Retirement of Bruce Willis: the reactions of Stallone and Kevin Smith, who had criticized the star of Die Hard

Last night, the family of Bruce Willis announced that the 67-year-old comedian was retiring due to aphasia, a disease that affects the brain and causes a language disorder. Today, Hollywood reacts.


Often criticized for his recent career choices, Bruce Willis He announced yesterday that he was retiring. Indeed, the 67-year-old actor suffers from aphasia, a disease that affects the brain and causes language disorders. Reactions from all over Hollywood to this sad news are linked on social networks.

Some, like the director M.Night Shyamalanwho directed the comedian in Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Pull apart and Glassthank you for making them vibrate.

All my love and respect to my older brother Bruce Willis. I know his wonderful family surrounds him with his support and strength. He will always be the hero that was on the poster in my room as a kid..”

by his side, Sarah Paulsonwho, together with the actor in Glass, commented on the Instagram post in which Rumer Willis announced his father’s retirement: “Bruce has been an amazing playmate. He is the sweetest, sweetest, funniest man. he reigns supreme“.

Director of Die Hard 4 – back to hell, wise lionsend your support to the Willis family under the post of the daughter of the interpreter of John McClane: “Sending love and strength to you, Bruce and your lovely family.

Finally, the actor james woods thank you Bruce Willis on behalf of everyone.

“If you love movies, you love Bruce Willis. He epitomized all that was good about ‘entertainment’ for decades. Congratulations to his family who handled this difficult news with dignity and grace. I speak for everyone when I say: ‘We love you. Bruce.

Others make amends and apologize for criticizing the actor’s behavior. This is particularly the case for Kevin Smith who, after the staging best cops in 2010, he called the comedian “F*cking D*ck and a nightmare to work with(“A great c… and a nightmare to direct”).


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Kevin Smith and Bruce Willis on the set of Top Cops

The director says in his twitter account : “Long before the Top Cops thing, I was a big fan of Bruce Willis. This ad is heartbreaking. He loved acting and singing and the loss of all that must be devastating to him. I feel like an idiot with my little complaints from 2010. My apologies to Bruce Willis and his family..”

Stallone/Willis

Sylvester Stallone For his part, he posted a photo of Bruce Willis and himself on his Instagram account along with the message “We have known each other for a long time, I wish the best for you and your wonderful family…

As a reminder, in 2013, Stallone, while filmingExpendables 3had tweeted “Greedy and lazy… the perfect recipe to jeopardize a career“.An enigmatic message that followed the announcement of the departure of Bruce Willis and the hiring ofHarrison Ford in the big arm team.

Shortly after, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Bruce Willis had tried to obtain 4 million dollars for 4 days of filming. Stallone offered him “only” 3 million, Willis refused to take on the role of Mr Church. Sylvester Stallone and the production then decided to dispense with his services.

“Pire Performance by Bruce Willis”

For its part, the Razzies Awards, which this year created an entire category dedicated to Bruce Willis entitled “Worst performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 film” (the “prize” went to his performance in the science fiction film cosmic sinavailable on Prime Video), apologized:

“The Razzies are truly sorry about Bruce Willis’ health condition. This may explain why he wanted to go out with a bang in 2021. Best wishes to Bruce and his family.” Before specifying a few hours later: “To clarify, we found out about Willis’s diagnosis at the same time as everyone else… this very morning..”

Bruce Willis last appeared on the big screen in 2019 in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and in brooklyn affairs besideedward norton before moving on to direct-to-video.

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