BRUCE WILLIS. Bruce Willis’ family announced on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, that he was ending his career. The famous American actor is experiencing health problems. He would suffer from aphasia.
[Mis à jour le 30 mars 2022 à 19h20] “To the amazing Bruce supporters, as a family, we wanted to tell you that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasic, which affects his cognitive abilities. Therefore, and with great consideration, Bruce is leaving the career he holds so dearly.” It is with these words that the entourage of the famous American actor Bruce Willis announced on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the start of the evening, that the actor was definitively ending his career. The interpreter of Crystal Trap, Die Hard or Sixth Sense is 67 years old.
Aphasia, Kazuko? It is a communication disorder. This can manifest itself both in expression, but also in understanding, whether oral or written. As a result, Bruce Willis may have already seen his oral language, his reading, his gestures, or his writing be disturbed. For an actor, as for anyone, aphasia is a real handicap in everyday life. Orally, according to the Service de neuropsy chologie et de neuro-réhabilitation de Lausanne, aphasia can be characterized by the frequent use of one word by another, such as talking about “glasses” instead of “watch”, or its opposite, we will speak of hot to evoke cold. A partial distortion of words, even total in the most serious cases, and the production of sentences in telegraphic style is also a consequence of aphasia.
How do you become aphasic? At the origin of this evil, there is “a lesion of the specific areas of language, which are located in the brain”. In short, summarizes the CHUV, “anyone suffering from brain damage, with some acquisition of language, can become aphasic”. The origin of the lesion can be explained by a vascular accident, an injury, or a pathological foreign mass, such as a tumor.
Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19, 1955, on the military base of Idar-Oberstein in Germany. It happens in the United States at the age of 2 years. After working as a security guard and as a bartender, he decided to turn to act.
In the early 1980s, he was new York, dividing his time between the theater and his jobs in bars and studying at the Actors Studio. It was in 1986 that Bruce Willis became famous with the television series Moonlight. Two years later, he achieved star status by filming the first part of the Die Hard series: crystal trap. He then appeared in films with limited success such as deadly thoughts (1991), Hudson Hawk gentleman burglar (1991), or Death suits you so well (1992).
In 1994, the career of Bruce Willis rebounds thanks to his role in pulp Fiction (1994). From then on, he had a string of successes, often posing as the savior of the world (The Army of the Twelve Monkeys in 1995, The Fifth Element in 1997 and even Armageddon in 1998). At the end of the decade, the actor explored the registers of the supernatural (Sixth Sense in 1999, Unbreakable in 2000) in the 2000s, we see him in war films (Mission Escape in 2002) and action (SinCity in 2005, Hostage in 2005, Expendables: Special Unit in 2010 alongside other prestigious names such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke or Dolph Lundgren).
The year 2013 is particularly prolific for the actor who is showing no less than six films of different genres: No Exit next to Henry Cavill, the Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson, Las Vegas: Memoirs of a Gamblerbut especially the muscular blockbuster Expendables 2the science fiction film Looper and finally Fire With Fire, revenge by fire.
The following year, he reduced his quota by half and distinguished himself in a new part of the Die Hard saga: Beautiful day to die weighed down by criticism, and in Red 2 the sequel to the adventures of CIA retirees, without forgetting his umpteenth action film GI Joe: Conspiracy. The year 2014 will be rich for Willis who will participate in the sequel to Sin City: I Killed For Her. And if it was planned to see him again on the sets of Expendables 3 alongside Sylvester Stallone, it will ultimately be nothing following a dispute over his stamp.