Rate Bruce Willis as a action hero (1-10)

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#1 Edited by carljohnsonCJ (505 posts) -

9.

Yippee Ki yay Mother ....

Well?

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#2 Posted by uninspiredcup (34401 posts) -

Every-time I see him now he kinda looks like he wants to be dead.

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#3 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1711 posts) -

@carljohnsoncj said:

Yippee Ki yay Mother ....

A line that made sense in the first movie, but is random and stupid in the sequels.

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#4 Edited by DaVillain- (37581 posts) -

8/10. I think he stands out in The Fifth Element but overall, very solid movie actor.

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#5 Posted by jaydan (2395 posts) -

He is a very type-cast movie actor, and I would never rank a type-cast actor anywhere close to being among the best league of method actors; however, he is very iconic in some of his movie roles and likable as well.

With that said, he is just a safe but non-controversial actor, and sometimes we need nothing more than that. He's good at what he does.

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#6 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (15787 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Every-time I see him now he kinda looks like he wants to be dead.

This. Die Hard 3 was the last time he looked like he gave a damn in his roles. He's been sleepwalking through everything he's done for the last 20 years, collecting a paycheck.

He gets a six. Two decades of not caring adds up, and nostalgia only goes so far.

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#8 Posted by iwilson1296 (2496 posts) -

Early Bruce was cool now he just seems like he’s he’s doing it for the paycheck.

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#9 Posted by jaydan (2395 posts) -
@hallenbeck77 said:
@uninspiredcup said:

Every-time I see him now he kinda looks like he wants to be dead.

This. Die Hard 3 was the last time he looked like he gave a damn in his roles. He's been sleepwalking through everything he's done for the last 20 years, collecting a paycheck.

He gets a six. Two decades of not caring adds up, and nostalgia only goes so far.

Pretty much this. He's had some iconic roles and that's it.

He gets a 7/10 for being a type-cast actor and he gets a 3/10 for method acting - and rounding both of my criteria together with basic mathematics, that makes Bruce Willis a 5/10 actor overall.