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‘A True Blue Action Star’: Bruce Willis Returns to Nakatomi Plaza To Celebrate 34 Years of Die Hard Despite Diagnosed With Aphasia

After Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles is taken hostage by the evil German terrorists led by Hans Gruber, an NYPD officer John McClane played by Bruce Willis sets on a mission to save the hostages.

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A still from Die Hard starring Bruce Willis

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This John McTiernan classic became a sensation in the realm of action movies and became the ritual for many to watch it during Christmas. The movie has also gone to inspire many sequels, but the original is still considered the best by many.

The actor has gone on to act in many classics and well-acclaimed films Armageddon, Pulp Fiction, and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, making him one of the most successful actors of his time.

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Bruce Willis and Aphasia

Earlier this year, it was announced that the 67-year-old action star is suffering from Aphasia. This condition prevents the person from speaking coherently, uttering sentences incomplete and mixed up.

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A still from Pulp Fiction starring Bruce Willis and John Travolta

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The Armageddon star’s condition has resulted in many of his films bombing and being panned by critics and fans, some of those films include Fortress: Sniper’s Eye, Gasoline Alley, Apex, White Elephant, and many more.

Back to Nakatomi Plaza

Shared on her Instagram page, Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Willis posted a video of the Unbreakable star standing atop the Nakatomi Plaza, containing outtakes of his character in the film, congratulating him on the 34th anniversary of the film.

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Bruce Willis announced his aphasia this year

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Originally shot at the Fox Plaza, called Nakatomi Plaza in Die hard, the return of the actor to the Plaza has brought back treasured memories for many fans of this legendary film, made by John McTiernan in 1988, at the peak of his career.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.