While his presence in a film isn't necessarily always a sign of quality, he's starred in enough modern classics for all but the most mean-spirited to forgive him the occasional Look Who's Talking Now.
Here are five of our favourite moments from Bruce Willis's filmography, including recommendations from @guardianfilm Twitter followers @AudreyLang_, @We_Are_Conclave, @dkschaeche and @RalphGurnsey. What would you add to the list?
1. Pulp Fiction
If you rearranged Pulp Fiction into chronological order, this would be the final scene – Butch and Fabienne riding out of town on Zed's chopper. Who's Zed? "Zed's dead, baby – Zed's dead."
2. Hudson Hawk
Bruce carries out a fantastically choreographed robbery to the jaunty strains of Swinging On a Star. Fans of his singing might wish to check out his much-derided solo album The Return of Bruno, featuring his cover of Under the Boardwalk, a No 2 chart hit in the UK.
3. Moonrise Kingdom
The most recent film on our list, last year's Moonrise Kingdom, featured Bruce in typically authoritative form as, well, a character neatly summed up in this brief scene.
4. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Bruce plays straight man to Mike Judge's sniggering simpletons in one of the stupidest, most childish and most consistently funny animated films of all time.
5. The Die Hard films
The most-nominated Bruce Willis moment was him reciting his sweary catchphrase in the Die Hard films. So here it is. It's probably stating the obvious, but this video might not be for you if you're offended by bad language.
• What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments thread below.
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