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What is the first movie you remember seeing Bruce Willis in?

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SavoirFaire's avatar

The first Bruce Willis film I ever saw was The Fifth Element. I’ve seen some of his earlier films, but not until years later.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Hard to kill. The bad guy played Professor Snape in Harry Potter.

Jeruba's avatar

I don’t know. Wasn’t he in a TV series first? I used to watch TV. That’s where I probably saw him.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I first saw him was In Towering Inferno. 1974. Long before the Die Hard movies that made him famous.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

oops Die Hard. The actor who played Hans Grubar also played Professor Snape in Harry Potter.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Not a movie, but we first saw him in a tv show, “Moonlighting”. He kind of took off from there. Not familiar with his films, other than the Die Hard movies.

filmfann's avatar

I was familiar with him in Moonlighting first. I think the first movie of his I saw was Sunset. I may have seen The Verdict first, and he is noticeable in that, even though he is an extra.

Jonsblond's avatar

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker”

Blackwater_Park's avatar

It was on Moonlighting, then the first Die Hard. That probably dates me…

product's avatar

Pulp Fiction

Kardamom's avatar

Die Hard was the first movie I saw him in, but I was a big fan of Moonlighting, the TV show he was in before that.

cookieman's avatar

Also Moonlighting first, which was a great TV Show.

filmfann's avatar

@Dutchess_III Was he in the Towering Inferno? That seems years before he started acting, and on the wrong coast.

seawulf575's avatar

The first Bruce Willis sighting I had was in the TV series Moonlighting with Cybil Shepard. The first movie? probably Die Hard. I know it was old because he still had hair.

flutherother's avatar

Twelve Monkeys probably which I saw at the cinema when it first came out. I’ve seen others since.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was wrong! He isn’t in the cast

ragingloli's avatar

Probably The 5th Element or Armageddon.
Come to think of it, these 2, and Hudson Hawk, are the only movies with him in it, that I have watched.
Needless to say, he is not high on my list of actors to intentionally seek out.

mazingerz88's avatar

First movie, Die Hard. Was already a fan of Moonlighting so the surprise of seeing him in an action film where he brought his comedy stylings was truly a delight.

Great period in Hollywood action movies. The rise of Ahnuld, Stallone and David Addison.

Also fun to find out later that Bruce was an extra in a courtroom scene in Paul Newman’s movie, The Verdict. Ahnuld was a bit-player in Elliot Gould’s The Long Goodbye playing a henchman and interesting that Stallone did a porn film.

Zaku's avatar

That’s a hard question for me, unless you count seeing a couple of Moonlighting episodes circa 2005 (?).

IiRC, I think I didn’t see any films with Bruce Willis in them until 2008–2012 or so, at which point I saw several in some order I don’t remember. So it could have been any of Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction, or Live Free or Die Hard (that last one is so stupid . . .).

si3tech's avatar

The Sixth Sense.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Die Hard, but I watched every episode of Moonlighting. I knew from the first show he would go big.

tinyfaery's avatar

Saw him first on the TV show Moonlighting and then Die Hard.

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