Bruce Willis left the world of cinema after announcing his retirement last year due to a serious health condition, aphasia. The announcement left the fans as well as his co-stars heartbroken as the actor left a notable impact in the history of action flicks in Hollywood. After one year, one of his dearest friends and another fellow star, Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke on the Die Hard fame’s condition.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis co-starred in two projects The Expendables and The Expendables 2. The two action heroes always maintained a healthy competition which eventually blossomed into one of the most notable celebrity friendships over the years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger shares heartfelt note for Bruce Willis
Arnold Schwarzenegger also holds his name among the top-tier action heroes of Hollywood. With franchises like Terminator, Conan, and The Expendables, the actor has been a part of some of the most iconic projects. Eventually, this fame also led him to have competitions with other popular names in the action genre, mainly Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.
But recently when the Commando actor spoke up on Willis’ condition, the fandoms erupted in joy and couldn’t hold back their respect. It was also a heartfelt moment to watch an action icon showing his respect to the latter.
“I think that he’s fantastic. He was, always for years and years, is a huge, huge star. And I think that he will always be remembered as a great, great star. And a kind man. I understand that under his circumstances, health-wise, that he had to retire. But in general, you know, we never really retire. Action heroes, they reload.”
The interview of CinemaBlend Arnold Schwarzenegger also reminded the fans of the note shared by Sylvester Stallone for the Armageddon actor last year. The Rocky fame stated: “Bruce is going through some really, really difficult times… So he’s been sort of incommunicado. That kills me. It’s so sad.” This proved that no matter how much competition existed between the action stars, they always shared a sweet bond of friendship among themselves.
The time when Mr. Olympia mocked Bruce Willis
While the fans loved how Schwarzenegger showed his love for the John McClane fame, it can’t be forgotten how the competition between the two actors has led to some of the most interesting situations over the years. According to The Last Action Heroes by Nick de Semlyen, the True Lies star once “guffawed” during the screening of Die Hard.
The banter continued further when Arnold Schwarzenegger called out Willis in public and mocked him on his biceps. According to The Last Action Heroes book, the former mocked that Bruce Willis can never be a good action hero due to his “toothpick arms”.
Unfortunately, Bruce Willis’ aphasia has progressed to the stage of frontotemporal dementia as reported by his daughter. His family has claimed that they would hope the media to raise more awareness of the disease.