Did you know that the internationally famous actor Bruce Willis once lived and worked in New Jersey?

I have written a lot about famous actors, comedians, entertainers, musicians and other famous people with direct New Jersey connections.

Bruce Willis has significant ties to The Garden State, having grown up in Carneys Point, Salem County, New Jersey.

Willis found his passion for acting at Penns Grove High School and went on to study drama at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Willis has been diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, called primary progressive aphasia and is sadly fading away.

I want to share a happy moment with Bruce Willis that occurred in July, 2018 during a hilarious Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.

Willis was roasted by Demi Moore and other Hollywood A-Listers. It was a great moment.

Willis took the stage last and finally answered a long-standing question about the 1988 iconic movie “Die Hard” … saying:

“Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie. It’s a Bruce Willis movie.”

This pronouncement came despite the fact that the movie is set during Christmas time and the movie ends with a jazzy version of “Let it Snow,” along with other Christmas references.

At the Comedy Central roast of Bruce Willis, his ex-wife Demi Moore joked: "I was married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked."

Moore was hilariously funny continuing … "Bruce considered the end of our marriage his biggest failure. Bruce, don't be so hard on yourself, you had much bigger failures. Planet Hollywood, Hudson Hawk … campaigning for Michael Dukakis, turning down George Clooney's role in Ocean's Eleven to focus on playing the harmonica."

Moore then joked that Willis was "easily one of my top three husbands.”

It was all fun and in good humor.

Yes, Bruce Willis grew up and lived in New Jersey. Did you know that Willis worked as a bartender at the Red Garter Saloon, which was located at Spruce & New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. It later became known as Flip Flopz Bar and Grill.

Willis also was a bartender at the Kamikaze Club in New York City in the 1980’s, before achieving the role that landed him to super stardom … the hit television series ‘Moonlighting.’

Despite Bruce Willis’ own direct confirmation to the contrary … many (myself included) still believe that “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie … which reminds me of the famous quip, “It’s not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls off of Nakatomi Plaza.”

By the way, the Xfinity television - digital platform lists “Die Hard” as a Christmas movie.

SOURCE: Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.

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