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ODDS AND ENDS FROM SAG NOMINATIONS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Digest

Parker, Willis Hasty Pudding picks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis were named Monday as woman and man of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Parker, Willis Hasty Pudding picks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis were named Monday as woman and man of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The nation's oldest unde

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HONORED WRITERS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A list of New Year's resolutions and wishes for stars and celebrities for 2002:
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Culture Vulture: War Film Gratification

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- As Western society advances ever more into a fast-paced world that demands instant gratification, it is easy to understand why war and action movies are increas
CLAUDE SALHANI

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'HELL' IS HOT AT THE BOX OFFICE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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'MOST WANTED' GENERATES TONS OF TIPS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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ABC DOING THE TUESDAY SHUFFLE
By United Press International

Film: Willis in 'Bandits'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- "Bandits" will make a nice airline movie. Baby boomer frequent fliers will identify with its 46-year-old stars Bruce Willis ("The Sixth Sense") and Billy Bob Th
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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American actor Bruce Willis attends the premiere of "Red" at Royal Festival Hall in London on October 19, 2010. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense.

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000, following thirteen years of marriage.

Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His mother, Marlene K., was German and born in Kassel, and his father, David Willis, was an American soldier. Willis is the eldest of four children: he has a sister, Florence, and a brother, David. His brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2001, aged 42. After being discharged from the military in 1957, Willis's father took his family back to Carneys Point, New Jersey. Willis has described himself as having come from a "long line of blue collar people"; his mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker. Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown, where he encountered issues with a stutter. He was nicknamed Buck-Buck by his schoolmates. Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in the process, Willis began performing on stage and his high school activities were marked by such things as the drama club and student council president.

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