At the ripe old age of 57, Bruce Willis remains one of the biggest movie stars in the world. It's to his credit, then, that he's still considered to be a legitimate action bad-ass and not the least bit like some of his struggling contemporaries (Stallone, I'm looking at you). That said, we're hoping Bruce Willis never gets too old for the action schtick. Especially since he's been granted the honour of being the first actor here at WhatCulture! to garner a sequel article of this variety (you can read the first one here). So to celebrate that A Good Day To Die Hard has finally hit theatres everywhere and that John McClane is back in the saddle, here's 5 more awesome Bruce Willis performances, and 5 more than just plain sucked...
5 More Awesome Performances...
5. John McClane - Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995)
This might be seen as a cheat, somewhat, as this is a sequel to Die Hard, a movie that made its way onto the first list. Really, this is my way of shouting out to all the Die Hard sequels in general, though this one is generally considered to be the best of the bunch. In stark contrast to the article that this one is a sequel to, though, I don't actually think there's a truly bad Die Hard movie out there (I haven't seen A Good Day To Die Hard yet, mind). With A Vengeance portrays John McClane a few years down the line, still struggling with the same kind of problems, though many of them have been exemplified thanks to the ravages of time. The end result is a far darker McClane character who's forced to work within the confines of the light action movie genre, and is paired with a somewhat-racist Samuel L. Jackson to take down Simon Gruber, Han's Gruber's brother. Hilarity ensues, of course, but there's a good degree of depth to Willis' performance.
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