Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor,
producer, and singer. His career began on the
Off-Broadway stage and
then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in
Moonlighting (1985–1989). He is known for his role of John McClane
in the film
Die Hard film series (1988–2013). Willis has appeared in
over 60 films, including
Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her (1992), Pulp Fiction
12 Monkeys (1995),
The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon
The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Sin City (2005),
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2 (2012) and
1 Early life
3 Business activities
4 Personal life
4.1 Relationships and children
4.2 Religious views
4.3 Political views
5 Military interests
6 In popular culture
9 Awards and honors
11 External links
Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, in the town of
Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His father, David Willis, was
an American soldier. His mother, Marlene, was German, born in
Kassel. Willis is the oldest of four children with a sister
named Florence and two brothers, Robert (who is deceased) and
After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis's father took
his family back to Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. Willis has
described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar
people". His mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder,
master mechanic, and factory worker. Willis attended Penns Grove
High School in his hometown, where he encountered issues with a
stutter. He was nicknamed "Buck-Buck" by his schoolmates.
Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in
the process, Willis began performing on stage; his high school
activities were marked by such things as the drama club and being
student council president.
After he graduated from high school in 1973, Willis took a job as a
security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and
transported work crews at the
DuPont Chambers Works factory in
Deepwater, New Jersey. After working as a private investigator (a
role he would play in the television series Moonlighting and the 1991
film The Last Boy Scout), Willis turned to acting. He enrolled in the
Drama Program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in the
class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Willis left school in his
junior year in 1977 and moved to New York City, where in the early
1980s he supported himself as a bartender at the West 19th Street art
bar Kamikaze. He performed as an extra in Paul Newman's closing
summation scene in
The Verdict in 1982.
Willis upon receiving an
Emmy Award in 1987 for Best Actor in
New York City
New York City and headed to
California to audition for
several television shows. In 1984, he appeared in an episode of the
TV series Miami Vice, titled "No Exit".
In 1985, he was the guest actor in the first episode of the 1980s
revival of The Twilight Zone, "Shatterday". He auditioned for the
role of David Addison Jr. of the television series Moonlighting
(1985–1989), competing against 3,000 other actors for the
The starring role, opposite Cybill Shepherd, helped to establish him
as a comedic actor, with the show lasting five seasons winning him an
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden
Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy.
During the height of the show's success, beverage maker
Willis as the pitchman for their Golden Wine Cooler products. The
advertising campaign paid the rising star between $5–7 million
over two years. In spite of that, Willis chose not to renew his
contract with the company when he decided to stop drinking alcohol in
Willis had his first lead role in a feature film in the 1987 Blake
Edwards film Blind Date, with
Kim Basinger and John Larroquette.
Edwards cast him again to play the real-life cowboy actor
Tom Mix in
Sunset (1988). However, it was his then-unexpected turn in the film
Die Hard (1988) as
John McClane that catapulted him to movie star and
action hero status. He performed most of his own stunts in the
film, and the film grossed $138,708,852 worldwide.
Following his success with Die Hard, he had a leading role in the
In Country as Vietnam veteran Emmett Smith and also provided the
voice for a talking baby in Look Who's Talking, as well as its sequel,
Look Who's Talking
Look Who's Talking Too.
In the late 1980s, Willis enjoyed moderate success as a recording
artist, recording an album of pop-blues titled The Return of Bruno,
which included the hit single "Respect Yourself" featuring The Pointer
Sisters. The LP was promoted by a Spinal Tap–like rockumentary
parody featuring scenes of Willis performing at famous events
including Woodstock. He released a version of the Drifters song "Under
the Boardwalk" as a second single; it got to No. 2 in the UK Top 40
but was less successful in the U.S. Willis returned to the recording
studio several times afterward.
Having acquired major personal success and pop culture influence
John McClane in Die Hard, Willis reprised his role in the
Die Hard 2 (1990) and
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).
These first three installments in the
Die Hard series grossed over
US$700 million internationally and propelled Willis to the first
rank of Hollywood action stars.
In the early 1990s, Willis's career suffered a moderate slump, as he
starred in flops such as The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). He gained
more success with
Striking Distance (1993) but flopped again with
Color of Night
Color of Night (1994): another box office failure, it was savaged by
critics but did well in the home video market and became one of the
Top 20 most-rented films in the United States in 1995.
In 1994, he had a supporting role as Butch Coolidge in Quentin
Tarantino's acclaimed Pulp Fiction, which gave a new boost to his
career. In 1996, he was the executive producer and star of the cartoon
Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid which featured a CGI representation of himself. That
same year, he starred in Mike Judge's animated film Beavis and
Butt-head Do America with his then-wife Demi Moore. In the movie, he
plays a drunken criminal named "Muddy Grimes", who mistakenly sends
Judge's titular characters to kill his wife, Dallas (voiced by Moore).
He went on to play the lead roles in
12 Monkeys (1995) and The Fifth
Element (1997). However, by the end of the 1990s his career had fallen
into another slump with critically panned films like The Jackal,
Mercury Rising, and Breakfast of Champions, saved only by the success
of the Michael Bay-directed Armageddon which was the highest-grossing
film of 1998 worldwide. The same year his voice and likeness were
featured in the
PlayStation video game Apocalypse. In 1999, Willis
then went on to the starring role in M. Night Shyamalan's film, The
Sixth Sense. The film was both a commercial and critical success
and helped to increase interest in his acting career.
Willis after a ceremony where he was named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's
Man of the Year in 2002
In 2000, Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a
Comedy Series for his work on
Friends (in which he played the father
of Ross Geller's much-younger girlfriend). He was also nominated
for a 2001 American Comedy Award (in the Funniest Male Guest
Appearance in a TV Series category) for his work on Friends. Also in
2000, Willis played Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski in The Whole Nine Yards
alongside Matthew Perry. Willis was originally cast as Terry Benedict
Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out to work on recording an
Ocean's Twelve (2004), he makes a cameo appearance as
himself. In 2005, he appeared in the film adaptation of Sin City. In
2007, he appeared in the
Planet Terror half of the double feature
Grindhouse as the villain, a mutant soldier. This marked Willis's
second collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez, following Sin
Willis at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
Willis has appeared on the
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman several
times throughout his career. He filled in for an ill David Letterman
on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest.
On many of his appearances on the show, Willis stages elaborate jokes,
such as wearing a day-glo orange suit in honor of the Central Park
gates, having one side of his face made up with simulated buckshot
wounds after the Harry Whittington shooting, or trying to break a
record (parody of David Blaine) of staying underwater for only twenty
On April 12, 2007, he appeared again, this time wearing a Sanjaya
Malakar wig. On his June 25, 2007, appearance, he wore a
mini-turban on his head to accompany a joke about his own fictional
documentary titled An Unappealing Hunch (a wordplay on An Inconvenient
Truth). Willis also appeared in Japanese
Subaru Legacy television
commercials. Tying in with this, Subaru did a limited run of
Legacys, badged "
Subaru Legacy Touring Bruce", in honor of Willis.
Willis has appeared in four films with
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson (National
Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, Pulp Fiction,
Die Hard with a Vengeance,
and Unbreakable) and both actors were slated to work together in Black
Water Transit, before dropping out. Willis also worked with his eldest
daughter, Rumer, in the 2005 film Hostage. In 2007, he appeared in the
thriller Perfect Stranger, opposite Halle Berry, the crime/drama film
Alpha Dog, opposite Sharon Stone, and reprised his role as John
McClane in Live Free or Die Hard. Subsequently, he appeared in the
What Just Happened
What Just Happened and Surrogates, based on the comic book of
the same name.
Willis was slated to play U.S. Army general
William R. Peers
William R. Peers in
director Oliver Stone's Pinkville, a drama about the investigation of
the 1968 My Lai massacre. However, due to the 2007 Writers Guild
of America strike, the film was cancelled. Willis appeared on the 2008
Blues Traveler album North Hollywood Shootout, giving a spoken word
performance over an instrumental blues rock jam on the track "Free
Willis (Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)". In early
2009, he appeared in an advertising campaign to publicize the
insurance company Norwich Union's change of name to Aviva.
Willis starred with
Tracy Morgan in the comedy Cop Out, directed by
Kevin Smith and about two police detectives investigating the theft of
a baseball card. The film was released in February 2010. Willis
appeared in the music video for the song "Stylo" by Gorillaz. Also
in 2010, he appeared in a cameo with former
Planet Hollywood co-owners
and '80s action stars
Sylvester Stallone and
Arnold Schwarzenegger in
the film The Expendables. Willis played the role of generic bald man
"Mr. Church". This was the first time these three notable action movie
actors appeared on screen together. Although the scene featuring the
three was short, it was one of the most highly anticipated scenes in
the film. The trio filmed their scene in an empty church on October
24, 2009. Willis next starred in RED, an adaptation of the comic
book mini-series of the same name, in which he portrayed Frank Moses.
The film was released on October 15, 2010.
Willis at a Live Free or
Die Hard premiere in June 2007
Willis starred alongside Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances
Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Filming took place in Rhode
Island under the direction of Wes Anderson, in 2011. Willis
returned, in an expanded role, in
The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2 (2012). He
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the sci-fi action film,
Looper (2012), as the older version of Gordon-Levitt's character, Joe.
Willis teamed up with
50 Cent in a film directed by David Barrett
called Fire with Fire, starring opposite
Josh Duhamel and Rosario
Dawson, about a fireman who must save the love of his life. Willis
Vince Vaughn and
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Lay the Favorite,
directed by Stephen Frears, about a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who
becomes an elite professional gambler. The two films were
distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment.
Willis reprised his most famous role, John McClane, for a fifth time,
starring in A Good Day to Die Hard, which was released on February 14,
2013. In an interview, Willis said, "I have a warm spot in my
heart for Die Hard..... it's just the sheer novelty of being able to
play the same character over 25 years and still be asked back is fun.
It's much more challenging to have to do a film again and try to
compete with myself, which is what I do in Die Hard. I try to improve
my work every time."
On October 12, 2013, Willis hosted
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry
as a musical guest.
Willis will star in the movie adaptation of the video game Kane &
Lynch: Dead Men, named Kane & Lynch.
In 2015, Willis made his Broadway debut in William Goldman's
adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery opposite
Laurie Metcalf at
the Broadhurst Theatre.
Films featuring Willis have grossed between US$2.64 billion and
$3.05 billion at the North American box offices, making him in
2010 the eighth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and
12th-highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy
Award winner, two-time
Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award winner, and has been
nominated for a
Saturn Award four times.
Willis owns property in
Los Angeles and in Penns Grove, New Jersey;
rents apartments at Trump Tower and in Riverside
South, Manhattan, both in New York City; has a home in Malibu,
California; a ranch in Montana; a beach house on
Parrot Cay in Turks
and Caicos; and multiple properties in Sun Valley, Idaho.
In 2000, Willis, with his business partner Arnold Rifkin, started a
motion picture production company called Cheyenne Enterprises. He left
the company to be run solely by Rifkin in 2007 after Live Free or Die
Hard. He also owns several small businesses in Hailey, Idaho,
including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater and is a co-founder of
Planet Hollywood, with actors
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester
In 2009, Willis signed a contract to become the international face of
Sobieski Vodka in exchange for 3.3% ownership in the
Willis at the German premiere of Over the Hedge on June 28, 2006
Willis's acting role models are Gary Cooper, Robert De Niro, Steve
McQueen and John Wayne. Willis is left handed.
Relationships and children
At the premiere for the film Stakeout, Willis met actress Demi Moore.
They married on November 21, 1987, and had three daughters, before
their divorce in 2000:
Rumer Willis (born August 16, 1988), Scout
(born July 20, 1991), and Tallulah (born February 3, 1994).
They announced their separation on June 24, 1998, and filed for
divorce on October 18, 2000.  Regarding the divorce, Willis
stated, "I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being
able to make it work." He credited actor
Will Smith for helping him
cope with the situation. Willis has maintained a close
relationship with both Moore and her third husband, actor Ashton
Kutcher, and attended their wedding.
Willis was engaged to actress
Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004
after ten months together. He dated actress
Tamara Feldman for a
time, after they met during the filming of Perfect Stranger.
He married model
Emma Heming in
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos on March 21,
2009; guests included his three daughters, Demi Moore, and Ashton
Kutcher. The ceremony was not legally binding, so the couple wed again
in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills, six days later. The couple
has two daughters: Mabel Ray Willis (b. 2012) and Evelyn Penn
Willis (b. 2014).
Willis was, at one point, Lutheran (specifically Lutheran
Church–Missouri Synod), but no longer practices. In a July 1998
interview with George magazine, he stated:
Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. ...
They were all very important when we didn't know why the sun moved,
why weather changed, why hurricanes occurred, or volcanoes happened.
... Modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. But there
are people who interpret the
Bible literally. Literally! I choose not
to believe that's the way. And that's what makes America cool, you
In 1988, Willis and then-wife
Demi Moore campaigned for Democratic
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis's Presidential bid. Four years
later, he supported President
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush for reelection and was
an outspoken critic of Bill Clinton. However, in 1996, he declined to
endorse Clinton's Republican opponent Bob Dole, because Dole had
Demi Moore for her role in the film Striptease. Willis
was an invited speaker at the 2000 Republican National Convention,
George W. Bush
George W. Bush that year. He did not make any
contributions or public endorsements in the 2008 presidential
campaign. In several June 2007 interviews, he declared that he
maintains some Republican ideologies.
In 2006, he said that the United States should intervene more into
Colombia, in order to end the drug trafficking. In several
interviews Willis has said that he supports large salaries for
teachers and police officers, and said he is disappointed in the
United States foster care system as well as treatment of Native
Americans. Willis also stated that he is a supporter of gun
rights, stating, "Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns
away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the
In February 2006, Willis appeared in
Manhattan to talk about his film
16 Blocks with reporters. One reporter attempted to ask Willis about
his opinion on the current government, but was interrupted by Willis
in mid-sentence: "I'm sick of answering this fucking question. I'm a
Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less
government intrusion. I want them to stop shitting on my money and
your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of every year. I
want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these goddamn
lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican. I
hate the government, OK? I'm apolitical. Write that down. I'm not a
Willis's name was in an advertisement in the
Los Angeles Times on
August 17, 2006, that condemned
Hezbollah and supported
Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war.
Throughout his film career, Willis has depicted several military
characters in films such as In Country, The Siege, Hart's War, Tears
of the Sun, Grindhouse, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Growing up in a
military family, Willis has publicly sold
Girl Scout cookies
Girl Scout cookies for the
United States armed forces. In 2002, Willis's then 8-year-old
daughter, Tallulah, suggested that he purchase
Girl Scout cookies
Girl Scout cookies to
send to troops. Willis purchased 12,000 boxes of cookies, and they
were distributed to sailors aboard USS John F. Kennedy and other
troops stationed throughout the Middle East at the time.
Willis meets with Brigadier General
Albert Bryant, Jr
Albert Bryant, Jr and deployed
soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division, in Tikrit, Iraq, during his
2003 USO tour
In 2003, Willis visited
Iraq as part of the USO tour, singing to the
troops with his band, The Accelerators. Willis considered joining
the military to help fight the second
Iraq war, but was deterred by
his age. It was believed he offered $1 million to any
noncombatant who turns in terrorist leaders Osama bin Laden, Ayman
al-Zawahiri, or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; in the June 2007 issue of Vanity
Fair, however, he clarified that the statement was made hypothetically
and not meant to be taken literally. Willis has also criticized the
media for its coverage of the war, complaining that the press were
more likely to focus on the negative aspects of the war:
I went to
Iraq because what I saw when I was over there was
soldiers—young kids for the most part—helping people in Iraq;
helping getting the power turned back on, helping get hospitals open,
helping get the water turned back on and you don't hear any of that on
the news. You hear, 'X number of people were killed today,' which I
think does a huge disservice. It's like spitting on these young men
and women who are over there fighting to help this country.
Willis stated in 2005 that he wanted to "make a pro-war film in which
American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and
democracy." The film would follow members of Deuce Four, the 1st
Battalion, 24th Infantry, who spent considerable time in
were decorated heavily for it. The film is to be based on the writings
of blogger Michael Yon, a former United States Army
soldier who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches
about their activities. Willis described the plot of the film as
"these guys who do what they are asked for very little money to defend
and fight for what they consider to be freedom."
In popular culture
In 1996, Roger Director, a writer and producer from Moonlighting,
wrote a roman à clef on Willis titled A Place to Fall. Cybill
Shepherd wrote in her 2000 autobiography, Cybill Disobedience, that
Willis became angry at Director when he read the book and discovered
the character had been written as a "neurotic, petulant actor."
In 1998, Willis participated in Apocalypse, a
PlayStation video game.
The game was originally announced to feature Willis as a sidekick, not
as the main character. The company reworked the game using Willis's
likeness and voice and changed the game to use him as the main
Bruce Willis filmography
1987: The Return of Bruno (Motown, OCLC 15508727)
1989: If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger (Motown/Pgd,
2001: Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection (Polygram
Int'l, OCLC 71124889)
1986: Moonlighting soundtrack; track "Good Lovin'"
Hudson Hawk soundtrack; tracks "Swinging on a Star" and "Side by
Side", both duets with Danny Aiello
2000: The Whole Nine Yards soundtrack; tracks "Tenth Avenue Tango"
Rugrats Go Wild
Rugrats Go Wild soundtrack; "Big Bad Cat" with Chrissie Hynde
and "Lust for Life"
2008: North Hollywood Shootout, Blues Traveler; track "Free Willis
(Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)"
Awards and honors
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Willis has won a variety of awards and has received various honors
throughout his career in television and film.
1986/87: Emmy (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) and Golden
Globe (Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series –
Comedy/Musical) Awards for Moonlighting (also received four
nominations for the show)
1986: Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for In
Maxim magazine ranked his sex scene in
Color of Night
Color of Night the No. 1
sex scene in film history
Golden Raspberry Award
Golden Raspberry Award (Worst Actor) for Armageddon, Mercury
Rising and The Siege
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards ("Favorite Actor - Sci-Fi") for
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards ("Favorite Actor –
Suspense") and the People's Choice Award ("Favorite Motion Picture
Star in a Drama") for
The Sixth Sense (also nominated for the Saturn
Award for Best Actor and received two nominations for the MTV Movie
Awards for "Best Male Performance" and "Best On-Screen Duo")
2000: Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Friends
Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard's Hasty
Pudding Theatricals – given to performers who give a lasting and
impressive contribution to the world of entertainment
2002: Appointed as national spokesman for Children in Foster Care by
President George W. Bush; Willis wrote online: "I saw Foster Care
as a way for me to serve my country in a system by which shining a
little bit of light could benefit a great deal by helping kids who
were literally wards of the government."[this quote needs a citation]
2006: Honored by French government for his contributions to the film
industry; appointed an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters
in a ceremony in Paris; the French Prime Minister stated, "This is
France's way of paying tribute to an actor who epitomizes the strength
of American cinema, the power of the emotions that he invites us to
share on the world's screens and the sturdy personalities of his
2006: Honored with a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 16;
located at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard and it was the 2,321st star
awarded in its history; at the reception, he stated, "I used to come
down here and look at these stars and I could never quite figure out
what you were supposed to do to get one...time has passed and now here
I am doing this, and I'm still excited. I'm still excited to be an
2011: Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame
2013: Promoted to the dignity of Commander of the Order of Arts and
Letters on February 11 by French Minister of Culture Aurélie
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Awards for Bruce Willis
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Robert Young (1956)
Robert Young (1957)
Raymond Burr (1959)
Robert Stack (1960)
Raymond Burr (1961)
E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall (1962)
E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall (1963)
Bill Cosby (1966)
Bill Cosby (1967)
Bill Cosby (1968)
Carl Betz (1969)
Robert Young (1970)
Hal Holbrook (1971)
Peter Falk (1972)
Richard Thomas (1973)
Telly Savalas (1974)
Robert Blake (1975)
Peter Falk (1976)
James Garner (1977)
Ed Asner (1978)
Ron Leibman (1979)
Ed Asner (1980)
Daniel J. Travanti (1981)
Daniel J. Travanti (1982)
Ed Flanders (1983)
Tom Selleck (1984)
William Daniels (1985)
William Daniels (1986)
Bruce Willis (1987)
Richard Kiley (1988)
Carroll O'Connor (1989)
Peter Falk (1990)
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones (1991)
Christopher Lloyd (1992)
Tom Skerritt (1993)
Dennis Franz (1994)
Mandy Patinkin (1995)
Dennis Franz (1996)
Dennis Franz (1997)
Andre Braugher (1998)
Dennis Franz (1999)
James Gandolfini (2000)
James Gandolfini (2001)
Michael Chiklis (2002)
James Gandolfini (2003)
James Spader (2004)
James Spader (2005)
Kiefer Sutherland (2006)
James Spader (2007)
Bryan Cranston (2008)
Bryan Cranston (2009)
Bryan Cranston (2010)
Kyle Chandler (2011)
Damian Lewis (2012)
Jeff Daniels (2013)
Bryan Cranston (2014)
Jon Hamm (2015)
Rami Malek (2016)
Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown (2017)
Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Roscoe Lee Browne
Roscoe Lee Browne (1986)
John Cleese (1987)
Cleavon Little (1989)
Jay Thomas (1990)
Jay Thomas (1991)
No Award (1992)
David Clennon (1993)
Martin Sheen (1994)
Carl Reiner (1995)
Tim Conway (1996)
Mel Brooks (1997)
Mel Brooks (1998)
Mel Brooks (1999)
Bruce Willis (2000)
Derek Jacobi (2001)
Anthony LaPaglia (2002)
Gene Wilder (2003)
John Turturro (2004)
Bobby Cannavale (2005)
Leslie Jordan (2006)
Stanley Tucci (2007)
Tim Conway (2008)
Justin Timberlake (2009)
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris (2010)
Justin Timberlake (2011)
Jimmy Fallon (2012)
Bob Newhart (2013)
Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Bradley Whitford (2015)
Peter Scolari (2016)
Dave Chappelle (2017)
Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or
Flip Wilson (1970)
Carroll O'Connor (1971)
Redd Foxx (1972)
Jack Klugman (1973)
Alan Alda (1974)
Alan Alda (1975)
Henry Winkler (1976)
Henry Winkler (1977)
Robin Williams (1978)
Alan Alda (1979)
Alan Alda (1980)
Alan Alda (1981)
Alan Alda (1982)
John Ritter (1983)
Bill Cosby (1984)
Bill Cosby (1985)
Bruce Willis (1986)
Dabney Coleman (1987)
Michael J. Fox/Judd Hirsch/
Richard Mulligan (1988)
Ted Danson (1989)
Ted Danson (1990)
Burt Reynolds (1991)
John Goodman (1992)
Jerry Seinfeld (1993)
Tim Allen (1994)
Kelsey Grammer (1995)
John Lithgow (1996)
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox (1997)
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox (1998)
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox (1999)
Kelsey Grammer (2000)
Charlie Sheen (2001)
Tony Shalhoub (2002)
Ricky Gervais (2003)
Jason Bateman (2004)
Steve Carell (2005)
Alec Baldwin (2006)
David Duchovny (2007)
Alec Baldwin (2008)
Alec Baldwin (2009)
Jim Parsons (2010)
Matt LeBlanc (2011)
Don Cheadle (2012)
Andy Samberg (2013)
Jeffrey Tambor (2014)
Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal (2015)
Donald Glover (2016)
Aziz Ansari (2017)
Golden Raspberry Award
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
Can't Stop the Music –
Bronte Woodard and
Allan Carr (1980)
Mommie Dearest – Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner and
Robert Getchell (1981)
Robin Moore and
Laird Koenig (1982)
The Lonely Lady
The Lonely Lady – John Kershaw, Shawn Randall and Ellen Shephard
John Derek (1984)
Rambo: First Blood Part II – Sylvester Stallone,
James Cameron and
Kevin Jarre (1985)
Howard the Duck –
Willard Huyck and
Gloria Katz (1986)
Leonard Part 6
Leonard Part 6 – Jonathan Reynolds and
Bill Cosby (1987)
Heywood Gould (1988)
Harlem Nights –
Eddie Murphy (1989)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane – Daniel Waters, James Cappe &
David Arnott (1990)
Hudson Hawk – Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters,
Bruce Willis and
Robert Kraft (1991)
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot – Blake Snyder, William Osborne and
William Davies – (1992)
Indecent Proposal –
Amy Holden Jones (1993)
The Flintstones – Jim Jennewein, Steven E. de Souza, Tom S. Parker
and various others (1994)
Joe Eszterhas (1995)
Andrew Bergman (1996)
The Postman –
Eric Roth and
Brian Helgeland (1997)
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn –
Joe Eszterhas (1998)
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West – Jim Thomas, John Thomas, S. S. Wilson, Brent
Maddock, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (1999)
Battlefield Earth – Corey Mandell and
J. David Shapiro
J. David Shapiro (2000)
Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered –
Tom Green &
Derek Harvie (2001)
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones –
George Lucas and
Jonathan Hales (2002)
Martin Brest (2003)
Catwoman – Theresa Rebeck, John Brancato, Michael Ferris and John
Dirty Love –
Jenny McCarthy (2005)
Basic Instinct 2
Basic Instinct 2 – Leora Barish and
Henry Bean (2006)
I Know Who Killed Me
I Know Who Killed Me – Jeffrey Hammond (2007)
The Love Guru
The Love Guru –
Mike Myers & Graham Gordy (2008)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci (2009)
The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender –
M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan (2010)
Jack and Jill –
Steve Koren and Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook
That's My Boy -
David Caspe (2012)
Movie 43 - Steve Baker, Ricky Blitt, Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson,
Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes
Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bob Odenkirk, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Alec
Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Wright
Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan van Tulleken and Jonas Wittenmark
Saving Christmas -
Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey (2014)
Fifty Shades of Grey -
Kelly Marcel (2015)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -
Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer
The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie - Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White (2017)
Hasty Pudding Men of the Year
Bob Hope (1967)
Paul Newman (1968)
Bill Cosby (1969)
Robert Redford (1970)
James Stewart (1971)
Dustin Hoffman (1972)
Jack Lemmon (1973)
Peter Falk (1974)
Warren Beatty (1975)
Robert Blake (1976)
Johnny Carson (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss (1978)
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro (1979)
Alan Alda (1980)
John Travolta (1981)
James Cagney (1982)
Steven Spielberg (1983)
Sean Connery (1984)
Bill Murray (1985)
Sylvester Stallone (1986)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (1987)
Steve Martin (1988)
Robin Williams (1989)
Kevin Costner (1990)
Clint Eastwood (1991)
Michael Douglas (1992)
Chevy Chase (1993)
Tom Cruise (1994)
Tom Hanks (1995)
Harrison Ford (1996)
Mel Gibson (1997)
Kevin Kline (1998)
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson (1999)
Billy Crystal (2000)
Anthony Hopkins (2001)
Bruce Willis (2002)
Martin Scorsese (2003)
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. (2004)
Tim Robbins (2005)
Richard Gere (2006)
Ben Stiller (2007)
Christopher Walken (2008)
James Franco (2009)
Justin Timberlake (2010)
Jay Leno (2011)
Jason Segel (2012)
Kiefer Sutherland (2013)
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris (2014)
Chris Pratt (2015)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (2016)
Ryan Reynolds (2017)
Paul Rudd (2018)
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