Bruce Willis Tells Hollywood To Shut Up

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You gotta love Bruce Willis.  He is an awesome actor, and has a good head on his shoulders.  Unlike the majority in hollywood:

BRUCE WILLIS is fed up with listening to outspoken actors – and believes their opinion shouldn’t mean "jack s**t" to the general public. The Die Hard star understands some of his colleagues want to do good for various causes, but wishes others would keep their thoughts to themselves. He says, "I don’t think my opinion means jack s**t, because I’m an actor. "Why do actors think their opinions mean more because you act? You just caught a break as an actor. There are hundreds – thousands – of actors who are just as good as I am, and probably better. "Have you heard anything useful come out of an actor’s mouth lately?" He adds, "Although I liked George Clooney’s documentary on Darfur."

He even does a bit of cam with his fans every so often: (h/t Gone Hollywood)

In response to a discussion on movie site Ain’t It Cool News about Die Hard 4’s supposed PG-13 rating, Bruce Willis logged in and joined the chat under the name “Walter B.”

[…]Just as funny were the comments of the non-believers — specifically a guy named “Moriarty” — who couldn’t buy into the fact that the star was posting on their board.

Finally Willis came up with a solution:

Willis: “I realized how we can solve this conundrum quite easily. You all live in a digital world. someone must have a Mac with iChat camera ability. Send me your biggest doubter, who has iChat/video ability, and have them call ( i will give that person my iChat address, and they will see me talking to them. I doubt if there is a way to fake that. let’s see…. thanks bw and what is a black box?”

Ta da:

Check out the whole conversation here.

Down to earth fella it seems.  Now if only the rest of hollywood would take his advice and SHUT THE F&*% UP!

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

26 Responses to “Bruce Willis Tells Hollywood To Shut Up”

  1. 3

    Mr E

    Way to go Bruce!

    I’ve been saying for years what you brought up. Just goes to show what a great, down to earth guy you are. Of course, your opinion is always welcome. Any way you can bitch slap Kayne West in your next movie?

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    It’s a funny thing. Once when I was sent to work Universal Citywalk substation for the summer, back in 99 I think, we were standing around watching the crowd from a Poison reunion concert exit the hall. Gotta tell ya, that was mighty interesting in itself, what with the 30 & 40 somethings trying to fit into their zip around pants and spandex, mighty interesting. But anyways, up walks Kevin Costner walking in the crowd with his daughter (whom he had taken to the concert) and a rather obvious bodyguard. I was so shocked seeing him I kind of blurted out “how can you just walk around with the crowd like that?” to which he just stared at me with a look of “you stupid idiot”. Oh man, I felt like a fool. I covered it up pretty well telling him that my wife, daughter and I had seen him play with the Cal State Fullerton baseball team a few months prior but afterwards I was slapping myself in the head thinking what the hell came over me.

    Being around people you see on the big screen, or your favorite band makes people act stupid I suppose.

    Costner was pretty cool actually, he walked up to us Deputies instead of the other way around, to talk to us. Seemed down to earth like Bruce seems to be.

  3. 9

    Christopher Taylor

    Now just to get him away from using Macs. It’s like Hollywood is this bizarre pocket of reality that uses Betamax or something.

  4. 11


    Macs are a member of a bizarre pocket of reality? Where do you live, in 1998? Wise up, macs are alright…overpriced, but not bad machines.

  5. 13


    It’s official, I have a man-crush on Bruce Willis. Bruce, baby, you’re up there with Sean Connery and Harrison Ford now!

    I will go and see you next movie, even if I have to drag my wife kicking and screaming to the theater! πŸ™‚

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    If Bruce were a liberal and not a conservative, he might think differently about the mostly liberal movie stars speaking out.

    Anyway, they have as much right to speak as anyone. Just ignore them, like everyone ignores you and me.

  7. 18


    u got to remember stars aren’t tech heads, so it makes sense to use a computer that is designed so even an idiot can use it. Hence the mac, the computer most idiots use πŸ˜›

    go bruce btw, cant wait for “die hard 5, just die already”.

  8. 21


    Bruce, could you please beat the stuffing outa that punk bitachi AshtonK, he is so dang annoying and just needs a good smackdown. You da man and I really like your work. BTW, was Cybil really a lez? LOL Thanxs fer keepin it real!!

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    As much as you’d all love to believe he did that forum-thing just for his fans, well, you’ve been seriously fooled. It was a PR-trick(very effective) for Die hard 4. They knew that the media would pick up the news that Bruce is such a stand up guy, just talking to fans like that.
    If you read all the text on the forum you’d see that there’s a lot of people that actually believe it to be Bruce, but he keeps saying, “I can prove it’s me” when only one person doubts. And later on when no one even cares to ask he keeps saying he wants to prove it’s him.
    It was obviously paid by Apple as well, he says he’s too stupid or lazy to learn how to use a PC, so therefore he uses a mac and only Ichat. Please open your eyes to these “scams”. The PR-trick is a more developed form of a “buzz”. It’s a way to play with our minds when we least expect it. Please look up the term, it’s not a secret, even though they’d like to keep it as secret as possible.

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    Bruce Willis also did a lot for US military units and attended a military ball for at least one battalion returning from OIF. He has done a lot more, but never sought any publicity for it.

    That says more positive things about his character and worth for me than anything.

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