and the opinion of many on these boards, the very best in American action films. It's the gold standard of blowin' stuff up in style. Loving it. Got it on DVD, and it was the first disc I bought when I got my very first DVD player. You bring real heart to the character of John McClane, and I hope he hasn't hardened too much by this film. It was McClane's sense of humor that made him a real standard amongst the Stallone and Ah-nold characters in action cinema at the time. He's a good guy, we like to see him win. Oh, yes, the question: how do you keep John McClane fresh and interesting in this film? Obviously, he's an old favorite, and folks have gotten pretty used to him...what did you do to keep him new? Seal him in plastic? Add Oregano? Lighten him up? Harden him down? All that. Also, when are you going to do more comedy, man? Any plans for the return of Bruno? Take care, be well, pet the kitty. - T

  • May 9, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    DIE HARD 2

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    Die Hard 1 is basically considered on of the best in not the best action film ever made. i think 2/3 of Die hard 3 are very good as well. Can't stand Die hard 2, though it was the standard action crap. That being said, Why is John Mctiernen not directing Die hard 4? did Roller Ball rip out his movie making soul?

  • May 9, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Your Summer Reco?

    by xreticent

    Aside of "live free or die hard" (by the way, do you prefer die hard 4.0?) what summer blockbuster are you looking forward to the most?

  • May 9, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Bruce your the Man!!!!!/Die Hard 4

    by BrightEyes

    fuck pg-13 man

  • May 9, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Bruce...about you and Stallone in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS?

    by ABking

    Mr. Willis, you kick all sorts of ass and I can't wait for DIE HARD 4.0 even if I hate the new PG-13 rating! Anyway, me question(s)to you are a)will you team with Stallone to do TARANTINO'S Inglorious Bastards... b) do you think Arnold will come back to films once his second term is up? True Lies 2 could be his Die Hard like franchise...and c)are all three of you (Sly and Arnold) partners in that new PLANET HOLLYWOOD CASINO?

  • May 9, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I Hope, I Pray

    by Mr. Winston

    I realize these Talkbacks are going to be generally about LFODH, but my respect level for Willis will blow through the roof if he's willing to address an entire series of questions on MOONLIGHTING or THE RETURN OF BRUNO. <br> <br> Specifically - and, I might add, selfishly - I'd like to know just what inspired the dance moves from the music videos from the latter. <br> <br> If he's even half as self-deprecating and forthright as Stallone this is going to be a ball. <br> <br> "It's alright...s'ok...I need a pep talk."

  • May 9, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Harry, you stirred a lot of shit by taking this long

    by Bob C. Cock

    there were some very strongly worded posts aimed at BW for a while before he took it upon himself to link up and video chat with someone. and WalterB, do you really think the rating will stay where it's at, or that the studio might get all nice out of nowhere and give it the R that everyone wants (blood, kicks to the head, lacerations and filthy wife-beaters)?

  • May 9, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    We'll always have 32511

    by BitterMan23

    Bruce has answered several of my ?s so I shall take a break. But I say again: GREATEST DAY ON THE INTERNET.

  • May 9, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    IS DH4 R RATED

    by ABVH

    and if not...WHAT CAN WE DO TO BE!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Now I have a machine gun....Ho Ho Ho

    by Jubba

    Please let there be this kind of elevator-scene coolness in Die Hard 4. Bruce, you rock.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    My question.

    by epitone

    You're Bruce Willis. You've proven yourself as a highly popular and bankable star in both popcorn fare and more dramatic films. In the process you must have made about enough money to put roughly all of L.A. county through college and grad school. The point being, financially and creatively, you've earned the right to do only the films you really want to. So why do yet another Die Hard? More to the point, why do yet another Die Hard without John McTiernan? A fourth film following a successful trilogy is always a dicey proposition, but adding in a mostly untested director (only responsible, so far, for a couple of poorly received genre flicks) seems like asking for trouble. If it was just for the money, then I'm sure you'll find a diplomatic way of saying so, but if there was another strong reason for making this film happen I'd be interested to hear it.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    yeah bitterman23

    by RedEyeDistrict

    it was cool having that kinda exclusivity for a while. Its gonna be insane now though. 32511 = GREATEST TB OF ALL TIME

  • May 9, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    You know what film of Walter B's is really underrated?

    by filmicdrummer17

    Bandits. I adore that movie. Also The Fifth Element, in its own cheesy/psychotic way.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Bruce, I thought your segment of FOUR ROOMS rocked.

    by Hercules

    I want to know if you share my ardor.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Burning question bruce Kevin Smith/Jersey Girl/dh4

    by BrightEyes

    Kevin Smith has talked about how he tried to get you to be in Jersey Girl but you never got back to him or ben affleck,I was kind of suprissed to see you guys work together since I thought there could be some Drama since you worked with Kevin Smith this time, did you guys talk about it? and what was the deal with why you never got back to Kevin Smith about Jersey Girl? Thanks Sir

  • May 9, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    My girlfriend's mom said I couldn't date her cause...

    by dead youngling

    ...I reminded her of Bruce! True story! Mom didn't like the "vibe" that Bruce gave off and said I had the same sorta mojo. 15 years ago, but still totally funny. Props to Bruce...and we dated secretly. And totally unrelated, I my wife's nickname is Rumor. You the man, David Addison! Concerned about PG-13, but I'll be there. Good luck!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    That is awesome... Bruce, you're the best.

    by modlight

    God I hope he read that. If I met you in person, how long could I hug you before it got weird?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Damn...Bruce is here!

    by Rich Malone

    What's going on Bruce? That's too cool that you actually get on the computer and chat with the rest of us instead of making a Geffrey-type butler do it...Anyway, looking forward to the next installment of Die Hard...Me and my boy used to watch all three religiously, nothing like seeing Mr. Big Bad John McClaine fuck some baddies up while cracking jokes about em' at the same time...Anyway. congrads on still being recognizable in today's action movie world, many of your piers failed to make the leap....let us knwo the things that you hate that talkbackers and normal audiences percieve about you Hollywood types (Joking), some of the things that make you think "if only these fucks knew what I have to go through on a day-to-day"....I know you got tons of those.....Is McClaine your favorite character? Or is it someone we might never have guessed? I graduated from college with a actor's minor, hoping to make the leap to the profession...what was your road like? Also, props for producing that film with Queen Latifah about Hip Hop, it shows that people can actually determine that there is good and bad within the genre (will we get to see you spit a couple bars in it too?) Hope I haven't asked too much, but it was cool to get the chance to rap' with you for a minute. Be cool.....

  • May 9, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/33feyo

    by RedEyeDistrict

    We finally got these pics as proof earlier cuz it took a while to get confirmation from the higher ups. Understandably so considering Harry's got the wedding thing and Mori is suspicious of posts that aren't black boxed. Once these posted though, man, it blew the fuckin roof OFF of the other TB!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    last question

    by BrightEyes

    what do you think of the David O Russel/Lilly Tomlin video???

  • May 9, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Sin City 2

    by Tarantinoholic

    Bruce, I've heard that Frank Miller wrote a new segment regarding the character of Nancy in Sin City 2. Has RR contacted you about coming in and filming any flashback scenes or anything?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I'm Still Spartacus

    by Mr_X

    <p>Im confused, Bruce willis, Bruno, Walter B. How many names does he have?</p>

  • May 9, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    What's it like to nail Demi Moore?

    by Err

    What is it like?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Mr. Willis! HARD DYING

    by AdamJMcClane

    Mr. Willis, I know there will be a thousand messages on this page by the time you read it, but I wanted to talk about this: I have been a HUGE fan of the Die Hard movies for a while and I love old-school action heroes like yourself. I wrote a script and got my friends together and made a movie called "Hard Dying" It was based off of a quote I read from you saying that people were pitching you movie ideas saying "It's like Die Hard in a..." I came up with the most obscure possible place, a playground. Im shaking right now just thinking you might possibly even read this post(I know, what a dork). Of course I played McClane Anyway, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkMBLL2zPpg My take on "Yippe-Ki-Yay Mother Fucker" "Yippe-Skippey-Jerk Face" I cannot wait for LFODH! I will probably see it multiple times on opening day. Thanks for your time! Adam

  • May 9, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Err

    by Mr_X

    have you just descovered the internet and the joys of anon postings?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Bruce, Die Hard 4 should be a hard X or NC-17...

    by Err

    make it happen.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Sequel to 'The Last Boy Scout'?

    by jimmythesnake5

    The Die Hard trilogy is fantastic (every one of them), but I'm sure everyone here will talk it to death. What I want to know is, although it didn't do great financially, was there early talk of doing a sequel? Were you happy with how it turned out and disappointed that it wasn't the success Die Hard was?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Whoops..

    by Tarantinoholic

    I didn't realize this thread was for LFoDH specifically. Anyway, what was it like working with Tim Olyphant, Bruce? I think he's one of the most talented, but underused, actors working in the biz today.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    A question

    by rhcp2sweet

    Bruce I think it's great that your talking back to your fans and that more movie stars should do it. My question is what is the full story behind you getting the John McClane role, because I know at first the studio was very cautious to cast you in the role.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Mr_X...

    by Err

    I suggest you re"descover" the joys of spell check.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    if you would, finish this line - Jackpot, I'm hot ...

    by modlight

    Oh and how long until you pummel Perez Hilton for ragging on your daughter?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    MY QUESTION FOR YOU BRUCE WILLIS

    by Gwai Lo

    I haven't bothered to read the talkbacks yet, I'd rather get this in there early. Here is my question. If you never became an actor, do you think there is a slight chance you would have been a cop?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Would you ever do a Hudson Hawk sequel?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I really dug that film. It's like your Indy Jones/Night Thief film. But nobody beats James Coburn. <br> "At the time, I was bald with a beard, no moustache, and I had a different nose, so if you don't recognize me. I won't be offended" <br> <br> Oh. And nobody beats Butterfingers. Hee hee. I'd love to see a movie with just those two characters.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    UNDERWORLD DIRECTOR??

    by THE KNIGHT

    What was so special about him/his films that lead him to direct DIE HARD?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Guys Guys Guys, Relax we know this will be great

    by modlight

    Because it's a Bruce Willis Movie. Anchorite, shut it. Even his "bad" movies are still pretty damn good.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Err

    by Mr_X

    I will after i've redescovered the joys of your mom.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    When is MOONLIGHTING: THE MOVIE coming out?

    by Err

    We're all waiting.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Could you spend the rest of your career...

    by Hamish

    ...just working in Tarantino and Rodriguez films? Sorry, lame question I know, but who could resist talking to Bruce Willis? You might just be the coolest guy on the planet...

  • May 9, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Unbreakable

    by gimba2323

    BWub - Unbreakable is one of my top ten movies of all time. (You must feel an extreme amount of pride to have reached that pinnacle in your career) - I have read, not recently, that there was talk that M Night wanted to do a sequel - any truth to this? What did you think of the film? Would you want to do a sequel? David Addison rocks.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Seagrams Golden Wine Cooler

    by sureshotgl

    DH is easily in my Top 5 all-time favorite films and hope DH4 lives up to the hype -- I psyched myself up too much for DH3 and was underwhelmed, except for the elevator scene when you blow everyone apart... Can you list your top 5 DH moments out of the first three films -(obviously, don't include DH4 since we haven't seen it yet)

  • May 9, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    HUDSON HAWK 2

    by dancinggopher01

    Just throwing that out there. You chew on that Bruce.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I COMPLETELY SECOND THE WILLIS PENN DEBATE

    by Gwai Lo

    Make it so.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Bruce: Floodgates. Floodgates: Bruce... Have you 2 met?

    by Womb2dooM

    This is so fuckin cool! No question, just wanna add to the hysteria. I LOVE Fifth Element, Unbreakable and Die Hard has NEVER been beaten!!! Your call on DH4 is a BIG one. I do hope it lives up to that kind of pressure!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Mr_X

    by Err

    Thank you for allowing me to re"descover" the joys of old, unoriginal 3rd grade comebacks.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    wow...bruce willis...wow!

    by Patrick to the max

    Wow, this is so cool. Bruce Willis talking to us here on AICN! I'll defiently being seeing LFODH since he's been telling us how awesome it is, PG-13 rating or not! But heres a question for you, Bruce: What was it like working with Kevin Smith? I know he was excited because hes a big fan of yours and was finally getting to work with you, but how did you feel work with him? Would you ever do anything else with him again? Thanks for your time Bruce! PS- More Hudson Hawk and Unbreakable!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Does PG-13 = no hanging Carl

    by Lemo

    I love the first Die Hard for what it was. Regular guy gets his ass kicked hard while saving the world. It is the first time I remember seeing a movie the hero doesn't just rise up and pick everyone off while remaining unscathed. I appreciate that "realism". But..... here's my beef. Aside from "yippee ki yay mother fucker" would the MPAA allow the classic scene walking across the broken glass or Carl hanging from the stairwell in a PG-13 flick? I'm not asking for Planet Terror, but I loved the grittiness of the first Die Hard. And if I was jumping out of a windo holding onto a firehouse, I would likely yell "fuck" as well (and also piss myself).

  • May 9, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    How tight is it?

    by ghj

    One thing that I love about the original Die Hard -- it's a straightforward action movie with a simple premise and a tight structure. Will the new film follow that formula?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    By those two characters

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I meant Eddie and Butterfingers. To think of Hudson Hawk stuck with someone like that sounds like fun.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Oy-vey, now Michael Bay will register on AICN...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...and post here, saying malicious things and asking nasty questions after Walter B. belittled him in the previous talkback. ;-) (And I'm saying this as someone who's more or less in the middle of all the Michaelbayness, although definitely closer to supporting him than hating him)

  • May 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Indeed this was the coolest

    by turketron

    This was the coolest thing I've ever seen happen on this site. I'm not going to write the movie off just because it's PG-13 now. Anyway, this night will be capped off by an astounding episode of Lost, mark my words, but that is neither here nor there.<p><p> Hopefully he'll be back again to shoot the shit with us from time to time.<p><p>

  • May 9, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    reminds me of when I used to piss off my classmates

    by modlight

    in film school and insist that there were no good films made before 1988 because Die Hard set the bar so high. I would just sit and watch these film nerds stew at the audacity of my comment. Of course I like movies before then, but it was worth it to watch their efforts to shout out the most mainstream classic pics "The Godfather! Citizen Kane! I know you love Star Wars!" And I would just sit back and roll my eyes. Artists are so easy to piss off.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    McClane not wearing a wife beater in Die Hard 4

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    yet another omission in the series!<br>At least he's not after Hans Gruber's 2nd cousin in this one...or is he? hmmmm

  • May 9, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS FIFTH ELEMENT TALKBACK!!!

    by Err

    Incredible.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Mr. Willis,

    by mrfan

    Just wanted to say hi, thanks for coming here, and answering questions like mine.<p>I was wondering if you would ever consider doing a musical or biography of a musician? If it is a biography then who would it be?<p>Also, would you be interested in doing a sequel to Unbreakable?<p>Thanks and congrats on DH4. Looking forward to it.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Walter, what do you think of Fifth Element?

    by patiomensch

    Personally, it's one of my favorite films and I've seen it a bunch of times. Are you a fan of this, your own film? Even Chris Tucker's part? I ask because I don't know too many other people who love it, and you've been forthcoming with opinions on your other films. Also......... (1) Are you in favor of a sequel to UNBREAKABLE, or doesn't it need one? (2) What do you think of M. Night's recent "Lady in the Water" debacle? Are you pals with him? (3) And lastly, I asked this in the last talkback but I think it got lost in the mix... what was it like guesting on Friends?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    By the way, thank God that review with laughing...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...involved Kurt Russell rather than Bruce Willis. Otherwise this talkback would've been all about looking to the left and seeing Bruce Willis laughing. Still, at least there would've been plenty of laughs, so I guess it would be okay. Eh?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Bruce - Honestly, what did you think of Die Hard 3?

    by Jugdish

    I think the 1st two were great, however the 3rd installment was a bit off, ( box office receipts don't lie) What is your opinion?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Question about DIE HARD 4?????

    by Mdot1985

    Youve been in some type of fucked up situation in an Elevator in every single Die hard(Die hard 3 being my favorite one). It seems like the new elevator scene is going to be amazing. Does it measure up to the others ones and could you give some hints on how that scene goes down????. Thanks

  • May 9, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Do you still have feelings of guilt Bruce...

    by Vicenzo

    ...about killing Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction? He was a memorable character in the greatest film of the 90's and you shot him as if he were nothing.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    WalterB - I am a proud Hudson Hawk fan!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Hawk gets SO much undeserved hate and bashing, but myself and all my friends have loved it from opening day - so much that when it started tanking we went and saw it several more times knowing it wouldn't be in theaters long. It's different, for sure, but a hell of a fun flick methinks. What are your thoughts on Hawk after all these years?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Walter B! Big fan...

    by havocSchultz

    always have been...always will be...and if you wanna talk to the true film fans/lovers/supporters/non-haters come on over to The Zone...the link is there at the top of the main page...We even a thread for you...it's called "Willis and Guns: A Retrospective" It also talks about a small movie called Die Hard 4 or something...can't wait...And what are feelings in regards to Canadians?!?!?!?!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    To:Walter B

    by JohnRevik

    Been a fan since 'Moonlighting'. I pretty much grew up watching you. 12 Monkeys was amazing and the most realistic depiction of man's exposure to a 'what if' situation. Die Hard is Me and My Dad's fav. action film. We rented the movie consistently for weeks on VHS when it first came out. Your performance in Pulp Fiction was outstanding and finally Die hard 3 is criminally underrated. I dig that movie in a big big way. Thanks for almost 2 decades of solid entertainment. Keep it up. Yours, J.Revik.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    You know

    by jelac07

    Bruce and I share a birthday...unfortunately it is my only claim to fame... God I love Bruce...since I was a lass You know our Christmas present wrapping movie is Die hard... because it is the Ultimate Christmas Movie

  • May 9, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    McClane's new nemesis a match?

    by Fenrisulfr

    Hey Mr Willis, it's a great honor to have you on AICN. I never imagined I'd have the occasion to address Bruce Willis directly, and the feeling is just so freaking awesome! About the flick, people seem to forget that the bad guys are equally important in a Die Hard movie. I was wondering how it was to work with Timothy Olyphant and what you think of his work on the film? Was his character more than a match for McClane?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    In Country

    by Aragorn II

    Bruce, I just wanted to let you know that one of my favorite films is IN COUNTRY, which seems to often be overlooked in examinations your filmography. I'm curious if you have any meaningful recollections of that film, either during the filming or as a result of audience/critic reaction. Do you see it as a quality film? What was your experience with Norman Jewison? Joan Allen? Did Bobbie Ann Mason have much input on the script? A lot of questions, I know, but any answers would be much appreciated. Also, on a semi-related tangent, my stepdad ran the Ruby Tuesday's restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky while you were filming, and I very clearly remember eating dinner at a table next to you one night when I was twelve, though my stepdad was careful to remind us he didn't want us gawking at a paying customer. :) Still, and nice memory to share. I really can't wait to see John McClane in action one more time. I just hope you keep your shoes on this time around. Thanks for doing the talkback!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way

    by patiomensch

    Thank you for doing this. It's pretty amazing.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Bruce - re: 5th Element and your music

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Element came from out of NOWHERE and kicked all kinds of ass. Would you work with Luc Besson again (please!)? Also, I have always liked your music, and have owned both your CD's since they first came out. Any chance of more in the future?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Whoa, cool...

    by MarkoOhNo

    More celebs oughta do this. :D I hope the new Die Hard movie rocks, but it'll be hard to ever come close to matching the Hans/"Roy" chemistry from the first one. Is there anything can be revealed which might make someone who only really thoroughly enjoyed the first film want to see the new one? BTW, The 5th Element... tres manufique! Among my favorite SciFi films of all time. Of course it couldn't be as fun to watch as it must've been to make, getting to kiss Mila. lol

  • May 9, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Fred Thompson & Unbreakable Sequel?

    by Drunken Busboy

    Hey Bruce! Since you are a republican like me, are you gonna vote for Fred Thompson if he runs for President? All I can think of when I see him is "McClain!! Get the Hell out of my Airport!!". How about a cool and/or funny story that features Fred while you made Die Hard 2. Also any chance of a sequel to "UnBreakable"? It seemed like we were just seeing the begining of the story. Thanks for your time! Yippee Ki Yeah!! Tim Ryan Lisbon, Maine P.S. See my movie Empire Falls I play Brian (Buster in the book) the drunken busboy!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Bruce, when are you going to leave Demi alone?

    by Err

    She and Ashton are happy without you.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis Talkbacks

    by utz_world

    The single greatest bit Damage Control in the history of underground, internet movie coverage. We threw down the gauntlet & Bruno answered the bell. Now we'll end up seeing a $60 million LFoDH opening instead of a $25 million opening. Like I said in the last TB, you've got to use your clout to leave in those two lines that you stated were your favorite in the new film. At the very least, the MPAA can wink at the 2 "fucks" rule, right?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Bruce the answer we all really want to know is

    by Mr_X

    who would win in a fight between John McClane and Jack Bauer?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Uh-oh, Bruce is gone...

    by Womb2dooM

    Quick, we need to sacrifice a TBer and please him!!! I choose.... um .... messi! Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba. Oh, num-shi-ba.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Harry!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Try to get Drew Barrymore her own TB so I can ask her for her number, alright? Thanks, bud. lol

  • May 9, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Bruce, how could you work with Michael Bay?

    by Err

    How could you?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by patiomensch

    This talkback's gonna be swamped.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Non Die Hard Question

    by monsieur verdoux

    Hey Bruce- Love your work, man. Question for you- I believe you've been to Iraq to visit the troops. What were your experiences there, and do you think you'd make ever make a movie about some of the soldiers you met there? Thanks.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I lied, i do have one more question

    by BitterMan23

    RE: Astronaut Farmer. Was the speech you give to Billy Bob about how "astronauts go to space, civilians do not" in the script originally or was that added when you were cast to create a hilarious Armageddon reference? Thank you that is all.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Err on the safe side of caution, you pratt!

    by Womb2dooM

    No family questions! Respect your elders and those better then you.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Hey bruce!

    by themykra

    hey, thought i would run this by you, some freinds of mine were having trouble with your name, in regards to the action hero. you see the other guys can be known by one name only, arnie, stallone, gibson...but yours...willis? i dunno, never really works, to give the impact you have to use bruce willis, and the double barrell just seems off, so i thought i'd let you know that our new name for you is brillis. now i think that works pretty well, and i think you should add it to the list of others youve picked up. peace out maclane.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN

    by THE KNIGHT

    What was it like working with him? I'm sure he's not as crazy as everyone says?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Won't date a girl unless she's seen Diehard

    by zdigital

    Dear Bruce, my best friend in high school had one rule with dating a girl... she had to have seen the original Die Hard. Thought that was a pretty good mantra to live by. Can't wait for the 4th film. Also, I saw you on Letterman say you would like to do more comedies. I have written a great script that you would be terrific for. Any chance I could send to one of your readers? Best, Z

  • May 9, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    You were named after Bruce Wayne???

    by a rolling stone

    I went in to 'Unbreakable' a comic geek, not knowing the movie would be so comic book-oriented. The surprise alone was great. Not only was the genre of comic book mythology respected, but you and Sam Jackson took iconic character types and presented them honestly. You kept it grounded. It was a quiet performance (no explosions, car chases, yippie kye yeas) but also (in my opinion) one of your best. Right up there with Pulp Fiction and 12 Monkeys. I heard a rumor that Unbreakable was the first of a trilogy. All 3 Die Hards have been great, so I expect no less of the 4th one, and you've proven you can carry a franchise. Just curious if Unbreakable will follow suit, or if that was a one-shot. I kept waiting for your action figure to show up in stores, but no luck. I do have the Alex Ross piece he did of your character in monochromatic green. Too cool. Oh, and don't let them give you any shit about the bald head. I shave mine, too. Bald is sexy, brother.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    About Tim Olyphant...

    by Vicenzo

    Seriously... the guy kicked Al Swearengen's ass on Deadwood -- how on earth do you expect to beat him? Anyhow -- did you enjoy working with him, and did you have anything to do with him being cast?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    By the by Walter, Love For 12 Monkeys

    by modlight

    I see a lot of Fifth Element chatter on here, and I love that one too, but 12 Monkeys was really something. Working with Gilliam didn't hurt.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    about olyphant

    by Fenrisulfr

    I already asked this question, Vicenzo, but I guess that's twice more chance he'll answer this one, lol

  • May 9, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    The Lasting integrity of McClaine

    by Merlin Hos

    Bruce, Just to let you know, I have always rated Die Hard as my greatest movie experience of all time. I was about eleven when my Dad took me to watch it, and I have never been as blown away by a movie as Die Hard did. With that said, I do have a question for you: What has made John great as a character is his unbelievable nearness to the "modern guy". Just a normal guy, put into some serious situations. Only his will to live, but not just that I think, also not lose, that gets him through. The trailer for LF or DH looks great, but it also looks as if John has lost some of his "normal guy" shit. One of the enduring things about all of the DIE HARD movies is that John just barely looks like he knows what he's doing. That he is just barely hanging on and able to move through the story. Is this "theme" carried on through DH4. I hope so. Also....the last talk back tread was some of the funniest shit I have read in some time.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Someone has to ask.... Hudson Hawk...

    by Azazyel

    Firstly. Thanks. The geeks and I really appreciate your time. It was great that Sly gave us so much of his time (and honesty) and it's great that you are too. Secondly... I know Hudson Hawk was a pet project - but what the hell went wrong with it??? You've shown an almost supernatural ability to choose the best projects of the last 20 years. But what the hell was that about?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Err

    by Mr_X

    <p>why the attention whoring? its "unoriginal 3rd grade" stuff. now STFU and DIAF</p> <p> BTW your mom asked me to tell you to move out the basement, we've discussed it and we want to use it for storage. She was gonna tell you herself, but she knows you get violent with the whole passive / agressive thing. ANd see a doctor about that whole bed wetting thing. </p>

  • May 9, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    You have been my favorite actor...

    by loafmeat

    Ever since I first saw HUDSON HAWK... I own most of your movies on DVD and love them all... even STRIKING DISTANCE! Loving you and your work is one of the only things that the future Mrs. Loafmeat and I can agree on and your outspoken support for bald men has given confidence to many people, including my brother whose time in the US Army has made him bald at the young age of 22. I think you are an inspiration for men everywhere. My question for you is this: What are your post-Die Hard 4 plans? What projects do you have in the works? And lastly, as a hardcore Die Hard fan, I personally can't wait to see John McClain save the country, but am skeptical of a PG-13 rating.. Are you happy with the film?

  • May 9, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Welcome to geek-dom

    by a rolling stone

    Since you're here, I had a few geek questions I'd like to ask: 1. Star WARS or Star TREK? 2. Favorite comic book villain? 3. Favorite action movie? 4. If you could play a comic book hero, who would you pick? 5. Did you nail Amanda Pete? Thanks for your time.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Mr_X

    by Err

    Son, tell your mother Happy Mother's Day.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    UNBR-FUCKIN-EAKABLE

    by Canada's King

    Bruce, that film got me writing screenplays AND lifting weights (it was a good year for me). As 'a rolling stone' can reiterate, there's a lot of Unbreakable Love these days. Hope to see you and Shyamalan working together again!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Can Anyone Say...

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...Most heavily trafficked TB ever??? lol

  • May 9, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Live Free or Die Hard: Director's Cut

    by dregmobile

    You mentioned this in the other thread, but will this be for real? An R version for DVD? <br> <br> If so, you'll need to throw all these talkbacks on the DVD as a bonus feature, LOL.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    BRILLIS

    by themykra

    you knows it hawk.

  • May 9, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    HURRAY! HAWK LIVES!!!

    by kikuchiyoboy

    <br>

  • May 9, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    LforDH

    by hallospaceboy

    Bruce, As someone who saw DH in the movies, on a warm Philadelphia July nite in 1988, I thought , I am gonna hate this movie. I thought you were going to suck. You proved me wrong, thanks.I was blown through the back of the theater, big time. I went back that summer multiple times to see DH, even in the Fall re-release. I even bought the VHS for $80 from the video store I worked at( NOT EVEN WIDESCREEN Ack!)I was a Bruce Willis fan since then and I haven't looked back. Thanks for the unsual (pulp fiction,sin city) roles,the mainstream ones(16 blocks was really underrated) and even for the stinkers (striking distince) One thing you can always count on, is you will always be good in the films. I am awaiting this new incarnation of DH, and admitedly, now I am almost 40, and I am nervous. Mostly over Len Wiseman. I hated Underworld. I have yet to watch the sequel. I will give this DH movei a chance tho and jusdge it on its own merits. I am looking forward to seeing it, regardless of how many "fucks" are in the movie. I dont care about ratings. A good movie is a good movie regardless of rating. Anyhow, my main question: Why can't John MafuckinClane fight muslim terrorists? This is the kind of battle I would like to see him involved in. That would bring it into the 21st-post 9/11- century. Granted a cyber hacker is kinda hip and cool,but I really wish Hollywood would make films that wouldnt be afraid to address this modern issue. Was it ever considered? I know the potential backlash PR wise, but what are your thoughts on MaFuckinClane fighting some terror cell/dynamite vest wearing muslim in a U.S. city? The Euros/Germans were shown as villians in the first and 3rd. Why cant we have a crackpot villain from the mideast? I think Hollywood is afraid , particularly since True Lies got so much shit for doing it. But why cant we call it what it is? This is a modern problem. Not to get all political, I just find it interesting that action films seem to be afraid of "going there" Your comments appreciated. Thanks, see you on 7/4!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Azazyel.. Hudson Hawk is like the Resurrection

    by modlight

    for Bruce Fans. Understanding and loving that movie is key to a Bruce fan's faith. Without it, its just hollow celeb idol humping. Hudson Hawk is the resurrection, and Die Hard is his ascension to heaven

  • May 9, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Walter B., that I doubted who you really are.

    by The Dum Guy

    But since we are dealing with the whole internet-anonymity thing, I hope were you can how a guy saying he’s Bruce Willis is going to be taken with a grain of salt, at the least. Anyway, sorry I doubted you Walter B., and I would just like to say I am a fan and the fact that you’ve taken time out of your life and tried to commune with us commoners says a lot about you, mostly that you are cool. I personally don’t have any questions for you that aren’t completely inane, so I won’t bother (actually I do still want to know who you think would win in a Arnold vs. Stallone match) and I am re-thinking my opinion of waiting to see LFoDH until it’s on video, simply because you actually (yourself) thinks its good and bothered to tell us TalkBackers about it face to face (sorta).

  • May 9, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    BRILLIS

    by themykra

    what's your involvment with fast food nation?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    In your new film, McClane almost gets killed by a car

    by Vicenzo

    ... that threatens to fall on top of his head. And the only reason he manages to survive is luck. Don't you feel this is kind of a departure for the character? In the first three Die Hard films he always stays alive because he's one tough motherfucker.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    "Reindeer-Goat-Cheese-Pizza..."

    by samuraisix

    ...was said in both Last Boy Scout and Hudson Hawk. Was that your own ad-libbed thing? I ask because it seems weird that that could be written for two separate roles. Loved both those movies--are there any talks for a better edition of Boy Scout on DVD? Now would be a good time. I read somewhere that you mentioned that it would take a lot of courage for Fox to make an R-rated Die Hard these days. Why doesn't the studio have that courage...and why is it important that we, film fans and Die Hard lovers go see this installment? One last question: Does the film explain what happened between Vengeance and 4.0 to explain why McClane, once down-and-out, is in such good shape now? One of the best trademarks of the series for fans is seeing John overcoming all odds with his street smarts. Thanks for your time.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Eh Messi

    by Canada's King

    Don't know how they do things in America, but any Canuck'll you, Unbr-Fuckin-Eakable packs more punch!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Messi

    by a rolling stone

    http://www.alexrossart.com/artforsale.asp?sc=ARUN1

  • May 9, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Sooo...

    by Valebant

    this didn't post in the last talkback with Bruce, but I did get a chance to talk with the man on iChat for 5-10 minutes and he's pretty passionate about the film he's made. For the most part I listened and nodded my head while he described some pretty cool stuff. He said they almost lost a couple guys on set and that his stunt man was one of them. I'll definitely go see LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD opening day - it'll be like paying a dollar for each minute of one of the most surreal conversations I've ever had. I mean, Bruce Willis' head was floating on my desktop. I'm not one to be starstruck, but Mr. Willis is one of probably 4-5 people that apparently makes me an idiot. <p> As for the movie, he really REALLY looked and sounded sincere about it and I believe him (I interview witnesses). My favorite part was asking about how Justin "I'm a Mac" Long's role compared to the part they had Samuel L. Jackson play in the last venture. (The part that worried me the most). He said having Justin there was like having one of US there - a John McClane fan in awe of the man and his sheer je ne sais quoi. <p> As to THE BRUCE, he was REALLY down to Earth. He even asked about my hometown and talked about odd draft decisions my home football team made recently. I'm still reeling from having the honor of speaking to the man. AND I ashamed that I couldn't resist the urge to sign off by saying "Yippee Kiyay Bruce" and he laughed and said "Yippee kiyay, Motherfucker." JOHN MCCLANE CALLED ME A MOTHERFUCKER! Watching DIE HARD films just got a lot more special.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Okay Mr. Bruce, I've Calmed Down

    by alynch3

    Okay Bruce, if you look at the previous talkback, I made one of the first posts where I essentially told you and your defense of film to go fuck itself. After reading some of your posts, I have indeed calmed down. The fact that you're actually responding directly to us rather than a bunch of filtered questions speaks highly, so I no longer think you're full of shit. Hell, I actually was excited when I heard Timothy Olyphant was the villain. He completely rocked on Deadwood. So I've now decided to give the movie a shot and I'm willing to acknowledge that it is possible to make an intense balls-to-the-wall action movie that is PG-13. I just hope the film makes great use of its single alloted "fuck". And if the movie ends up sucking, I hope you stick around to take our shit.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Time travel

    by a rolling stone

    There are few movies that deal with time travel in a believable way to me. 12 Monkeys was one of them. Frequency's another...but you weren't in that. Just wanted to pay you my respects for your work in 12 Monkeys. You were the tough guy who could cry. I dug it.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    HEY BRUNO!!

    by slone13

    When's the next album coming out? Seriously. I bust out my Return of Bruno disc every few months and put it into rotation. Great album. I've found it works especially well as background music at poker games. You may not feel the same way.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    BW....

    by Kubla_Khan

    Mr Willis! Personally I have a lot of faith in Die Hard 4.0 (as it's called here in the UK). Underworld 2 had some really very good action set-pieces, so that combined with the fact that I love all the other DH films means I'm in all the way. Now that's out in the open -- what do you reckon on the classic "Harrison Ford is too old to play Indy" debate? You up for another in that franchise? By the way, I loved 12 Monkeys -- any plans to work with Gilliam again? Finally -- ever catch reruns of That 70s Show, see Ashton, and just wanna punch his fucking lights out? (Sorry about that last one, I'm kidding...). Over.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    BRILLIS

    by themykra

    if robert rodriguez does direct the jetsons movie...please play george jetsons boss Mr. Spacely...please

  • May 9, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Comedy

    by robotdevil

    Hey Bruce. I love the Die Hards and all, but I actually first became a fan in your Moonlighting days. I was wondering if you have any plans to do some comedy again.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    This question is for the one and only Joe Hallenbeck.

    by TheRealRatigan

    If there's one question I can ask you, Bruce (well, one that you might answer), well then I want to know, Joe, why wasn't there a sequel to THE LAST BOY SCOUT? Was one ever developed, did Shane Black have an idea, did Joel Silver ever pitch a sequel to you or Tony Scott or to anybody else, did WB ever want to do it, or was it never suggested anytime, for reasons that you want to tell us now?...I don't know if it's your best role, but my favorite Bruce Willis character is still Joe Hallenbeck...if Harry hasn't told you yet, it's also a name that carries some historical baggage here at AICN. Where does THE LAST BOY SCOUT stand up for you? <p>Either way, thanks for logging on and logging in. Ain't it cool?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    The Dark Tower

    by andymillman

    Bruce, I always have pictured the character Roland from Stephen Kings The Dark Tower series with your face. Would you give it a go if you got the call? Also, did you ever get a call from Ricky Gervais for Extras? I believe that would truly be a feather in your cap.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Vern's TB?

    by The Dum Guy

    Is the other TB turned off or did it crash? I can't get to read Mori's last comment, it just goes to Hercules one at 7:14 pm.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Explain the advantages of a PG-13 DIE HARD over an R.

    by Gary Yogurt

    "Fuck" is an integral part to the series. Don't water this down.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Ashton, Spider-Man, Etc.

    by YZiddy

    Bruce - 1) How the fuck haven't you shot Ashton Kutcher in the face yet? Stop being his buddy, or are you playing the whole "keep your enemies closer" bit? 2) Did you see Spider-Man 3? Isn't it the biggest piece of SHIT to ever hit this planet? 3) What's your take on entertainment lawyers?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Bruce - You gonna work with Shane Black again?

    by Womb2dooM

    You are one the very few actors who really seem to "get" Shane Black's dry humour. Do you have any immediate plans to work with him again?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    by roundhoward

    Bruce, big fan of yours and I'm extremely pumped to have you on the site. I know there's a strong likelihood that this will get passed over, but I felt that I should ask since I didn't see it covered too extensively in your previous posts. What is your beef with DH3? Obviously it isn't as good as the first -- how could it be? -- but I definitely would not call it a bad movie. The "Simon Says" scenes, before we see Irons, is brilliant. It's the grandfather of 24 (back when it was good). Samuel L and Jeremy Irons were excellent, and your hung over McClane was fantastic. I spent the Halloween following DH3 dressed up as McClane from that film. I was fucking freezing but I loved it. Anyway, thanks for joining us Bruce, please let us know more about your thoughts on DH3 if you have the chance, and keep on rocking in the free world. -Roundy

  • May 9, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Bruce...

    by Tarantinoholic

    I saw you talked to some guys from the other talkback on iChat. Bruce, brother, who do I have to kill to recieve the same opportunity? Michael Bay? Joel Silver? Inquiring minds want, nay, NEED to know!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    WHY I WILL NOW SEE YOUR FUCKING PG13 DIE HARD MOVIE....

    by JettDeckard

    BW, I'LL JUST SAY FIRST OFF. LOVED THE FIRST DH, IT WAS MY FIRST R RATED MOVIE EXPERIENCE AT 6 YEARS OLD, YES I REMEMBER IT. LOL. ANYWAYS EVEN THO YOUR PROBABLY NOT GOING TO SEE THIS AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF POSTS THAT WILL BE ON HERE. I JUST WANTED TO STATE THAT I WILL NOW SEE THIS DIE HARD MOVIE EVEN IF IT DOES HAVE WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CANDY ASS RATING BECAUSE YOU CAME ON HERE AND CHATTED IT UP WITH THE FANS. THIS MAKES FOR COOL POINTS IN MY BOOK. I'M ALWAYS DELIGHTED TO FIND OUT A CELEBRITY ISN'T A TOTAL SELF ABSORBED PRETENTIOUS FUCKFACE. YOU CAME ON HERE AND TALKED TO THE FILM GEEKS AND WHILE IT MIGHT BE IN THE GREATED INTEREST/MISSION TO GARNER ATTENTION FOR YOUR LATEST EFFORT I STILL DIG THE WAY YOU WENT ABOUT IT. SO YOU GOT MY 10 BUCKS, PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS..THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE LIKE ME SWAYED BY SUCH CAMPAIGNS AND APPROACHES. GOOD LUCK AND HOPE THE FLICK PANS OUT.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    DumGuy

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Yeah I had the same problem. My guess? Harry shut it down as soon as he opened this one. It was fun while it lasted though, huh?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    They call him Bruce?

    by Darkman

    Absolutely love HUDSON HAWK. One day, it will be seen as a misunderstood gem, just you wait. <br><br> I had hoped to be the first guy to mention that, but at least I'm first on this: DEATH BECOMES HER. Fun film, thought you were fantastic in it. Any stories you'd like to share about making it?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    The Return Of Bruno.

    by The-Warrior

    Three questions: ----1. Did you think it was awesome when Ice-T hailed you in the classic song, New Jack Hustler -- "bulletproof, I die harder than Bruce Willis" -- I thought it kicked ass. ------ 2. "The Parthanon, Greek family restaurant...It's wet and it's dry, my my my my!" is an unheralded turn of lyrical genius on Saturday Night Live. Fine work, sir. --------3. Whenever the bloated sell-out, Knowles let's us talk to famous people, they insult me (Kev Smith called me a fag, Stallone said I engage in necrophilia, so forth and so on) if you could disparage me in some way, I'd really appreciate it because I want to keep my streak alive. ----- See you in Hell.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Die Hard with Bruce

    by njdet

    Let me tell you why I will see your movie a) like I would've missed it to begin with, it's Die Hard the very basis for modern action that means it's hardcore action that we know for sure and if I can give any praise to Len Wiseman is that he can direct action b) you've really put yourself out there and went on the record with the most rabbid fans in the world c) you called out Michael Bay if Die Hard 4 and Transformers were up against each other on the 4th I would've picked Die Hard based simply on you calling him out, so you've got my ticket and i expect to be floored. Now for my question. I see Jeffery Wright has been cast in the film and I think that Mr. Wright is one of America's greatest unheralded actors, so Bruce how was it working with Jeffery, and since its such a popular question how was it working with Timothy Olyphant, we know he can be a badass as witnessed on Deadwood. Thanks for joining the talkbacks and I hope you respond to my question!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Pulp Fiction rocked.

    by jae683

    Think you play those punchy guys better than anyone.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Bruce, did you bite off more then you can chew?

    by Womb2dooM

    Or are you just getting started? Also, I loved/liked almost all your movies except Colour of Night - APOLOGISE!!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The Fifth Element...

    by critch

    Hi Bruce, love all the Die Hards (Yes, even Die Harder), but actually had a question about an earlier flick. How did Fifth Element get pitched to you? That must've been a trip to try to understand considering it was all CGI, and an original sci-fi story is hard to find any more. Was there ever any word on another one? I know it made it's budget back, and there were rumblings right afterward of a "Mr. Shadow" movie. Anyway, thanks for doing this, even if you don't see my questions. Hudson Hawk forever!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    bruce!

    by kendall_lacey

    Respect sir, hope to see DH4 soon! My favourite BW moment was that creepy Twilight Zone where you answered your own phone, that gave me nightmares for weeks! :)

  • May 9, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I see a black box!!

    by ATARI

    Oh, it was just Hercules, never mind.<br> <br> Just kidding -- I love you, man<br>

  • May 9, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    RedEyeDistrict

    by The Dum Guy

    Yeah, I guess this ones like part 2, I just hope we can still go back and read Vern's TB. It was kinda funny at first wondering if Bruce Willis was or wasn't Walter, now the mystery is gone.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Would you ever work with Gilliam again?

    by TotallyGayForChristianBale

    I really thought the chemistry you had with Brad Pitt was great, and I would love to see you guys work together again. 12 Monkeys is such a badass flick, do you still talk to Terry Gillam? Finally, how do you recommned for somebody to break into this business?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce, quick question about Unbreakable

    by Doctor Occult

    Loved your work in Die Hard, 12 Monkeys, and yes, Hudson Hawk, but your performance in Unbreakable is still, to me, one of your best. I had heard that M Night originally had planned on that to be the first part of a proposed trilogy. I'm assuming this is by now, a no-go, but were you ever interested in this? And if so, what elements would the trilogy have eventually dealt with, in terms of general plot and your character? Not much of an M Night fan, but that movie was fuckin incredible. Thanks in advance, Zach D.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Oh and thanks for Apocalypse!

    by Womb2dooM

    That was the single coolest thing any actor had done at that time! "Kill em all and let God sort em out!" So such a cool game! Just for that, you don't have to apologise for Colour of Night.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Bag of Bones

    by ororo_munroe

    I read that you were producing it. Are you going to do anything with it any time soon? <BR>P.S. Is that really you on myspace or a poser?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    He answered one of my questions

    by White Goodman

    Suck on that bitches.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    An Unbreakable Trilogy would kick ass

    by jae683

    If they could get everyone back.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Timothy Olyphant

    by Random Trip

    I've only ever seen him in The Girl Next Door, but even with a role in such a shitty film, he exudes such charisma and comes across as a completely believeabloe bastard that I always figured he'd end up as the villain in a kick-ass action flick. Without having seen him in a Die Hard movie, I'll take a guess that he's going to be damn good, but nowhere near as great as the legendary Alan Rickman. This brings me to my question, Bruce: Of the 3 Die Hard bad guys so far, which has been your favourite, and why?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    For Walter B. (the man himself)...

    by Flynn Diesel

    The first movie and Die Hard 2 were made at the end of the Reagan era and the beginning of the Bush Sr. era, where John McClane's persona was more or less as defined an action hero as a Rambo or Schwarzenegger, a man whose heroism was, as you said it, at "the wrong man at the wrong place at the wrong time" and trying to keep the peace. Die Hard with a Vengeance more or less retained that, but what I want to know is this: since 1995 (when Die Hard with a Vengeance was released), a lot has happened in the real world of terrorism on a global scale--the Unabomber, Columbine, 9/11, suicide bombers in Israel--and that does not even cover other situations such as the conflict in Iraq. Have the events of this past decade made you play John McClane as a different person, or have you simply accustomed the character to coexist in the current times?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    He's not going to have time to read all of this

    by Rupee88

    but maybe he will jump around and answer a few random questions. Die Hard 2 sucked so I don't care about this new one, but he has done some great movies of course like Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, etc. The first Die Hard was fun.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Bruce loves Austin...

    by Chippy Fon Toast

    Hey Bruce, first...thanks for participating in the talkbacks here. It's pretty cool that you are willing to speak openly about your films, even the ugly ones. My question is this...any chance for a special screening of Live Free or Die Hard here in Austin? I couldnt imagine a better night than seeing DH4 in downtown ATX with you in attendance, then heading down to Antone's to see the Accelerators play an aftershow (a la the Sin City premiere awhile back). I saw you guys play there many years ago and had a blast. You and the band are definitely talented musicians, and i love the harmonica and guitar duels, especially between you and the Krispy Kreme guy. Thanks again, cant wait to see the flick!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Walter B - any suggestions?

    by Ducayne

    Wow... so I just got out of an 8-hour lecture about Editing and finally got caught up on all this woo-ha. This is all very exciting and intense. Now Walter B, I have no worries about your fourth installment in the series, my dad (who also bears a striking resemblance) introduced me to the series as a young lad and thought that each film was (at the very least) an entertaining thrill ride. I was trying to think of some questions to ask about DH4, but I want the element of surprise there. I want to go into the theater and be blown away. So now I'm sitting here trying to think of something intelligent and thought provoking to ask but I'm drawing a blank. So I'll ask a bland and uninteresting question. I'm a film student close to graduating; do you have any words of wisdom?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    FInally read the other thread

    by Mr_X

    <p>and it was quite hilarious, with people not beliving who he was</p> <p>Kudos bruce, seems you've got all the haters and doubters on your side, or at least willing to give the movie a shot.</p> <p> you'll probably need another mac account after this.</p>

  • May 9, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    stick to Die Hard 4

    by Fenrisulfr

    I think he said previously that he would answer only questions related to die hard 4.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    DH4 my most anticipated movie of the year

    by slappy jones

    I don't give a fuck how kiss assy this sounds. I fucking love the die hard films...especially the first one. it is the greatest action film ever made. bar none. there is no contest..nothing comes close...i was 11 when i first saw it and i must have seen it nearly a hundred times...it is pretty much perfect ..and I cannot fucking wait to see this new film.....bbbbuuttt my question is do you ever see brian de palma or have anything to do with him?? would you work with him again? just curious - i like bonfire of the vanities so what can you do............but anyway can't wait to see DH4..trailer looks great

  • May 9, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    About the paparazzi

    by Weresmurf77

    Not about your family as such, but how do you handle the constant invasion of privacy into every angle of your personal life? Do you ever feel like pulling a MaClane on them, or is it a case of ignoring them? Have any ever gone way too far and received a come-uppance from you? Does it ever feel too much and you wish you could sink back into the anonymity of your pre-acting days?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Only have two questions...

    by Hansen1985

    ...and a lot of awe and respect for one of the icons of modern cinema. I make a point of watching a movie if I know you're in it. The last one I saw was Alpha Dog. Assuming you've seen it, did you like it. And also, do you enjoy watching yourself on film, or is that something you try to avoid? Know the chance of you seeing these and answering is slim, but a man gotta try..

  • May 9, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    DO YOU USE A MAC OR A PC????

    by torontoxic

    I hope that kid in those commercials who's in Die Hard 4 got you a free computer. <P> PS: Could you please smack Ashton Kutcher for me? Thanks dude.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce!

    by TattooedBillionaire

    Firstly, let me just say that I think you're awesome for doing this. It's great that you're taking time out to answer questions for fans. My only question, since so many good ones have already been asked, is: How important do you feel cameos are to an actor's career? In recent years, we've seen you do cameos in Ocean's 12 and Grindhouse, so you seem to do them on a somewhat regular basis now. Are they a good way of keeping your name out there when you don't have a starring vehicle coming out? Thanks, Bruce!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Do you want me to rape him?

    by Doctor Occult

    Did I mention I fucking LOVED Hudson Hawk. Why the hate? And I thought the only questions off limit to Bruce were in regards to his family/personal life. Past films could be discussed. And yeah, Olyphant is a great choice for bad guy, he can act his ass off and be just as much a bad ass as Bruce (ie Deadwood) which should make for an interesting confrontation in DH4.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see this movie!

    by JonBlizzard

    Stallone didn't let us down and dammit if Willis will either. We're pulling for Die Hard 4. I know this is probably a tough one to answer but, who has been your favorite director to work with, to date?

  • May 9, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    The purpose of this thread is simple

    by chrth

    We must convince Bruce to do more Hudson Hawk films. Anyone who deviates from this purpose is doing the world a disservice.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    HEY BRUCE !! HOW YA DOIN ???

    by b.shaker

    I didn't come to kiss up like the others unfortunately. Amazing how many AICN nerds are gonna change their tune now they know it's you on the TBs. I don't care dude, you are just another person to me like everyone else here, and that's how I'll talk 2 you. Like most others on this board ( including the star-struck, groveling bunch ), I don't care for a "safe" version of a Die Hard movie. Maybe you don't have much say in this studio decision, maybe you do...whatever. You must be able to understand however, why people wouldn't appreciate this absurd change to the Die Hard franchise. Die Hard is like the last "true" adult 'R' rated action franchise. It is considered a pioneer in the action genre ( but you know this already ). I was looking forward to this movie this summer in the glout of PG-13 fare marketed to the teen/preteen crowd. Just imagine;; In a summer atmosphere litteraly saturated with with childish, PG, cowshit, We had this one, lone R-rated bad-boy to look forward too. But No...Instead of honouring the fan base that made this franchise a success in the first place, Fox has seen fit to snub those that waited for the sequel for a decade long with this move which amounts to nothing more than "censoring" just so you could draw a teen crowd that have no vested intrest in this franchise whatsoever. Another blasted PG-13 movie.....I'm disappointed, dismayed, and quite frankly, disgusted with the whole scenario. Fox may make some money with this censored movie, but not nearly as much as if it was an 'R' like the others. I believe you know that too. I believe your hands are tied in this matter. That's a shame and I'm truly sorry. I know what you're doing here on AICN is nothing more than a little PR save-face, but you are not going to be able to sell that "hardcore" shit to everyone. We both know what PG-13 entails, I won't be a star-struck, nerd ass and pretend like I don't know..... You are now portraying a T.V. version of John McClane. While the movie will have it's action of course, it will all be "inoffensive" ( so to speak ). I like to call it "noise without impact". We WILL NOT see the bloody, gritty, violence that was pushed to the limit in the first three. That was what signified a Die Hard movie even more than John's foul mouth. It's all gone now though; The gritty, no-holds-bared violence, the realisticly and justifiably bad-mouthed characters. It's all either completely gone or so glossed over now we'd never know or notice if any of it is even there at all. That's what PG-13 is Bruce. There's no "hardcore" in a fucking PG-13 movie. If there was, it would be rated acordingly (i.e. 'R' ). My beef is not really with you though Bruce. You gotta make a living right ?? Which is like what for this movie ?? 20mil at least. Hell!! I'd do a PG Die Hard myself for that kinda dough lol. No. My beef is with the suits over at Fox that keep turning these adult franchises into PG-13 farce. They have no love or respect for quality cinema, just profit and nothing else ( something they won't even see that much of from this censored DH film ). Someone should've had the good sense to tell the nip-tuck Fox suits that real profit from a Die Hard movie would come from it's long-time fanbase that expected nothing short of an R. I thought you would have told them that Bruce. Naive of me, guess I don't really know how that shit works. Oh Well. All I can tell you is that I do not now, or will not ever support this epic disaster of a bad business decision on Fox's part. I will not watch this chickenshit 'Live Free Or Die Hard' in theaters, nor will I shell out my humble earnings to rent/buy the preposterous and disingenuous sales gimmick that is the "unrated" or "Directors" cut. That's my two cents on the whole affair, and you'd be surprised how many disgruntled fans share my POV Bruce. You could reply if you like ( or not ). I wasn't really looking for much by way of a conversation ( not to be rude by any means )....I really just wanted to speak my mind. Good luck with your future endeavours Mr Willis..... I'll keep an eye out for that movie you're doing with Sam Jackson. you two have a killer on-screen vibe that should not be taken for granted ( I just hope it's R-rated for fucks sake ).

  • May 9, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Bruce Fucking Willis

    by teammattford

    Incredible. Congratulations on your amazing career, and getting my totally pumped for DH4 based on this event alone. Are you doing any press in NZ? I would love to shake your hand.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    "HOW'S MY DRIVING?"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    "1-800-I'M GONNA FUCKN DIE!" Hee hee.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    You know what rocked? Die Hard Trilogy for the PS1

    by PushTheButton

    They weren't terribly original games, but they were easy, fun, and came with a sense of achievement when finished. I mean, fuck, in the DH3 one you save the city from destruction and kill Simon all without ever leaving your car.

  • May 9, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    why i'm STILL worried/disappointed about DH4...

    by mobguy1907

    hey Mr. Willis .. must say first that i'm a HUGE fan of everything you've done. .. but when i first saw the trailer for DH4 i was amazed, excited, everything. then when i heard the news that this film is being made into a PG-13, i lost nearly all my excitement for the film, and that i just got ass raped by the people who decided to make this PG-13. .. i know u probably sick of hearing ppl complain about this being PG-13, and i've read what u said that this is a hard action movie and has a lot of violence and everything. but to me, the "fucks" and hard violence were a big part of the films. and i'm sry but if u jump off a jet onto a messed up highway and slide down it and escape the crashing jet behind u (btw very cool scene : ) .. and u don't scream "fuck!!!" .. theres issues.. idk .. to me it seems more real-life w/ the language .. especially if ur in a terrorist/ hostage situation. just my thoughts ... still looking forward to it ... hope i get a reply : )

  • May 9, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    He can't say "motherfucker"

    by Fenrisulfr

    so he'll say "YIPPIE KAI YAY MOTHER"... explosion... and Olyphant to answer "FUCKER?". That would pass, lol.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Oh goody, another washed up "star" tries to reconnect

    by Proman1984

    with his fanbase. Excuse me if I don't care. Seriously is there a SINGLE BETTER WAY to prove you are not an A-Lister (not even a B lister) than by posting on a pissy AICN talkback? I mean this place is worse than IMDb and IMDb is shite. A few years ago I may have been glad, you know I may have even thought it was cool. But between a string of crappy movies, and worse yet, a string of politically embarrasing statements, and now this watered down PG13 crap when most of the real action is done by a standin-stantman (heck he is even brough it for regular setup) well excuse me that I don't care. And seeing the attention deficient fanwhore isn't too exciting either. Meh I say. For the record, I hope I am proven wrong and the movie does rock (unlikely) but it's hardly be due to Bruce. Doesn't feel like a Bruce movie too me.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2

    by Press Lenox

    Hi Bruce, I'm a huge fan, and especially loved Unbreakable, what your thoughts on a sequel to that movie were, or any story concepts M. Night had mentioned about it. Thanks for everything Bruce!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    12 monkeys??

    by rdsxfan8

    someone please explain this one to me. Ive seen it a bunch of times and just when I think i have an idea about whats going on, I notice something else that shatters my mind and sends me down a path of false delusions. I hope Im not alone in this one.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Hiiii OOoooohhh

    by Sappers Forward

    So Bruce, ummmm, you gonna chime in here or what? Just wondering. oh, BTW, love your work...call me. Let's do lunch.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    About the car crashing into helicopter

    by Fenrisulfr

    In the last level of Die Hard 3 in Die Hard Trilogy, you had to crash your cab into Simon's chopper. Was the scene in DH4 inspired by it? Nah, I don't think you can answer that, lol.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    NAME'S BUTTERFINGERS

    by kikuchiyoboy

    "No shit" <br> <br> What a great f'n movie.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    My last name is actually MCCLANE!!!!!

    by Jonny_Dr_Thunder

    Hey Bruce, let me say how insanely happy I am that you've taken the time to dive into these talkbacks and show such great spirit. Excellent show of character, my man. My last name is McClane, and it's actually spelled with an "ANE" instead of the most common McCl-"AIN". My whole life people have spelled my name wrong. Eveyrwhere I go, they spell it "McClain" and it always drives me nuts. My ENTIRE LIFE, I've always said to these people: "No, no, no, it's spelled "MCCLANE," like Bruce Willis in Die Hard. I want to thank you for making my last name the coolest fucking last name on the planet these days. I'm a huge fan of your work, and I'll continue to cheer you on, brother. You'll find me at DH4 on opening night, probably drunk, and really, really happy. So from one McClane to another.... keep givin' 'em hell!!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    It's true!!

    by ATARI

    So I checked out the previous Walter B thread -- and sure enough, it's the real deal.<br> <br> Bruce, if you read this, I want you to know that since you had the balls to come on this site and take abuse, then I am going to have to balls to go see Die Hard 4<br> <br> You've made me do a 180.<br> <br> Only question I have, is will there be an unrated DVD of this movie in my Christmas stocking?<br> <br>

  • May 9, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Ummmm...has anyone seen the trailer to DH4?

    by Doctor Occult

    Two cars careening over McClane's head, car smashing into helicopter = one purchase of a movie ticket from myself.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    ALSO ... few more questions

    by mobguy1907

    i'm a little curious/confused ... did u sign on the project originally already knowing that this was going to be made into a PG-13 movie ? if so, WHY ???!!! .. and another thing, have you seen a lot of these PG-13 action movies that have been made in the past few years ??? .. there TERRIBLE .. can you blame people for being upset? i mean .. Transporter 2, XXX 2, (both these sequels as well) .. there just God awful

  • May 9, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Moriarty should apologize

    by nooneimportant

    That was a punk bitch move of Moriarty calling out Walter B like that. Really dude, you should chill on the whole "toughguy" attitude you got going and show some respect. That whole half-assed apology was just that.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Bruce when are you and Sly going to star in a movie

    by Frank The Rabbit

    together?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Walter B.

    by the darkman

    I'm curious of what was your favorite movie you've seen this year? And what movie this summer besides DH4 are you excited to see on the big screen? Thanks again for doing this. It's one of the coolest things an actor can do!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    WalterB, welcome to the cesspool known as the internet

    by Jack_Crap

    But props to you for dealing with it! I asked this question in your old thread, but I don't know if you're still reading that. Just one question for you: Any plans on making another film with M. Night Shyamalan? I thought his best films were with you. Of course, the classic "The Sixth Sense," and then my choice for one of the most underrated flix ever, "Unbreakable." (And probably my favorite B.Willis film!) Oh shit, I lied, one more question: "Last Man Standing!" Where would you rank that film with your collection? I for one always thought that was a great freaking movie, although I guess it didn't receive wide critical appeal. It was almost like watching a classic western, only 30 years after the fact. Model-Ts instead of horses. Anyways.... Don't let the internet dorks push you away, we appreciate your taking the time to answer these questions. You da man, can't wait to watch the 4th DH!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    IT'S THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS NO SHOW!!!!!!

    by tracheattack

    3:45 was a dead giveaway

  • May 9, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Question: Blind Date and Blake Edwards

    by PhantomZone111

    Yeah, Die Hard was great, but I love it when Bruce does comedy. So here's my question. What was it like to work with Blake Edwards in "Blind Date"? I'm a HUGE fan of the director, but if it was a bad experience, please be honest. Thanks! (I was going to put off seeing DH4, but now I'm taking it in opening weekend... this talkback rocks)

  • May 9, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Favorite talk show?

    by BondGayBond

    Bruce, always enjoy your segments when you show up on Conan, what's your favorite show to show up on? Least favoritE?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    John McTiernan

    by BondGayBond

    Hey Bruce, how did you like working with McTiernan, what didn't you like about DieHard 3?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    So, Does he kill with new technology or old stand by?

    by evilmasterfoo

    Does Mcclane use his Barretta .9mm still, or has he upgraded to a Glock or something?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    DieHard 4/ True Lies

    by BondGayBond

    Were you worried at all that the Harrier Jet sequence would evoke True Lies? At least that's the first thing to enter the brains of my friends and I when viewing the trailer.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I TAKE IT BACK

    by JettDeckard

    I ACTUALLY TOOK TIME TO GO WATCH THE TRAILER. HOW MANY FUCKING FLYING FLAMING CARS CAN YOU HAVE IN A MOVIE TRAILER? you know what was so cool about the first die hard is it didn't attempt to be all big and epic and huge. it was a guy that happen to be in a building that got taken over...now the "WORLD" IS GETTING SHUT DOWN but computer guys..why even bother seeing it, i already know how its going to end, bad guy dead, world saved, good guy alive...give me movies like munich, and the departed. as far as action casino royale did it for me.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Chinese theatre Hanprints

    by LeviDTinker

    Hello Bruce my name is Levi,Iam the senior tour guide at the graumans chinese theatre, and one of the things we talk about on the tours are the handprints of course, and i want to ask you the same thing that i asked stallone on here back in Decemeber. A lot of the tourists ask about your square and i was just curious if there was any memories or recollections you have from that day, that you would want to pass along that i could share with the tourists who take the chinese theatre tour. ive seen you at a lot of the Premieres(where iam also the lobby announcer welcomeing everyone inside the theatre) and other events we host at the chinese and the mann villiage,bruin and festival theatres. But ive never gone up and said hello and ask about your handprints as i didnt want to interupt while you were talking to people in the lobby. I would very much appreciate anything you could tell me about that day. thanks for your time and i look forward to seeing you in Live free or Die Hard. Levi

  • May 9, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Bruce please request Last Boy Scout special edition DVD

    by Greg7007

    I know Bruce has said him and Joel Silver aren't the best of buddies (which probably means Bruce's Joe Hallenbeck character won't be in any more films again), but I was always ticked off (as other AICN readers would agree) at The Last Boy Scout film still only being available in a bare bones DVD. If there's any chance a TLBS special edition DVD for HD-DVD or Blu Ray will eventuate with a director's cut, it'd be great if Bruce could participate in it and I know Tarantino (who's a big fan of TLBS) would also gladly appear in it.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    will M. night and a moonlight reunion happen?

    by theonecalledshoe

    Willis once said he'd do so many flicks with M. night. I think he has one left. As for moonlighting, it's got to be time to bury the hatchet (not literally.)

  • May 9, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    the BRUCE cometh

    by BRUTICUS

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/491984715_6715f0aa66.jpg?v=0

  • May 9, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    And one last question about Michael Bay

    by BondGayBond

    Bruce, on Bay's official site, he talks about Die Hard 4, and mentions that he loved working with you. Does he know you hated working with him? He makes mention that Die Hard moved from the July 4th release because of Transformers and says he's "been there done that" in regards to the Die Hard action.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Going up against BAY/TRANSFORMERS

    by nooneimportant

    Hey Bruce, how do you feel about opening a week before Bay's Transformers? You expressed your dislike for the man in the earlier Talkback. How do you feel your box office chances are? Is it something you're even concerned about? You're a great actor and please keep working!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    one more try

    by BRUTICUS

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/491984715_cb39d728ce_o.jpg

  • May 9, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Die Hard was the 1st R rated movie I saw!

    by KYLEDMILLER

    Back in 1995 when DHWAV came out on video I was staying at my gradparents while the parents were out to dinner, my grandma, yea grandma, let us watch it w/ my aunt and uncle and little brother. Since that day I have loved the Die Hards, specifically 1 and 3, its fuckin awesome that your doin this, I read ur comments b4 they confirmed and couldn;t belive how funny calm and collected you were, I was freakin about this PG-13 issue, but after hearing your comments i am excited as fuck for this, besides you said u shot it Hard R except for the fucks, so we know fox will release an unrated version. Any ways just wanted to say I am a huge fan, I graduate from College on Saturday and this is a bad ass graduation present, So i trust that you know what die hard should be and Im glad that your cool and down to earth enough to chat w/ us, fuck i just registered here so i could talk w John Mafuckinclane

  • May 9, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    BRUNO and AYKROYD

    by Rex Manning

    Hey Bruce - Return Of Bruno was the first album I ever bought, when growing up my two biggest heroes were you and Dan Aykroyd. I always wondered as two Bluesmen are you two buddies? And if so any stories u care to share. <p> Looking forward to DH 4.0 (as us Brits are calling it!)

  • May 9, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Pissing blood is an habit for McClane...

    by Fenrisulfr

    McClane going against the jet: "IS THAT YOUR BEST SHOT?"... so cool. That's the McClanian attitude we're talking about. But still, in DH3 McClane was pissing blood all over the place. I didn't see much of that in the trailer, apart from some scratches here and there. McClane is certainly not a one-man army so how messed up does he get in DH4?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    WALTER: TEMPTATIONS OR SAM COOKE?

    by ArcadianDS

    PEPSI OR COKE<p> MCDONALDS OR WENDYS<P> SNEAKERS OR SANDALS<p> FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL<p> Thanks.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce!

    by wolvenom

    I liked you in 'Breakfast of Champions' and would you ever consider being in another of his books if they made it to the big screen?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    My question for Mr. Bruce

    by Spandau Belly

    Dear Bruce Willis, star of 12 Monkeys;<br><br>I was wondering what you felt the best and worst things to happen to the action genre have been over your career.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    BRUCE... WHAT ABOUT APACHES?

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Wow, can't believe you're actually doing this. Talking back to the talkbackers. You and Kevin Smith should make a short about this. This is a million times cooler than Stallone's 20-day Q+A, and I have no doubt that Live Free or Die Hard will be better than Rocky Balboa, sorry Sly. And Bruce, obviously my moniker stems from the fact that I love all things Weinstein-era Miramax and Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie and you kicked ass in it... but what about Apaches? Bet you didn't think anyone would ask about that project huh? Apaches is one of my favorite books and I understand you were attached to star at one point with Bruckheimer set to produce. So, what happened? Why didn't this thing get made in the early 00's after Sleepers attracted the top A-listers on the planet and Carcaterra had a ton of heat? Since Carcaterra released the sequel, Chasers, only a couple weeks ago, my interest in a feature film adaptation of Apaches has been revitalized and I think you'd have made an excellent Boomer. Are you still interested at all? I know the project is still languishing over at CAA, where I guess they don't mind sitting on gold. I've never read the screenplay that was commissioned but I would love to see that project get back on track. Why'd it fall apart in the first place and would you be interested, down the road, in playing a shit-kicking retired cop like John 'MafuckinClane' or Jack Mosley, without the badge? Also, are you still tight with my close family friends the Izens?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Could brucie play a U.S. president.?

    by theonecalledshoe

    He's played a lot for everything related to the white house but that.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Bruce - 10 reasons why I gotta

    by melanarus

    go and see Diehard 4. Please list them. I'll start the list for you. 1. Two "fucks" in the movie, one yipee ka ye!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    obviously not home tonight

    by JettDeckard

    must be out hobnobbing it in hollywood, or yachting, or having another one of those 100 dollar bill bonfires...

  • May 9, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    No way this site can cope with this...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I can't even post in the original TB anymore... Which makes me sad in the pants :( I think Bruce should appear commando style in random TBs and answer questions, therefore avoiding undue server strain and making people read the posts they never read like latinAICN and the Aussie one...<p> Oh and if you want a question, I'll let everyone else ask the film ones, I wanna know, as a father of two girls myself, how you manage to get through them growing up without losing all your hair.. Ahh, wait, never mind, no wonder I am losing mine...

  • May 9, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Ocean's/Clooney

    by Fievel

    Hey Bruce. You said you passed on the Ocean's part to do something with Clooney in the future. You need to be in a Coens Brothers movie together, if not a separate project in their quirky style. In other words - would love to see you in a comedy again, but an extremely intelligently-written comedy.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    A Question for Bruce about "Watchmen"

    by KneelBeforeZod

    Bruce! You said you were a big fan of Zack Snyder's 300. Have you heard of "Watchmen," his next project? You would be perfect for the role of The Comedian. Get your agent on that, pronto. It's a great story.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 3 was the bomb, what's wrong with you?

    by EjkoUSC

    What's so wrong with Die Hard 3? I know alot of people who feel its the best of the Die Hards. Myself included. Hell, I think its arguably the greatest action film ever made? Come on its hilarious. I love the banter between you and SLJ. Jeremy Irons is the bomb. Graham Greene is always solid. The action is ridiculously inventive. Talk about a giant red herring (the bomb search). Dont get me wrong Die Hard 1 kicks ass, but why are you lumping DH3 in with DH2? We all agree the second one was just immeasurably lame. But why are people hating on DH3? THAT to me would be atough movie to top. And you and SLJ need to get your bickering asses onscreen again. Most underrated duo ever put in an action movie. You'd better answer this post cause DH3 was so the shit.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Yes,please consider doing a Moonlighting film Bruce

    by Luci888

    I second other readers, that if Bruce can patch up things with Cybil and Glen, it'd be great seeing a Moonlighting film (rather than TV movie) on a scale not possible to do for TV, as we don't see too many private detective romantic comedies made anymore.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I can't believed I missed

    by Stroker_Ace

    iChatting w/ John McClane. I was washing dishes. A LOT of dishes. When I told my wife this, she just kinda shrugged. I think I'll go tie her up and make her watch Die Hard for the 48th time. Or do her.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Chinese theatre handprints

    by LeviDTinker

    Hello Bruce my name is Levi,Iam the senior tour guide at the graumans chinese theatre, and one of the things we talk about on the tours are the handprints of course, and i want to ask you the same thing that i asked stallone on here back in Decemeber. A lot of the tourists ask about your square and i was just curious if there was any memories or recollections you have from that day, that you would want to pass along that i could share with the tourists who take the chinese theatre tour. ive seen you at a lot of the Premieres(where iam also the lobby announcer welcomeing everyone inside the theatre) and other events we host at the chinese and the mann villiage,bruin and festival theatres. But ive never gone up and said hello and ask about your handprints as i didnt want to interupt while you were talking to people in the lobby. I would very much appreciate anything you could tell me about that day. thanks for your time and i look forward to seeing you in Live free or Die Hard. Levi

  • May 9, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    THE LAST BOY SCOUT

    by Stuntcock Mike

    is still one of my favorite action movies. Joe is the best fucking tough guy EVER. That being said, I'm kinda wishing PC-man was your partner instead of Mac-boy in DH4. I wasn't going to see it due to PG-13 but seeing as your actually on here reading all this jibberish, I think I'll check it out. By the way, I dug your part in Planet Terror.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    BRILLIS

    by themykra

    seriously Mr.W you need to do more comedy, how about working with the hot fuzz/shaun of the dead guys? it'd be fried gold.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Everyone! We Need To Do This In An Orderly Fashion!!!!!

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Dear Bruce, have always wanted to have my posts show up in all black- you know, the way yours do. Do you think you could make a few calls, pull a few strings?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    MOONLIGHTING: THE MOVIE!

    by TheUglyBaby

    Starring Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson!!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Chinese theatre handprints

    by LeviDTinker

    Hello Bruce my name is Levi,Iam the senior tour guide at the graumans chinese theatre, and one of the things we talk about on the tours are the handprints of course, and i want to ask you the same thing that i asked stallone on here back in Decemeber. A lot of the tourists ask about your square and i was just curious if there was any memories or recollections you have from that day, that you would want to pass along that i could share with the tourists who take the chinese theatre tour. ive seen you at a lot of the Premieres(where iam also the lobby announcer welcomeing everyone inside the theatre) and other events we host at the chinese and the mann villiage,bruin and festival theatres. But ive never gone up and said hello and ask about your handprints as i didnt want to interupt while you were talking to people in the lobby. I would very much appreciate anything you could tell me about that day. thanks for your time and i look forward to seeing you in Live free or Die Hard. oh and iam sorry if this ends up being posted multiple times, iam haveing a hard time with it posting. Levi

  • May 9, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Oh, I MUST RESOLVE THIS MYSTERY... Walter, please help!

    by patiomensch

    A few of my friends in high school SWORE they'd seen you at the Galleria in Rochester, MN. Apparently, you were dating a local girl—a model—at the time, and they saw this girl in the Galleria, accompanied by a guy. They talked with her for a few seconds before they realized, holy shit, the guy is Bruce Willis, wearing a hoodie. Can you confirm?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I'd see anything with Bruce Willis' name on it

    by justin s

    I don't care if it's Devil Wears Prada II: Prada Harder... if Bruce Willis is in it, I'd go see it. hell, if he even acknowledges the fact that I said this cause I am such a huge fan, I can die comfortably.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Walter-I Own Breakfast of Champions on DVD

    by bauer316

    i hope that gets your attention!!! Forget how many fucks you say,how many people do you call a DICKHEAD in DH4,to me that was so awesome in 3.and PLEASE play the bad guy in 24:The MOVIE,you and BAUER would be the greatest non DH movie EVER made!!!

  • May 9, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Bruce, the thing putting me off Die Hard 4.0

    by misnomer

    *we brits dont get the cooler title :(* Absolutely love the Die Hard series- and I wont hear a word against DHWAV- seriously edgy and clever. I wasnt so keen on Die Harder....but the thing that concerns me from the LVODH trailers is that it looks like McClane is a Superman again like in the second movie. Is that the case, or is it just the fault of the trailers?

  • May 9, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Bruce

    by jedimindflayer

    DH3 was an exsisting script, adapted to the 'die hard universe'; it was also widely regarded as sub-standard (to be nice). was lfordh also an exsisting work, adapted to what you call the 'mythology of die hard'and will it suffer the same fate as DH3 if it was, or was it written specificly for the 'die hard universe'? looking forward to judging the flick on it's own merits, and thanks for the vine!

  • May 9, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    jason statham

    by themykra

    is like the naff version of you...

  • May 9, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Unbreakable?

    by michaeljbyrd

    With sequels all the rage as well as comic book films, why not a sequel to Unbreakable. It's possibly the coolest comic film that is not actually based on a comic. What power do you have to help that happen? Talk to M.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Coolest thing ever

    by Bob of the Shire

    Stars and movie types have posted here before, but none on the scale of the Bruce. But then again, is there anyone as cool as Bruce Willis? After reading that truly epic talkback on Vern's article I called several of my friends and told them about it, all of them promptly wigged out. The Q&A thing with Stallone was amazing, but an honest back and forth with Bruce Willis? Out of this fucking world. My productivity at work today plummeted thanks to that talkback and I'll be glued to AICN for foreseeable future.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Bruce, next time you're in NYC, stop by my work

    by Bronx Cheer

    and I'll buy you a lousy cup of coffee. You've been acting in front of our cameras for your entire career. I was talking with the someone from the crew on one of your recent films, and he told me about your having him and others over to watch the sun rise from your place near the park, and he had only good things to say about you, as a host, a colleague, and a man. I've always heard good things about you.</p> <p>Just wanted to let you know that your work ethic and integrity are appreciated. Especially in the film business, but elsewhere in life, it seems that good men are becoming rare, so when one comes along such as yourself, you make the others look insignificant in comparison.</p> <p>Best of luck with the release of DH4. I miss the character, so it's good to have him back. Best regards.</p>

  • May 9, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Walter Bruce Willis AKA BRUNO TOP 10

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    COOLEST FILMS.... 10.Blind Date/The Whole Nine Yards 9.Hudson Hawk 8.The Last Boy Scout 7.The Fifth Element 6.Twelve Monkeys 5.The Sixth Sense 4.Unbreakable 3.Armageddon 2.Pulp Fiction 1.Die Hard 1,2,3,4 DO YOU AGREE BRUCE???

  • May 9, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Die Harder and With a Vengeance thoughts

    by 2Utah2

    What do you prefer Die Harder or With A vengeance. I always like REnny Harlan's movie. I like the location of the airport and the situations McClane was put in were great (ejection seat, snowmobiles, some elevator shafts, basements etc). Expanding the movie to NYC was cool but I feel it lost a little of the Die-Hard element. What are your feelings on the 2 sequels b/c obviously the first one is one of the most classic action movies of all time.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Die Harder and With a Vengeance thoughts

    by 2Utah2

    What do you prefer Die Harder or With A vengeance. I always like REnny Harlan's movie. I like the location of the airport and the situations McClane was put in were great (ejection seat, snowmobiles, some elevator shafts, basements etc). Expanding the movie to NYC was cool but I feel it lost a little of the Die-Hard element. What are your feelings on the 2 sequels b/c obviously the first one is one of the most classic action movies of all time.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Die Harder and With a Vengeance thoughts

    by 2Utah2

    What do you prefer Die Harder or With A vengeance. I always like REnny Harlan's movie. I like the location of the airport and the situations McClane was put in were great (ejection seat, snowmobiles, some elevator shafts, basements etc). Expanding the movie to NYC was cool but I feel it lost a little of the Die-Hard element. What are your feelings on the 2 sequels b/c obviously the first one is one of the most classic action movies of all time.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Die Hard... this is gonna be a little long

    by AllNtheReflexes

    I'm gonna wax nostalgic here for a bit, but one of the mantras of this site is the subjectiveness of filmgoing, and how one's personal experiences impact their enjoyment of movies, so here goes (I do have a point, I promise). First of all, I'm 27 now, so I kind of grew up on the Die Hard films and the other stuff from that era, like most of the folks who visit this site. I never knew my father as a kid (in fact, I just met him for the first time last year), and I was raised by my grandparents. My grandfather passed away when I was about five, so the majority of my formative years were spent without a major male role model in my life. Even as a kid, my main retreat was to watch movies. So, without a big father figure, I ended up with several surrogate "film dads" that would fill the slot - people I looked up to, the kinds of guys I wanted to be when I grew up. Han Solo, Jack Burton, and of course, John McClane. I knew full well that these were all fictional characters, but that didn't make them any less real for me. When I saw Die Hard for the first time at 8 years old, I didn't care about explosions, or body count, or how many times they said the word "Fuck." I was hypnotized by this John McClane, not because he was such a badass, but because he seemed like a real guy. The kind of guy I would have wanted my dad to be. He was imperfect, not in the best shape, and when he ended up doing the things he had to do in that film, there wasn't one second where he looked like he was enjoying it. This was a guy having the worst night of his life, and in the end, all he was really trying to do was see his kids for Christmas. And the best part - when things were at there worst, he did what many of us do when in some of the most uncomfortable situations of our lives - he would make a joke. Not to prove anything, just to ease the tension on himself. I watched Die Hard on VHS (recorded on HBO) at least once a week for the next two years, memorizing every line, practicing the McClane smirk in the mirror. As far as the sequels, I hated Die Hard 2 and I still maintain that Die Hard 3 is a good movie, I don't care what anyone says. I thought DH2 was way too self-referential for its own good, and came off as sort of a parody of the first film, rather than a sequel that progresses the character. But I still watched them almost religiously, because the character was still there, maybe too jokey in 2, maybe too grumpy in 3, but he was still the same John McClane, the guy who never wanted to be doing this shit, but keeps getting put in the most fucked-up situations imaginable and somehow always manages to come out on top. So in the end, that's all that's important to me in a Die Hard 4. I don't care about the rating (I didn't even know the first one was rated R for years, since I was so young when I saw it), I don't care about how much blodd there is, how many times he says fuck, I don't even care if he says Yippee-ki-yay (the only time that line made sense was in the first film, anyway). All I want to know is that we're seeing the same John McClane we've all grown to know and love. Older - fine. Less hair - fine. But the thing that scared me most about the trailers I've seen for LForDH, is that we never really hear McClane talk in those trailers. So there's no way to tell if this guy is the same smartass, blue-collar New York cop we met in 1988. Tell me he's the same guy, that he hasn't been "reimagined" or whatever they call it when they completely change a character these days, and I'll walk barefoot over all the broken glass in Nakatomi Tower to get to the theatre. The end (sorry it took so long). Oh, and Bruce, on a real-world note, last September I spent about three hours finding every pair of knit boxers the company I work for had in stock in your size (checked every store) and having them shipped to your assistant for you (apparently she said it was an emergency). Hope they fit.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Walter, a few miscellaneous questions

    by sfk101

    Thanks for taking so much time to come into talkback and chat. Since you wanted serious questions about your work, both good and bad, I have a few. -Had you read the book Bonfire of the Vanities before taking the Peter Fallow role? And what was working with Brian DePalma like? -I sincerely enjoyed Over The Hedge, Did you get to interact much with Steve Carell during the voice sessions? -You've done a fair amount of voice work during your career, has Pixar ever approached you?

  • May 9, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    AND 10 QUESTIONS FOR BRUCE...

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    1.WHY NOT "DIE HARD 4-EVER" AS YER TITLE? 2.WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE NFL FOOTBALL TEAM AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM? 3.FAVORITE FOOD? 4.FAVORITE ALCOHOL DRINK? 5.WHY "BRUNO"? 6.BLONDES,BRUNETTES OR REDHEADS 7.ACTOR YOU LOOK UP TOO? 8.A GREAT TARANTINO STORY? 9.A GREAT SLY & ARNIE STORY? 10.DID YOU REALLY PUT A BOUNTY ON SADDAM AND BIN LADENS HEADS FOR 1 MILLION EACH? IF TRUE YOU ARE TRUELY ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN IN THE WORLD! MANY THANKS AND TAKE CARE

  • May 9, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    ATTENTION MR. WILLIS!!!

    by El Borak

    in regards to the execs opposing an "R" rating... i just saw a commercial for "georgia rule" today. it's that new pussy-ass "women" movie with jane fonda. that movie IS RATED "R"!!!!!! please tell the film companies to pull their heads out of their collective asses. thank you.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    about Beltrami's score

    by oscarmike

    how do you think it stacks up with Kamen's original. and I heard it's all orchesteral without any of that synthesized garbage that some of the sucessful hack composers drop into their scores. is there any truth to that and please no songs on the score album

  • May 9, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Bruce, what happened with Grindhouse??

    by nooneimportant

    What's your feelings on Grindhouse? Too long? Too dumb? What caused the flop??

  • May 9, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Emily Lloyd recollections?

    by Ditch Brodie

    I always thought she was an interesting actress. Thanks for participating in the TB!

  • May 9, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Nanny Lovin' in Pittsburgh

    by rhino majoris

    Can't believe I have to fanboy out here... Striking Distance will always have a place in my heart as that gave me to opportunity to suck face with the nanny of BW & DM's children... The nanny, at that time, was from Baltimore and childhood friends of one of my employees at Kaufmann's Department Store ... the nanny brought the kids by the store to say hi(Demi had flown in with the kids, Rumer and Scout, from Vegas where she was shooting Indecent Proposal) and they played with toys in my office while the, I think ex israeli special forces bodyguard stood at my door. Oh, and no pictures of the kids allowed either. The nanny came out for drinks with a group of us after she dropped the kids off at the hotel (The William Penn I think). She had to duck out around 11:00 to check in and invited a couple of us to go up and meet Bruce and Demi ... Demi Moore walking out wearing a t-shirt and jeans and saying, "Hi, I'm Demi." and me, jaw on floor saying, "Um, yeah, I know." and then being hustled out by nanny is a great memory. I didn't get to meet my hero though. Did suck face with the nanny for a bit that night. I think that this was the same nanny that ended-up going crazy later. Anyway ... Sorry about the trip down memory lane, but I love that story and have been a HUGE fan since Moonlighting. I've enjoyed your work and appreciate what you bring to the table. Regards, Roger

  • May 9, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Is it true QT wanted you in Pulp Fiction as the Gimp?

    by melanarus

    Just jokiing! But a comment on your choice of movies you make. Why is it you make so many stinkers? I would think by script stage it's apparent that they suck. You do a good one and like 4 shitty ones. Next role you are thinking about doing, please just post a fucking talkback and we'll let you know what's up with what.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    themykra: Statham-Willis... GEMINI

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Hee hee. Statham could could be the wound up young version. Willis would be the world weary tired of it all kinda older version. <br> <br> Muscle VS wits. But they may look too close in age. Maybe.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Best "interview" with a movie star I've ever read

    by Rupee88

    That other Talkback was just fascinating with Bruce Willis being candid and honest about how he dislikes Michael Bay, Joel Silver, Alisha Klaas, and Cybil Shepherd. And the films that he passed on and the films that he is proud of and a bit embarrassed about...just great reading and I love his honesty.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    IN OTHER NEWS ...

    by dregmobile

    BRUCE WILLIS HAS DELAYED RELEASE OF LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD BY ONE WEEK SO HE CAN GET TO ANSWERING THE MULTITUDE OF QUESTIONS AT FAAAN SITE AINT IT COOL NEWS. <br> <br> Seriously, the man is going to need some Assistants, big time. Maybe the way Sly worked it might be better. They won't have to be answered every night, best to do it beforehand and drip feed them to us, ten at a time, in the two weeks counting down to the June release date.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Bruce, I live in Baltimore. Premiere DH4 @ The Senator?

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Not only that but have you in attendance! <BR> <BR> The Senator is a dying breed of theaters and it would be a great honor if you could make sure to have the premiere of the movie here in Baltimore where you filmed it and have that premiere at The Senator. A true movie theater. <BR> <BR> www.senator.com/ <BR> <BR> Did you get to see the theater while you were in town? Are you open to this? Can you put me on the list for the premiere if it happens so I can scream "Yippie Kay Yay Muthafucker" to all my friends over my excitement? ;-)

  • May 9, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Sorry ... one other thing

    by rhino majoris

    My wife tells me to "Leather-up, nancy boy." every time we watch Unbreakable because I cry everytime I get to the scene when David pushes the newspaper across to the son and gives him the "Yeah, that's me" look. OK, OK, since I'm confessing like a bitch, I'll admit that the ending of Armageddon gets me too. Christ ... I need a cigar and a beer. Regards, R http://rhinorog.journalspace.com/

  • May 9, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    This goes to beedub.

    by endlessoul

    Walter B, let me start by saying I'm a fan of your work. The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies. Having said that, I'm concerned with the PG-13 rating. I know you've made the effort to say that having an R rating doesn't mean the movie'll suck. Quite frankly, going as far to say that it'll be better than the first is a big, enormous leap. Bottom line: I now have faith the movie's gonna be kick ass. Thanks.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Tone of Die Hard 4 compared to the rest of the series

    by WolfmanNards

    The die hard series is an adult action franchise. Because of this, a PG-13 rating on die hard 4 suggests that this new movie won't provide the same setting that I enjoyed so much in 1 and 3. Prove me wrong, and explain how the rating doesn't matter on this one.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Walter B

    by wadi77

    Why that director?

  • May 9, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one with time for DH2?

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I mean the original is the best big budget Hollywood action film of all time, hands down... 2 feels like a second rate clone of the original, one that with a minor rewrite could have starred Wesley Snipes, however it didn't, it had Bruce Willis, a host of cameos from the original and well, felt like it belonged in the Die Hard universe. Number 3, which is much preferred by most people on this board, feels, to me, like what it is, a generic action flick into which McClaine is shoe-horned. Much prefer 2 to 3 myself, but I am part of a very small minority on AICN...

  • May 9, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Walter B, Bruno, Bruce...

    by FilmFanatik

    When will see The Resurrection of Bruno? :)

  • May 9, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4

    by Terry the geek

    Upon hearing about the rating I was disappointed but your comments have eased my mind a lot. Oh and the video of you saying "Yippee Ki Yay motherfucker" at the Nets game is hilarious. Interviewer guy had it coming for calling you "Bruce Wilson".

  • May 9, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Walter B - Major Props to the man, ney... the legend !

    by Rambo731

    Hey Bruce, Just wanted to chime in here... I'm a 22 year old soon to be college graduate, huge fan of movies and video games, and I've been a long time lurker of AICN. Having said that, the first Die Hard film is my favorite movie of all time. I've seen it enough times to the point at which I know every line by hear (much to the annoyance of my friends...heh). The first die hard film for me represents the perfect combination of action and comedy, executed perfectly. There is no other movie I'd rather watch and view at ATLEAST once per year. (I know I'll probally get flamed badly for this - but I'm a huge fan when it comes to this... I know there are movies that are more artistic, better shot... ect... but Die Hard is first and foremost a guys flick...) The disappointment at Die Hard with a vengeance was... indescribable, but I've never stopped being a fan of your films. I really hope that LfreeDie Hard is as good as you say it is... I really need my action movie McClane style fix and who better to deliver than the original? We've already begun quoting the 'I was out of bullets' line around campus in relation to all sorts of things (I.E. "You just punched that guy in the face!?" "I was out of bullets." ect...) heh - its a big hit. I do have a question though... Movies a huge passion of mine, but my other love are video games. There have been quite a few Die Hard games over the years (Die Hard for the NES and PC, Die Hard 2 for the NES and PC, Die Hard Trilogy for the Playstation, Die Hard Arcade for the Saturn and Arcade, Die Hard Trilogy 2 for the Playstation, Die Hard : Vengeance for the Gamecube, and Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza for the PC) but all have failed to really deliver on the magic of the films. I know you had your own experience with video games in doing the voice and contributing your likeness to a game called "Apocalypse" that Activision put out in 1998. I was wondering if you could talk a bit about your experience with this, how you felt it turned out, if you enjoyed it and why you haven't been apart of the interactive iterations of the die hard franchise. I know earlier you mentioned John Woo's Hard Boiled as being one of your favorite films, did you know that John woo is making a interactive video game sequel with Chow Yun Fat called 'Stranglehold'. Have you ever thought about maybe seeing if any intrested party would take the die hard series in that direction..? It seems like maybe it'd be the perfect fit with your help (because no one can pull off McClain like the original heh) Anyway... Thanks for taking the time to talkback with us. Your talk back time has actually now converted me from someone who just reads the news and posts to someone actually posting himself now... Hope to hear from you soon ! :)

  • May 9, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis>?

    by huggerorange

    Where is Bruce willis ?, I thought his name was going to Walter B.. Any way, id say all of the Die hard movies are great fun. I put die hard one and 3 as the ones that shine in the series. Part two isnt far behind. So whats the status of the rating on the new one? will it be pg13?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    DH4.0 Running Time Please Bruce!

    by genrefanboy

    Hey Bruce, Please can you tell us if the movie is over 2 hours long. I realise you have not quite finished it yet but can you give us a rough figure. The longer the better! (especially if it is sadly the last one). Thanks for that. pS: D|H4.0 because I live in the UK and that is the international title!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Marco's doing the score?!?!? UGH!

    by Gil Brooks

    I find Marco Beltrami to be such a bore (see Hellboy and Underworld 2, two movies I liked, but hated the score). If he's doing a sequel or remake, he disregards everything that's been established, theme-wise, except for some cheesy wink-wink nod during the end credits (see Terminator 3 & Omen). I've been stoked off of Die Hard 4 for a while, but this just dropped my enthusiasm a tad...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Thank You Bruce For Coming In Here

    by haitu

    Thank You Bruce For Coming In Here and bringing us all this information. I am a greater fan now because of this. I once said, in the Topic where Vern posted about the PG-13 Fiasco, that I will not be watching DH4 but I'll be buying a ticket opening night and bringing as many friends as I can.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Whachoo talkin bout Willis?

    by quadrupletree

    I don't get this MPAA thing. Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck. There my post is rated R now. But why blame the MPAA, it's the studio that's cutting it down to please them! R rating didn't hurt the other Die Hard films, so what gives? Inquiring minds want to know...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    wow.

    by Ldrofthepck5921

    First off Bruce, let me say that you doing this is cool as hell. Its amazing when people like you and Sly take time out to talk to the fans. Had a couple of questions if you get around to them. Are there any actors who you have not yet worked with that you want to? Also, what do you think of some of the other action movies coming out today like the Bourne Identity series, Casino Royale, etc... Do you think that they dont have the same edge that the original Die Hard and classics like Lethal Weapon have? Again, cool as shit that you are doing this.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Bruce, what did you think of Steve Irwin ?

    by Greenflame0

    Bruce, even though the 2002 'Croc Hunter : Collision Course' film the late great Steve Irwin made for your Cheyenne Enterprises production company wasn't that great, it made 4 or 5 times it's budget, so it did very well. If or when you have time, what did you think of Steve, what made you want to feature him in a film and if you and your family met him, do you have any good stories to tell about him.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    there is only one thing

    by ashhole

    that could pull my eyes off my warriors dropping a second game to utah, and that's the insanity that has been catching up with my favorite smartass showing talkbackers and actors/filmmakers alike what a real man is. Thanks, Bruce, for not being the typical hollywood pussy, afraid or unable to treat other people as people.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Is there anyt aspect of DH4 that displeases you?

    by Womb2dooM

    Why not keep following the unique trends that you have previously set for your professional career (including this awesome opportunity) and promote for us a real movie. At this point in cinema, it would be a breath of fresh air to be sold a real movie instead of a three line catch cry. Any casting that pissed you off? On set egos? Certain lines you wish they hadn't made you say? The bad guy isn't that great or german? There's only one nipple in the entire movie? If that truth happens to be that this movie really, for you, is the perfect summer blockbuster, then so be it. P.S. on top of being one of the only early on defenders, I was also one of the ones that doubted your "Walter B" credibility. I feel the two cancel each other out!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    ENOUGH with the rating questions!

    by Gil Brooks

    If you don't get it, just accept that you don't get it. What I really want to know is- Does Bruce get paid everytime he does a "Bruce Willis Turn"? I was watching The Jackle, last weekend, and noticed he did the slow motion "Bruce Willis Turn", like, 48 times in the movie. It was awesome.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Dear Bruce,

    by timmer33

    I just had a couple of questions for you. Firstly, you mentioned in the earlier thread what your "mythology" of DH is. You neglected something that made DH1 so great: the fact that the audience really felt that John McClane was absolutely, 100% terrified. This is one of the reasons that film rocked so hard. Your character wasn't the typical action star; he was a normal human who was mortal and very, VERY scared of pain and death. Then came DH 2 and 3, and all of a sudden, John McClane is like some sort of indestructable God, someone who is even aware of that fact. My question to you is: Has DH4 recaptured this element of total, stark terror that McClane feels and is scared of imminent death? My next question: Ever plan on doing another SF action-vehicle like FIFTH ELEMENT? Loved that flick. Another question: Is INGLORIOUS BATARDS ever gonna happen? Oh, and one comment: don't "hang your head" about Striking Distance. It wasn't that bad. It was actually pleasantly surprising. BTW - Did you really hook up with Lindsay Lohan as the tabloids reported? Hope you can address my questions. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day for me, dude. Good luck with DH4.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Why did you want to show your wang in COLOUR OF NIGHT?

    by TallBoy66

    Seriously, what was up with that? Also, what is that movie about, anyway. I've never seen it. Is it any good?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis himself tells us LFoDH rocks?

    by drave117

    Frankly, that's good enough for me. And it should be good enough for all of us. Because he's John Mafuckin'Clane. My non-DH-related (sorry!) question, Bruce, if you are still reading, is this: While making Fifth Element, did you have any concept of just how great it was going to turn out to be? It's one of those movies that is just unexplainably awesome. It came out of nowhere. Everybody I know adores it, and we are always asking "Why exactly is this movie so entertaining?" I've seriously been wondering for a long time just what the general perception of the cast was while they were making it. Did you guys (or you in particular) know what you had while you were making it, or was it a complete shock when you saw the finished product?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The Horror!

    by Miller Mortuary

    Hey B-dub (I'm a J-dub so I feel okay with calling you that) After your performance in Planet Terror, do you have any plans to do more horror? You know, like if there's a DH5, you could rescue your wife from werewolves or something like that. Hey, you should come out to Burbank next week for the Fangoria show. I'll buy you a beer.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Montclair State University Players

    by jigsawlandmine

    Hey Bruce -- big fan, blah blah blah. Wouldn't be here if I wasn't. I'm curious if you have fond memories of your all-too-brief college days. I myself am perpetually stuck in college, Vice President of Players (which I know you performed in as there is proof) and we've all been trying to see who can contact you first. So here goes: Heard a rumor you played Brick in "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof". The story goes you hadda take a leak onstage but your character was otherwise bedridden. So you took a beer bottle and waddled into a closet to relieve yourself. It's a famous urban legend around these parts... any truth to it? - Phil Casale PS: Loved you in Unbreakable.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Alonzo Mosely

    by dregmobile

    I rate the pics: <br> <br> DIE HARD<br> DIE HARD 3<br> DIE HARD 2<br> <br> <br> because 1 and 3 were fun. 2 was just a little too serious-toned for me to enjoy it as much as 1 and 3. It takes itself a bit too seriously and at times felt overblown becuase it had to out-do part 1. <br> <br> You're right, though - the tone of the first film is very much alive in the second, especially having Bedala and Atherton and Veljohnson on board. Plus the asshole cop courtesy of Dennis Franz. But after enjoying 3 so much, I ask if those elements are necessary for a DIE HARD film? And I don't think they are. <br> <br> In 2, you felt like you knew where you were going, but in 3 ... I mean, they even re-shot the ending, so there was no idea wtf was going on. And I loved that. The Kamen music really helped bring that DH flavour, as of course did McTiernan behind the camera. <br> <br> I will say that the biggest weak point in 3 was knowing upon each subsequent viewing that it's not a real bomb in the school. That took a lot of the tension out of repeat viewings. <br> <br> 4 so far looks to be biting off more than it can chew with Capitol Hill exploding and the smashed up bridges and jet carrier - it looks as if DH, DH2 and DH3 were merely preparing McClane for DH4 - when the country really needs him. In that sense it's not just a progression of the mythology or story, but they are actually evolving it into something huge. Depending on what happens at the end of DH4, we could have a DH5 where McClane is elected President, narrowly beating out the Governator, because of the part he played in saving America on July 4. <br> <br> Or maybe DH5 should be more concerned with how John MaFuckingClane sets about sabotaging any Michael Bay film released. I remember seeing Michael Bay cameo in Mystery Men and I think he'd make a great real-life DH villain.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    hey Jean luc

    by Walter B

    John McClane has hair, just not as much as you, is my first answer, and second, it's because I don't have hair, and I am 52, and wanted to play it like a 52 year old cop. Anything else in the role would have been bullshit. thanks beedub

  • May 9, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    yo Sylar

    by Walter B

    thanks man. It was for my brother. Otherwiae I think plays should live in the immediate, and avoid film at all cost thanks beedub

  • May 9, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    12 MONKEYS

    by ScreamingPenis

    did you really choreograph the fight scenes in 12 Monkeys? and how does the actor-director ego clash work when you feel you've gotten a scene right and the director doesn't -- does Bruce Willis always win the argument?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce

    by Chief Redcock

    Could you get me a job? I would love to work on your staff or something, and I'm a smart and qualified guy. If interested, my email is dead_lit@yahoo.com.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce, quick question about a previous work..

    by Doctor Occult

    Loved your work in Die Hard, 12 Monkeys, and yes, Hudson Hawk, but your performance in Unbreakable is still, to me, one of your best. I had heard that M Night originally had planned on that to be the first part of a proposed trilogy. I'm assuming this is by now, a no-go, but were you ever interested in this? And if so, what elements would the trilogy have eventually dealt with, in terms of general plot and your character? Not much of an M Night fan, but that movie was fuckin incredible. Thanks in advance, Zach D.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Incidentally...

    by Chief Redcock

    ...I think you're the greatest actor of the 20th century. Hope to hear from you soon.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    okays...this is cool

    by Deadwood Dan

    Wow, undeniably awesome to know that Bruce Willis is taking an active interest in those who have grown up on his film. Man, I wasn't even aware of a rating issue until last week concerning DH4. I was just concerned with a quality issue, and if you're saying it's as good as the first, then that's good enough for me. Gotta agree with your comment about Lawrence of Arabia and Venus in the other thread. LoA is to me the pinnacle of filmmaking, and O'Toole in it rules. I was sad that he didn't get the Oscar this year for Venus. He was as great in that as he was 40 somewhat years ago in Lawrence. Anyhow, a few questions. I know, I know... I'm not sure if it's been asked yet , but would you work with Terry Gilliam again? 12 Monkeys is one of my favourite flicks, and it would be rad to see you do something with him again. Also, any chance you'll ever do a movie with either Scorsese or Spielberg? They seem like two directors who could utilize you in a special way... Out of curiosity, what non-movie project have you enjoyed the most in your career? TV or otherwise... Thanks for your time Bruce!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    MSU Part 2

    by jigsawlandmine

    I should also make mention that the annual Players awards given out to best actor, actress, play, etc. are called "The Brucies". Got one last year... this year I was beaten out by a fucking puppet. Point is, you're well-regarded so don't be a stranger.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    dregmobile - Well argued response...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Of course you are wrong and I am right, but that said, I still respect anyone who can debate Die Hard... Apart from any moron who places either 2 or 3 above 1 of course... I truly can't believe 4 will be better than the original, just because of the nature of the original and how it redefined the action flick and created its own sub-genre (Die Hard on a plane. Die Hard in an ambulance. Die Hard in a telephone box. Die hard in a coffin etc). Still if it a balls to the wall action flick that is fun and pays respect to the McClaine character and history, then I will be happy to give it my $9... I thought Rocky Balboa was 2/3rds of a fantastic movie and was absolutely faithful to the meaning and dreams of the original, so lets hope Bruce can match Sly...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Walter B.

    by the darkman

    What's been your favorite movie of the year so far? How did you end up in Planet Terror? thanks again for doing something that's beyond cool!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Couple of Qs my good man.

    by matt330291

    1) Have you discussed or do you know if you will be involved in Sin City 2 or 3? 2) 12 Monkeys is one of my favorites of your films. Any discussions about working with Gilliam again? Thoughts about him? Tragedy all the problems with him trying to make Don Quixote. 3) Since you work with Timothy Olyphant in Die Hard 4, I have to ask. Are you a Deadwood fan? If you haven't checked it out yet, it's a great show. Thanks for your comments here, very interesting to read. Good luck with the release of the film and the certain exhaustion to come with promotion. (Doing my part to help keep this flood of posts rolling)

  • May 9, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Question about DIE HARD 4?????

    by Mdot1985

    Youve been in some type of fucked up situation in an Elevator in every single Die hard(Die hard 3 being my favorite one). It seems like the new elevator scene is going to be amazing. Does it measure up to the others ones and could you give some hints on how that scene goes down????. Thanks

  • May 9, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    just wondering bruce

    by fingerling

    i thought the release date was the 4th of july but i just checked yahoo movies and it says it comes out on june 27th is this true? and my second ? is have u ever gotten hurt really bad doing a stunt?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Hey Walter...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Is M. Night a dick?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I like the guy who asked the Kurt Russell question

    by purplemonkeydw

    nice one! Well done Bruce, that's pretty cool. Drew, he will secretly hate you forever.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Hey Walter, about the Christmas theme of Die Hard....

    by seanny_d

    I personally feel that Die Hard (Die Hard 2 in second place) is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. I watch it every Christmas. How do you feel having those movies associated with that holiday and do you personally see it as a Christmas movie?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Die Hard Box Set

    by thebodyx

    Damn you, Willis! I have the Die Hard Trilogy collection of DVD's and now you have to go and mess that up like the rest of them! What am I supposed to do now that sometime down the road a new Die Hard DVD will be released... In all seriousness, you are a God. I personally loved Hostage... THAT movie was Die Hard 17.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    yo Leafy

    by Walter B

    as they say in Hollywood, "they went a different way". In this case, quite fresh, and quite a modern telling of the Die Hard story>>> thanks beedub

  • May 9, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Hey, Chief Redcock...

    by Gil Brooks

    ...yeah, I'm sure he came here to be hit up for a job by a complete stranger. I'm surprised you didn't just come out and say "Hey Bruce! I got a script! Can I send it to ya?!?!" Yeesh.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    I'm a Democrat.....and I love Bruce the Republican!!!

    by Alexander Luthor

    I am a hardcore Democrat. And when I say hardcore I mean the type of hardcore wherein I name myself after an obscure DC comic book character....hardcore like the kind of porn featuring 2 dicks rubbing together whilst double penetrating some poor down on her luck broad....hardcore like the Circle Jerks or Bad Brains. I am so left that I usually can't even stand to here republicans in moves.....BUT.... I respect the hell out of Bruce Willis for coming on here and talking with us regular joes. Thank you Bruce and I hope Die Hard 4 kicks my lefty ass! Also, I think Unbreakable is without a doubt the BEST comic book movie ever made. When your character stood up after getting out of the pool at the end....I damn near cried. It was like every notion that I had of what it meant to be a man or even what it meant to be a hero...all those images of Batman, Superman etc were summed up in that tiny segment of the movie. I was so happy with that movie and your performance that (and I guarantee you people will laught at me for this but fuck-em anyway) I damn near cried at that moment.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Alpha Dog

    by punchdog

    Hi Bruce, I recently caught a screening of it and was pretty blown away by the acting of all the players -- Timberlake especially. What was it like working with him? What is it about Cassavettes that draws such good performances out of actors? (i'm guessing having john cassavettes for a dad and gena rowlands for a mom doesn't hurt). anyway, I'd be cool to hear it firsthand from you what makes a good director. rock on. and thanks for doing this.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    yo Billyeverteen

    by Walter B

    You could not be farther from the truth. Night Shaymalan is the real deal. He gets an idea, writes it down, makes it better, casts it, produces it, Directs it, and it all came out of his human head. Everybody takes their turn on the Wheel, Night has had his, but he IS the Future. he does it ALL> thanks beedub

  • May 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Unbreakable inspired me, seriously

    by Stormwatcher

    Mr. Walter. I was one of those kids whose father took him into see Die Hard. I remember trying to get my mom to take me into Total Recall and we ended up in Bird on a Wire instead. But what I gotta say is, of all your work the theme of Unbreakable that 'we set our own limitation in life' affected the hell outta me. Well that and the philosophies in the BOOK Starship Troopers (NOT the movie) Dude. Cheers for making a true masterpiece. Any chance of the oft rumoured sequels?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Walter B

    by cannedpasta

    Just wondering what one role you were offered that you turned down that you regret the most?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    To be realistic....

    by Doctor Occult

    I think the main reason BW came on here was to get movie pitches thrown to him by a bunch of film fanatics...yeah...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    The release of LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD ...

    by ludmir88

    SHOULD BE IN JULY 4 Mr.WILLIS, REALLY. I ASK YOU THIS: HOW VIOLENT (I DON'T FIND ANOTHER WORD TO DESCRIBE IT, SORRY) THIS MOVIE WILL BE IN COMPARISON WITH THE FIRST ONE. DOES THE FILM LOW THE LEVEL IN INTENSITY CONSIDERING THE SITUATION IN AMERICA. WELL I MEAN THE PLOT I THINK IT'S ABOUT HACKING WASHINGTON. THANKS IN ADVANCE. MANNY. AND PLEASE AN R RATING

  • May 9, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH LEN WEISMAN

    by THE KNIGHT

    What was it like? How hands on are you with the EDITING?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Don't hire Redcock...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    He used to be my assistant and he stole a stapler and you had to wait 45 minutes before you could use the basthroom after him...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying I think 4 will be better than 1

    by dregmobile

    I think it has a lot to live up to but if Bruce Willis thinks it's equal to, if not better than the original, then I am open to that possibility. What I'm saying is - look at the scale - it's way bigger than 3. If Corona's Coming Attractions was still up, their log-line for DH4 would be: "All of America blows up". <br> <br> I forgot to mention that I can remember the feeling leaveing the theatre after seeing 1 and 3 - on an absolute high. But I can remember nothing about my DH2 cinema experience. Anyway, just my opinion.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Probably asked before

    by jigsawlandmine

    How do you pick your projects? I would imagine at this point in your career you've got pretty much free reign to do whatever you want... is it the script or the people involved, or are you ever out to prove something to yourself/others?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    BRUCE..

    by solo shot third

    lindsay lohan..real or fake?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, and what's with the Hawk hate?

    by Doctor Occult

    Have people forgotton how to have fun at the movies? I was reading earlier about how people didn't like Hudson Hawk, but I don't get it. It's a great, FUN movie. When stuff like that and even Grindhouse "tank" at the box office, it makes me kind of weepy for humanity. When did we stop going to the movies to have a good time?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I suspected so...

    by Billyeveryteen

    A lot of AINCer's hate his work.<p>I knew you had the pap.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    GOING UP AGAINST TRANSFORMERS?

    by THE KNIGHT

    How does it feel to go up against MICHAEL BAY!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Okay, this is a lame post...

    by tiredpm

    ...but the odds of me ever getting to say this again to Bruce Willis are almost zero. Thank you. Die Hard gave me just about the best movie watching experience ever with my Dad (him taking me to see Ghostbusters in a theater still wins, I'm sorry...) My brother and I wanted to rent something abysmal the first weekend we had a VCR. My Dad was adamant: "We're renting Die Hard." He rented the crap movie for us (no idea what that may have been, it's been lost to time) but my Dad, Mum, brother and I all sat down at 7pm on a Sunday evening in the living room of our house just north of Liverpool and watched Die Hard.<p> Can't explain the rush. Can't explain the happiness. And only now, as a parent who CAN'T go to see movies because there are more important things to do and more important things to spend money on, do I understand what a big deal it was for my Dad to see a movie he really wanted to see. I got to share that with my Dad. That memory has you as an inextricable part. Thanks. Thanks to everyone who made that film. That's one of those moments you keep with you forever. So, thank you.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I've got 329 DVD's with no suckage and I just counted 5

    by Stormwatcher

    Of the Bruces: 12 Monkeys, Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, Unbreakable, Sin City, tell me that's not a resume to be proud of. My most prized DVD's are Criterion version of Charade, Infernal Affairs, Criterion Dazed and Confused, and for best case, Venture Bros. Season 2! Damn that show is such a love letter to WalterB's style of 80 films!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    good to know

    by JonnyP

    it's good to know that Shymalan is the real deal...I have always had my doubts but have flet that he is putting onscreen a quality story or idea, as opposed to some catchy idea that will appeal to the masses....sadly Unbreakable was not seen by as many people as "The Sixth Sense" or "Signs" but I've always felt it was a quality picture...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Any movie with Bruce Willis VS. Timothy Olyphant

    by Doctor Occult

    is going to be better than a bunch of dancing fucking robots. And it has a car flying into a helicopter. I'm there. Ho Ho Ho, now I have a machine gun.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk + My Question = Happy Times For All

    by georges garvaren

    So, personally, I think that film is a-ok. Nothing to take to the grave, but watchable whenever on late night cable. So, what was it like to ride an ambulance gurnny through traffic. Any close calls (in any movie, really.) Thank-you.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    the village

    by punchdog

    is so underrated it's not even funny

  • May 9, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Walter B?

    by avs28785

    In all seriousness, Die Hard is my favorite action movie. My father and I watch it everytime its on tv. I entirely trust your opinion of DH4 being bad ass and am extremely pumped to see it. I read somewhere above about Unbreakable which is a movie that just blew me away. The scene where your character saves the family from the serial killer is probably one of the most powerful and emtional moment i have ever witnessed on film. Was there any type of special connection you made with the character to immerse your in the scene? Is there any possibilty of sequels to Unbreakable. Thanks for your time.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Hey Bruce

    by Bondtana

    Much respect for doing this.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Bruce is awesome!

    by afdoyle

    Definitely am going to see LFoDH at opening day with friends. And was that Maggie Q in the trailer? Do you have any other cool movies coming out after Die Hard 4?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Die Hard With A Vengeance

    by JonnyP

    also...this was a great movie in my opinion...obviously not on the level of the original but the whole NYC concept was great, and I thought the locations were great, being from NY I thought it was an entertaining movie and Sam Jackson and Jeremy Irons were genius...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    My 2 Cents

    by Colier Rannd

    First off, thanks Bruce. Ok, now who really cares about the hair issue? McCain was never meant to be a young rookie (no offense B). In fact in the book the character is just about the age Bruce is now I believe. So, yea. And for DH5 can we have McCain walk into every movie theater in the country and shoot anyone who talks or plays with their freakin' cell phone during the movie? Seriously people the little light up screens are annoy. Now, where's that new Bruno album? I'm serious. I wore that tape out. Many blessings to you all.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Walter B. I just read your other talkback...

    by loafmeat

    ...and you really are the fuckin' man. I was lovin how you stuck it to 9banned and brought up iChat as a way to prove your identity. You rock and I look forward to the 9banned apology for the "fuck you"... even though you know he is going to brag to his buddies that he said "Fuck You" to Bruce Willis. If one of my buddies bragged to me that he said "Fuck You" to Bruce Willis, I would have to knock his fuckin block off. Anyway... I posted this earlier in the talkback but thought I would reiterate it down here... Who gives a fuck if John McClane has hair or not? Let me say that I think it is awesome that you have been so outspoken about baldness not making you less of a men. You have given many men confidence in their bald heads that may not have been there before. My brother went bald at 22, partly due to serving in the US Army, but I can say for him that you have been an inspiration. I wanted to ask what kind of projects you might have in the works... I heard rumors for a while about an Unbreakable 2.. any truth to that? And thanks Walter B. for coming here and doing this... I have been a DIE HARD fan of yours for my entire life and this is a real honor, even if it is just an internet message board. LOAFMEAT

  • May 9, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Bruce WIllis could be Roland in Dark Tower

    by Stormwatcher

    Have been feeling Kurt Russell for a while but thinking Bruce can pull of the stoic yet neediness of that role. He;s up for working with newbies and JJ Abrams is hot.... Could be sweet. and the kid from Heros for Eddy Dean! Thought that when he was on Gilmore Girls, think it more now.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson

    by GregoryHarbin

    Hey, Bruce, welcome to AIC.<p> I see you're making 'Black Water Transit' with Sam Jackson. What sort of film should we be expecting with that one, and what's it like working with SLJ again?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I thought the Cab stuff in Fifth Element was great

    by jae683

    Kind of reminded me of Heavy Metal a little bit. Could have done with less Chris Tucker.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Walter - A possible screening for the troops overseas?

    by Canada's King

    First off, Unbreakable and Jurassic Park are the two movies that changed my life. Second, what's the deal with Dick Cheney having a role as a cop in Die Hard With A Vengeance? Finally, you've been a committed advocate to military men and women fighting overseas. Considering the press for LForDH is gonna be a fuckin juggernaut, any chance a Baghdad "morale" screening could be on the table? If I may be blunt, allowing the troops to spend some time with John McClane would be the smartest thing the Bush Administration had done in a long, long time. If not, there's always Madison, WI...cough, cough... Keep kickin ass, Walter!

  • May 9, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    tiredpm

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I know you want Bruce to answer you, not me, but I just want to say the line you wrote - "And only now, as a parent who CAN'T go to see movies because there are more important things to do and more important things to spend money on..." - made my lip quiver just a little, summed up the life of many of us dedicated older film fans I am sure. Thanks for that post...

  • May 9, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Die Hard With a Vengeance Question

    by Bondtana

    I really liked DHWAV. I always thought the ending felt really forced and rushed though. Was there anything else planned for that ending that had to be cut?

  • May 9, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Japanese Bruce Willis

    by sn2214

    Have you heard of him? If so, what do you think? http://youtube.com/watch?v=HnbdyzqZtbA I'm sure you are gonna hear a lot about him next time you go to Japan.

  • May 10, 2007, midnight CST

    Bruce aka Walter B!

    by DamnYouMB

    First of all, thank you for answering questions for us. This has, so far, been a wonderful read. I know we are supposed to be talking about DH4 but I wanted to talk about Sin City, if you don't mind. What was it like to work with Robert Rodriguez and are you going to be in any way involved with Sin City 2... flashbacks, etc..? Thanks again.

  • May 10, 2007, midnight CST

    cannedpasta

    by dregmobile

    In the other thread, Bruce mentioned he was offered the lead in GHOST, a character called 'Moose' in THE ENGLISH PATIENT (who I assume was the Willem Dafoe character? I could be wrong) and Andy Garcia's character in OCEAN'S 11. <br> <br> Any more you can think of, Walter B? + Thanks again for dropping back in!

  • May 10, 2007, midnight CST

    1st - Thank you! 2nd - "Death Becomes Her"...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Mr. Willis, I thoroughly enjoy your films. Unlike some who cast aspersions on Sean Penn and refuse to see his films because of his politics, I do not share your political stripe but you've always seemed like a cool guy and have consistently entertained me. Any anecdotes or thoughts on "Death Becomes Her"? Did it turn out the way you'd hoped it would? Again, thanks for taking the time to converse with all of us. It's greatly appreciated.

  • May 10, 2007, midnight CST

    Bruce Willis = Saint of Killers

    by jigsawlandmine

    You all know it in your heart of hearts.

  • May 10, 2007, midnight CST

    Bondtana- Watch the DVD

    by Gil Brooks

    The original ending was REALLY bad. I like the one in the film...

  • May 10, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I have to say

    by myspoonistoobig

    even if this WAS a publicity stunt, this is the best fucking publicity stunt of all time. I break. I didn't want it to be PG-13, but frankly, after reading this, how can I not see it?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    The one and only question i want to ask Bruce is this..

    by guyincognito27

    ...will the DVD have an "Unrated version" of Live Free or Die Hard? But seriously, after initially hearing about the prospect of a PG-13 Die hard, i was heartbroken. HOWEVER, and i really mean this, after talking with Vern, and then reading Bruce's resonses in our talkback here, it really seems to me, that he really believes in this movie and wants us to get over our disappointments with Hollywood as of late and have faith that we will be blown through the back of the theatre yet one more time. The Die Hard Trilogy is arguably my personal favorite trilogy of all time (not saying they are the best movies ever made RE: Part 2, but they have a very special place in my heart for personal reasons). Just the fact that he is putting himself on the line to reassure us-the fans- that it doesnt suck makes me really to see this thing. And to be honest, i would have seen it regardless. And for fuck's sake, i love Hudson Hawk as well. Bruce thanks for talking with us.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    YO BRUCE. Do you swear..

    by fritzlorrerains

    Do you swear that you really think Die Hard 4 is as good if not better than Die Hard? If so I will see it regardless of the rating, I trust you. On the other hand, if Fox is making you say it, which i would understand, i think i'll wait for video if its PG-13. Thanks much, Your biggest fan

  • May 10, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Guest TV spots

    by nicolicious

    Coincidentally enough I just watched one of your appearances on "Friends" this weekend. It was hysterical and got me wondering. Are there any current TV shows you would like to have a guest spot on, Mr. Willis?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    WE NEED AN R RATING!!!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    MANNY OUT

  • May 10, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I believe we are

    by patiomensch

    I believe we are overwhelming Bruce Willis.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Hey Walter B...

    by Zakari Paolon

    I can't wait to see Live Free or Die Hard, I saw the first one on my own at around 15 (I'm 32 now), in a packed theater and walked out knowing I'd seen one of the best action film ever. if you say this new one is as good, I'm sold. About the question: maybe this has been said before in a post I missed but I was wondering what are your future projects, I'm always curious when I see your name somewhere... Also, any Sin City 2 in the near future for you? Good luck with your stuff, pal.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    2 questions for Bruce:

    by Mogwai Democracy

    Hey Bruce, thanks for taking the time out and stopping by the site. I know your swamped so I'll make it quick:<br><br>1. What was it like working with Frank Miller on Sin City?<br><br>2. At this point in your career, is their anything you haven't done yet that you really want to do? Maybe an actor or director you'd really like to work with, or a pet project you'd like to get developed or even direct yourself?<br><br>Thanks again. Slip another "FUCK" into the movie for us.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Bruce I just wanted to say Last Boy Scout is...

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    one of my all-time fave movies, which surprises me as Tony Scott directed it! Anyway, be great to see you in another Shane Black scripted flick. And when are you gonna team up with Sly and Arnold?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Mr. Willis

    by Brian0401

    This is super cool of you to interact with your fans this way. I have been a fan of yours ever since the 1st Die Hard came out. I still remember seeing the flick with my dad in the theatre back in the day. Just wanted to give my 2 cents.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    BRILLIS!

    by themykra

    for the love of god man, please, make more comedy! your the best on letterman!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Justin long..

    by Mastashake

    A quick question about Justin long's character in live free or die hard... Is he more of an ellis or more of a zeus/Sgt. Al Powel type of guy.. What I am trying to ask: Is his character someone you are going to have to convince to play by the rules of John Mcclane or is he someone that Is gonna have problems with you going places and shooting em up?... So long as he eventually comes around I am cool with him. Thanks!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Jeffrey Wright? and Score Question

    by teamneedle

    Hi Beedub, 2 questions: 1.There has been confusion over Jeffrey Wright's involvementin DH4. Is he in it? 2. I know that you have only heard a couple minutes of the score, but that is a major issue I feel the movie will have to deal with. Did you request that Marco matched the musical Motifs of the prior films? And if so, please explain. Thank you! www.jimmneedle.com

  • May 10, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    No question

    by Panther187

    DH is probably my favorite movie ever. My first viewing was a sneak preview at the smallest theater in the Chicago area back at the time' theater 5 at the Woodfield 5-9 inside the Woodfield mall near Chicago. The Screen could not have been any wider than 15 feet and the sound was for crap, and the place smelled like rotting soda. In any event, i had no expectation level. Marketing in general is so shitty these days for everything, and for movies it has always been horrible; even the stinkiest piece of crap movie(read Striking Distance) has a quote from some hack about how it give him/her a heart attack because it was so funny/heartfelt/action-packed... what have you. Die Hard is truly the one movie, where the marketing and promotion could not have done the film justice. It was that good, and you my friend were the lynch-pin in that whole thing, and for that I thank you. Now I would have one request, if DH5 comes around, and cast me as some baddie that John Mclaine takes to the cleaners. It would be an honor suffer such a cinematic demise. Next Time you get through Chicago, and you have some free time let me know, it would be an honor to have you watch my kids so i could take my wife out out to dinner and a movie.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Its christmas you could steal city hall!

    by JackSrenton

    After all this DH and Bruce Willis extravaganza thats been going today, reading these amazing posts and amazing questions, I turn to FMC to find that Die Hard WAV is on. My personal favorite of the series. Is this a sign? It sure is. So I register an account to ask my one question, and hope that it gets answered in all the mass of questions. Mr. W, more important to me that the uttering of fuck twice, a pg-13 rating or any of that is whether or not Johnny M will be nursing some hurt like he has in the past. His Hangover, his fucked up ass feet, something that will make his pretty fucking iritable and in a bad guy killing mood, all before we discover (which im asuming is a semi-mid way point through the film) his whole daughter got kidnapped bit. Anyways thanks for this, and despite all the haters, and my initial reservations of the PG-13, LF or DH was/is my summer movie this year. Fuck SP 3, POTC 3, and Transformers.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    hey bruce

    by themykra

    who so far, has been the best director you hvae worked with, and what style of direction do you work best with?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    BRUCE: DH4, MOVIES TODAY, Fanboys, ETC.

    by moto

    Man, that last talkback and the whole identity crisis thing was crazy. How close were you to saying, "Fuck this."? <p> Anyway, quick Bruce Willis and Me related story. We have a connection, albeit a minute one. Okay, it's really nothing. Used to work in development for Sony. Worked my way up from fucking security (anything to get in, right?). Was walking down main street on lot in '03 I think, and saw you off of third ave. In front of Lean building. Probably there for ADR on Tears of the Sun, right? The next day, I buzzed my head due to my receding hairline (MaClane patch since 21st century). Contemplating doing it for years. Moral of the story? Embrace the baldness. You taught me that life lesson (yes, this is a true yet sarcastic and meant to be lame story). <p> Quick questions. How many scripts, or even more specific, how many concepts for Die Hard 4 were there before you signed on? Care to elaborate? <p> Why do you think so many 80s era characters are being resurrected (i.e. Rocky, Indy Jones, MaClane)? Is it money (obviously very much so) or is it also about the current cinema not having such flawed (in a agood way) and multidimensional characters in their blockbusters anymore? <p> Fanboys... another term for many of the people in the talkback today. Just wanted to praise you on your "prejudging" comments. Been saying it for awhile. Problem with internet/AICN... Harry created a monster. A monster that prejudges a movie based on a minute and a half trailer and/or a couple of concept or movie still pics. Do studio execs/marketing people REALLY TRULY make decisions based on fanboys/internet forums/AICN????? HONEST truth... be it meaning that you piss people here off (and Harry) or you give them kudos. My experience says that they CAN'T make decisions based off of such a small demographic. <p> Lastly, crucify me I don't care. Bruce... "One Shot, One Kill" in development (option) at Lionsgate. Writer (hmmm, who could that be) also wrote "Doomsday Order". Got him into Dreakworks, Sony, Disney, Paramount, WB (Joel Silver via Gambino), Revolution, etc. meetings. Make a call buddy. My, I mean the writer's mgr will shit. It's a great read. Just waiting for someone with the balls to pick it up. High concept. BIG but mid level budget. Rest is up to you. Gotta take those shots in the dark, ya know. Embrace the baldness! Thanks Bruce.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Bruce: Unbreakable is so underrated!!!

    by BillEmic

    I can't believe Bruce is doing this - I'm going to be there opening day for Live Free or Die Hard. Bruce, I just have to say that many fans at AICN, including myself, have long thought that Unbreakable is *severely* underrated and one of the best "superhero" movies of all time, up there with the Spider-Man and X-Men flicks. I hope it is one of your fav movies you've made as well!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Any more comedy in the future?

    by Flux_brown

    Bruce, You da man! I can't believe it, u've actually lured me outta talkbacking retirement. You're obviously a pretty tech-literate guy, since you've embraced the internet as a medium to communicate with your fans, what I want to know is, how do you feel about the claim that the Internet is killing off more traditional film related media i.e.: PREMIERE magazine, I love my movie websites, but when Premiere went down the drain, i felt a tinge of sadness, as if a big part of movie history has gone (call me old fashioned, but i still like a hardcopy in my hands), whats your take on that? you've obviously been around long enough to see and have an opinion about those changes.... second of all, any possibility of you revisiting your comedy roots in the future? To be honest, I miss the smiling wise cracking Bruce willis as opposed to the squinty eyed tough guy version i've seen in so many of your recent movies. Jeez, I still can't believe you've made yourself this accessible, I remember fter watching Die Hard 2, I saw look who's talking too....and they way you said Mother f*&%er rhymed exactly with the way Little Mikey said Sucker! just a little anecdote that I noticed as a kid...sorry for all the gushing, but you sir....are a legend.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Will you make more DIE HARD Movies after this???

    by ABking

    If this is a HIT, will there be DIE HARD 5? Also, will you star with Stallone in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and do you think Arnold will return to films in 2010 and make Fox's TRUE LIES 2???

  • May 10, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    I understand people disliking it...

    by Zej

    ...but I enjoyed DH2. The third one bored me to tears. And while I found Wiseman's previous films to be not particularly thrilling, the first one had some charm. Plus he married Kate Beckinsale; the man has taste. I never worried particularly about the rating on DH4, although I'm sure the non-swearing might annoy me. It's the title that sunds contrived to me, particularly in this Patriot Act era. So be it said that with WB's seemingly endless support for the movie (and his sharp tongue regarding some of his previous collaborators) I feel secure about John McClane doing his thing. The name is still stupid, but as Will Shakespeare said, "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." And if I'm going to talk about underappreciated Bruce flicks, my pick would be Last Man Standing. Walter Hill remaking Kurosawa? That's just badass.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Hey Walter!

    by Palooka

    I'll see LFDH for sure. I'm disappointed that the movie's PG-13 but as long as the action is top notch I'll give it my time. I was surprised when Fred Thompson from DH2 got a lot of press as a potential Republican presidential nominee, how about you? Is there any chance of a Thompson/Willis ticket? If the Terminator can do it why not McClane? Thanks for the talkbacks. Hope to see you in Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Bruce! I gotta questions!!

    by clockpolitiks

    How was it like working with the apple kid Justin Long? Also, I love the shot with you and him ducking while a flying car lands on the two cars next to you. I'm really excited for Live Free or Die Hard. Honestly, is it going to live up to expectations? What was your favorite scene to film? Have you seen Spidey 3 yet? If so, let us know how badass you thought it was. Please, stop the naysayers. If Bruce Willis likes it, it's a good movie. Enough Said.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    British Films?

    by themykra

    would you ever consider acting in a small british flick, like sam jackson did with '51st state'?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Cameo in Lethal Weapon 4

    by Flux_brown

    Was there any truth to that rumor that McClae was goona make an appearance in LW4? I remember watching a skit from the Tonight show (I think, I'm not really sure) of you and Mel on the LW4 set....I have a soft spot for Armageddon...so sue me!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    beedub, just saying you're a movie fan is one thing

    by S-Mart shopper

    but to say you are a Hard Boiled fan speaks volumes about your taste in action movies! Why, oh why, can't they make'em like that anymore?<p>Thumbs up for doin these TB's, I'm truly sorry I missed the pre-black box postings. you wouldn't happen to be an Evil Dead or Bruce Campbell fan would ya?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Any chance of a visit to Australia???

    by andymillman

    Surely you must be here for the premiere. It's been ages since we saw you here. Anyway, if you do come to Sydney for the premiere I would be more than willing to fill some seats for you. Email me at bubba_imhotep@yahoo.com. Worth a goddamn try I say.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    walter b, you gotta post "DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY"

    by S-Mart shopper

    it'd be one for the record books!<p>Hudson Hawk was tits!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Just watched Die Hard last night...

    by The_Pork-Chop_Express

    (Still a fucking amazing piece of work), only to find that I've missed out on talking to John MaFuckin'Clane himself! Kudos for having the balls to do this Bruce, proves to me what a true star you really are. I actually feel somewhat relieved after perusing your talkback, I’ve been really worried about how LFoDH will turn out, especially with this ratings revelation, but you seem totally genuine in your posts and are obviously pleased with the film, so now I’m feeling quietly optimistic. If it’s good enough for Walter B it’s good enough for me! Quick question, as I stay in sunny Scotland I’ll be seeing Die Hard 4.0 rather than Live Free or Die Hard, what do you think of this overseas title change and is there any chance it could be changed back to the much less crap LFoDH? Your obedient servant, Pork Chop.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    If it dont kill you.....

    by Jobacca

    Hey Bruno! Very cool that you're interacting with all of us here. Been a fan for a longtime and have tons of questions to ask.....but the most pressing one is this-Will you EVER release another CD? Cause I totally dig all the ones you've done so far. I paid a pretty penny to get IF IT DONT KILL YOU off ebay on CD and even have the Hudson Hawk sndtrk. (and I LOVE that movie btw-one of my favortie comedies). Bruce Willis may be the man but dont forget about all us Bruno fans as well!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    ABking

    by dregmobile

    FYI, I asked Walter B the same thing yesterday or the day before and this is what he had to say: <br> <br> "As i am still working on LF orDH, it is hard to say what my response would be to a 5th installment. I said I wouldn"t do another one after the first Film, so all I really learned is to never say never. But right now, I cannot see myself doing another one. The 'wrong place,wrong time' gag has pretty much run it's course."

  • May 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Well, someone pissed in this guy's tater tots.

    by Zej

    I'm glad mature conversation rules the day.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Yo, Bruce!

    by RobSOS

    Amazing! That's what everyone else has been saying -- Bruce Willis himself on the talkbacks. Thanks for the opportunity of chatting with you. 1. 12 Monkeys is one of my favorite movies of yours. As a huge movie dork, a lot of my interest comes from the behind the scenes stuff, so my question -- watching that movie, almost studying it -- it's a little hard to get your head around at first. Were you as confused during shooting? 2. With the choosing of movies -- you said earlier that you had regretted not taking roles like "Ghost" -- when a movie you make ends up where critics and fans alike are saying, "What was he thinking?" -- is it a conscious thing in your head, or is it all done with good intentions? In other words, do you ever do a movie knowing damn well that it's shit? I know it'd be hard for me to say no to $20 mil. 3. Can you imagine doing something like this (iChat with a total stranger, for example) 20 years ago, technology notwithstanding? Have you always been this open? 4. Now, I know I might get slammed for asking this, but would you ever consider being on a podcast, like mine, the Switched On Show? We're not strictly a movie podcast, we're a comedy podcast (or, at least, our fans say we are), but it seems like an extension of what you're trying to do here, with another world-wide audience, but not limited to words. 5. And speaking of comedy, you don't do a whole lot of them. Is there a reason for that? So, you know, don't hold it against me that I asked Bruce motherfuckin' Willis to be on my show. It's a simple question, and there's no ill will either way. I, like everyone else here, am just simply amazed that something like this could happen. Thanks again, Bruce!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    shut the fuck up phoenixmagi

    by themykra

    you rat bastard bull fuck

  • May 10, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Ques on Die hard Series

    by huggerorange

    Props, here for who ever chose the actress that plays your daughter in this one. Will this film be a closure to the diehard series, like stallone did with rocky? Youve got me pumped to see this film Mr. Willis, Ill definately be in line for this.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Walter B ?

    by buffywrestling

    Considering a lot of stunts you do are practical, have you ever been hurt? What was the worst? <p> Have you ever done Saturday Night Live? Any theater? Or is it not your forte? <p> Have you ever done a film because your children have asked you? A lot of interviews have people saying they did such and such a movie because their kids asked them or they wanted to do something their children would be able to see. <p> Thanks again for doing this. I know it will be difficult getting to eveyone's posts now.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Trivia for ya Walter B...

    by Elmore Rigby

    What was the first PG-13 movie released in US theatres?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    helpful tip for Walter B

    by drave117

    Some people just suck. Ignore them. 99% of us here (possibly more) think you are a freaking legend. It's really cool of you to come hang out with us movie geeks for a while. I have never drank a day in my life, and even I would have a beer with you after reading these talkbacks.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Thompson's Slogan

    by Palooka

    "Pack em', Stack em', and Rack em'"

  • May 10, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    BTW- Thanks AICN guys

    by Gil Brooks

    I know a lot of people say shit like "That news story was already on such and such, or so-and-so already posted the pic of Iron Man's balls". But it's shit like this that puts the "Cool" in the site's name.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    PG-13 Die Hard 4

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    It's impossible to fathom. I won't see this in theatres and will do my damndest to convince everyone I encounter to do the same -- why should anyone of us send the message to the Powers That Be that this is in any way, shape or form okay? Die Hard is pretty much the pentultimate pinnacle of the R-rated hardcore 80s/90s machismo-driven (in that FUN way we haven't seen in some time) extravaganza... absolutely criminal. What say you?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk prequel?

    by Moedred

    How about filling Coburn's shoes for at least a cameo? ("I'm the guy who tricked you into robbing a government installation and then had you sent to prison for it. At the time, I was bald with a beard, no moustache, and I had a different nose.")

  • May 10, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Fuck

    by Nozoli Apples

    So Willis is making up for the lack of fucks in his new movie by trying to sway us with an overuse of them on here? No offense but it sounds like a high schooler trying to puff someone full of talk hard shit. That being said, I think the movie looks totally badass and honestly who cares if it's missing a few fucks. The gore and violence also probably won't be as gritty but I still think it'll be pretty awwwwwriiggghhhttt.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Over The Hedge, and more...

    by Zej

    All due respect to Happy Feet, which was a phenomenal piece of animated storytelling, but my favorite animated flick last years was Over The Hedge. I hurt myself laughing. Kudos to Beedub for the smarts to pick that sort of fare. When are you working with Terry Gilliam again? That was a sweet ride, 12 Monkeys.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2

    by Rindain

    Have you talked to M. Night about it yet? Also, have you ever considered working with James Cameron and would you consider working with him in the future?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Bruce

    by jedimindflayer

    you said something to the effect that you don't have problems getting projects started; any chance we can get you to strongarm m.night into an unbreakable2. i'm hoping this isn't turning into a giant clusterfuck for you; you've really earned the respect and admiration of geek nation for coming here- on our turf- to take on all comers- we expected no less from bruno, and we got exactly that- thanks!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Aren't we supposed to be asking him about DH4?

    by zacdilone

    You all sound like The Chris Farley Show. "Do you remember...in the Sixth Sense ...you were with that kid ...who saw dead people ...and then you were dead, too? That was cool."

  • May 10, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    thanks harry

    by jedimindflayer

    for brining this all together (again); once again, you've proved what kind of force you can marshal!!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    A question about Live Free or Die Hard

    by zacdilone

    Are you surprised by all the vitriol on this site about the PG-13 vs. R thing? I always felt movies were about the story and the characters first...and let the ratings fall where they may.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Fuc*en Bruce man.

    by Redfive!

    Die Hard being rated PG-13 must of been a kick to the balls at first.I understand they need to make there money back and hell Terminator 2 was rated PG-13 and kicked the first ones ass.But even still,it just put a damper and feels like its being watered down.I hope thats not the case and if so maybe an unrated DvD will make up for it. I loved your episode of The 80s Twilight Zone "Shattered Day",one of the best pieces of TV ever and of coarse Sin City looks like the most fun youve had in years.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Yo BRUNO!

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    Hey Bruce! It's great to see you back online and chatting with the fans. I used to chat with you back in the day, on your website. I know you said the site is down indefinitely, so what will it take for you to open it back up? As for DH4, I love the cursing, smoking McClane just as much as the next guy, but all the cursing in the world won't matter if the story and action come through like Bruce says it will. Have some faith! That's what being an fan is all about IMO.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Yo Willis

    by Nozoli Apples

    Hook me up with 50 bucks, I want to go eat some pizza that's not out of the trash can.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    dregmobile, thanks!

    by ABking

    Didn't know he answered that! I like the way the Stallone Q and A's were set up better!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Yo Willis

    by Nozoli Apples

    Hook me up with 50 bucks, I want to go eat some pizza that's not out of the trash can.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    yo gimba

    by Walter B

    Night and I both feel we should have started with the 2nd episode, which would haver been the Battle movie, not the origin movie, which is really the movie we made. But I stand proud with Unbreakable>>> thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Thanks Bruce!

    by rutgerman

    Thanks for doing the talkback. It really means a lot to all the film geeks (like myself) out there that you'd take the time out to chat with us. I particularly like the fact you're willing to call it like you see it with Joel Silver and Michael Bay. That's a refreshing level of honesty that I wish more people in Hollywood (and frankly, most anywhere) had. Plus it gives you huge "street cred"! So what's the next step for you after LF/DH wraps up?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Hey Phoenix...

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    Bruce said he went with the shaved head to show that John M has aged a lot since we last saw him...as for Bruce having hair in other films, it's called a hair piece, dude. I have a shaved head and most women fuckin' love it...you wouldn't believe the things they tell me they want to do with it (use your imagination)...it's unreal how much it turns chicks on.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    phoenixmagi is a second-rate troll, but...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I suggest "WHERE IS THAT VERN?" as a new TB cathcphrase...

  • May 10, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Bruce, was Moonlighting as fun

    by SingingHatchet

    to be in as it looked? Did you make any money off the DVD sales? I hope so, 'cause I bought them all. I can't believe how risque they were. All the sex jokes went over my head when I was just a kid watching it. Anyway, do a MOONLIGHTING movie. And I loved the KID! And, I may be the only person, but I am glad DH4 is only PG-13. I hope you are enjoying your life! -The Professor

  • May 10, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Uh Willis

    by Nozoli Apples

    Uh since you're uh here you should uh say uh heya Nolan Devine so I uh can uh brag about it. For the record, I think the movie looks very cool.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable

    by Zej

    Maybe if it had been the battle I would have liked it better. It was a good idea for a film but it seemed too reliant on a twist that was revealed through dialogue instead of visuals. I wanted it to be better...

  • May 10, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Hey Bruce

    by heyscot

    I was in Atlanta on vacation with my best friend John Simpson and we saw Die Hard. That movie defined that entire year in high school for me, and I view it as one of the best movie experiences I've ever had. I have a lot of love for Alan Rickman, too. My questions: What kind of relationship do you have with John McTiernan now? And what about Bonnie Bedelia? Part of what separated the movies, in my opinion, from your run-of-the-mill action movies, was how you had this really human (loving but flawed) relationships with Holly, etc. Also were you friends with Paul Gleason outside of the movie and what was he like? I ask because he portrayed dicks in most of his roles (like DH, The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, etc.) but I heard he was a great guy. Finally, what's one of your favorite action movies in the last couple of years? Thanks for taking the time, I'll be watching the movie on the big screen and I'm glad to see it again!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    First PG-13 movie??

    by shartron

    Was it Oxford Blues starring Tommy Boy's own Rob Lowe?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    by zacdilone

    Thanks...now I'm going to be all curious until I finally give in and shave my head.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    To Walter B

    by Shad0wfax

    I can't begin to express how amazing it is that you're taking the time to get down to the ground floor of cinematic criticism (or rather more appropriately, the basement/sewers) and more importantly that you're getting a lot out of this by personally interacting with long-term fans of your acting and movies. Personally, you'll always be John McClane to me, DIE HARD was the first movie I ever saw you in and it remains on my all time top 5 action movies. I thought you did get pretty badly type-cast for a while, as did Mel Gibson in a similar run of movies back in the 80s, but I also love some of your off-the-wall movies such as HUDSON HAWK, which is so utterly cheesy that you can't help but love it, and your brilliant part in DEATH BECOMES HER. However, I was most impressed with your growth as an actor with movies like 12 MONKEYS, PULP FICTION, THE SIXTH SENSE and SIN CITY, though my favourite of your recent films would definitely have to be UNBREAKABLE. I was very disappointed to hear that the planned trilogy got scrapped, I think it would have gone down the path now trodden by the extremely successful "HEROES" TV-show. Anyway, aside from this lurid fan-letter, I'd like to ask you 3 questions: 1. Which director do you consider to be the hottest shit right now in Hollywood and you'd love to work with, and why? 2. Which actor do you admire most and would like to have worked with, living or dead? 3. What do you think of proposing an Old School flick called ACTION MOVIE, starring you, Arnold and Sylvester, three of the biggest baddest ass-kickers to anyone growing up over the past thirty years, where you three are all playing your most beloved action characters and all get drawn into an intergalactic plot where you guys just kick the everloving shit out of aliens? I'm pretty sure a fever dream gave me the idea for that one, but it would be the biggest box office success EVER in my eyes... or maybe I'm just having fun reliving the excesses of 80's action movies! In any case, thanks for posting Bruce, you're an awesome guy and this is internet history in the making. Chris

  • May 10, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    DIE HARD IS MY FAV!

    by KYLEDMILLER

    Bruce, just wondering if there will be an urated DVD, and just wanted to say I'm watchin Die Hard right now, can't wait for LF or DH!! Yippy ki aye motherfuckers!!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    John M..

    by Second Wave Dave

    Fuckin A, John! Thanks for doing my this years best thing so early in the year!! So which is the real name of John MacClane/MaClane/McClane? How is it working with Tony Kaye in Black Water Transit with longtime co-actor Samuel Jackson? And please tell something cool from making of films with Tarantino and Samuel L Jackson.:D And if your already sharing geekasms here will you do commentary track for Die Hard 4? That would be something:P You fuckin rule!!! fan from Estonia

  • May 10, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    If you aren't excited

    by Nozoli Apples

    Then maybe I should call the waaaammmbbuuulllaannncceee and give you some french cries.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis in a Sergio Leone western

    by Zej

    I think that sums up what I think would make a great night at the movies.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    just curious

    by olddirtyogre

    but you mentioned that you still like to go see movies in theaters. are there any recent films that you have seen where you thought, "hey, i could have done that"? also, are there any directors out there that you haven't worked with yet that you would love a chance to pair up with?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Hey Bruuuuuce!

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Your speech ruled my ass in Grindhouse, and your speeches in most movies rule as well..... my question is, since Robert Rodriguez talked you into being in Grindhouse, and ya'll seem to have a bond of sorts, if he ever made "MACHETE", would you show up as a hard-ass Minuteman?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    About the rating

    by Vadakin

    Now the whole R rating thing doesn't mean anything to me since I'm in Ireland and we have a different rating system here but here's thing...is the film being cut to meet the MPAA's rating requirements or did you simply shoot the film with only two "fucks"? <p> The reason I ask is because it would mean that PG-13 was being targetted before the film even started shooting, which, if you'll forgive the language, is sheer bullshit, because no matter what way it was done, the fact remains that the studio or the producers or whoever, wanted a PG-13 rating regardless of the tradition of Die Hard and the nature of films that have gone before. <p> If the film was cut up to get a PG-13 rating, then it reeks of studio interference, wanting to maximise profits thus destroying the integrity of so-called "mythology" of Die Hard. <p> However, if it was decided to only have two "fucks" in the film at the beginning, before it was shot, then that's even worse...if a studio decides to cut up a film, it's sad but there's not much anyone can really do. But if the film was shot with the express purpose of gaining a PG-13 rating, then that, then the writer, the director and even you should be held accountable for basically ripping the heart out of Die Hard. <p> Did nobody even consider speaking out and defend the tradition of Die Hard? Saying "fuck" a lot...it's part of who John McClane is...it's just part of his character. A New York cop with little respect for authority who happens to use a lot of profanities. It's simple yet effective. <p> I have no doubt that the action will be cool, with plenty of blood and bullets, and the lack of the word fuck may seem like a small thing, but it's part of what makes Die Hard..well, Die Hard. <p> Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the movie, can't wait to see it, but to borrow from an old, tired and worn out AICN catchphrase: <p> Only 2 fucks in Die Hard = Flames on Optimus <p> I strongly believe that a movie should be made without worrying about ratings. I think you should have made Die Hard 4, fucks and all, and only then let the MPAA decide how they want to rate it...you're not supposed to do their job for them by shooting for a specific rating, especially with Die Hard. <p> One final thing...Live Free or Die Hard...Die Hard 4.0, which title do you prefer? <p> Oh and a general question...anyone else get the impression that The Fifth Element was trying to be Die Hard: In the Future?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable was...

    by RobSOS

    ...genius. The first time I saw it I was so confused, because it really is a comic-book origin story, and it was marketed like it was a big suspense movie a la Sixth Sense. It was only after seeing it without all the hype attached to it that I realized how good it really was.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    btw - officially for the record

    by HEADGEEK

    I was in bed at midnight, with my ringer off last night. When I woke up I had an appointment to get a new car stereo put into Yoko's car - so we had a nice lunch. I checked my caller id on my phone, but didn't see any significant call numbers. Bruce's show up as No Caller ID, which could also be telemarketing calls. <BR><BR>While we were in BEST BUY looking around, I checked voice mail... only to discover that amongst a lot of useless calls, that at 3:45am - there was a message from BRUCE. <BR><BR>I instantly called Roro - tech guy in New York - and told him, "Black Box - Walter B - tis Bruce" - he did so. I then left a message for Moriarty about it. <BR><BR>Then as soon as I got back to my computer - I set up this new talkback, wrote my Spidey 3 review. <BR><BR>BRUCE = glad to see you posting in these Talkbacks. Otherwise, have fun. Drop me a line whenever you want a fresh talkback - This is better than the 20 question thing. It gives you direct unfiltered access to the readers - and when I get back from Romania next Wednesday, I'll give you a ring and we'll do that interview and set up anything else you want to do.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    yuck, unbreakable was a

    by haitu

    yuck, unbreakable was a snooze fest. shamalam is a one hit wonder. and it is NOT a comic book movie.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Dhard

    by huggerorange

    Unbreakable kicked ass, one of my favortie M.night/bruce willis movies. Are you gonna have a really bad headache in this die hard?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    How invested are you in your characters?

    by Horace Cox

    Hey Bru... errr, Walter... I'm curious as to how much "ownership" you feel over the characters you play. Obviously your own instincts as the actor bringing him to life are hugely important in the process, but how much of developing a character do you trust to the writers and director and how much is your own take on the character's motivations, story, etc? And how does your involvement and input in developing the actual story itself change or evolve with a proven character like John McClane who is the focal point in multiple films? Do you take ownership or feel protective of a character in which you have invested so much? I just can't imagine a DIE HARD film without Bruce Willis, so if I was paying the bills I'd bend over backwards to accomdate your wishes. Hell, I'd just be happy to be able to bend over backwards (fucking pizzas and cheeseburgers ya know...) Anyway, best of luck with LFoDH. I'll be there opening day. And thanks for all the great entertainment and many laughs you've provided over the years, and for taking time to go slumming with all of us geeks and wannabes here on AICN. You fucking rule man!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    and since we got ahold of you, Walter B....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Are you at all involved with Tarantino's upcoming WW2 movie "Inglorious Bastards"? Or is everyone who ever worked with Tarantino just being lumped in the mix? Also, what kind of movies do you enjoy watching the most on your downtime? And what was the last movie you saw that rocked your socks off?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    The Fifth Element --

    by RobSOS

    C'mon, how can you not love that movie?<p>It had everything -- great special effects, great story, great music, when Bruce slaps Bilbo and says, "Wake up!" Greatness.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Vadakin, re: 5th Element

    by Zej

    The plot is the same as the animated Transformers movie. And as much as I love me some good ol' Luc Besson, that just sucks. I always felt like a Die Hard film should take place in a mall, with John McClane old and battered working security. But I have no idea what the bad guys want-- to ransack the local GameStop?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    ---------Questions for Bruce Willis.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Wow you guys got on here quick. When did this start?<BR><BR> 1. You've traveled around the world. Is there any story you could tell us, perhaps the type that you tell to friends, about cultural differences you were unprepared for and perhaps took you off guard? :P <BR><BR> 2. Who would win an arm wrestling match between you and Sly TODAY. What about 1987?<BR><BR> 3. What is your favorite videogame of all time?<BR><BR> 4. Do you prefer to drive stick or automatic? What is your dream car?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Moriarty needs one of those "ASS" stamps from Conan

    by Beldo84

    over his face right now. I probably wouldn't have believed it either though.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Caught Up Now

    by peytonallen

    Whew. What a talkback. Kudos to Bruce for playing to the Geek masses. So, after pouring through the talkbacks, the major concern for DH4 is the rating? lol I love how most of you just creamed your pants in a Lost (decidedly 13) talkback. That show could tell you to open a window, pull your dick out and scream I'm hard as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. And you would. But, DH4 has to suck because we "only" get two fucks, and less gore. lol Shut up people. I love the first one. Read somewhere the part was first offered to Clint Eastwood. Walter this true? (shudders) Can you really top the first one? No. But, here's to hoping Bruce and company made a damn good film. I had not planned on seeing it, but as with Rocky, the lastest turn of events have booked my ticket in the theater. I think the success of this movie has less to do with stuntwork and F bombs than character and damn fine storytelling. Shocking I know. I think one reason sequels fail is Bruce's reasoning. "You already know the characters, we're cutting to their chase." Eh. Sly had reasonable success with Rocky VI because he went back to the page and tried to tell a new story. He fell back in love with Rocky and it showed. My rush judgement of DH4 would be all balls but no bite. Hopefully there's a good story here with equal to the task writing. I could care less about what the new catch phrase is, or what version of a clever line we may get on the DVD. I want to know, will John feel as real to us as he did in the first one?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    haitu --

    by RobSOS

    How can you say it wasn't a comic-book movie? Before the credits roll, read what the title says. It most certainly was a comic book movie, and a damn good one. Okay, it wasn't based on a comic-book, but it was definitely in that style.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    People who say GOTTA EAT gotta stop

    by Doctor Occult

    Wow, NOW i remember why I don't do these talkbacks anymore.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Walter B

    by torgosPizza

    12 Monkeys is possibly one of the best time travel movies ever made. Terry Gilliam is a visionary. I am optimistic that LForDH will be one of the only sequels to come out in this current "remake old movie or film an unnecessary sequel" trend that will live up to the hype. Thank you for making sure the character and action stay true to the mythology. Looking forward to it!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Are You kidding?

    by Zipperhead

    Die Hard is one of my favorite movies. If you put out a piece of fluff for Die Hard 4 then fuck you!!!!!!!!!!! Plain and simple.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Reginald ValJohnson?

    by Beldo84

    This may have already been asked, but was there any talk of bringing him back for this installment? That would've been completely badass. Maybe Die Hard 5.0?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and VENUS

    by Horace Cox

    Great advice from Bruce! If any of you haven't seen these two films, do it! Peter O'Toole should have won the Oscar for BOTH of those films in my humble opinion. And if for some reason you *don't* feel like watching them, do it anyway because Mr. Willis said so!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Comic adaption

    by Second Wave Dave

    Would you, mr John meanest kickasser ever seen in silver screen McClane do a comicbook adaption or superhero movie? Honestly, I could imagine you kicking ass, but this could be ridiculous too. What do you think of this summers blockbusters anyway? Die Hard is in a quite good spot too- between big comedies.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    How To Read Talkbacks

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Bruce, just scan the page for the posts that are highlighted in black. That's what I'm doing.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    HATERS(PHOENICMAGI)

    by KYLEDMILLER

    Man, i understand being a little dissapointed but you dont have to be assholes to John Mafuckinclane, get over yourself phoenix, get out of your parents basement and get a life, I can't belive what an asshole you sound like sprouting off your little urine one liners, i got a better one for ya PHOENIX, suck a cock ya fuckin milky licker!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I love Fifth Element

    by Vadakin

    It's one of my guilty pleasure movies...plus the look of Future New York was a big inspiration for me when I started working on my graphic novel.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Hey Bruno...

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Man I thought it was bad before in the other talkback. Glad I got mine outta the way. Good luck with this mess man.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    I Love This Series

    by Zipperhead

    But if you're going to sugarcoat it than fuck you!!!!!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Dhard

    by huggerorange

    Unbreakable kicked ass, one of my favortie M.night/bruce willis movies. Are you gonna have a really bad headache in this die hard?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    ONE QUESTION FOR BRUCE

    by Mattglause33

    Hey Bruce I am a HUGE fan of yours, could you please just directly reply to my post so that I can make all my friends and co-workers jealous. It would be greatly appreciated.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Maybe the 20 Questions format Sly used is a better

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    This is like overload lol.

  • May 10, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Favorite unsung roles??

    by TheRealCapone

    Hey Bruce. I'm one of the regular writers on this here site, and I just caught of bit of IN COUNTRY on cable recently. I'd seen it years ago, and always thought it was one of your best roles that few people ever mention must. Do you have any roles you've played in your career that you were particularly proud of that maybe the public or press never often bring up as some of your best?

  • May 10, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Bruno!

    by bigbaldpapa

    Thanks for entertaining us over the years! If you could PLEASE do us a favor and get Fred Thompson on the line and get him to announce his run! Thanks BeeDub

  • May 10, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    I meant then

    by Zipperhead

    For all you spell check freaks.

  • May 10, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    I meant then

    by Zipperhead

    For all you spell check freaks.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2 "The Battle Movie"

    by dregmobile

    Seriously, Mr. Willis - you and M. Night need to take this to Buena- I mean, a major fucking studio because awareness is big on Unbreakable, and we all know it's based on comic book lore, and comic book shit is fucking through the roof at the moment - and there's - what? Some BATTLES in the second chapter? Holy shit, you and M. Night can no longer keep this from us! I want to see Mr. Glass bust out of prison. I want to see D. Dunn thrown through walls! Look at the success of HEROES now. Give the people what they want!!! <br> <br> You called up Harry and made us all very happy. Now I ask you to call M. Night and say "Y'know what? I think it's about time we made UNBREAKABLE 2 happen." He will say, "WHAT A TWIST!" or "Fuck yes!" at which point you will only agree to doing the movie if the car D. Dunn drives is referred to as the 'Dregmobile'. <br> <br> Flash forward to 2010 when Unbreakable 2: Battle Royale is released, and Mr. Willis will be very happy he ventured into the world of AICN. <br> <br> And now I'll STFU.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST

    phoenixmagi

    by 9banned0.5furious

    REPRESENT! Thank you xenu, there is still some who see the truth of PG13 problem out there.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST

    respect

    by Second Wave Dave

    y'know how much respect are you gaining from this.. i wasnt big fan of Stallone, but when he talked with fans here i had so much respect for him and i really started to respect all his movies, despite that many of them were crap, honestly. But if you, man who has so many bad movies, and so fuckin many kickass films, come here talkin to true fans, this is like unbelivable experience. Just thinking that someone like you is reading my post is mindblowing. man, i sure come from small town.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Reginald VELJohnson

    by Beldo84

    But like BDubs said...proofreading is for pussies.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    great to have you online mr. bruce.

    by Sherief

    Mr Bruce, I've been watching your movies ever since i was a kid and I'm a huge fan of unbreakable and the first die hard. when I heard that the fourth die hard was being made, I got excited. The thing that sucks is the fact that transformers is coming after it immediately. which kind of is a shame. Do you think it was a mistake to have the movie released too close to another block buster? it doesn't matter if the movie is from bay or not. Transformers is going to be big, or at least it will be for the first week.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Being that you're a fan of that first ALIEN flick...

    by JDanielP

    ...(I prefer James Cameron's "ALIENS"), can you see yourself falling in love with a role in yet another ALIEN film, if such an opportunity presented itself? And we all know it's not going to happen, ...but stranger things do, ...but if Ridley Scott and/or James Cameron were involved, how interested would you be then? And lastly, pick up the graphic novel "KINGDOM COME" (illustrated by Alex Ross) and see what a huge fantasy/superhero flick CAN be... and let us know how interested you would be in such a picture, in one that would be so epic in scope. There IS a part for you, in that book. But we can let the talkbackers decide which one.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    The ONE THING I keep thinking when I watch DieHard1....

    by OneViewHere

    ..is that the bad guy camping in the building lobby looks just like HUEY LEWIS. Tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    BRUCE + SCORSESE...

    by ninjatracksuit

    Hey manja, see that a couple of The Maestro's flicks are on your 'best' list, and was wondering if there was any chance of the above match-up happening in any form or fashion? That would be the queen's tits, in my opinion. Also, THE JACKAL was on tv the other night and I realized how great you are as the villain (you get that 'your life is meaningless to me' look in your eyes way too easily!) - anything up the alley as far as you portraying any more 'larger than life' or stylized villains in the near future? Also, 12 MONKEYS = perfect film. If your back doesn't hurt too much from all the slapping, well, here's another - you rock man, thanks for taking the time to do this...

  • May 10, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    SIN CITY 2?!

    by Second Wave Dave

    PLEASE BE IN SIN CITY 2!!!! Why isn't Sin City 2 on your upcoming projects list? Hartigans partner Madsens Bob is... You really should be there man.. Good movies do good

  • May 10, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Hey Bruce...

    by crimsonrage

    ...here's completely pointless and off-topic question: As someone who has recorded a Blues album, who are your favorite musicians in general, and bluesmen in particular. Thanks!

  • May 10, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Number of Fucks?

    by Cartagia

    So, how many times was the word fuck used in the script for Die Hard 4.0? And why aren't they in the movie?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    With who would you like to work?

    by Second Wave Dave

    Actors directors? Just tell some names so my imagination can run wiiiiiillllddddddd:P

  • May 10, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Huey Lewis

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    OneView- i always think the same thing, man! LOL

  • May 10, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Bruce, i bow before you

    by Carnotaur3

    This might come as a bit of ass kissing, but when it's Bruce Almighty how can you not? I think a Willis is like a nice bottle of Wine. It gets better with age. I don't think of you, Mr. Willis, as a golden oldie. Even if you LOOK older, your face still FITS. That is why, I propose to you, stick around for a number of years, as long as you can, because I'm currently a film student at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, TN. And I hope to make it to Hollywood some day and actually do films I want to do... and hell... We hook up Mr. Willis and I promise you the most kick ass movie of your career. I'll see you in LA, McClane. But for now, yippi ki yay, my friend... yippi ki yay!

  • May 10, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Directors, Action Films, and Alpha Dog

    by Futureman2681

    Bruce, I love your work and I thin it is very cool of you to take the time to do this. You have worked with so many of my favorite directors on multiple projects (Tarantino, Rodriguez, M. Night). Any chance of working with these guys again? And thank you for bringing back Die Hard. Aside from superhero movies, the action genre has been lacking real identifiable heroes lately. Sure we have big explosions here and there but we don't have that ultra-cool maverick cop taunting Alan Rickman on a walkie-talkie. I miss that kind of action film. Where the character is as (or more) important than stuff blowing up. I like a little substance with my spectacle. Also, I just saw Alpha Dog last night and I thought it was great. Can't wait for Live Free Or Die Hard!

  • May 10, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2 needs to happen

    by Vadakin

    The first one is a favourite of mine, and while I'm not sure how a sequel should be approached (don't really want a typical superhero movie like Spidey or Superman), I think there are quite a few stories to be told about Mr. Dunn. <p> Personally, I'd go with an idea that was briefly hinted at in the first film, with Dunn basically choosing which bad things to prevent, which could prove to be a real struggle for our hero, having to let women be raped so he can stop a serial killer, and how those choices, not being able to save everyone, affects him...something like that.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    So when are you gonna do a movie with JOHN WOO?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Modern day setting. Rated R.<BR> Don't you feel that has to happen at some point in human history?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    --Unbreakable 2--

    by loafmeat

    I am definitely with Dregmobile, Walter B. Unbreakable was an incredible movie and deserves a sequel. Why isn't there one in the works?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Bruce, Thanks man, Much love

    by Darth Tubs

    Some of my fondest memories of watching movies are of your stuff. Like the first time I watched Die Hard, it still gets me pumped. Also watching you shoot Johnny T in Pulp Fiction is high up there. But anyway, You have worked with my Fav directors( Robert R and Quentin T ) My question is would you ever want to do a movie with David Fincher or is there any directors you really want to work with. One last thing, Who do you think would win in a fight, John McClain or Jack Bauer? Thanks Bruce, and I don't give a flying fuck what DH4 is rated, I'll be there on opening night

  • May 10, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    dream superhero power

    by Jubba

    Hi Bruce, If you could have one superhero power (or at least if you were to play a superhero with ONE power in a movie) what would it be? The power to have more powers is not a valid answer. Would it be the Unbreakable power? Does that character get old and eventually die of old age or is he immortal as long as he doesn't go swimming?----I saw you perform with your band at the opening of Planet Hollywood in Toronto. I enjoyed the music after getting beyond the thrill of seeing you and your celebrity friends in person. Are you still playing music? Do you play any songs in Die Hard 4? You're great. Oh, and my mom loves you. -Jubba (way up in Toronto)

  • May 10, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Hey Walter B.....

    by Boromir187

    I have a couple of questions. What do you think of Last Man Standing and what was it like working with Walter Hill? What was it like working with Brian De Palma on Bonfire of the Vanities? Would you ever work with either director again? Also, Hudson Hawk rocks!

  • May 10, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Michael Kamen

    by UCFKevin

    Brucio, the other Die Hard movies have excellent scores that are basically characters in the story in a way. Is this one gonna have a weak run of the mill score with it since Michael Kamen passed on?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Bruce thinks DH 2 and 3 suck ?!?!?

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    They aren't as good as the first one, obviously, but i still consider them better than most action movies. Some great lines, action scenes and cool moments in DH2, and i thought the third one was well made and Sam Jackson definitely breathed life into it. Also, I love the "Yippie Kay Yay" line the most in the 2nd one because it was so unexpected and I remember the crowd in my theater going apeshit when Bruce says it as he tosses the Zippo down. The line IMO was used poorly in the third film, just as more of a throwaway...so i am hoping for it to be used in a better spot for the 4th flick.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    I loved

    by conbarba

    Bruce in Death Becomes Her. Quite a fw moments of real life cartoonism, which i think is quite hard to do.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Bartendng questions

    by The-Warrior

    What's in a Harvey Wallbanger? Is a Singapore Sling a beverage or code for rimjob in an Asian whorehouse? Do you feel a Pearl Harbor is a manly drank or fruity like a backrub from a choreographer? In other news, Die Hard is the greatest American action ever made. Die Hard 4 has a kick-ass title, but two f-bombs and a non-smoking MacClane and that douchey twat from the Apple commercials makes me cringe in disgust. I like you, Bruce, when you're on, you really can pick winners -- Die Hard, Pulp Fiction -- then there's Mercury Rising, Striking Distance, the Jackal, and Last Man Standing. You're batting average is truly fucked up, sir. You're like the Pedro Cerano of action movies, it's either a whiff or a towering dinger for the ages. I'm hoping you come out of this a hero, but I'm not feeling it. See you in Hell.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I think Bruce signed off lol.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    This is probably overload. The 20 questions format is probably better, with us reacting to it.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Yo Phoenix...

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    As a fellow cue ball...i remsemble that remark.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    hey phoenixmagi

    by drave117

    Isn't it past your bedtime?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA...

    by bigbaldpapa

    Hell yeah. If you an A-List Celeb and you where trying to connect with fans and you got hit with talkbalks from the biggest batch of imature fucktards in the world... Wouldn't you sign off too?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk was awesome.

    by losder

    It convinced me as a child that cappucino was some sort of nectar of the Gods. I pursued it doggedly for years, only to discover that it was in fact, coffee. I choked that shit down with a forced, brittle enthusiasm and have been drinking the shit ever since. You sir, taught me to eat shit smile. Well done.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap, Bruce...

    by SaintX99

    Looks like you got a lotta reading to do! my question is if they ever came out with a decent video game concept for the John McClane character, or any of your characters would you ever star in it? I know you did Apocalypse for Playstation, was that a one-time thing?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    I'll be there opening night...

    by CTUBAUER

    That said, you're the man. I love Die Hard and I just think you're awesome. I do have a question though, if you could please answer it: What exactly about Underworld (i'm guessing it was underworld) made you choose len for the job?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Hey KING B - www.diehardprops.com

    by Simon Lee

    Hey Bruce, Heres hoping you see this message.. It is good to see you back on the internet. I was a regular over at BW.com and sure miss those days. I was there when the clan were creating havoc, Moonie,Pop, Toastie et all, Also when you got St john up on stage in vegas! I know you're here to talk DH4, so if you don't mind, I have a question. I collect props from the Die Hard series exclusively, and wanted to ask if you know if Fox will be holding an official auction for Props and Wardrobe this time round? I have your wallet from the first film, and a few other neat pieces, But i still need me a Fuckin' McClane outfit, and i know you had a fair few created on this one :o) Any info would be much appreciated. Please check out www.diehardprops.com if you get chance. I can be contacted through the website if need be. Can't wait for DH4, wasn't sure about the PG13 thing at first, But i trust your judgement. Thanks, Simon Lee

  • May 10, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    It's not a motorcycle, it's a chopper...

    by bigbaldpapa

    Zeds dead baby. Zeds dead.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Two Bravest Things You Have Done This Year

    by AnwarNamtut

    in the public media: 1) Subjecting yourself to public discussion with this bunch of freakazoids (hey, I resemble that remark) 2) Spreading the word about 9/11 Truth in Vanity Fair. Not necessarily in that order though. TBers, if you don't know what I'm talking about, take time from your ludicrous speed posting to check it out. You might learn something. Kudos to you, sir.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    It's not a motorcycle, it's a chopper...

    by bigbaldpapa

    Zeds dead baby. Zeds dead.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Political/environmentalist?

    by Second Wave Dave

    Are you politically and environmentally aware? Like would you do movies with these kinda themes or participate in campaigns? Have you seen Al Gores "An Inconvenient Truth"? What do you think about Iraqi war and Bush and who would you elect as next president?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Unbreakble 2

    by loafmeat

    I am with Dregmobile on this one... Unbreakable was one of those films where everything about it worked perfectly, even down to the score. I feel a bit of sadness wondering "what could have been" now that I know there was a planned "Battle" sequel... Why isn't there one in the works? What happened? The world needs Unbreakable2!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    *AND smile.

    by losder

    or maybe eat-shit-smile, some sort of hyphenated t-shirt logo verb thing, like a Nike ad campaign. Anyhow, welcome to the internet, it's sort of like the Thunderdome, except nobody leaves.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    He didn't sign off...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    He is just posting as phoenixmagi... Ha you never saw that one coming did you. He learned a thing about twists from shamalamadingdong...

  • May 10, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Quick-cuttting is Ruining Action Movies

    by dmwalker

    Like yourself, I love me a good action movie. But so many of them - 95 percent I'd say- are ruined by incoherent editing and way too many close-ups.What the hell happened to establishing geography? Too often I hear people making excuses like "the fight sequence is disorientating because being in a fight is disorientating". Bullshit. The fight sequence is disorientating because the art of directing action sequences is slowly being lost. So my questions to you, Bruce, are these: Is it that these directors just don't know what they're doing or is there some kind of intervention from the studios, who think the "kids" won't be able to handle long takes? What do you think is the secret to a good action sequence? And how involved do you get with the filming of such sequences? Thanks. Oh and yeah - too harsh on the other DIE HARDS. They were both good quality action movies.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Why hello there WalterB

    by LouisCedar

    Was Die Hard 4 something you've always wanted to do, or did it kind of just come about through the right people making the right pitch to you? Also: Unbreakable is awesome. If another one were ever to be made, that would be amazing. But really, in todays world of endless sequels, I honestly think I like Unbreakable better as a stand alone film. That being said, if a sequel ever were made, I'd go see it in a heartbeat.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Bruce, how did you get your start in the business?

    by Dannychico

    And do you have any advice for the young actors out there?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    NOBODY'S FOOL!

    by Subovon

    Something that upsets me to no end is that no one ever talk about NOBODY'S FOOL. I watch it every year, it's a gem, and Bruce, I can't thank you enough for doing it. The running gag with the snow blower is making smile as I type. But am I the only guy who got to see that one, or what? I saw it on a Monday evening, week two, and I'm not kidding: I was the only one in the theatre (Vern, you'd love that) . In my opinion, it's one of the best films we got to see in the 90's. The script is gorgeous in its simplicity and the ensemble cast breathes more human truth into it than any director could hope to get. It also paints a picture of the US I fell in love with when I moved here. Humble people who care about each other, even if that other is just a neighbor – what a cast! I'd like to know if Paul Newman is the gentleman I believe he is. And is there any chance the two of you might get together on a project again? How about you get in on the rumored Newman / Redford project. Holly shit, I should be a producer: Newman – Redford – Willis! Thanks in advance for signing on.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    ....

    by Carnotaur3

    I can't believe I missed the last talkback. Fun stuff. My last post wasn't really a question but a proposal so I'm making a new post. Walter B, what kind of a pitch from a director instantly seals the deal for you? A one sentence? A paragraph plot outline? A script? What kinds of things make you believe in the director's vision and that it is genuine? Thanks, Bruce. Chase Kuertz

  • May 10, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Bruce, a suggestion for your replies:

    by BondGayBond

    If you could, copy and past the question, or portion of the question,that you're answering. It's hard to tell sometimes what exactly you're answering. Looking forward to Die Hard 4.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Can you believe that?

    by DerLanghaarige

    I have the chance to ask Bruce something...and can't think of a question :P

  • May 10, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    bruce on talkback is awesome!

    by bowtiehoon

    but I would like to see the 20 questions format that sly did too...its so much easier than trying to work out which post bruce is replying to, but then again, beggers can't be choosers :)

  • May 10, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    9banned + phoenixmagi = Timothy Olyphant in LFODH

    by dregmobile

    I can see it now. Yes ... perfect.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Astronaut Farmer

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    Not sure how many of you saw it, but it's worth seeing just to check out Bruce's cameo in the flick, and it's a pretty cool movie as well.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    DIEHARDBRUCEFAN...

    by Carnotaur3

    Is it as big as Grindhouse's?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    G'day Bruce!

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    I gotta ask, what your initial reaction to doing something like this is? Giving fans such candid access to yourself gives us a voice that we rarely get and I can see that some like to jump at the chance to take full advantage of the situation. It's fucking awesome though and totally appreciated accross the board, it truly bridges the gap between yourself and your fans! How does it look from your side of things?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    bondgaybond's suggestion on stating

    by bowtiehoon

    the question with the answer is a good one but who has time to cut and paste ;-p

  • May 10, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Worst movie

    by melikeemovies

    Since you're being very candid in these talkbacks, what one movie from your resume do wish you could erase? What's that one film where you just thought, "Man, the critics are right. What was I thinking?! I can't believe I have to go promote this thing for the next month!"

  • May 10, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    When you were in college...

    by chiahead

    someone who claims to have gone to college with you once told me an anecdote about how you were cast in a play that required you to pee in a bathroom stall. she said that you were "so committed to the work" that you figured out exactly when you had to drink and how much so that when you got to that point in the show you would erm.. pee freely. is there any truth to it? Any other anecdotes you care to share about life before you were famous?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Carnotaur3...it's bigger...

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    than Grindhouse I would say, but not that much bigger. I can't help but love the wink-wink irony that Bruce and Billy Bob are both astronauts in another movie together.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Alright, Bruno...you've teased the talkback dogs...

    by REMcycle

    ...now they're waiting to be fed. Answers, man...Answers! LOL. Seriously, thanks for the fantastic thread (you too, 9). It's greatly appreciated.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2

    by misnomer

    How cool would that have been? I guess audiences just werent ready for a postmodern comic book movie.....ah well theres always The Changeling

  • May 10, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Underrated gems

    by koreth

    Bruce, thanks for taking the time to do this -- very cool. I just want to chime in and apologize on behalf of the rest of humanity for the fact that "Hudson Hawk" flopped. I own that movie on VHS, laserdisc, and DVD. I think it's inspired, and it makes me sad that so few people seemed to get it. I blame the marketing, which made it look like a typical action flick when in fact it's more like, um, "The Saint" meets "Loony Tunes" by way of "Mission Impossible." I also loved "Unbreakable" and it appears from the talkback that I'm not alone. I'm not convinced it needs a sequel (I think it stands on its own as a story) but I'd certainly be there on opening day if there were one.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Hey, B-Dub...

    by Crimson King

    First off, I have to apologize for talking some smack a few days back on another thread. The fact that you're here talking to the fans like this is proof positive that you're the fuckin' man. At the very least, you've guaranteed that a lot of AICNers will contribute to LForDH's opening weekend numbers. It's up to you and Len to make us want to come back to the theater for another dose of ass-kickin' action, John Ma-fuckin'-Clane style. By the way...my mother has the hugest fucking crush on you. She has since before I can remember anything. Seeing your mother lust after anybody is quite unsettling. Thanks a lot, Bruce. One question, not a very deep one, but I'm curious...regardless of the film's success, what director have you enjoyed working with the most? Which film did you enjoy making the most?

  • May 10, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith

    by Second Wave Dave

    Why??? Whose choice was Kevin Smith for computergeek? Seriously he isnt very convincing.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    well the taglines there, thats the only f bomb

    by misnomer

    that matters. "I'm gonna get my daughter and kill this motherfucker, or kill this motherfucker and get my daughter, or kill em all!" sounds much better than guy though it has to be said...

  • May 10, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    The Q & A has been called off my friend...

    by AD_Skinner

    So you might as well come out and join the others. I promise I won't hurt you.

  • May 10, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk 2.

    by kooky little elephant on beer

    Hey Bruce, if there were a #2 to the awesome film Hudson Hawk, what would you want it to be about? cause the 1st film rocks. cheers and beers, kooky little elephant on beer

  • May 10, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Bruce

    by Mister Fame

    Love the Die Hard movies. End Transmission

  • May 10, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    5 down ... 564 to go ...

    by dregmobile

    LOL. I think Sly's system is the way this should roll. And if Mr. Willis has any time left over can drop in as he is now. This is a lot of fun, but also a little chaotic.

  • May 10, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Heya Bruce!

    by Karmageddon

    I'm relieved to hear that DH4.0 will by CGI-lite. However, I have some reservation about the PG-13 rating, your saying its going to be as good or comparable to DIE HARD, so will you log in to AICN after the movie has premiered to hear what people think, accept apologies, shoot the breeze? Thanks, keep up the good work.

  • May 10, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Why is Kevin Smith hard to accept as a computer geek???

    by Womb2dooM

    He's fat and he thinks he's funny: The very embodiment of any computer geek.

  • May 10, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Messi...

    by Crimson King

    Those are Bruce Willis' initials. BW = beedub. Get it?

  • May 10, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    BRUCEDIEHARDFAN

    by Carnotaur3

    Awesome. I absolutely loved his cameo in Grindhouse. I believe he also WINKED in that one too at the beginning.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    sorry DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    by Carnotaur3

    I switched your name around. very easy to do

  • May 10, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Last Man Standing

    by johnnyblackout

    Bruce, this seemed to be the movie that you were born to play. Bad-ass. Hard-ass. Western-Asian-Film Noir to the max. This movie should have been huge. I mean, BW and Walter Hill! Hell yeah! Anyway, just wanted your thoughts on this production. Loved the movie, and think you are one of the last few true bad-ass-mofo American actors in cinema...

  • May 10, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    'Head or Gut?'.........Huh?

    by tincup

    Now THAT'S a great line.....

  • May 10, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Hey Walter B -

    by johnnyblackout

    Btw - How much of 'you' was in the Die Hard one liners? Was a lot of that scripted? Or was some of it Willis-isms?

  • May 10, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Privacy and the Paparazzi fucktards

    by Horace Cox

    What does a huge international movie star do in his spare time - besides slumming with us degenerates on the AICN talkbacks? I would think any chance to escape the microscope of Hollywood and just be a "regular" guy for a while must be highly welcomed. How easy is it to avoid the paparazzi if you really want to? It seems like some stars manage to avoid them much better than others. I hear some of the photographers are better to deal with and are actually respectful, but most of them seem like a bunch of unethical parasites. Any good stories about fucking with an asshole paparazzo? Thanks again for reaching out to the fans. Respect!

  • May 10, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Amsterdam Calling: Jeremy Irons @ Die Hard 3

    by CantDieHardEnough

    Hi Bruce, You and Jeremy Irons are my two most favorite actors as a real filmgeek.. My question: How was it working with him at the time, and will you work together on future projects perhaps? Oh by the way: If you dó come to Amsterdam for the Premiere of LForDHard, could we arange a photo or something :-) Regards! 'One' of your biggest fans..

  • May 10, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Amsterdam Calling: Jeremy Irons @ Die Hard 3 #2

    by CantDieHardEnough

    Oh, by the way: When will you get BruceWillis.com back up on the net? I was RFF2004 there.. I liked it a lot :-) Thanks

  • May 10, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Sucks to be English sometimes

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I go home to eat food and sleep and whatnot, and I miss out on one of my all time film heroes!<p>Bollocks.<p>Anyway, I'm glad you turned out to be the real deal, Walter B. I feel as though my faith in humanity has been replenished. Thanks again for stopping by the talkback cesspool.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    yo Allthereflexes

    by Walter B

    Let me ask you a question. Say you got a character in your Film, and you are worried that he does not live up vocally to his original sense of Humor? What do you do? Put in all his cool lines in the firat trailer, and put nothing but action in the last 3, hoping the audience will miss the fact that your hero does not say anything cool for the last couple trailers, or do you have confidence in your boy, and ssave the Meat for the Motion? We never worried about John McClanes Humor, because we knew we had something strong. Way too strong, and so much we had to choose. We're ok. go see it> I only chose that question out of a bunch because I am doing this on breaks>>>>> thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    The cool thing is, Bruce is actually typing this

    by Beldo84

    Fuck everyone who has hated on his spelling or whatever, at least he's actually typing this at his computer like the rest of us, unlike Stallone who had an assistant doing the typing.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Dear Bruce; Couple of Questions from Europe Fans!

    by Thornie

    Bruce, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU MAN! YOU ROCK! My message will probably get lost in the thousands of others here (and who the heck does Moriarty think he is... treating u like that? very arrogant), and therefore, I'm not really expecting a reply.... but had a couple of questions for you. 1. Here in Europe, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD is being released as DIE HARD 4.O. Whatcha think of that? 2. Also, Ben Trebilcook who wrote one of the drafts of DIE HARD 4 early on has written a treatment for a new McCLANE tv series. I was lucky enough to have a look at an old copy via a friend, recently. IT IS ACE. Its 'Young McClane' so I doub't youd' be in it... but WOULDN'T THAT BE A GREAT IDEA!!!? it takes place before the events of DIE HARD 1 - McClane courting Holly; McClane's early days as a cop.... its very cool. I don't know where it's at at the moment, though. Anyone know of it? VERN? 3. Any truth to the rumors that you're going to be in a WESTWORLD remake or Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS? I think you're one of the finest actors working today. A real talent. Gary Cooper of our times. HI FROM ALL YOUR FANS IN EUROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Hey Bruce, do you watch 24?

    by chaseguy17

    Hey, if they ever do a 24 movie, you should talk with Fox and make sure they put you in it. I couldn't imagine a better pairing than John MClane and Jack Bauer. Bauer is basically based off of the character of MClane. I would love to see it. Die hard was my first R movie I saw,(I was probably 12) I'm 23 in law school now, but I'll always remember it. Any hint if your wife from the first two films makes an appearance or cameo?

  • May 10, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    You're doing this on breaks?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It's 3:30AM East Coast. Breaks from? Are you working on a film? Playing Halo 2? just kidding :P

  • May 10, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Why I make movies

    by Junior Frenger

    In my youth I had always toyed with the idea of making films. I goofed around with my friends and a video camera. When I was about 13 I saw Die Hard on HBO. That is the one film that sealed the deal for me and made me want to be a filmmaker. Die Hard is the one film that made me serious about the craft. I just wanted to stop in here and say thanks.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Burning question bruce Kevin Smith/Jersey Girl/dh4

    by BrightEyes

    Kevin Smith has talked about how he tried to get you to be in Jersey Girl but you never got back to him or ben affleck,I was kind of suprissed to see you guys work together since I thought there could be some Drama since you worked with Kevin Smith this time, did you guys talk about it? and what was the deal with why you never got back to Kevin Smith about Jersey Girl? Thanks Sir

  • May 10, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I'm embarrassed

    by Darth Fart

    because a number of talkbackers can't converse intelligently, and I say this as a film fan.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Save the Meat for the Motion

    by DOGSOUP

    Hey Bruce,HARTIGAN FLASHBACK???!?!?! That is all, thank you.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah, c'mon, Bruce, Spill!

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    What's the score with INGLORIOUS BASTARDS? Is it on? Are you in? (Greetings from the UK!)

  • May 10, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    RE : Die Hard TV show

    by jessicaturns

    Hi Thornie - Yes, I remember hearing about the "McClane" TV show too. I think it was just an idea. I don't think anyone/FOXetc bought it. But it would've been great. Young McClane...... phoooooooooar.... <p> But Bruce, who would u have play you/ McClane in a TV series? Is there anyone as HOT as you ;)

  • May 10, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Bruce, can you say something about Transformers?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Since it's your July 4 opponent, n' all? :P<BR> Did you see what they did with Optimus Prime?

  • May 10, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    BONNIE BEDELIA

    by jessicaturns

    Oh, Bruce... I gotta say though, I'm really BUMMED that BONNIE BEDELIA hasn't been in the last two DIE HARD movies. I love her. I think she's wonderful. Was it ever considered that she should be in this new one? I know the fans would LOVE to see John and Holly back on the screen together.... its ABOUT TIME!

  • May 10, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry Stamper

    by wadi77

    Here’s a question from Far East. Armageddon was fun, but the story about drillers saving the planet was just bullshit, don’t you agree? So, are looking forward for another shot with Michael Bay?

  • May 10, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Anything with M. Night Shyamalan?

    by TiVo1138

    Hi, Bruce Willis. My name's Trevor and I'm honored to have been born the year the original Die Hard hit theaters. I hope you're right about Live Free or Die Hard. The last trailer was kick ass but the PG-13 rating has me wary. <br><br> Anyway, I'm a big fan of yours, in particular your work in The Sixth Sense -- how the fuck did you get snubbed for Best Actor?! -- and Unbreakable. <br><Br> I was curious: do you still talk with M. Night Shyamalan? I remember before Signs came out, everyone thought you'd be his Bobby DeNiro. What do you think of his whole fall-out with Disney? Is his success getting to his head and is there no chance of any Unbreakable sequels because of this? Have you and him talked about working again? <br><br> Thank you.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    BONNie Bedellia

    by Thornie

    Yeah, why isn't she in this one? I think a cameo would be great!

  • May 10, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    The Last Picture Show

    by Buck Swoop

    Cybill Shepherd pool scene right Bruce? Full frontal nudity. NICE!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    saludos from south of the border

    by darth rod

    Just wanted to join and say you just climb to another echelon of badassery by like others dudes have posted, you are typing this shit yourself and taking the time, being direct and badmouthing "fellow" filmakers if it pleases you, not very common but ubber awesome. you´ve won my absolute respect, gonna see die hard 4.0 even though it has a lame director, lame rating, lame sidekicks, hope you can kick bay´s ass using his own formula (teen summer action movie). Quick question,since I recall that you sing have you consider doing a musical? could be a pretty bizarre cool thing.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    my personal concern with the PG13

    by zombieslayer

    ...is that when Takashi got killed, we got to see his brains dripping down the walls. When the circa 1988 party was interupted, there were bare breasts flashed, and blow was on Ellis' nose. Those add some of the reality and levity to the film. As Vern elloquently pointed out, people under 17 can't have seen a Die Hard movie anyway! Anyway, thanks for talking with us when ya can, BW.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    hey bruce, watch this for a laugh

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    http://tinyurl.com/ywtn9m

  • May 10, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Question about you and michael bay

    by slappy jones

    I take it you don't like him? is that true and if so why because I cannot stand him....oh and Die Hard is the greatest action film ever made. It will never be beat.....can't wait for 4

  • May 10, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    yo NeoDevil baneX

    by Walter B

    I cannot tell you how long this incarnation of having to put films out under this system will last, but it will pass, and the World will open up again. thsnks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    BTW, Last Boy Scout is...

    by Gil Brooks

    ...fucking awesome (just agreeing with one of the posters above). You got bad-ass BW (doing his "Bruce Willis Turn" a lot), great one-liners, Damon Waynes (when he used to be funny), titties, and a dude falling into a helicopter's propellers! What more do you need?

  • May 10, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    DocWhite

    by Kevin Bosch

    ...is that an allusion to Back to the Future? Are you a BTTF fan Bruce?

  • May 10, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    ARMAGEDDON

    by Horace Cox

    Wouldn't it have been easier to train astronauts to be drillers?Hey, fuck it! It's Hollywood. You gotta suspend some disbelief.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Slappy jones

    by Womb2dooM

    Bruce answered this one in the Vern TB. He doesn't like Michael Bay because he shouts a lot and it creates an unpleasant work environment.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    DocBosch

    by Gil Brooks

    It's Doc Brown in BTTF.

  • May 10, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Oh man!

    by Jay Jay

    I just got into work here in Dublin, Ireland and found these two awesome talkbacks! I'm not going to get ANY work done today! For what it's worth, hey Bruce, I'm a big fan of your work and I'm looking forward to seeing the new Die Hard flick, regardless of the ratings. Thanks for stopping by here too. It takes MAJOR balls!

  • May 10, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Three Questions for The Bruce

    by No time for Haters

    First off, let me just say, I've been coming to this site for a long time and reading talkbacks. Sometimes it's very hard to read cause it does seem so negative at times. But today, I actually registered as a talkbacker because of you Bruce. You and others that are willing to step into the Octagon of talkback make things "cool". Ok, so here are my two: 1)I first started watching you on Moonlighting, and I've enjoyed your work ever since. I think you have perfect comedic timing, so my question is- when, if ever, will you do something with comedy in it? Maybe something in the vein of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. 2)Any word on Sin City 2, and will you be in it? 3)Could you possibly talk to Night about the possibility of you two producing an Unbreakable mini-series for tv? Maybe something on HBO. Hell, I'd even settle for a comic book mini-series. I really wanted to see where he was gonna take things next. Thanks for your time, it's truly appreciated.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Give the man a break guys....

    by RedEyeDistrict

    He's not fuckin' omniscient, can't answer the same question 30 times. It's not like he's got people typing this shit out, taking dictation and shit. He's doing this, giving us a CHANCE to get some questions answered, and not everybody is gonna get theirs. Besides he's been around for like 3 days now and has answered virtually every question that has been asked in this TB before in the Vern TB. Just be patient and relax. It's still better odds than the lottery.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    "Die Hard in a dress"?

    by pootc

    Hi Bruce G’day from Australia! You said in an interview that you were the gatekeeper of this franchise and that you didn’t want it to become “Die Hard in a dress” , yet here we are with a subdued and very un-Die Hard PG-13 rating. What happened to no “Die Hard in a dress?” As a fan I’m feeling nauseous. What ever happened to that foulmouthed, chain-smoking son of a gun John McClane?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    I know it's DocBrown...

    by Kevin Bosch

    The same way I know it's not Doc Bosch, yet that doesn't stop my screen name from being a reference to BTTF. In the other TB, Bruce mentioned that one of the forum topics on his old website was entitled "Ask Doc Brown". So when he gave his Mac video chat name (so someone can verify it was really him) as "docwhite", it seemed like a running theme.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    What bothers me about DH4 is not the amount of fucks.

    by TheNorthlander

    The thing that made McClane both believable and a great action icon has always been that he's an underdog trapped in a situation too big for him but he pulls through anyway and nearly gets killed doing it. Everything I've seen of the promotion of Die Hard 4 so far has made the character look like Rambo 2 & 3 - like he can pull off anything and still look pretty bored. Physical stunts doesn't really help much if the writing is where the real problem is. Just look at Terminator 3.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Did you guys even read the other questions?

    by Gil Brooks

    I keep seeing the same question asked by 500 different people! Enough with the rating business! I'd rather hear about Pulp Fiction (almost) pickle shots than stupid PG-13 shit...

  • May 10, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    "TWO IN HIS HEART AND ONE IN HIS COMPUTER", BRUCE

    by 12-GAUGE

    Line of the year for me, so far. --Just wondering about your memories of working on The Last Boy Scout. I put it up there with Die Hard myself, so was it a blast making it or what?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    That scene in Unbreakable...

    by AvengingFist

    during breakfast, the dad showed the kid the newspaper, the way that scene played out, the composition on screen, the look on the kid's face, the look on the dad's face. God, my eyes were welling up at that point. Unbelievably powerful. Bruce, you should..no..MUST do Unbreakable 2.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Walter - What ever happened to...

    by ZissouIntern

    bad ass actors like Steve McQueen? In my opinion, you are the last of the breed of actors who can make average look bad ass. No offense, but what I mean is that you aren't Sly or Arnie big, but still kick ass. Steve McQ was the best at it and you have carried the torch well. Now we just have ex-WWE wrestler wannabe action stars or martial arts masters. Give it up for the average sized white guy in blue jeans who can kick your teeth in. Jason Statham might have a bit of it in him, but he doesnt have the toughness and grit that you and Steve portray on screen. I hope you keep kicking ass for years to come.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Fine. I'll be Doc Pink. n/t

    by Gil Brooks

    n/t

  • May 10, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Bruce, you MUST do a John Woo or Johnny To movie

    by AvengingFist

    People in asia loves you. I mean, man, if you cross over and do some HK flick under these great action directors... and perhaps, PRODUCED by YOU! Ask, Maggie Q! Shes been here and knows her way around. And tell her we want to see her in HK films so more! She is HOT!

  • May 10, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2 .... NOW

    by TiVo1138

    Please. Just call Night up and negotiate. This needs to happen. This has surpassed being his cult classic. It's his best movie. <br><br> If nothing else, you and him need to do another kick ass, motherfucking, trip of a movie.<br><br>Please, Mr Willis. Movies need to start being good again.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    ensemble work

    by AtomicShakespeare

    What the great "Nobody's Fool" has in common with talkback favorites like "Pulp Fiction" is your eagerness to play with others. Barring those you've already worked with -- except Tom Hanks because maybe there's a way to work with him again in something that doesn't suck (would you want to?) -- who would be in your dream comedy ensemble and your ideal drama cast? Count me as a "Die Hard 3" fan and a true believer dating back to "Shatterday." Thanks.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable / Heroes

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    How cool would it be for Bruce's character in Unbreakable to have a part (however brief) in Heroes? Anyone got Krings number?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable / Heroes

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    How cool would it be for Bruce's character in Unbreakable to have a part (however brief) in Heroes? Anyone got Krings number?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Bruce & Sly

    by omega786

    Thanks guys for coming onto AICN and basically chillin with some fans and having a good time. YKA MF.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    My Fave

    by Salamander

    Personally I'd order it Die Hard 1 Die Hard 3 Die Hard 2 2 for me was a little disjointed and all over the place, enjoyable but not as tight a story as the first film with 'x' bad guys in one building. Sort of the same with under seige type films i.e. set on a ship with 'x' bad guys. i prefer those stories myself personally as the scripts i feel are can be 'tighter' and you know how many bad guys there are out there and thus no silly surprises having said that i thought die hard 3 with the aid of SLJ was superb and really enjoyed it minus the odd dodgy accent from mr Irons... Unbreakable was excellent , slow yet emotionally ride and would have loved to see more from that stable - very thought provoking. Moonlighting was good but that ship has passed as I guess was the very similarly toned hudson hawk which despite some parts i still enjoyed it as an off the wall flick. As for DH4 i look forward to it. I agree the rating system is what drives many of us. if it stated DH4 was an 'R' then we all expect balls out action but anything less we get dubious. I felt the same was with Leathal Weapon when the dropped the last films ratings to i think it was 15 and the same for the latter terminator films but they still were good films albeit not as always gripping as the originals Well done Bruce and god bless you for taking time out here talking to the punters.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Why did you do The Whole Ten Yards?

    by TiVo1138

    I really like the first one, and the chemistry you had with Matthew Perry. But why do a shitty sequel? Why not do a whole new movie together?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Who would you liked to have worked with?

    by ilander66

    Hi Bruce, this has probably been asked many times on this post but I have not got the time to run through all the questions posed. Just wondering if there is anyone who you would have liked to work with that you haven already either living or dead (Hitchcock, John Ford etc.) and also what film would you liked to have been in that you didnt get to do. will probably get flamed for the lame post but who cares. Thanks for some of the best times in the cinema Bruce.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Who would you liked to have worked with?

    by ilander66

    Hi Bruce, this has probably been asked many times on this post but I have not got the time to run through all the questions posed. Just wondering if there is anyone who you would have liked to work with that you haven already either living or dead (Hitchcock, John Ford etc.) and also what film would you liked to have been in that you didnt get to do. will probably get flamed for the lame post but who cares. Thanks for some of the best times in the cinema Bruce.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Benefit of the doubt...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...that's what I personally try to go into all movies with, and that's what I'll be going into the new Die Hard movie with. I mean after all, if we're really film fans then we want to enjoy every new film that we go see. Now of course in reality that's not going to happen, and just because you hope something will be a good film, that doesn't mean that you're blinded to when it doesn't work out that way, all it means is that you judge the film on it's merrits (or lack of them) when you see it, rather than pre-judging something beforehand. <p>I mean personally I never get people who are determined to love a film (or hate it) before they've ever even seen the damn thing, makes no sense to me at all. I get looking forward to something, I get being apprehensive about something, but I never get the advanced blind hatred or blind loyalty schtick before people have even had more than a glimpse of the finished product. And what kind of true film fan wants a film to fail, to fuck up, to crash and burn, honestly? Much less a follow up to film(s) that you have an affection for. Again, I just don't get that particulat ideology.<p>Part of the problem I think is that these days there's more junior accountants that legitimate film fans. Everyone is a fucking speculator or armchair studio head. I mean when you see so called film fans judging a film's success and quality based on how much money it makes opening weeking, or how much money they predict it'll make, or how much money the film cost to make, rather than basing their opinions on the quality of the actual film itself then you know there's something seriously fucked up somewhere along the line. Personally I don't give a shit how much money something cost to make, or how much it makes at the box office, all I care about is was it worth my ticket price to go see, was it a good movie. Anything else, to me as a film fan, is completely irrelevant. I mean sure, you want to see films that you enjoy do well, because you figure they deserve it, but beyond that, as a film fan, who cares, you know? And in ten, twenty, fifty years, no one is going to give a shit about box office numbers, the only thing that's going to endure is the film itself, so ultimately, far as I can see, that's the only thing that matters.<p>Anyway I'm ranting, just want to say that it's cool to see Bruce Willis here taking the time to mingle with us 'great unwashed' (some of us more unwashed than others), I honestly think he's one of the most interesting "a-list" actors out there, and I look forward to seeing how LF or DH turns out when it hits. Hopefully as the man says, it'll actually more than live up to it's lineage. <p>Kinda ironoic though that there will be more swears in the average Bruce Willis post than in the actual movie proper. But still, as long as it turns out to be a quality flick then I'll be happy, though I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the 'grittiness factor' was still a bit of a concern. Still, just have to wait and see I guess...

  • May 10, 2007, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Jean Paul Gaultier?

    by boyblue

    Hi Bruce, I really enjoyed "The Fifth Element" and thought that your character Corben Dallas was just as enigmatic as Mclaine. 2 questions about the making of Fith Element, well three actually: 1 : Jean Paul Gaultier I beleive did some designs for the film did you ever meet him and if so what did you think of this crazy kilt wearing French man. 2 : How did you find some of the filming in the UK are you a fan of our little island? and 3 : What was Milla Jovovich like to work with and how the hell do you pronounce her name? Thanks Bruce keep on doing what your doing as your doing it well!

  • May 10, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable,5thElement,12monkeys,DieHard1 = GOOD

    by AvengingFist

    Unbreakable is just classic and very well scripted and shot. Loved everything except the ending. Watched 5th Element because of Milla but end up enjoying it more than I should. Very different but at the same time very classy. I still watch this on DVD. 12 Monkeys is amazing frankly because it wasnt as polished as it should be. It has a raw feel to it, something edgy. An amazing ending. Still makes me sad everytime I see this. Die Hard1.. well what can I say other then it is a classic. In every way. It ended up to be the template that other films will try to copy. It ranks up there with akashi Miike's "Audition" as the torture movie standard that people will copy. The Ghost in the Shell that the Matrix will copy, The Ring or The Grudge that Asian horrors ends up copying the little girl/boy horror monster. Yes, DH1 is all that. <br> While preparing for this, I realized I never saw DH3. I didnt mean to be rude or anything. It stumped me why I didnt catch that. A lot of things happened in the 90s but the biggest culprit was there were a lot of unwatchable movies you made. The worst for me was The Kid. It was just an overloading of crap that one, the music was overdone etc.. it was bad. Tears of the Sun was a modern remake of King Arthur movie also by the same director Fuqua, it was dejavu and in a bad way, like having cybersex with a family member and only knowing about the horrible truth when you plan to meet at some fancy restaurant, YUK!! Watched Armageddon solely because of Liv Tyler. It remains unwatchable for anything else.<br> Now here we are 2007 and a new Bruce Willis movie. Again, I think you should do a HK flick. It cannot go wrong. All the best amigo.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    The art of great filmmaking

    by Youso

    Greets, Mr. Willis. My name is Youso and I come from the land of Renny Harlin. I have a question about the business. There are visionaries like Terry Gilliam who are adamant towards perfection and making no compromises while filming their masterpiece. I just want to ask that how much have your films been compromised in the past? Are the classics like 12 Monkeys, Pulp Fiction, Unbreakable, Die Hard -series, etc. result of one vision and some of the more forgotten ones compromised by the director, stars and executives. In your opinion, what should be made to have more great films and less mediocre and bad ones?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Jean Paul Gaultier?

    by boyblue

    Hi Bruce, I really enjoyed "The Fifth Element" and thought that your character Corben Dallas was just as enigmatic as Mclaine. 2 questions about the making of Fith Element, well three actually: 1 : Jean Paul Gaultier I beleive did some designs for the film did you ever meet him and if so what did you think of this crazy kilt wearing French man. 2 : How did you find some of the filming in the UK are you a fan of our little island? and 3 : What was Milla Jovovich like to work with and how the hell do you pronounce her name? Thanks Bruce keep on doing what your doing as your doing it well!

  • May 10, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...I really wish we could get decent dvds of The Last Boy Scout, Nobody's Fool and Hudson Hawk.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    What if the film does get an R rating?

    by myspoonistoobig

    I mean, you claim you shot an R-rated movie...this is probably a stupid question, but i mean, you wouldn't oppose it if the fans all rallied together and were vocal and Fox changed their minds and relented and released the R cut, would you? I mean, at this point, I'll see it either way, but just given that the fans are generally over 17 and the franchise has a history with the R rating, I think it would still be cool if we got the R.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    I guess my question is

    by myspoonistoobig

    Do you think it is possible to change Fox's mind? Do you think if the fans were interested enough in the R rating that they would relent?

  • May 10, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Me= No problem with PG 13

    by AvengingFist

    They ended up getting censored anyway by the time they go international.

  • May 10, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    iChat

    by RogueSqdn

    Ma'Fucking'Clane! :D I tried to put this in the first TB but I think it was clogged. Anyway,this is a cool thing for you to do. If you're still doing it, I've added you to my list on my MacBook... I'm under roguesqdn AT mac DOT com. I'm on in the afternoons (no Mac at work :( ).

  • May 10, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Hero, common man or bad guy?

    by Phineas Poe

    Hey, Bruce Thanks for doing this. I’m such big fan and I would have so much to talk about the Die Hard movies, that my fingers would get numb from typing before I get everything of my chest. I have my doubts about this fourth one, but I’ll go and see it before I judge it. I’ve listed my DVD collection and came up with 20 Bruce Willis movies. Looking at these titles I can not wonder about you’re method of choosing your roles. More preciously what I’d like to ask you about is type of roles you have played and how you have chosen them. In my opinion you have “the unquestionable hero” type in movies like: Hostage, Tears of the Sun, The Fifth Element, (which is one of my favourites), Last Man Standing, Armageddon, Mercury Rising, Colour of Night, Striking Distance… Except for Fifth Element and maybe Hostage I think these movies are weak, and kind of too centred on the strong hero, that is Bruce Willis. Did you seek these larger than life hero roles or is this something that is always offered to you? Then there’s “the vulnerable common man in some fucked up situation doing only what a man got to do” type of roles. Sin City, Hart's War, Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, Twelve Monkeys, Pulp Fiction… And in these movies you are at you’re best and also the movies, except maybe for Hart’s War, are right up there with the Die Hard movies. How did these roles come to you? Did you try to get as far away from the hero type roles as possible or did you just like the script? What I really liked and would like to see more of is “the antagonist Bruce Willis”. When the bad guy has the charm and strength of someone where used to see as a hero, it really makes the movie that much more exciting. Like in: The Siege and The Jackal. Oh, and then there’s of course “the ultimate Bruce Willis” Bruce Willis movie: The Last Boy Scout. Joe Cornelius Hallenbeck’s a real anti-hero, I’m not sure where to put him …and the underrated Hudson Hawk. Well, there weren’t that many questions, but here’s few to end this rant with. Do you agree with my categorizing of roles or is it complete bs? Do you like some type of roles more than the other or don’t you see any difference in them?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Is John McClane an anachronism?

    by Lahiru

    John McClane is a fantastic character, an everyman hero who takes a beating but defies the odds and his own personal problems to beat the bad guys while still cracking wise. The thing is, successful modern action heroes seem to be much darker, stoic, and more ruthless. Just look at Jason Bourne, Jack Bauer, and the new James Bond. There seems to be a trend towards this form of steely, ultra-calm, superhuman characterization, where the heroes are willing to push back as hard as the bad guys. This seems to be reflective of the current state of the world. While I am more than happy to see McClane style action heroes, is the scrappy, happy-go-lucky style of characterization still as compelling to audiences? Has the character of McClane in LFODH been modernized to some extent to match the times? Given McClane's age and past experiences, it seems a reasonable character progression. Also, at what point do you think McClane will be 'too old for this shit'?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Time for excuses...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    So, Walter B really is Bruce W? Oh dear, oh dear... I guess I have to apologize for what I said on the other TB. <p>I'm sorry for calling you a kid. And a fartknocker. And the other silly stuff I wrote. <p>I really love your work, especially the DIE HARD movies (all three of them), but also LAST BOY SCOUT (sequel, please!!!), 12 MONKEYS (Brad who?), 6TH SENSE and LUCKY # SLEVIN (highly underrated movie). Hell, I even still like (and you may slap me for that) THE SIEGE, THE JACKAL, MORTAL THOUGHTS (yeah, I know) and DEATH BECOMES HER.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    The Departed and Scorcese

    by dubsy

    What did you think of the Departed Bruce? How'd it fit into your favorite mob movies? And have you ever had a chance to work in a Scorcese movie? What are your thoughts on the guy in the first place?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Plot holes and laziness in Die Hard 4.0

    by Brendon

    Hi, Bruce So can you please attest to the quality of Die Hard 4.0's storytelling? Are there many plot holes? Contrivances? Superfluous coincidences? Do the characters stay in character? Do the plot twists play fair? Basically, can you tell us that the film is well structured, properly constructed and, generally well put together? And how is Wiseman with screen geography these days?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Creating a Genre + Terrible Endings

    by Samson_K

    Hello Bruce. Looking forward to Die Hard 4.0 (I think that's what it's getting called in the UK) - and I quite like the idea that it is a bigger scenario - much like Die Hard With A Vengeance was broader in geographic scope. My questions are - is this broadening of geography anything to do with the sheer number of Die Hards in a rip offs. And please explain why Die Hard With a Vengeance seems to have the last fifteen minutes of a ropey television movie tacked on?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    DH 4 Development/games

    by Jed

    This project has been covered on AICN since it's inception and has gone through numerous incarnations (Tears of the Sun, etc.) The intention was to get McClane into the jungle? desert? isolation, make a different sort of action film with no guns. LFoDH is, clearly, not that. Would you mind talking us through the development of the story over the years, and what has influenced your input--bluntly, did 9/11 make the kind of threats McClane has traditonally encountered more attractive (not to be glib; in a narrative sense). I am greatful to see no further atrocious Die Hard video-games being produced; I would submit that more involvement from the star would facilitate a better product, and entreat you not to avoid involvement in games due to any bad mojo from the Apocalypse project (unfairly maligned, Apocalypse remains one of the more visceral, satisfying playstation experiences of it's era). thanks for your time.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Re: Samson_K: DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    As much as I like the third installment, I always was (and still am) quite disappointed by the last 10-15 minutes. The Canadian border part doesn't seem to fit to the rest of the movie.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST

    lahiru

    by TheNorthlander

    I agree with you about the current state of action heroes, but not that it would be a reasonable character progression for McClane. He's always been very human, and that's been his "thing". In DH1 he was the guy who bled from his feet after running on broken glass, in DH2 he was the guy who couln't believe he had the same shit happen to him twice (as corny as that line is, it's still one of the things that makes him human in that film), and in DH3 he was the guy on the brink of alcoholism who couln't bring himself to calling his ex wife. Making him suddenly cold and ultra-calm would not be a natural character progression.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Yes, you coming here made me want to watch DH4

    by AvengingFist

    I mean of course. Why not. This is effective.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable

    by RobFromBackEast

    Fuckin ruled, one of the most underrated flicks of the last decade. Would kill to see a second and third. Live Free or Die Hard looks the bollocks, can't wait to see it. One of the few sequels i'm lookin forward to this summer. You da man Bruce!

  • May 10, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Subsequent Die Hards had none of the little scenes

    by redtom

    ... that told you so much about the character of John McClane i.e. the "I know *exactly* what your idea of a marriage is" scene where they didn't explain their maritial problems but you understood them perfectly as the movie unfolded and you saw John spying on the undressing woman across the plaza, the slappin of the poster on the wall... all these subtle little things are entirely absent from the sequels, so John McClane has become more and more a cartoon character and thus more and more suitable for a PG-13 rated flick so it can cater to a wider, more lucrative audience...<p> <p> I actually would have preferred to see them pull a little bit more from "Nothing Lasts Forever" seeing as Bruce is 52 now and closer to the original character - would have been a fitting continuation to the 22 year cycle<p> <p>

  • May 10, 2007, 4:36 a.m. CST

    FOR BRUCE

    by Pulagatha

    Out of all the leading ladies who was the most fun to work with? Who has been the worst director to work with? By the way, Hudson Hawk. A little goofy maybe, but that was one of the reasons I liked it.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi - Re DHWAV

    by Samson_K

    I agree - I really liked Die Hard With a Vengeance but the ending completely dragged it down. It seemed rushed, hurried and totally different. It was like the end of an A-Team story or something. Of course the alternate ending is much more interesting and in many ways more satisfying but also incredibly tonally different from all other Die Hard movies.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Oral sex causes throat cancer yipiyayyay

    by AvengingFist

    man o man

  • May 10, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    My ex-gf turned me on to Die Hard, its weird isnt it?

    by AvengingFist

    At some point in my life, I was going out with a female stunt person/actor. She was the one that turned me on to your movies and other American action films. My previous genre interest were HK gangsters+kung fu and asian horror flicks way before they got embraced by hollywood. <br> Yes, my ex was hot.<br> Yes, I was stupid to dump her but come on, going out with a stunt girl is so so way out for me back then. You worry if she will break her neck that day!

  • May 10, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Good post redtom

    by Darth Fart

    Yes, cartoon violence does lower the rating - I never looked at it from that angle.

  • May 10, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    John McTiernan?

    by acorvey25

    Mr. Willis, I was just wondering what happened with John McTiernan's involvement in “Live Free of Die Hard?” Was he ever in line to direct? I always felt that you and he were the heart and soul of the "Die Hard" films and that his directorial sensibilities were very attune with the "mythology of Die Hard," as you say. What was it about Len Wiseman's work that made you feel he would be particularly well suited for directing a "Die Hard" film? Oh, and I'm ashamed to admit that I set up an Internet group calling for people to boycott "Live Free of Die Hard" if it was rated PG-13 but after hearing your insightful explanations on the Talkback I'm going to recant. I just hope McClane can forgive me... it would suck to be on the receiving end of a "yippie-ki-yay." Keep on posting, man! P.S. How does Justin Long stack up against Zeus and Argyle as the next McClain sidekick?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Mr Willis, do you think the tendency for Studios to...

    by Cameron1

    insist on PG-13 ratings is in general a good thing for movies? I always used to think it comes at the expense of what you can do in a movie. But whats actually worrying is that nowadays you CAN get incredibly violent in PG-13 films and I think this is down to the studios pressurising the MPAA as to what it will allow to be shown in PG-13 films. I'd say this is detrimental for kids because although they can still go see an R movie at least the parents know that it's a risk they are taking, if they are happy with taking that risk then I'm not one to judge but I'm troubled by the idea that kids will become exposed to Die Hard/R ratyed style violence at a younger age without parents really being aware of what the kids are watching due to the rating. Guess what I'm really asking is: Do you believe that aiming to make a PG-13 movie as violent as an R rated movie is a good thing? And do you think that a kid hearing the word "fuck" 3 or more times does anymore damage (if any at all) than seeing someone practically beaten to death and then hung? And I want to end it by saying I'm not trying to piss you off or accuse you of anything I'm just wondering where you stand on this sort of thing. <p> P.S the way in which 12 Monkeys is constructed is absolutely beautiful and your performance is in perfect sync with it. All the emotion in that movies come from you and the audience really connects with your character, did you know at the time of filming how brilliant it was going to be?

  • May 10, 2007, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Did Mrs Wiseman showed up on set and how hot was she?

    by AvengingFist

    Of course Maggie Q is hot.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 4 vs Transformers

    by Sheeld

    First off, I've gotta say I respect Bruce for doing this, but claiming Die Hard 4 is the best Die Hard, or at least the best since the original is threading on very thin ice I'd say. Purely based on the director and the (unconvincing) trailer that seems very unlikely - and would make those statements feel like an empty and cynical way of promoting it, thereby damaging Bruce's word and name in the process. But of course I'll go see it and I'll gladly swallow these words if it does turn out to rock our socks off. Here's my question though: are you afraid of getting trounced at the BO by Transformers, Bruce? Sure, there might be enough room for two highly successful movies at the 4th of July weekend, but it definitely seems like Transformers will be a behemoth, and it's very likely Die Hard 4 will suffer greatly from it. And will the fact Michael Bay directed that make that even harder to swallow? Your thoughts would be appreciated, and, once again, eventhough I'm very sceptical about it, I'll give Die Hard 4 the benefit of the doubt and really hope it kicks ass (and if it does, performs well at the BO).

  • May 10, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Two questions

    by DrSurvey

    1. What the fuck does beedub mean? Is that some sort of cool hollywood brucey baby lingo that nobody else is going to get? 2. What the fuck is the deal with the name change in Europe? Is it Die Hard 4.0, LFoDH or a mixture of both? Oh and nothing compares to playing the Die Hard Trilogy games on the PS, that game was fucking awesome.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:08 a.m. CST

    I LIKED STRIKING DISTANCE

    by JackTheMime

    I'm not going to apologize, Bruce. I love that movie. Yeah, it's kinda shitty, but it's got a certain charm. I have a question though about the ending. Was it reshot to get that last "oh fuck the bad guy is still alive" moment in there? Because that tazer just came out of nowhere. Anyway, love your shit, man.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

    THE UK HAS A QUESTION.....

    by wildphantom07

    Hey Bruce, Is it true that the movie is gonna be called 'Die Hard 4.0' over here and the rest of Europe. Why the title change? What's wrong with 'LF, DH' for at least the UK? Much better title in my opinion.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Shane Black

    by mcclaneriggs

    Hey Bruce. I never hear enough about The Last Boyscout. One of the most underrated movies of the 90's. Unique plot, down and dirty characters. Unforgettable lines. Scott's patented ealry 90's style. (A great warm up to True Romance.) Everything a PI movie should be. For my money, Shane Black is still one of the best writers of the genre since Raymond Chandler and the like. And Joe Hallenbeck was a worthy torch-bearer of the the Phillip Marlows of the world. (Seriously, where have PI's gone in movies and TV. You created two of the best) I'm waiting for a fully-loaded DVD release with commentaries, etc. Was that a pleasant experience for you? Your thoughts on the movie, Black and Tony Scott? Be honest now. Just because I enjoyed doesn't mean you have to be diplomatic if you think it was crap or if it was not a pleasant experience for you as an actor.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Oh and to all you naysayers

    by DrSurvey

    Die Hard was a fucking movie about a kick ass guy kicking ass, blowing shit up and fucking destroying the bad guys. It was never a deep movie and as long as this one has explosions, ridiculous set pieces, cheesy one liners that I can say whilst kicking ass on Halo, bad guys getting their ass handed to them, one guy saving the day and getting the girl. Unless they pull some shit with JM dieing we all know the fucking story, we have seen it all before. But do we give a crap? Hell no. When did the world turn into fucking pussies?

  • May 10, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    COP CAR VS. HELICOPTER

    by JackTheMime

    I have to say, Bruce, that alone may be worth the price of admission. I was dubious about the PG-13 rating at first and maybe I'll spend the rest of my life wondering what an R-rated LFoDH would have been like, but I'll be there opening weekend. Well, maybe the weekend after that. I hate crowds. By the way, who the hell came up with the title? I'd like to shake that motherfucker's hand.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    12 MONKEYS LATER

    by BannedOnTheRun

    You heard me.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:19 a.m. CST

    1987-2007 - BDub, the iron man

    by gomezvsrufio

    I've once likened you to Cal Ripken Jr, Bruce. Not because you shaved your head and were 40+ at the time... and not even because you both played for the Baltimore Orioles. But it was because of your constant presence in feature films over the last 20 years. Every year, since 1987, you've starred or played a featured role in a film. Thank god for Bandits in 2001, or I'd have a lot less to talk about here. You were in 7 seven films in 2006... and another 6 are scheduled for release/have already been released in 2007. So I have to ask. While the presence of so many different big names seems wax and wane over the years, how do you and why have you never seemed to NEVER really take a break? How do you keep up with yourself? Cruise, Travolta... and countless others all seem to go into exile for no apparent, or in some cases, very apparent reasons. But, every year, Bruce Willis is on the big screen, in some form or another, whether it be shooting terrorists or voicing babies and dogs. It's impressive. Never once have I heard, "Gah, Bruce Willis? He's in everything..." Probably because we're all thinking "Holy crap, I had no idea Bruce Wilis was gonna be in this. Badass." (Grindhouse, specifically, but I know there are other examples) So basically, what do you think makes you different from the rest, and has kept you from seemingly sitting back and letting 'new hollywood' take over? p.s - Dinsey's The Kid... I don't care who thinks I'm nuts... one of your best films. The idea that the fat little kid would grow up to be you was more than enough for me. I only regret the missed opportunities of a hilarious 'peeing next to each other at the urinal' scene. Coulda' been some classic stuff, Bruce.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    DH2, other DH4s and Invincinvle sequel

    by tdowl1026

    Bruce I am a professional writer and I can't spell or more don't bother to proofread either. Could thungs, cool you are doing this. I can't wait for the new movie, myself like many others have beenb wating for a kickass summer action film and DH in particular for a long time. And the trailers lkook awesome. The first one is prob the best action film ever, but i gotta say i love the second one as well. the bad guys weren't as strong, but loved McClane, the action and it was just a lot of fun, I thought. If you remmber Gene Siskel actually put in in his top ten favorite movies of the year. Anywayway bummed you donb't like it. My question we have heard rumors for years of another film. What were the concepts, and why where they rejected? I remember hearing about a jungle. Bef Affleck beeinbg asked by you to do it. What was the real deal? Also Unbreakable was one where it felt the real movie was gonna happen at the end of this one. Ever talk aboiut doing on e of those. All the best Tim

  • May 10, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST

    I saw Bruce Willis...and he was smoking!

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Whenever I read in the news about the pressure on Hollywood to keep smoking off the silver screen, I think of "Die Hard," and John McClane lighting up, and I fondly recall it as the coolest cigarette-oriented moment captured on film. (Winona Ryder in "Heathers" a distant second.) And if McClane didn't carry a lighter, the bad guys would have gotten away in Part 2. I don't even smoke; I just miss the pre-PC days.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Villian

    by GermanCity

    Yeah, I'm pretty damn curious about antagonist quality myself. It is very hard to beat Hans Gruber.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    And finally Walter, if you see Nick Cage

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Please give him some fatherly advice re: hair. And a razor. Or the number of the guy who did your hairpiece in 16 Blocks. You have the power.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Clever subject line to attract attention

    by Pr_Frink

    I just wanted to stop by and ask if you've ever wanted to tour with your band? The performance on the Sin City special edition was pretty good in my opinion. Also thought your guest-hosting on Letterman was great. If this acting stuff doesn't work out you should try your hand at late-night tv. Other than that, looking forward to McClane kicking ass. Kudos sir.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable ending that broke the film

    by Knugen

    Do you know the story behind the horrible ending in Unbreakable? (ie the "epilogue" by way of text at the end effectively ruining everything) Was it Shyamalan's decision or was it the studio's? Surely, you must agree that it ruins the entire film? Is there a director's cut in the works if that indeed did not represent the original vision?

  • May 10, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Olyphant should make a fine villain.

    by Cameron1

    I wonder if WBW is a Deadwood fan?

  • May 10, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    SOME QUESTIONS FOR WALTER B. WILLIS

    by Anuris

    Hi, Bruce. First of all let me say that I’m a big fan of you and your work and I really appreciate that you took the time to stop by and talk with us. You’re the man! And since it has been confirmed that it is really you and I have the opportunity, I would like to ask you following questions: 1. I’m also a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan, so I would like to know what was it like to work with him and if you would be open to cooperate with him again on some movie in the future? Also, what is he like as a person? Is there any truth on the claims that he is arrogant and self-absorbed? 2. What is the runtime of LfoDH? Is it more than 2 hours? 3. Why is it called LFoDH in USA and DH 4.0 in the rest of the world? Is it because of the patriotic vibe that LFoDH strikes or because of the whole New Hampshire state motto reference, that most of the people outside US wouldn’t get? 4. What is the setting for LFoDH? Just Washington D.C. or a broader scale of locations all over US? 5. How was it to play a villain in The Jackal? Did you enjoy it? And would you be interested in playing a similar type of role again? Perhaps even as some famous comic book villain in one of those countless movie adaptations that are produced every year? 6. Is there any chance of seeing you in Sin City sequels? 7. From the movies you starred in, do you have any favourite that you like more than the rest? And if so, which one is it? And also, besides McClane, do you have some other favourite character, that you enjoyed to play?

  • May 10, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    KING B!

    by KorbenDallas

    Holy shit, man! Good to have a new forum to talk with you, Bruce. I registered for your website under "JimmyTulip" right before it got taken down. Anyways man, if you ever get around to it, a few questions... 1. What was it like to sing with The Temptations? It's on youtube, and I watch it all the time. 2. What happened to the Wild Bill western you were gonna be in with Harrison Ford? That woulda been awesome! 3. When're you gonna talk shit on Dick Gere? Stallone did! And I've hated Gere since I heard he gave you shit on "The Jackal". Again, this really is awesome to have you conversing with us. You are my favorite actor, and this is unbelieveably cool.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    That Cybil Shepherd thang...

    by knobjockey

    Just caught this posting (late as ever), and was interested in your list of fave films. Cool choices, one and all, but I couldn't help spot that of the 12 films, 2 feature Cybil Shepherd (Taxi Driver and Last Picture Show). There's always been stories of animosity between the pair of you dating back to the 80's, but given these two films being here - how do you stand in 2007? Sure, they are classic films, despite or because of her presence, but what's the sitch now? No chance of a reply on this - I'm not THAT lucky - but hats off to you on the career, and shoot me if "Why not? I'm hot! JACKPOT! TONIGHT!!" hasn't got THE best harmonica solo of the last 25 years. BRUNO! BRUNO! BRUNO!

  • May 10, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    in DieHard 1... Your character "the Hero," cried...

    by tbdeinc

    I don't remember your character crying in the following movies... what made the movie so real was that real world human emotion (to a very stressful, almost impossible situation to overcome) was shown and expressed... I never got that feeling with the following movies... there never was a moment which your character really felt ---the odds are impossible to overcome--- moment... I enjoy everything you do... but in my aging memory, I don't recall a hero, in any other movie, ---other than the rocky movies, but that can't be compared, can it?--- ever crying, feeling over welmed by the odds... everyone just acts muchio and fights on... it's nice to escape for 2 hours... but to last forever... to be, or become a movie that DEMANDS repeat viewing, there must be certain elements included, that will make it happen....... other than the action and suspense, is there anything in the new movie than will demand my money a second time, or demand my money when it comes to DVD?

  • May 10, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Hey Guys

    by stultified

    Yo this is my first post, so dont be so rough, just wanted to say that i actually liked Striking distance and i look back now cuz i cant believe whats happened to Tom sizemore, man i dug him as an actor wish he would just turn it all around, Walter or Bruce was Tom good to work with or was he as nuts as he seemed to be in the movie and is now. If that makes any sense. Oh and I agree fuck proof readin it only slows me down.

  • May 10, 2007, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Die Hungry

    by tensticks

    Bruce--kudos for taking part in this forum, despite any haters (who so quickly turn into guthy-frothy fanboys in the face of a real superstar...amusing, no?) Anyway, wondering if you've ever seen--I'm sure you have--Ben Stiller's 1992 parody "Die Hard 12--Die Hungry"? (If not I'm sure it's floating around YouTube somewhere.) I thought it was rather brilliant; curious what you thought and if you and he have ever crossed paths and it's come up. If this has already come up, apologies. Break a leg, as it were...

  • May 10, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Bruce, greetings from the UK

    by The Miller Man

    Hi Bruce, can't believe you're taking time out to talk to people like this! I know Die Hard is an iconic American film but you'd be surprised how popular it is over here too. I just had a quick question for you - any idea why we're getting 'Die Hard 4.0' in the UK while in America it's 'Live Free Or Die Hard'? Oh, and if you could say 'Awooga!' to all the forummers at the F365 forum you'd make a lot of people very happy.

  • May 10, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Walter - Please Tell me you pop a cap in Mac Guy .

    by Behemoth

    I'm looking forward to/hoping for a return to form in DH4, but I have to admit...I see Mac Guy, whose smugness on those commercials makes me want to mule kick his taint, and I think, "totally predictable and cliched comic relief that will take the bite out of this movie." <p>Calm my fears, MacClane.

  • May 10, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Inglorious Bastards

    by stultified

    When sly did is Q and A he mentioned that he would like to be in this movie and that he would have been in Grindhouse somewhere along the line had he not been doing Rocky Balboa, Do you know if this movie will go ahead with Sly and Arnie in it and will you also make an appearance? Hope it does 3 of the best all time action stars in motion picture history in the same freakin movie, tell me it is so.

  • May 10, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    They don't make em like they used to, do they?

    by filmcoyote

    Bruce, I always feel (and am frequently given fuel for the fire) that kick-ass action cannot happen the way it did in the 80s and early 90s. I am a 70s child so grew up on iconic 80s movies like Terminator, Die Hard, Aliens, Predator, Lethal Weapon, Robocop, etc. The last Lethal Weapon, Alien and AvP sucked, they ruined Robocop by going "kid-friendly" and the less said about Terminator 3 the better. Given the PG13 controversy and what Fox did with AvP can Die Hard 4 take me back there? Die Hard remains one of the two best action films ever (with Aliens) and I have high hopes for 4 but the studio worry me. By the way, 12 Monkeys is one of my favourite films and Unbreakable is awesome, any chance we'll ever get another Night/Bruce team-up.

  • May 10, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Die Hard vs Brit Flicks

    by MightyOs

    Hey Bruce. I rarely post but your history on this site has prompted me to this time. I was just wondering what you made of Hot Fuzz? And would you consider workign with Pegg/Wright/Frost? Oh and thanks for Moonlighting. I used to watch it with my mum when I was a kid. You prolly don't remember but there was 1 episode where Cybil was going out with an Atronaut who fucked her up. You went to put things straigh but he whipped you bad. I was upset (very very young) but my mum kept telling me you could have taken him if you wanted. ....any chance of a follow up to Under The BoardWalk? I had that on vinyl too! :)

  • May 10, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    When I realized movies had to be seen on the big screen

    by aegirson

    Been a member of this site for a long time but never had left a message before. If Bruce "THE MAN" Willis is here, it would be crazy not to post some words. So, here go my thoughts. I have always loved movies, since I was a child, but it was not until I saw Die Hard on the big screen that I realized movies had to be seen on a movie theater. Thanks for doing all the great movies you have done in your career and I'm sure there are a lot more coming soon. :-) In John McClane we trust and here in my town, which is a small town close to Barcelona, Spain, we love you man. :-) Shit, I feel like a kid for writing like this, and I'm 32 years old, damm... hehehehe.

  • May 10, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    If you shot the movie with no rating in mind...

    by NepomukProebstl

    ... why don't you just edit it with no rating in mind? I don't understand this. Just leave every fuck and every motherfucker in there, every fight and death scene as brutal and bloody as intended and get the rating the MPAA thinks is right and be happy with it.<br> I simply can't stand movies that are shot completely with everything needed and then cut down just because the studio wants to milk the cash cow a little bit more.<br> That's just a bad move I don't want to support. It's not about brutality and profanity, it's about fucking with what directors and actors and screenwriters and all other involved have created. You sound like the rough cut you've seen is good enough, but isn't it that the complete cut would be a hell lot better? Don't the Fox executives see that? Do they only see the fucking money they can earn? It's just so... ARRGH. I myself would be really pissed if someone who is virtually just giving the money for the production starts to mess with everything and demands to cut it down. What do 13-year-olds watch this summer anyways? Transformers or a sequel to a movie that came out long before they were even born and that they are not allowed to see anyways? Well, officially at least. No 13-year-old is allowed to watch Die Hard, Die Hard 2 and Die Hard with a Vengeance, they weren't even born when Die Hard with a Vengeance came out. That's insane. The fanbase of Die Hard is big enough, so this movie would become an easy success, even with an R-Rating. You're probably not able to answer this message, because you simply have to promote Live Free or Die Hard and are not allowed to say anything negative about it. At least I haven't seen a star saying anything negative about his movie before it comes out.<br> Yesterday I said I wouldn't like it if the swear words and violent scenes are cut out, but I now realize it's more than that. I don't watch any cut movie/TV show, because I want to see everything, no matter if it's violence or a simple dialogue scene, I want to see the film the way the director and screenwriters and actors intended it to be, not what the studio executives or the TV stations think is good. You said that there probably will be a directors cut on DVD, and that is what I'm going to buy or rent. You wrote your favorite line was "I'm going to get my daughter and kill this motherfucker, etc...", which sounds like a real pissed and angry McClane, the McClane I really looked forward to. But now, in the PG-13 version, McClane will say "I'm going to get my daughter and kill this... bad guy." Damn, I'm so impressed. I don't want to see a cut version on the big screen. Simple as that. The action and stunts will be awesome and exciting, I believe that, but it will only be the "It's good enough" version of the movie.<br> Like someone would suddenly come here and start censoring all of your posts because you said fuck more than two times. It would still be awesome and exciting to have Bruce Willis on AICN, but it would only be a censored Bruce Willis.<br> 20th Century Fox thinks it can do anything to get more money, so they start to cut every movie that may get a higher rating. This is so WRONG. The rating system of the MPAA may have its flaws, but it is WRONG to cut a movie because of that! ... well, 'm still waiting for the final decision. If it's R-Rated (no better: if it is UNCUT) I'm going to see it. If it isn't, I'll have to wait for the DVD Director's Cut, which is bad, because I really looked forward to seeing this in cinema.<br><br> Kind regards, NP

  • May 10, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Got Everything

    by stvnhthr

    So what do you want to do with the second half of your life? You have the ability to look at the history of Hollywood and some of the all time great actors who diversified later in life. You don't need more money, more fame, or the adoration of Yes-men. What do you see putting meaning in your life as you make the turn and start the hike toward eternity?

  • May 10, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    OK BRUNO, Which co-star had the better ass??

    by Abin Sur

    Was it Jane March from "Color of Night," or Bill Sadler in "Die Hard 2?"

  • May 10, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Fuckin MPAA Bullshit (can i say that together)

    by stultified

    I dont give a fuck how many fucks and motherfucks appear in the movie just as long as it's as badass ass as Walters says it is, and only time will tell so lets all just shut the fuck up and wait for the fuckin mother fucking movie to come out and we can see for ourselves till then lets all shut the fuck up about this whole fucking issues PLEASE!! I hope i dont get censored!

  • May 10, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Bruce - Career Transition?

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Bruce, Looking forward to DH4. We're seeing lots of hollywood stars transition into new careers as they get older...Arnold into Politics...Mel Gibson into directing....what are your thoughts about your future and do you have any itch to direct or write or become a governor? What does the future hold for Bruce? Thanks!

  • May 10, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    @ stultified

    by NepomukProebstl

    Yeah, I know, I'm sorry. But the other thing about the rating that bothers me is:<br><br> will the MPAA even allow a Die Hard as violent as the others to be PG-13? Only recently, there was the Virginia Tech shooting, and now an action movie comes out, were the good guy (McClane) shoots first because he wants to survive (well, at least he did that in the other movies), and he will be brutal, and he will be violent. <br>Will the MPAA really rate this PG-13? Because if they don't, and Fox still insists on getting that particular rating, the movie will be cut down like shit. <br> Kind regards,<br>NP

  • May 10, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Seen 24?

    by Dazzler69

    I would like to see you in a movie parody of "24" with you as a "Jack" type of character. I think you missed your pontential for comedy after Moonlighting which at first I thought you might be an action/comedy star. You were very funny on that show, it's great seeing it on DVD again. Any backstory tidbits on Moonlighting? Oh and curse you for getting that song you sing in my head for Hudson Hawk. I keep thinking of the line "I think I'd rather be a fish."

  • May 10, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    NepomukProebstl

    by stultified

    Hey Mate wasnt haven a go at ya, it just felt good to let that all out i'm the one who should be sorry. Yeah i think it will be allowed cuz movies are made to be alot smarter and classier then they used to be, i mean i am no expert and dont claim to be one, but we dont really need to see all the blood and guts to know that someone has been killed in a movie these days the camera only needs to suggest that someone has been killed, same goes for sex scenes as much as i like them when it comes to a couple gettin freaky they only need to suggest that they are actually haven sex yeah we dont have the tits and ass which would keep me interested but hey they are just telling the story with out the bits that are obvious anyway, same goes with Die Hard 4 i cant really comment i havent seen it yet but looking at the trailer there were a couple of unbelievable looking scense which i think will blow us all away. I'll tell ya what i want from a die hard movie, it's over the top action and as many wise cracks they can muster, and for John Macclane to give us one lats Yippe kay aye or how ever you spell the damn thing.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    You are one TOUGH S.O.B.

    by Dr.Zeus

    ....Bruce! To come here and face all the wrath of an AICN lynchmob...you are fearless!

  • May 10, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Future Works

    by Papa Smurf

    You done some amazing films over the years, Alpha Dog just came out in Ireland - Loved it! Are thier any directors that you havnt worked with before and would like to?

  • May 10, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    questionsquestionsandmorequestions

    by Ninjamime

    In 1986 I was in sixth grade, I never had the chance to see the first two DH in the theaters. I look forward to this one regardless of the rating; if it is a good movie then you will get my repeat business. I respect you as an actor and beginning to respect you as a person the more I read these talkbacks. My questions are 1) How much of the stunt work did you do? 2) Any scenes that were in the script but never made it to film? 3) What do you think of its release date? (This summer is full of tough competition) 5) How goes the singing? If you ever make it to the House of Blues in Dallas, I will buy ya a beer.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Do you ever get asked to sign autographs "John MaClane"

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    ??? That is all.<p>

  • May 10, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    My Film

    by Papa Smurf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS7DFwtaR1M You know if you want to theres a You tube link to a film I made... you could check it out. Cool.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    I bow to Bruce's awesomeness

    by DarthMartel

    Bruce you are my hero. I've been a fan of yours ever since your Moonlighting days. My favorite moviegoing experience was the first time I saw Die Hard. Prior to that point there had been nothing like it for me and it just blew my ass through the back of the theatre. The only movie experience that came close was Arnold's T2. I've enjoyed all your work ever since and I thank you for being the type of actor to not just take roles that are fulfilling but, taking roles the audience wants to see you in. I also have to give you mad props for tapping all the hot ass in Hollyweird that you have. You've scored some fine women my friend. I think your only competition is that Jeter clown from the Yankees. He's a distant 2nd to you though bro. I guess I should ask a few questions since that's the main point of this. 1)If you could make a sequel to any movie you've done that doesn't already have a sequel what would it be? 2)If you could go back and redo any role you've done because you weren't happy with what you did what would that be? 3)Is there a dream project for you that you're just salivating for? and lastly 4)As a fan of film, what's your favorite movie? thanks again Bruce, you are THE man

  • May 10, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Do you ever get to sign autographs "Walter B"

    by mrtwig48

    ??? That is all.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    TO Bruce

    by Audets70

    Man...dont be so hard on yourself over Striking Distance. That movie was the shit! I remember seeing it in a second run theatre and loving it! One of the first dvds I bought as well. Okay, now a point on Die Hard 4. I have been waiting for years for this movie. It was on my NEED to see in 2007 list...the TOP film. I think the character of John McClane kicks ass in every way. I think you yourself are the man! Mary Elizabeth Winstead is probably one of the hottest females ever created on this Earth! That being said...I WILL NOT be seeing DIe Hard 4 in theatres. I will wait until the UNRATED cut...we all knows its coming, especially with Fox funding it. I have seen a PG-13 rated Die Hard film before. When I was 10, I watched Die Hard 2 on CBS one night. It was awful. I will never forget the badly dubbed 'Yippie Ki Yi Yay MR FALCON' and I promised Id NEVER watch anyother neutered DIe Hard film. I know enough about the film business(used to work in it) to know that you have to say certain things and what not. I just cant see a PG rated film being on par with ANY of the original trilogy. I dont think the few FUCKS missing does it for me, but the lameness in action that a PG-13 rating holds one too. My fav scene in Die Hard 3, was in the elevator...when you are vastly outnumbered and you gun them all down. THat is the kickass McClane I wanna see and he CANNOT exist in a PG rated film. Fox PROMISED they'd learned their lesson after raping AvP....but clearly...they havent. I think the cast in DH4 is AWESOME, but I jsut cant sit thru a PG-13 rated Die Hard flick....let alone with all the teenagers this new rating is aimed to attract that probably have NO IDEA who John McClane is, and will just yap on their phones and piss me off anyways. Sorry man...you'll get my money on the dvd!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    BRUCE WILLIS IS GOD !!!!!!!!!!

    by The Atomic Worm

    These awesome clips confirm it !!!!!!! http://tinyurl.com/395gj8

  • May 10, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    BRUCE IS BULLET-PROOF!

    by crashcow

    Die Hard 1 & 3. 12 Monkeys. Look Who's Talking. The Rugrats Movie. Bandits. The Fifth Element. Armageddon. The 6th Sense. Tears of the Sun. Sin City. That episode of Mad About You. Lucky Number Slevin. Nobody's Fool. In Country. And God bless 16 Blocks! Good Lord, Man. Travolta cries himself to sleep trying to do what you do. You keep makin' 'em, I'll keep seeing them. BULLET-PROOF, I TELL YOU.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Watched Die Hard 2

    by stultified

    with my mom in the theatre when i was just 11 years old, my mom was kool man, she freaked at the ice pick in the eye, but i thought it was awesome. Lookin back now i cant believe she took me. LMAO and the look she gave me when MacClane left captain lorenzo's office calling him a fat fuck, aahhh Priceless

  • May 10, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Parochialism

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    I thought your post about Parochialism was one of the most interesting things you said dude. I feel that the times we live in are far far far too PC and suppressed. Anyone that in other generations like the 60s/70s that would stand up against things that he thought was wrong or would do things that he would be considered a hero then, he would now be thought of as a pain in the ass, everyone screaming for him to be sat upon or even arested. I was hoping you could just have expanded upon what you said about this and express your feelings, opinions and thoughts on this matter even further. What is it about the the way people are controlled or told to behave in our day and age that really pisses you off or upsets you? What do you think should be done about it? All of us? When do you think things will swing around again and we get some liberation like we did in the 60s? Sorry to be so serious right now. I've got some more crazy funny questions for you later on. If this one don't bore you to death, the other questions'll probably laugh or scare you to death! Adios Amigos.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    oh, wait... one more

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    have you picked a horse for POTUS in the primaries?<p> And will Fred Thompson's feelings be hurt if you don't pick him? That might be dangerous. I wouldn't want to hurt Fred Thompson's feelings.<p> And just to show what a retard I am... I've spent the last ten years (since I first saw Die Hard on TV) trying to master the John MaClane smirk. I suck but darnit all if I'm not still trying a decade later.<p> That is all. Really. For now.<p>

  • May 10, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Un-claustrophobicness?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That's not DH2, it's DH3. Die Hard 2 was indeed confined to an airport, or the surrounding perimeter. DHWaV was ALL OVER freakin' New York, and then off to Canada. Did Bruce mean DH3, or was DH2 his least favorite for other reasons? The cold? Renny? Personally, I loved 2 and don't understand the hate it sometimes gets. I liked the third, but it was probably my least favorite. The best tense moments in that one were the "I Hate N*s" sign and the elevator shootout. Everything else seemed kind of light, and even though Simon had a bone to pick with McClane, McClane could have chosen to simply walk away and not involve himself. Of course, he's not like that, but he COULD have, whereas in DH1 and DH2 he's pretty much trapped in the situation, or his hand is forced because his wife is in danger and he happens to be in a position to do something about it. I hope the new one is like that (the preview does reveal that Lucy gets nabbed). Let me just end this post by saying Bruce is freakin' awesome, Die Hard is legendary, some of his other movies are quite good, and David Addison drunk in a car in a parking garage singing "Yankee Rose" kicked ass.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Bruce, how much does it bother you that....

    by Ricky Henderson

    ...whenever Die Hard 2 is showing on a network tv station, they edit your line to "Yippe-ki-yay Mr. Falcon"? It's gotta sting a little, no?

  • May 10, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Unbreakable 2..

    by phatmuther

    .... make it happen Brucey baby, no questions, just do it, kidnap a crew if you have to.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I prefer the Q & A Stallone style

    by Jugdish

    This is too much for one man to take..Even John McClane

  • May 10, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Hey Audets70

    by NepomukProebstl

    I totally agree with you. The elevator shootout in Die Hard 3 was so awesome. Aside the great story (I really think that the story of Die Hard 3 with all its twists is the best of all yet) scenes like that made Die Hards stand out from the average action movie. And I seriously doubt that you can show scenes of that realism and intensity on PG-13.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Bruce shot John Travolta in Pulp Fiction

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I mean, how COOL is that? I like Travolta, but damn when I first saw that toilet shooting scene it was great. And what's with the Striking Distance hate? I only saw it once, but I remember it being okay. And I'll say now that I will staunchly defend DH2, which I liked a lot. So Bruce, was Cybil difficult to work with? Man I liked lookin' at her on TV back in the 80s. Dare I say some thoughts were masturbatory in nature. Not unlike the action in Die Hard movies. (reaches fingers to imaginary holsters at hips and draws finger-guns out) You RULE!!

  • May 10, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    I gotta know, what are your thoughts on Celebrity scien

    by Cameron1

    celebrity scientologists?

  • May 10, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    She'll be right tiger

    by stultified

    Werse that could happen is it turns out to really be a musical.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Bruce.... assuming you're a Stones fan...

    by reni

    What's your favourite era? The Brian Jones or Mick Taylor years? Thanks mate.

  • May 10, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Why put that tubby bitch Kevin Smith in the film?

    by hatespeech

    I love you Bruce. You're one of the coolest dudes in Hollywood. I mean, you're Steve McQueen cool. You're Cool Hand Luke Cool. I find it a bit disheartening that 1. You put the apple/pc geek in the flick, and Kevin Smith? I mean, WTF? We're you really that hard up for his 20,000 fans? I don't want to see him in such a cool film. Anyway, good luck with it, and regardless of what happens with the film, you'll always be the coolest mother fucker in Hollow-weird.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis... Director?

    by RevGood

    Have you ever directed anything? Do you ever see yourself as a director? Mind casting me in a movie you direct? :)

  • May 10, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 4.0

    by The GentleMan

    I'm just curious (actually I'm fucked off) as to why the film has a great title in America (Live Free of Die Hard, very nice follow up to :With A Vengeance) but in the UK and elsewhere it is known as Die Hard 4.0. WTF? Serious there is a huge billboard in one of the big cinemas here in London and the title just looks stupid. Can they please change it.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    If I dont see blood on john mcClane's chest

    by wolvenom

    and the use of many different firearms and explosives with many terrible deaths and cursing its not going to feel like a die hard movie. Its going to feel like care bears. My guess with a PG-13 movie the only thing we're going to see pouring down John McClane's shirt is sweat.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    the wife-beater (the t-shirt i mean)

    by pulpyfiction

    Hey Bruce, just want to know if you wear the blood-soaked famous white t-shirt in this one, like Die Hard 1 and 3. I'm also seeing you at Casino Rama in Niagra Falls Canada on July 31st, can't wait.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Live Free or Die Hard vs. Die Hard 4.0

    by NepomukProebstl

    Mr Willis, do you know about changes being made to the international version of Die Hard 4? There are already two completely different trailers out. One were Timpothy Olyphant says: "I'm doing America a favor.", and one where he says: "I'm doing the world a favor."<br><br>Is that just for the trailers or will the movie be altered for international distribution (I'm referring to references to July 4th and Patriotism and such).<br><br>Kind Regards,<br>NP

  • May 10, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Walter B, have you seen Spiderman 3 yet?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    And if you did, did you like it? And I know this has nothing to do with Die Hard 4 as well, but if Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese got into a fight, who do you think would win? Thanks for the great work over the years. Regards, Ryu.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Die Hard With A Vengeance

    by brattain

    Maybe the subject has been covered, but I can't believe there isn't more praise for the third DH. It was the perfect sequel and the opposite of DH2. They got it all correct: it wasn't a coincidence that John McClane was involved for example. Also, instead of being "trapped" in something, McClane was everywhere in NYC. Speaking of, NYC was a better place for our hero than trying LA again. Zeus rocked (the water fountain scene is hilarious). The action was amazing with several sequences that would have been impressive on their own (pulling out the fuses on the anti-lock breaks so John can 180 a Mercedes on a two-lane in the rain is the coolest shit since the Raiders truck chase). Anyway, I guess DH3 is doomed to being the one movie I "get" that just about everyone else doesn't. Other than a nitpick here and there (they could have given me a tarp, wood, anything, to break the fall from the cable to the cargo containers for my suspension of disbelief), DH3 is one of the greatest action movies since the first DH. Maybe someday the rest of the world will see it.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I Just Have To Say....

    by Carnage31

    Bruce, you are thee man, and I know you have heard it a billion times before, but the fact that ur here doing this only cements that fact. I'll be at Die Hard 4 even if you were directing traffic the whole movie. Nice to see an icon returning to the big screen. Keep up the fantastic work you always seem to do, even with shit scripts.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    YO, BRUCE...

    by Jakes Nel

    What's your take on Mel Gibson? You and him kinda started out along the same lines with the two biggest action franchises born in the 80's, but your careers have taken completely different directions over the last decade or so. Still, you seem like the kinda fellas who might share a laugh over a pint or two.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Walter B, TV to Big Screen to TV?

    by moviebuff4life

    With the influx of big screen stars attempting to star in primetime televion programs, would you ever consider coming back to television? If so, what kind of role would it take to bring you back? Also, my aside from the Die Hard movies (which were my first DVDs purchased), my favorite films would of your would be Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, 12 Monkeys, and Last Boy Scout. Also, my 3 year old loved you Over the Hedge.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    jersey represent, walt

    by andy gleas

    This talkback actually has me excited for DH4. Hope it pounds my ass. Walter B: da bomb in "death becomes her"

  • May 10, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    utterly stupid

    by JettDeckard

    posts by bruce 3 or 4 posts by aicn geeks 10,000. the movie looks absurd. the mac guy in it?

  • May 10, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Sun Valley

    by greyspecter

    Hey bw. I have relatives who live a block or so away from the Doll House in Sun Valley. You probably don't have many fond memories of it anymore, but the scenery around there is spectacular, no? Ever consider getting a place there?

  • May 10, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I have never seen such great use of cars..

    by godzillasushi

    as in the trailer. They were flying all over the place, I love it.

  • May 10, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Is it true you're a republican

    by Pdorwick

    ...and if so, why?

  • May 10, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Noone has mentioned....

    by 2ndprize

    that they made a video game of the first Die Hard in the infancy of PC gaming and it was righteous. it captured the feel of the movie. was scary to play. way way ahead of its time. i believe bruce also was the first to "star" as a main character in a video game with "Apocalypse." not one of my favorites but a unique approach to the shooting, it was like a 3-D Contra. it was really cool to see an actor kinda cross over like that. i believe the main character in Privateer 2 is Clive Owen, and Walken in that too. wonder if that would ever have happened had you not been in a game? thanks!! also, you have been in all kinds of my favorite movies of all time.. 12 monkeys four rooms die hard unbreakable im absolutely sure im forgetting some. someone mentioned working with clooney with the coen brothers, oh my that would be fun to see. you must do it!!...oh and work with danny boyle someday!

  • May 10, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    TheNorthlander

    by Lahiru

    You make a fair point... though, I didn't really mean to the extreme of a character like Jack Bauer, but a colder and harder man beaten down by his life (in the way that Bauer has become colder as seasons of 24 progressed, but more in proportion with who McClane was at the end of Vengeance).

  • May 10, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    hey epitone

    by Walter B

    Good question. I was not coerced into doing DH4, nor was I seduced by the money, which after taxes, etc., is less than one would think.<br> I suppose I did it because I am a gambling man by nature. And when we were getting started, it sure FELT like a risk. But once we turned the cameras on, it was like being home. <br> I do wear the wife-beater, to answer another question. It is just worn under another shirt. And Len Wiseman had a vision for the Film in his head that has been fully realized. Obviously, you will have to take this on Faith for the next 6 weeks or so, but it does rock.... <br> thanks <br>beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    As an actor, how do you see at yourself?

    by Spanishguy

    Hey, Bruce, I am really courious about your opinions regarding some aspects of interpretation. First: Do you consider yourself a "method" guy or a "use your guts" guy? Or both of them? Being myself a student in a "method" school I have always found that the method vs. guts discussion is a little unfocused. I think that the people who dismisses all kind of method and trusts all his work to instinct and guts don't understand that the famous "method" only consist in a series of "tools" (let's call them that way) that you can use to get in touch with yourself in any given moment(your emotions, fears, memories... everthing that's inside you) so you can give some reality and truth to your work. What do you think? Second: Do you think that there is some kind of character that's out of your reach? Or do you feel able to do a good enough job with any given character? I say this because I find really amazing how many actors limit themselves to some kinds of characters only because they don't consider themselves able to other things. Sure, there are characters more difficult than others, but all you have to do is to work harder, that's all. What do you think? Have you ever found yourself "trapped" with a character that you can't "tame"?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Are you producing Bag of Bones?

    by ororo_munroe

    I'd read that you were. It is one of my favorite King books and look forward to seeing it on the big screen. <BR>Are you on myspace or is that someone pretending to be you?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I guess I was wrong

    by emp

    Boy, do I feel stupid going "Walter B compares to a PG-13 Die Hard - Not the real thing". With that out of the way - My favorite action movie scene of all time is the "I'm going to need another cigarette. And if you hit me again, I'll kill you..." from The Last Boyscout. How do you feel about that scene, and do you have any plans on working with Shane Black again?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Just chillin' with the BRUCE...

    by Jakes Nel

    Tell me one thing. Do you at least say "motherfucker" after you say yippie-kay-yay in the new film? This PG-13 bullshit can't take that away from us, man.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    yo phoenixmagi

    by Walter B

    You are right. What possible reason would I have to come in here and lie to you guys? First off, I have seen the movie, and have no need to lie about it. <br> Second, No fucking way am I here at the behest of Fox. <br>and Thirdly, I now think people will need to go twice to catch all the action. <br>but hang tough, PM, it's that doubt that keeps us alive.... <br>thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I know this is COOL news and not politics

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    but since Fred Thompson was in DH2 with you and he may be running I'd kill to know who you're backing in 08.<p> Or who you wish would run.<p> A little politics never hurt anyone!<p>

  • May 10, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Who's been your favorite SIDEKICK?

    by Gilkuliehe

    You've had plenty and I've had some great fun watching you play with other performers. Sam Jackson was awesome with you, but he doesn't have the body of Jessica Alba, if you know what I mean. That Wayans dude was funny with you too... Ok, it's not just sidekicks, but who's been your favorite, hum, acting partner? Thanks, sir.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    hey Bruce

    by SaintX99

    I was rewatching Die Hard w a vengeance, and I realized one of my fav parts of this franchise is when McClane mocks the terrorists, is that going to be in this movie, because it wouldn't feel like Die Hard without it!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Bruce

    by eric haislar

    I'm curious is there a film you really wanted to do but where turned down for?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Pet Projects?

    by Tripman5000

    Hey Bruce-nice to see you actually give a shit! I would like to know if you've got any pet projects up your sleeve that you have a hankering to make before,god forbid,you snuff it!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    DH4 and Kevin Smith

    by Merlin Hos

    Bruce, It is widely known that Kevin is a complete Die Hard nut, like most of us. Did he ever have a hard time gaining control over his excitement just to be in a DH picture? What was that like?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Bruce - are you doing a movie with Sly & Arnie?

    by amrisharmpit

    Hi Bruce, I'm a long-time fan. Thank you for many great movie memories. I'm sure there are more to come. Are you teaming up with Sly and Arnold for a film? I heard about you guys doing a WWII picture with Tarantino. That would be awesome. Thanks again, and best of luck with DH4 - I'll be there.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Walter B, Will You Work With Tarantino Again?

    by georges garvaren

    Inglorious Bastards, purhaps? Do you two stay in touch? Any plans to work together again? If so, it should involve Travolta. How come you've never been on The Simpsons? Thats criminal, Brother. Anyway, thanks for doing this!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Hey, Bruce...what the hell was up with the ending...

    by havocSchultz

    in Die Hard With a Vengence...Sorry if this was asked/answered already...but, for the most part, I enjoyed alot of the film, for what it was...but then, suddenly this ending seems to come out of almost nowhere - like it's a completely different movie...then it's over...it almost felt like thw writers or somebody just suddenly got lazy and just put in whatever they could...now, I've heard some talk that there used to be a different ending planned and/or possibly even filmed for it...so what's the dealio...? Much appreciated...and you've been my favorite actor since some dude on a plane told you to make fists with your toes... Thnx! Talk to you soon... Take care... havoc out... P.S. I have a film idea that'd be perfect for you... :)

  • May 10, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    to anchorite, Jubba, and Flimicdrummer

    by Walter B

    yo anchorite- DH4 will be your favorite movie of the Summer. <br> to Jubba- There is an elevator scene in DH4 that rivals any I have ever done, and I have a couple under my belt. It's maybe one of the best fight scenes I have ever done, and was invented by Len Wiseman. <br> And Filmicdrummer- thanks for the props on Bandits. That movie had it's moments. I love watching Billy Bob try to dance with Cate B. while I am fucking with him.... <br> thanks, <br>beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Your career risked with unproven directors...

    by nooneimportant

    What made you decide to take such risks in your career with unproven directors? The 5th Element with Luc Besson, the 6th Sense with M. Night, and even Pulp Fiction with Tarantino were all basically upstarts. What convinced you that you were in good hands? A good script could be ruined by the wrong director for the project.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 3 originally ended with Bruce killing Jeremy..

    by Vicenzo

    ...with a bazooka. It was pretty cool.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    havocSchultz

    by Tripman5000

    The original DHWAV ending is on the dvd-much better in my opinion too!!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Hey da Bruce! Now that Kurt Vonnegut has passed

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    how do you feel looking back at Breakfast of Champions. I watched it years ago and rememeber enjoying it. His work has always been difficult to translate, but it seems the crowds stayed away from BOC. Shame really <p> This TB rocks and I now feel obliged to go see this at the cinema :)

  • May 10, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    During the making of Die Hard...

    by tiredpm

    ...did you know that you were making something that would stand the test of time? It's something that always intrigues me -- do the actors and crew get a feeling at some point that they're involved in something special or, conversely, that the end product is going to be a disaster? If there was that moment during Die Hard, or any of your films from either perspective for that matter, what was it?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Larry Rippenkroeger

    by zacdilone

    Hey Bruce, how is Larry doing?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Yo BW

    by diehard045

    Its fucking awesome that you're allowing people access to your thoughts on LFDH - the original is/has been my favorite film since I was 6 and snuck off to a friends to watch it. Two questions: Could you rank/give some piece of mind on what films you're most proud of and which performances of your own that you love. 2) Do you wish you wouldn't have passed on the terry benedict role in the Ocena's flicks? again, this is fucking bad ass.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Bruce, you won me over!

    by cdubbs727

    When I heard that LF or DH was going to be PG13, I was a bit disappointed. I didn't want a watered-down Die Hard movie and a bloodless John McClane. However, this weekend I sat and watched The Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy and realized that those movies are pretty damn intense and brutal, so I think a Die Hard movie can still be brutal as well. Here's my question. I am a 24 fan and yet this week, watching it I realized how much the episode cribbed from Die Hard. I've often wondered who would win in a fight: John McClane or Jack Bauer. My question is, would you ever consider doing a show like 24 or The Shield? I think you would be a perfect fit for such a show because you're able to bring humor and character to it. You could even cameo in the season finale of 24 next season and kill off Jack Bauer and take over! Or, even better, have your own show. By the way, caught you when you hosted Letterman a few years back! If the action show doesn't work, you could have your own talk show.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Walter B...which actors have you looked up to?

    by just pillow talk

    I know in the other TB you mentioned Peter O'Toole as a genius, was there anyone else whom you idolized or wanted to be like on screen?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Ocean's 12

    by Papa Lazaru

    Hey Bruce. Cant beleive you are actually on the talkback , takes a HUGE set of balls to get into the thick of it with some of these people with no "barriers" like Sly had . No disrespect to Sly though . Anyway quick question for you . We've all heard about the off screen antics and booze sessions around the Ocean's films . Was that one of the reasons you signed up for the 2nd one , and was it as fun as you expected .

  • May 10, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Yo BeeDub!!!

    by bauer316

    the highlight of my 27 y/o life would be you responding,calling me a fuckhead,dickhead,anything to this post..I cant wait for DH4 regardless of the rating,ill take your word for it.PLEASE do more movies!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    OK. One for the actor.

    by Owen Meany

    The fact that you're writing here is frankly unbelievable to me - I have never before sent a phone message to another friend about a goddamn website before. My question is this - just by reading your posts you seem to be someone with fairly solid opinions and ideas - have you ever considered the notion of writing/directing something? If so, would you continue in the action genre that you generally work in? I have always maintained that the weapon selection scene in Pulp Fiction was BW's Hamlet, so...would you follow that kind of action/hard man/Clint Eastwood path? I don't know, it's just a question...

  • May 10, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Walter B - Question

    by momwith2kids

    Hi!!! This is very cool. My husband and I have loved every movie you have been in even the ones that some call bad! We will definitly be seeing the new Die Hard, I also love the kid from the Apple commercials. Anyways, I have a question from my daughters (6 & 9), who loved Over the Hedge. Do you think it is possible that we will see RJ again? Thanks again and I can not wait for the new movie!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    www.diehardprops.com *Hey KING B

    by Simon Lee

    Hey Guys, Beedub, Please check out my website should you get chance. I collect props from the Die Hard series of films. Bruce, Do you know anything about a prop and wardrobe auction for DH4? Any info would be great, Thanks for your time, Simon lee

  • May 10, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    What happened w/ Die hard 2

    by diehard045

    I feel like the film had some great concepts: I love the way McClane fucks-up the bad guys at the end. I think its the best coup de grace of all the films? Harlin rely too much on slow-mo? Lousy villain? What do you think it was? Also, I liked the alternate ending of DHWAV much better than the theatrical one? Any thoughts on that?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Kudos King B

    by Bill_Capa

    ...on Die Hard 4 - looking forward to it and the inevitable unrated DVD release. I miss your old website. Hey, is the store open yet? : ) Any plans for any more music CD's? (Or at least a DVD release of "The Return of Bruno"?) How was it working with Kevin Smith and did you know that you were his first choice for the brief role Will Smith played in Jersey Girl? I don't know if you ever read his note of appreciation about you and your career or not but he is a very big fan. Thanks for all that you do.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Blind Date and Last Man Standing

    by bauer316

    My 2 favorite movies by you outside of the DH triology

  • May 10, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Justin Long

    by jslstrauss

    Bruce, when it comes to discussions about LFoDH on these boards the second most prevalent complaint is over the casting of Justin Long. Personally, I'm pleased to see him included because I believe he'll be a great foil for McClane. But for the many in doubt - How would you describe his character in the film, and does his presence coalesce with the rest of Die Hard canon? By the by, Last Boy Scout is an unappreciated masterpiece. Any man who shoots his enemies through a stuffed animal has my lifelong respect.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Blind Date and Last Man Standing

    by bauer316

    My 2 favorite movies by you outside of the DH triology

  • May 10, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Bruce

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the great films down the years, Die Hard, The Last Boy Scout, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard With A Vengeance, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Unbreakable. I have always felt that it was the combination of you and director John McTiernan that made the Die Hard films truly great and why Die Hard 2 was a bit of a let down. How do you feel Len Wiseman compares to McTiernan? Did Len go for a similiar approach to the action or was he keen to out his own visual stamp on the series? I'm also very excited at the thought of there being a better lift seen than the one in Vengeance where you took out the German cops single handedly. It will be great to see a new Die Hard movie in theaters, good luck with it!

  • May 10, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Are actors also nitpicking freaks like we are?

    by NepomukProebstl

    Yeah, you heard us already nitpicking about everything, McClane's baldness, the rating, the action, the director, the cast... whatever.<br> How do you watch a movie? Are you wasting time nitpicking it at all? Seems like there are two kinds of people, the movie watchers, who are always criticizing everything, and the movie makers, who just say: "Let it go and enjoy."<br>Are there actors/directors/producers that are just as fanatic fans as some of the geeks here at AICN? <br> Cheers,<br>NP

  • May 10, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Last Man Standing...

    by just pillow talk

    Gotta agree with bauer316 on that one, I enjoyed that flick as well. Definitely was up your alley, and loved the way both sides were played against each other by you. Were you satisfied with the way that turned out?

  • May 10, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Are actors also nitpicking freaks like we are? #2

    by NepomukProebstl

    Or would you or people in the business you know start collecting items/props from movies like some fans do? Spending money for all the merchandising stuff? Things like that.

  • May 10, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    squirting

    by pulpyfiction

    Bruce, I hope there's a nice blood-squirting scene like in Die Hard 3 when you shoot the guy in the elevator shaft............that would just be a nice tribute. And thanks for making Die Hard 4....i'm been waiting since 1998 when i picked up a cinescape magazine with a Die Hard 4 announcement on it. Even if it is PG-13, i'll have faith that you say it's hardcore.

  • May 10, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Working with Blake Sellers in Blind Date

    by Kraaken

    How would you describe working with Blake Sellers in Blind Date? Seems there really hasn't been a successor to his brand of slapstick which I found at times to be really funny. That film seemed to be well suited to your comic capabilities. Loved Kim Basinger's laugh too. Too bad she's apparently gone off the deep end. (I saw her Leno interview where she displayed her love for paper bags!) Anyway, any chance we'll see some more comedy in your future?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    The original DIE HARD = greatest action flick ever

    by Blanket-Man

    Thanks, Bruce.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Iconic Status... fun?

    by StrideX13

    Just today, in a film class at the University of Kansas, and we were discussing machismo in film. And one of the clips we watched was Pulp Fiction, right before you go save Ving's keester and you're weapon hunting. After an at length discussion about phallic imagery (bats, chainsaws, and swords), the conversation turned to how much of the "male icon" you are, and the question I had for you was kind of... how much "fun" has that been? And not just, "Hey, I'm on the cover of things" or "Hey I'm a badass"-- but at what points have you gotten a kick out of being THE MAN and making movies with other badasses? What gigs have you felt like you were doing something epic? What other actors and actresses have helped add to that epic feeling? And where do you see that going? Obviously, you're going to get older-- do you see yourself heading in a Clint Eastwood direction of machismo, or something entirely new? We all appreciate you droppin' by AICN-- nothing is more "cool" than hearing it from the subjects themselves. Oh, and by the way-- Unbreakable was damned awesome, and I still pray that someday the rest of the world will realize how cool a superhero movie that is, and what sort of influence it has had on the darker superhero flicks since.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    The elevator scene in DH3.....

    by Stuntcock Mike

    is a gem.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    This Talkback Worries Me...

    by www.valiens.com

    I really wanna love Diehard 4 because I loved the others and I'm a Bruce Willis fan. However, I really wanted to love "Rocky Balboa" and having Sly come into the talkback sold me on it. Then I saw the movie and it was downhill from there. So my fear is that Aint It Cool News is going to turn into the Oprah/Larry King of the internet in that anytime a shitty movie with a big name star comes out, they'll be here to promote it. Larry King/Oprah interviews are always a bad sign that the cast has to oversell a turd. Balboa, in my estimation, was a turd. Bruce, please tell me you're not overselling a steamer because you saw the success Stallone created via AICN.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    yo Vincenzo

    by Walter B

    Tim Olyphant was great to work with. He had some great ideas, was funny, and played an integral part in the ending of the picture. <br> thanks <br>

  • May 10, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Lawrence of Arabia

    by BadMrWonka

    you mentioned in the other talkback the amazing performance of Peter O'Toole in that film, and it's by far my favorite of all time.<p>would you, or have you ever considered doing an epic? unless it has fantasy elements (lord of the rings) it seems to be a forgotten genre, but it doesn't have to be. are there any epic stories you are interested in bringing to the big screen?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Vengeance - What didn't work?

    by TheReelNickCarter

    I saw you filming Die Hard with a Vengeance when I was 9 years old in Brooklyn. Since that age, I've been a huge Die Hard fan. I even got to meet Sam Jackson outside of his trailer. So, thank you WB for making my favorite movies of all time One question - I thought the third Die Hard was easily as good as the first. What didn't you think worked about it?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    yo www.valiens

    by Walter B

    I can unnderstand your concern. But we ARE taking about Die Hard in here, and I don't have the balls to come in here and bullshit you all, and then split. I have some more work ahead of me still before I am done, but you will just have to wait and see. I like this motto-<br> UNDERPROMISE, OVERDELIVER....we shall see. <br> thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Mission: Impossible 4 starring John McClane?

    by Fenrisulfr

    Come on Bruce, be honest with us. You said that even though the flick would be PG-13, the action would be as heavy and hardcore as in the original trilogy. Fine. But everyone knows that PG-13 pretty much means bloodless violence. It can indeed be pretty brutal, with lots of bodies taken down by John McClane, but if blood doesn't spray, it's just not as exciting (no I'm not a sadistic fuck, lol). Take Mission:Impossible 3 for instance. The action was very heavy, there's some good beatings going on, as well as intense shootings... yet it is PG-13. A strong PG-13. Is that what Die Hard 4 is about? If DIE HARD 4's action violence is similar to Mission:Impossible 3's content, then that's not what every fan expects from it. I just dont wanna go see Mission:Impossible 4 starring John McClane.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    ReelNickCarter

    by roundhoward

    I agree, I thought DH3 was totally bad ass. Simon was a great villain (thanks to the amazing Jeremy Irons) and Sammy J totally upped the ante. Not to mention Hung-Over MaFuckingClane. Total bad-assery. Bruce, what's your take on the film?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Yo Walter B...

    by ldm882

    This is a re-post of a question I had from the earlier talkback, didn't know if you saw it or not: I gotta ask, why the shaved head for this one? Don't get me wrong, I've always thought you rocked the bald head as hard as any white man possibly can, but the whole receding hairline/widow's peak thing just seems so integral to McLane's character...and I'm not just saying that 'cuz that's been your look for the first three films, but more because, i guess (forgive me here, i'm fixing to get WAY too philosophical), McLane's hairline helps personify John's own worn-out, middle-aged, half-drunk, ragged appearance and personality. The shaved head makes it look like McLane's cleaned up and gone straight(er). Hell, you had the hairline in 16 blocks...I'm not bitching, per se, I'm just wondering what made you decide to go with the shaved head, especially since it breaks visual continuity with the McLane of the first three films (or is that the point altogether?) At any rate, hit me back dawg!

  • May 10, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Last Boy Scout is an appreciated masterpiece

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I appreciate it enough to make up for the rest of the world. Bruce Willis vs. Taylor Negron? Greatest casting ever. And I still think Tony Scott is perhaps the only director who films a punch so it looks like it actually hurts. (And yes, I do realize the ridiculous scope of that comment.)

  • May 10, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I think

    by Walter B

    this would be a good time for me to thank all of you who have written such kind, and sometimes unexpected, praise for some films of mine that were ignored by the mainstream. All I can say is that I have tried hard on every film I have ever done. Some turn out, some are just ok, and some suck. But when I am done acting, I want a few cards in my hand that are just as intriguing then as they were when they came out.... <br> thanks again beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Excuse me Mr. Willis , Sir.

    by Borgnine JR

    But what kind of kisser was Jennifer Anus-stain? Or were you Skeletor's boyfriend? Anyway, I hope you make another Hudson Hawk-G rated, of course.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    How about some more comedy Bruce.

    by mrfan

    You really seem to have a handle on it onscreen. Also, loved your appearance on Friends. Would you do more tv?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    beedub...help bring back the badass westerns!

    by S-Mart shopper

    that's all I got right now.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    DH4 budget

    by minidv

    Can you tell us the production budget of the film? Was it shot with anamorphic lenses? Was the flipping car scene in the trailer CG or real cars?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

    by White Goodman

    I'm asking this question again.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Directing?

    by gob_bluth

    why doesn't everyone get of the PG-13 thing? i think it has been done to death...i still thing die hard 4.0 (as its called here in the uk) is gonna be pretty kick ass - i dont think its about seeing blood its about mclane's bad ass attitude and some awesome action - all of which looks cool in the trailer... I'm guessing you've already been asked this but... Bruce - ever think you'll go into directing?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    RE: Autographs

    by BitterMan23

    My friend works at Late Show, where Bruce seems to be a guest every other month. Every time he was on I would ask her to get me an autograph, and she'd always say that it wasn't allowed for staff to ask guests. One year he was on right around my birthday, so she took a chance and had him sign a photo she had gotten. BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER. It is signed "Your Pal, Bruce Willis" and is proudly framed on my wall in between my Hartigan and Harry Stamper action figures. A+

  • May 10, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    geronimo!

    by James_Blond

    1.how much did you get to adlib in this die hard? I know you did it in the previous ones. 2. Any thruth about the rumors you being in the film Inglorious Bastards by Quentin Tarantino 3. Why are you right handed in the movie sixth sense when in all the other movies I've seen you you have been left handed?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    BTW-- Rocky Balboa was not a turd...

    by StrideX13

    ...it kicked ass, and felt more like the original than any of the others. So, if the trend becomes, "movie star comes to talk about movies before their next big deal comes out which reminds us why this person is so awesome"... well, I hope we see George Lucas here soon. Save my fuckin' childhood.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    You have excelled in Action, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller

    by Vicenzo

    ... with Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys and The Sixth Sense respectively. Do you have ambitions towards another, untried genre? Any other abitions, like directing a western or winning an Oscar?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    You People Are Forgetting...

    by Colier Rannd

    ...one very important thing. Of course the MPAA will let DH4 be as violent as the other 3. Don't you know? In America, it's sex, nudity and smoking that corrupts children, not violence! LOL...on another note Bruce, just letting you know, every film has it's fans. My dad and granny (both in that big theater in the sky now) and my mom and bro and me all really liked Sunset. Of course, my favorite Sly movie is Oscar so that might not be the best recommendation...many blessings to everyone.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    yo Ender Smites Foes

    by Walter B

    There is nothing I can say to you that I have not already said here already. We will all have to wait til June 27th. But I think even the harshest critic of the Rating System will dig DH4.... <br> thanks <br> beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk is a REALLY good MOVIE.

    by Southfield

    I really enjoyed HH. Mostly because it was so FUN and Tongue in Cheek (and that musical number in the middle of a heist was priceless) I do believe that it was ahead of it's time. Way to smart and funny for the 80's. It also had a decidedly british tone in it's comedy. Reminded me a lot of the Saint actually. Well a better American version than the Val Kilmer one. ugh (Talk about a series that needs a tv revival.) Walter would you ever consider doing a movie with a similar sort of character if not a Ressurection of HH.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Color of Night

    by White Goodman

    How much do you regret making that movie?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Bruce, tell us about the sex scene from Color of Night

    by Elmore Rigby

    It's usually listed in Maxim/Stuff/FHM's inevitable yearly 'Best Sex Scenes Ever' features...wanted to know your thoughts and do you still talk to that babe?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Stunt Doubles

    by thecommoncold368

    What was it like on the set when Larry Rippenkroeger fell 25 feet and hit the pavement? Has this happened on any other films of yours? Also I am a huge fan and you are one of the few actors I would see a movie based on the fact that you're in it. Die Hard 4 will kick ass! Thanks Walter B

  • May 10, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The Return of Bruno

    by rutgerman

    Mr. Willis (can I call you Bruce?) :) I want to thank you for doing this. It's an amazing thing you're doing by talking directly to the fans. No one seems to ever want to do this. I've been a fan of yours for a long, long time (yes, I even watched the Bruno cartoon!) Already the board is overwhelmed in questions but I give you kudos for sticking in here as long as you have. :) Any plans to work with M. Night again? I am convinced that he's a genius that just needed to come back down to earth before making the next great movie. Like Walt Disney said, you've got to have one good, hard failure. Doesn't make you a failure though. I also appreciate the honesty that you've shown here, which is a rarity these days. (Michael Bay, Joel Silver, etc.) I also wish some of the people in here had a bit more class...but hey, free speech...it is a bitch. Anyways, thanks again!

  • May 10, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit!!! 2 Color of Night questions in 8 seconds

    by White Goodman

    That's pretty cool.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Nobody wants to dwell on the fucking past...

    by samuraicritic_md

    I know you want to keep the focus on DH4 but I'll be seeing that 1st weekend regardless of rating as one can only intelligently talk about a film AFTER they have seen it. I'm curious about the early nineties which was a rough period for ya. The Bonfire of the Vanites (Depalma to work with?), Hudson Hawk, Death Becomes Her, Striking Distance, North, Color of Night all within four years. A run like that has to make one feel human, ya know? How personal do you take the lows along with your considerable highs? Pulp Fiction was a savvy as hell choice (but at the time I'm guessing still risky...) coming towards the end of this run along with your great turn in 'Nobody's Fool'...did you and Newman get along? Thought I'd get some of my more curious questions out on the off chance I'll get a reply. This wasn't meant to be a scathing pointed finger at failures, however, as I'm a big fan - I'm just always more interested by miscalculations (although Hudson Hawk was indeed to cool for the room...)

  • May 10, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Bruce:Why was there never a decent DIE HARD video game?

    by Elmore Rigby

    With Scarface, The Warriors, etc. getting new life on the next generation consoles, are you open for a resurrection of the franchise for gamers? With 4 movies in the books, and the great plots, that could make for a legendary video game.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit!!! 2 Color of Night questions in 8 seconds

    by White Goodman

    That's pretty cool. And who the fuck reads Maxim/Stuff/FHM?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Let's hope for 2 Color of Night answers

    by Elmore Rigby

    And who the fuck reads Ain't It Cool News? John Ma-Fuckin-Clane does!

  • May 10, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Stunt Doubles? WALTER B

    by thecommoncold368

    What was it like on the set when Larry Rippenkroeger fell 25 feet and hit the pavement? Has this happened on any other films of yours? Also I am a huge fan and you are one of the few actors I would see a movie based on the fact that you're in it. Die Hard 4 will kick ass! Thanks Walter B

  • May 10, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    yo dogapeandman2

    by Walter B

    I suck up to no one. I aopologize for nothing. I am here to talk about Film. I know this all got started over a question about the Rating System, but that is beyond anyone's power to control. Go see the movie, and only then will I listen to your typewritten rock-throwing....Underpromise, Overdeliver..... <br> thanks <br> beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    what a trailer

    by JettDeckard

    with so many flying fucking cars i thought i was watching blade runner or back to the future part II. i don't know..99% of movies that come out now are garbage. bw i will be so pissed if this sucks ass completely like spiderman 3 did. fact is i guess i will see this fucking movie but i'm going in very very skeptical...not like anything else that great is coming out this year.

  • May 10, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Why the hell did you guest on Ally Mcbeal?

    by White Goodman

    Did you lose a bet?

  • May 10, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Don't get caught up in flame wars Bruce

    by nooneimportant

    These people are baiting you into flame wars Bruce. Don't respond over and over about the PG-13 thing and the quality stuff. Just answer questions that haven't been answered.

  • May 10, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Is Jeffrey Wright in the movie?

    by NepomukProebstl

    Rumor says he is, other rumor says he isn't. What does Bruce Willis say? ;-)

  • May 10, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Yo Bruno! Pep talk!

    by Bono Luthor

    I saw a gig you did in London March 1996 and you fucking rocked. The at-ti-tude in your music was spot on man. Wicked CD's aswell. Thanks so much for Moonlighting and David Addison. I was 12 and I SO wanted to be that guy when I grew up. Still do, heh! The original Die Hard is note perfect, so if this one is even close to that, I can't wait. Take care dude.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 5?

    by Fenrisulfr

    You might consider it if this one works, or no fucking way?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    LF or DH is the movie of the summer...

    by andrew coleman

    The trailer pumps me up.If you think about there are not many kick ass movies to see, this is the one. My favorite line already is "I'm going to get my daughter back and kill this guy, I'm going to kill all of them!" Shrek and Pirates can kiss my ass give me Die Hard!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    From ITALY: Pls Mr. Willis Answer to YOUR ITALIAN FANS

    by emme

    Hello Dear Mr. Bruce Willis from ITALY, Thank you for reading us, Cinemovie.INFO - Cinema online is here, we write to you from ITALY because, you know, you are very famous and very loved here in ITALY... as in ALL THE WORLD! Can you answer us, also with few words for ALL YOUR ITALIAN FANS? If it is possible, we would ask to you: 1) You told that Die Hrd 4 is even better than the great cult original Die Hard, so it is also as REALISTIC as the first one? 2) There will be also a Die Hard 5? Will be possible to see John McClane again after 2007? 3) What about "Black Water Transit" and your next projects? What kind of movie would you be happy to make in the future? Thank you for reading us and for your courteous awaited reply, Thanks for your great cult movies as fantastic actor, JOHN MCCLANE RULES FOREVER! Best Regards, Lo Staff © Cinemovie.INFO 2001-2007

  • May 10, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Elmore Rigby: Die Hard Game

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Earn health points by eating Al's Twinkies.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Mr. Willis - Serious Question

    by castor778

    What's more painful to you - a.) All the injuries you've had from making films like 'Die Hard', b.) Watching 'Color of Night' today and asking "what was I thinking." of c.) knowing your Nets are going to go 0-4 against my Cavs? :-D

  • May 10, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    What about Franco Nero??

    by chaoticlock1

    Did you have any input in his casting in DIE HARD 2?? was it your idea?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Die Hungry

    by mike23nc2

    Hey Bruce, Fellow New Jerseyan here... I'm curious about whether you've ever seen the Die Hard parody from the old Ben Stiller Show? One of my favorites ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRnH_rRnBAw Also... are there any movies you are looking forward to this summer?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Going uncredited

    by Raschied

    When Pulp Fiction came out, I was pleasantly surprised when you showed up on screen. None of the marketing that I had seen even mentioned your role, and it was one of the bigger roles in the movie. With so much of Hollywood being about "getting my props," who's decision was it to keep your name off the posters and trailers?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Ever want to punch a fan?

    by White Goodman

    Especially anyone who comes up to you and says they knew you were dead in the Sixth Sense? p.s. I knew you were dead.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    This site traffic is fucking ridiculous

    by myspoonistoobig

    I don't know what Harry should do about it though.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I just wanna thank

    by Walter B

    Bondtana, afdoyle, Jonnyp, and Colier Rannd for their kind words. Thank you all for my intrusion into AICN beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Yo Walter B...

    by ldm882

    This is a re-post of a question I had from the earlier talkback, didn't know if you saw it or not: I gotta ask, why the shaved head for this one? Don't get me wrong, I've always thought you rocked the bald head as hard as any white man possibly can, but the whole receding hairline/widow's peak thing just seems so integral to McLane's character...and I'm not just saying that 'cuz that's been your look for the first three films, but more because, i guess (forgive me here, i'm fixing to get WAY too philosophical), McLane's hairline helps personify John's own worn-out, middle-aged, half-drunk, ragged appearance and personality. The shaved head makes it look like McLane's cleaned up and gone straight(er). Hell, you had the hairline in 16 blocks...I'm not bitching, per se, I'm just wondering what made you decide to go with the shaved head, especially since it breaks visual continuity with the McLane of the first three films (or is that the point altogether?) At any rate, hit me back dawg!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Mr. Willis...

    by Carnotaur3

    what's Renny Harlin THE DIRECTOR like?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I had heard that one scenario for DH4 would be...

    by mrfan

    in a huge mall. Any truth to that. Also, what was the appeal to making this Die Hard?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Favorite Non-Starring Role

    by alynch3

    I was watching Nobody's Fool the other day, and I was surprised that you had such a sizeable supporting part since you weren't featured on DVD box at all, and then you had the nerve to steal scenes from Paul Newman. It got me thinking, what's your favorite supporting role you've ever done (besides Pulp Fiction).

  • May 10, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    BRUCE WHERE'S JEFFERY WRIGHT???

    by Mdot1985

    Are you guy keeping a secret over there about his character, because alot of sites say hes in it. I just seen a poster from holland that also says he still stars in this movie

  • May 10, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    More Praise

    by filename.exe

    You kick so much ass in all films. Most recently I loved the GRINDHOUSE bit where Bruce Willis, NOT MULDOON, but Bruce Willis killed Osama. That was perfect. Thumbs up! <BR> Also, a small tidbit I always think of when I hear "Die Hard": The only movie my grandmother saw at a theater was Die Hard and supposedly her face lit up like a child's. That was the last movie, and the only movie she would really talk about until she passed away early '90s. <BR> Just thought you should know your reach and impact. Thanks Bruce.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    DH4 Computer Game Tie-In Please Bruce

    by genrefanboy

    Hey Bruce, Are there any plans for a DH4 related computer game. Do you play games if so which ones as I seem to remember back in 1998 you starred in a Playstation1 game called Apocalypse which was unique and rather good for the time. Thanks

  • May 10, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    What was it like working with Kevin Smith?

    by Patrick to the max

    Bruce, What was it like working with Kevin Smith? I know he was excited because hes a big fan of yours and was finally getting to work with you, but how did you feel work with him? Would you ever do anything else with him again? Thanks for your time Bruce! PS- More Hudson Hawk and Unbreakable! Love those movies man! And Last Man Standing!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    yo messi

    by Walter B

    From this point forward, it will be safe to assume that anything I do or say on Letterman is for Laffs. that shit about my name, and Lulah changing her name was just a joke. Dave provides me with a much needed outlet to have some fun, and get a little nuts from time to time.... thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Nobody's Fool...

    by Bill_Capa

    ...was a great little movie and Bruce was great in it.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    BRUCE... ON YOUR FRIEND BILLY BOB'S OTHER WORK...

    by Frijole

    I know this is totally off-topic. But isn't that Thurman Merman kid just the best fucking movie character of all time?!??!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Seriously Bruce.

    by mrfan

    Thanks for posting. Everyone knows you have a busy schedule but I think it is great that you are taking the time to do this. You are one hell of an actor whether it be in leading or supporting roles. Cannot wait to see this movie and whatever else you have upcoming this year. Thank you.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Bruce... You're the Best!!!!

    by Jabber_Jaw

    Hey Bruce... i must say, other action stars from your era seemed to have faded through the years. You however, have remained as consistent as ever. One of my favorite movies of yours is Striking Distance. Was there ever any talk of continuing that character?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    yo Idm882

    by Walter B

    I did comment on my look in DH4 in the earlier TB, but will reprise it here. Since 10 years had passed since DH3, I wanted to play the character at his real age, and putting hair on on would have betrayed my 52 year old reality. that was it..... thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Bruce... You're the Best!!!!

    by Jabber_Jaw

    Hey Bruce... i must say, other action stars from your era seemed to have faded through the years. You however, have remained as consistent as ever. One of my favorite movies of yours is Striking Distance. Was there ever any talk of continuing that character?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Die Hard

    by Knightsong

    Did you forsee the Die Hard franchise going on as long as it has and do you think there are still more stories to be told? Also, what's your most surprising success in your career and your most suprising failure...filmwise. And do you regret making any of the films you have done?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Walter B!

    by bigbaldpapa

    I thought i read something a while back about you wanting to do a film that showed the GOOD side of what our troops are doing overseas in this war. Is this moving forward and are you going in as an actor or director or otherwise? Thanks for entertaining us over the years!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Walter I just have to say Thanks

    by modlight

    I said some goofy stuff up top praising you, but seriously, me and my friends are all big fans of yours from Die Hard, to Breakfast of Champions, to Moonlighting. My buddy Chris (who's from Jersey and is nuts about you) and I were in Europe a couple years ago and needed a break from the Parisians and went to see Charlies Angels 2 hoping it would be dubbed in French (It wasn't) But we both yelled Bruce in a quiet Paris theater when you popped up, helping to bolster our nations already wonderful image in that country. It means a lot to me, and I'm sure everyone on this board that you take time to do this. Despite the fact that much of the talkbacks on this site are spent tearing down our idols, we all do respect their work, and when one of them pops up here, well... Aint it cool? and I do have a question. What projects on the horizon are you most jazzed about or should I say what should we be really itching for?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Can Fox change their mind?

    by myspoonistoobig

    I asked this above, but it was probably lost in the shuffle and I think it's a viable question: even if the movie is good as a PG-13 -- which you've pretty much convinced me of -- I'd still have no qualms about picking a hardcore R cut over a PG-13 cut because it would be in keeping with the other movies. So, do you think if the fans did make a vocal enough statement about it, that Fox would change its mind? And are we guaranteed a director's cut on DVD? Thanks, Bruce. Loved The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction, Sin City...you are easily one of the most appealing and likable movie stars from my lifetime.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    NJ NETS!!

    by mike23nc2

    How do you feel about them moving to Brooklyn? Are you pissed?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Three Questions!

    by teamneedle

    Hey Beedub~ <br> Why no Mctiernan? <br>Explain the score for LF DH, did you ask Marco for it to match up with the prior films? He kinda hacked Terminator 3 and I am worried for LF DH. <br>And finally, is Jeffrey Wright in the film? He is listed on IMDB, but no one else has confirmed that. <br>Thank you! you rock!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Question for Bruce

    by CTUBAUER

    Who was your favorite director to work with?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Kinda a jerk off question but it needs to be asked.

    by teamneedle

    When you promoted DH2 and DH3 you certainly said they were better the the priot film/films. Now you say that they were crap and the new is kick arse. Why should we buy it? Also- I don't even care about the action as much as the story, the little moments. Like with Reginal Vel Johnson in the 711 getting twinkies and the "FBI Guys", can we expect moments like that in LF DH? Thank You!!!!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Hey WalterB

    by jae683

    Do you like the current state of Hollywood (Big explosions, lots of cgi, light storylines), or do you prefer the Indy films more. Seems like some of you best performances, acting wise, have been the smaller films.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Hey Bruce, you rock sir.

    by photoboy

    Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see the next Die Hard, I don't care about the rating as long as McClane kicks some ass. I'd ask you about The Fifth Element, but it looks like about 20 other people already have!<br><br> So I'll ask something else, in Pulp Fiction, Butch had his father's watch on some stretchy elasticated band. Where can I get one of those? I've not been able to find one anywhere!<br><br> Also have you seen what Michael Bay has done to the Transformers? It's a travesty I tells ya.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Yo Walter B...

    by ldm882

    This is a re-post of a question I had from the earlier talkback, didn't know if you saw it or not: I gotta ask, why the shaved head for this one? Don't get me wrong, I've always thought you rocked the bald head as hard as any white man possibly can, but the whole receding hairline/widow's peak thing just seems so integral to McLane's character...and I'm not just saying that 'cuz that's been your look for the first three films, but more because, i guess (forgive me here, i'm fixing to get WAY too philosophical), McLane's hairline helps personify John's own worn-out, middle-aged, half-drunk, ragged appearance and personality. The shaved head makes it look like McLane's cleaned up and gone straight(er). Hell, you had the hairline in 16 blocks...I'm not bitching, per se, I'm just wondering what made you decide to go with the shaved head, especially since it breaks visual continuity with the McLane of the first three films (or is that the point altogether?) At any rate, hit me back dawg!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    LFORDH

    by KYLEDMILLER

    Bruce, Just wayched DH 1&2 last night after reading your talkbacks, fuckin excited as hell to see this motherfucker. Thanks for doin this and fuck Pheonixmagi, he sucks cock for a living!

  • May 10, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Hudson Hawk is a REALLY good MOVIE.

    by Southfield

    I really enjoyed HH. Mostly because it was so FUN and Tongue in Cheek (and that musical number in the middle of a heist was priceless) I do believe that it was ahead of it's time. Way to smart and funny for the 80's. It also had a decidedly british tone in it's comedy. Reminded me a lot of the Saint actually. Well a better American version than the Val Kilmer one. ugh (Talk about a series that needs a tv revival.) Walter would you ever consider doing a movie with a similar sort of character if not a Ressurection of HH.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The Man

    by SavageDragoner

    I'm at work and don't have time to read through the whole talkback, but I had to drop a line just to say, you are eternally the Man, Bruce. I'm from the generation that grew up watching you on the big screen, and you have always been an actor that garnered my respect. The whole PG-13 thing really didn't turn me off from wanting to see DH4 anyway, but if you say it's kick-ass, I'm more than going to take your word for it. One quick question for you: Justin Long is also one of my favorites from the current crop of up-and-comers, and I have always said he is going to go a long way in Hollywood. When I first heard he was in this movie with you, I couldn't have been happier, but I had originally heard-back when this thing was first in the pre-pre-pre talk stages, that Ben Affleck was supposed to be the sidekick and he was going to be your son, all grown up. Any truth to that, and how was Justin to work with?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    So I asked earlier..

    by JackSrenton

    but you do have 500 billion questions so ill ask again, maybe ill get lucky? Does JM have anything to be iritable about. Such as his shoes missing, his feet cut on glass, or just being really really fucking hungover? And I dont mean the daughter kidnapping plot as that was also pretty much a factor in the first two. :-D

  • May 10, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Yeah b-Dub! How about your Voice-Over Work?

    by ArtemisClydefrog

    Between your Bruno the Kid animated series, (for which I still have a Wendy's toy!), Look Who's Talking, Over the Hedge, and even North, what has drawn you to voice work over the years? Even across these movies, only two seemed designed specifically for children. What are your guiding principles in V/O project selection, and how was the process of developing your own animated series? Anyways- huge fan, much love to you. Hudson Hawk was a favorite of mine as a child, and 12Monkeys was one of the big reasons I wanted to make movies. Great project here at AICN, and I'll be there at midnight for Live Free or Die Hard.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    yo Tallboy66

    by Walter B

    When the wang shot appeared in dailies, the Director promised me it would never be in the Film. But during the editing process, the Director got into a fight with the Studio, lawsuit followed, and as a concession, the Director got his directors cut, and he left the wang shot in-for all time. But it is a highly skippable movie.... thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Yeah b-Dub! How about your Voice-Over Work?

    by ArtemisClydefrog

    Between your Bruno the Kid animated series, (for which I still have a Wendy's toy!), Look Who's Talking, Over the Hedge, and even North, what has drawn you to voice work over the years? Even across these movies, only two seemed designed specifically for children. What are your guiding principles in V/O project selection, and how was the process of developing your own animated series? Anyways- huge fan, much love to you. Hudson Hawk was a favorite of mine as a child, and 12Monkeys was one of the big reasons I wanted to make movies. Great project here at AICN, and I'll be there at midnight for Live Free or Die Hard.

  • May 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Most influential action film ever JITTERS?

    by diehard045

    Can you give some insight into the Die Hard 2 situation. You say that its your least favorite? Many agree? I think that in concept, it was fantastic, especially the ending coup de grace. I think Harlin, while innovative in some aspects, was bad at others. What would you have changed? Was it the mere fact that it followed the most influential action filmn ever?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Most influential action film ever JITTERS?

    by diehard045

    Can you give some insight into the Die Hard 2 situation. You say that its your least favorite? Many agree? I think that in concept, it was fantastic, especially the ending coup de grace. I think Harlin, while innovative in some aspects, was bad at others. What would you have changed? Was it the mere fact that it followed the most influential action filmn ever?

  • May 10, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    yo jigsawlandmine

    by Walter B

    yes, I have great memories of MSC, as it was then called. the only change I will add to the story of me taking a leak offstage, ws that I had a bucket place there for just such a moment. No beer bottle. But I like that it has entered the MSU mythology... thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    People need to read the other answers

    by myspoonistoobig

    People keep asking about the hair and stuff. He's answered the question not only twice here but in numerous other interviews. This is your chance to ask a question to Bruce Willis...so ask something every magazine in the world isn't going to ask.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I would like to take time to admit I like Story of Us

    by BitterMan23

    I think about that movie every time I drive behind a house.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Walter B

    by Terry the geek

    Was Justin Long's character ever supposed to be McClane's son as was reported online? Oh...and your role in Grindhouse was awesome. Even though the screentime was minimal, by having you play the role it gave that character a sense of immportance.

  • May 10, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    yo JackSrenton

    by Walter B

    yes, he is older, crankier, and does not want to go get some punk kid down in Camden,NJ, and take him to Washington DC. Then DH4 takes off, and never looks back. This time, his Gallows humor is driven by his crankiness..... thanks beedub

  • May 10, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 2 questions

    by IAmLegend1623

    Before my question, I just want you to know, Bruce, that I saw the first DH 12 TIMES at the theatre. I paid full price for most of those too. You rule. Okay, on to my question(s) I've heard you say DH2 is the least favorite of the series. Did you get much input into how the story unfolded? The film just seem to be so uncohesive. Nevermind that I didn't really buy the premise. I read the book DH2 was based on and that made for a better film. Do you think you could have done anything to make that experience & film different, not just for us, but for you? And do you stand behind your statement that LForDH will live up to the spirit of the original?

  • May 10, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST