It’s one of the most hotly contested issues of our times: is Die Hard actually a Christmas movie? Well, more than 30 years after its release, the film’s leading man Bruce Willis finally appears to have settled the debate once and for all. Yippee ki-yay!
Born in the German town of Idar-Oberstein in 1955, Bruce Willis moved to New Jersey with his family two years later. Upon finishing high school, he found employment as a security guard and private investigator before studying drama at Montclair State University. Willis then enjoyed his first credited screen role in a 1984 episode of Miami Vice.
Willis received his big break a year later when he beat thousands of hopefuls to the part of David Addison Jr. in Moonlighting. The star won both a Golden Globe and Emmy during his four-year stint on the romantic dramedy alongside Cybill Shepherd. And in 1987 he ventured on to the big screen to star opposite Kim Basinger in Blind Date.