Although it doesn’t necessarily always attract the biggest A-list stars, the Philadelphia Film Fest has always been renowned for high quality. This year will be no exception, with highly acclaimed director M. Nigh Shyamalan taking to the stage in support of one of his most famous film actors. Bruce Willis be in attendance to accept the Lumire Award, which honors those who have positively impacted the filmmaking community in Philadelphia.
Of course, Willis played the lead role in ‘The Sixth Sense’, the Shyamalan film that would catapult its director into the stratosphere—and also shined a spotlight on the City of Brotherly Love. However, that was far from Willis’ only appearance in a great Philly film. He has also starred in ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Twelve Monkeys.’ Right now, he is working on ‘Glass,’ which is also a Shyamalan film based in Philly.
With the award presentation happening on October 23, Philly film fanatics will have to keep an eye out for Willis. Indeed, there is no doubt that Bruce Willis has been one of the most extraordinary actors of his generation. With performances in films such as ‘Armageddon’ and the ‘Die Hard’ franchise, Willis has continually proven that he is a highly bankable actor.
His marriage to the actress Demi Moore made him even more famous, with many fans honing in on the sweet relationship between the two. Although their union did not last the test of time, Willis and Moore are known to be very friendly with each other. Their children—Rumer, Scout and Tallulah—have also become celebrities in their own right, wielding very popular social media accounts and taking on the entertainment industry in their own way. Willis is now happily married to a British actress named Emma Hemming, with whom he has a three-year-old daughter.
Although many scandals tend to envelop Hollywood, Willis seems to continually stay above the fray, putting out excellent work and adding to his already excellent list of projects. It’s no wonder Bruce Willis has become a mainstay in an otherwise tumultuous industry. If he works with M. Night Shyamalan in the future, there should be no limit to the amount of incredible awards he can continue to rack up.