Lawd, I don’t know why Demi Moore decided to leave this man for that goofy lil young buck, Ashton Kutcher, but she seriously made a mistake.
I have had THEE biggest crush on Bruce Willis since I saw the first Die Hard movie and I don’t know about y’all but he just seems to get better with age to me. Still got crazy swag and those eyes could make any girl drop those panties.
Anywho!!! Ole Bruce, Bruce, who’s now 57 and still sexy, sat down with GQ magazine and chatted it up with them about an array of things from his career to his motto to the goals he had left for himself.
Peep excerpts from the interview below:
GQ: Are there different moves you would have made in your career? Like, for instance, you started in the theater.
Bruce Willis: I’d like to go and do theater. It seems like a more reasonable job, more manageable.
GQ: When was the first time you performed?
Bruce Willis: Some Cub Scout show. I did little skits you would probably find in the Cub Scout handbook. Little tricks. Like a vaudeville gag where you pretend to show the audience that you’re mixing up something, and then at the last minute it’s like you’re going to throw it on the audience, but it’s just the oatmeal, not the oatmeal and the paint and all that. It got a big laugh, and I thought, “This is it.” The Cub Scout years, I had a terrible stutter. But then I did some theater somewhere, probably in high school. And when I memorized words, I didn’t stutter, which was just miraculous. That was the beginning of the gradual dispelling of my stutter. I thought I was handicapped. I couldn’t talk at all. I still stutter around some people now.
GQ: Are you sober these days?
Bruce Willis: I had been sober [for a while]. But once I realized that I wasn’t gonna run myself off the pier of life with alcohol, drinking vodka out of the bottle every day… I have wine now, mostly when I eat.
GQ: Do you have any goals left?
Bruce Willis: To keep it looking lifelike. In the past few months, I’ve read a lot about Old Hollywood—Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden. Every story is that everyone was struggling. Everyone was flailing wildly. And it’s kind of reassuring, because if you only see the performance, it’s easy to associate that person with their work. Cary Grant was referring to himself as “Cary Grant the actor. That’s not me.” He would make a big difference between those two things.
GQ: Do you have a motto?
Bruce Willis: “Live and let live” is the closest I have. It works for pretty much everything. It has comic aspects to it and it has the real-deal aspects to it. It fits the Stooges.
GQ: Is that a tattoo on your finger? It looks very 12 Monkeys-like. Like some kind of ID.
Bruce Willis: It’s a tattoo of the month and date that I got married to my wife, the mother of my child. It just seemed like a little thing I wanted to have there.
GQ: Complete this sentence: If I live long enough, I…
Bruce Willis: …should approach a bigger task than I approach now.
GQ: What does that mean?
Bruce Willis: The work that I do. If you know you only have a certain amount of time left, what would be the best thing you could possibly do with that time? That’s a good question. I don’t know. I do question the whimsicalness of this profession. It’s a great job to have the task of trying to entertain people. But if you’ve read any of the Marlon Brando stuff, you know it’s no job for a grown man.
Read full interview over at GQ.