Bruce Willis cemented his status as one of Hollywood's top leading men in 1988 when he starred as John McClane in this action (and, arguably, Christmas) film. The movie ultimately spawned four sequels, all starring Willis, and the series has grossed $1.4 billion worldwide.
The actor's first foray into sci-fi was this 1997 Luc Besson film playing a taxi driver who becomes responsible for the survival of planet Earth in the 23rd century.
Willis co-starred alongside John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 noir film, which went on to gross more than $213 million at the box office and was nominated for seven Oscars, winning for Best Original Screenplay.
Moviegoers didn't want to miss a minute of Willis' touching performance as a dedicated father who sacrifices his life to save the world (and Ben Affleck) in Michael Bay's disaster flick, which went on to become the highest grossing movie of 1998.
Rian Johnson's 2012 sci-fi action thriller saw Willis facing off against Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was playing a younger version of Willis. Loopy, indeed.
Willis and M. Night Shyamalan teamed up for the first time for this 1999 horror hit, which delivered one of cinema's most shocking twists and went on to become the second highest grossing film of that year.
Willis starred as a former football star who gained superhuman strength after surviving a train crash in this 2000 psychological thriller, his second collaboration with from Shyamalan. He'd go on to reprise this character in Split and Glass.
Willis appeared alongside a stacked roster of action stars—including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren—in the first two films of the franchise, though he opted out of 2014's The Expendables 3.
In his quirkiest performance, Willis starred alongside Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Billy Murray in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed 2012 coming-of-age dramedy.
In Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir crime anthology film, Willis fronted "That Yellow Bastard" segment as aging cop John Hartigan.
Based on the true story of the kidnapping and murder of Nicholas Markowitz, Willis played Sonny Truelove, a character inspired by John "Jack" Hollywood, father of convicted killer Jesse James Hollywood, in this 2006 crime drama.
Willis played to both his action and comedic strengths while playing a hitman opposite Matthew Perry in this 2000 hit that spawned a sequel, 2004's The Whole Ten Yards.
The 68-year-old was R.E.D. (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) as a former CIA agent in the 2010 action movie, which also starred Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren.
The actor was the object of Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn's affection in this satirical comedy from 1992.
The 1998 action thriller saw Willis play General William Devereaux alongside Denzel Washington, Annette Bening and Tony Shalhoub.
Willis played straight (yet still funny) man opposite comedian Tracy Morgan in Kevin Smith's 2010 buddy cop movie.