The French connection

Feb 14, 2013, 00:14 IST | Special Features

American actor, producer, and musician Bruce Willis has been named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters at a ceremony in Paris.

Here’s some trivia on the acclaimed Hollywood star:

Bruce Willis

> Willis made his theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Heaven and Earth.

> He and Demi Moore announced the end of their marriage in 1998.

> He is currently married to model Emma Heming, with whom he has one daughter.

> In February 2002, Willis was awarded the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The award is given to performers who give a lasting contribution to the world of entertainment

> Bruce was chosen to play John McClane in ‘Die Hard’ after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone had turned down the role.

> He became the first actor to guest star in ‘Friends’ and win an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Guest Actor category.  

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