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Sunday 20 April 2014

Bruce Willis: I'm bored of action

Bruce Willis with wife Emma Heming

Bruce Willis has confessed he is bored of action movies.

The 58-year-old actor has made his name playing gun-toting, bomb-dodging tough guys in the Die Hard franchise and more recent tongue-in-cheek films about ageing action heroes such as The Expendables and Red 2.

Bruce told Spanish magazine XLS: "Explosions are one of the most boring parts of my job. When you have seen a few fireballs, it's not exciting any more. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, I'm a bit bored of it now.

"I am very clear with who I am. I work in all sorts of films, but the action movies are the ones that generate the most revenue. I like to earn lots of money from those, but I do all types: small productions, megaprojects, medium sized, even science fiction."

The actor has attracted negative publicity this year during promotional interviews for A Good Day To Die Hard and Red 2 for appearing bored and giving monosyllabic answers.

Sylvester Stallone recently made a comment on Twitter about how being "lazy and greedy" was a bad career move which seemed to be directed at Willis, as Sly announced he was replacing him in the third Expendables movie with Harrison Ford.

Bruce - who last year welcomed a baby girl with new wife Emma Heming - told the magazine he didn't "dance for joy" when he got his pay cheques from his films.

He added: "Not because I am used to it, but because I only think about money in moments like this, when another person mentions that I am a rich man. I'm not someone who spends the whole day counting bank notes."

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