Being one of the most prolific actors of the last century, Bruce Willis has a very successful filmography including Armageddon, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard as John McClane, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense.
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His movie Die Hard is so iconic that fans insist on watching it every Christmas as a ritual. Also, he appeared in a few episodes of Friends as Rachel Green’s (Jennifer Aniston) boyfriend, he was one of the most loved and famous actors.
Low Rated Movies in the Past Few Years
Despite him exhibiting great acting chops and having a stellar background, he hasn’t been acting in great movies. In the last two years alone he has acted in Fortress: Sniper’s Eye, Gasoline Alley, American Siege, Apex, and many more. All of them haven’t even crossed 4 out of 10 on IMDb.
The Razzies had a special category this year: “Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Film” for which he had eight nominations.
— Jamie Hardt (@jamie_hardt) July 1, 2022
In most of these action movies, you’ll barely see Bruce Willis saying any dialogues and doing any actions, even the stunt doubles replacing him aren’t switched out gracefully, otherwise expected in a well-produced action movie.
I guess this explains all those junk films he's been in where he doesn't move, doesn't really even act, just recites lines and has photo doubles do the rest
— Ducky Hornet 🐝💀 (@DuckyHornet) July 1, 2022
One common theme in many of these unwatchable movies is the inclusion of Randall Emmett as the Producer. A large portion of his movies has very low ratings on IMDb, excluding the ones wherein he collaborated with bigger filmmakers, with Martin Scorsese, for example, on the Irishman.
Obviously this went on too long, but I think I remember a blind item about Bruce being aware he was declining and doing a bunch of quickies to set him & his family up for when he finally could not work
— All Bound for Nu-Nu Land (@NoOneofCons) June 30, 2022
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It was announced earlier this year that Bruce Willis suffered from aphasia. Commonly known to prevent the victim from speaking clearly, including speaking in incomplete and mixed-up sentences. What’s astonishing to the fans is that Randall Emmett was aware of the actor’s condition but has continued to make movies starring him.
according to the LA Times' reporting, Randall Emmett just rode a clearly declining Bruce Willis for movie after movie. really sadhttps://t.co/c3FEuQbUKr pic.twitter.com/vcHViXU8VU
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) June 30, 2022
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One of the most striking examples was observed on the set of the movie ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass‘, wherein ‘Armageddon‘ star was supposed to kick down a door and took the assistance of a stuntman too but failed to do so. The producer Randall Emmett later stormed off the set in frustration.
Goddamn that’s grim.
— Conner_187 (@Connor_San187) June 30, 2022
People got mad at them for it too. Silly internet.
— Konstantine (@Konsternation) June 30, 2022
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After being flooded with criticism for his acting, fans have taken a sympathetic stance toward the actor, understanding the predicament that made him act in this manner. But Randall Emmett is receiving no sympathy, accused of profiting from the actor’s goodwill and not caring for his health.