Rugrats Go Wild : Bruce Willis Interview

Rugrats Meet the Wild Thornberrys (2003) - Movie PosterWhen his babies stray, Spike knows it’s no time to play. It’s time to voice his concerns -- not to mention bark out opinions on everything from cats to kids.

Yes, “Rugrats” fans around the world will finally get to hear Spike find his voice, and he does it through none other than his human counterpart, Bruce Willis.

The father of three girls and the proud owner of a brand new yellow lab puppy named Bella, Willis says that he’s very familiar with the “Rugrats” and “The Wild Thornberrys” and thinks the shows are great family entertainment.

“I suppose they chose me for the role of Spike because of a perceived attitude I project,” says Willis. “Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any inspiration from Bella because she can’t talk -- at least I don’t think she can. But seriously, it’s great to be a part of something that’s fun for the whole family.”

Bruce Willis has demonstrated incredible versatility in a career that has included such diverse characterizations as the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” the heroic time traveler in Terry Gilliam’s “12 Monkeys,” the compassionate child psychologist in “The Sixth Sense” and his signature role, tough cop John McClane, in the “Die Hard” trilogy.

Willis achieved international stardom and garnered several acting awards (including an Emmy and a Golden Globe) for his starring role as private eye David Addison in the hit TV series “Moonlighting,” a role that he won over 3,000 other contenders. He made his motion picture debut opposite Kim Basinger in Blake Edwards’ romantic comedy “Blind Date.”

Then, in 1988, he created the role of John McClane in the blockbuster “Die Hard,” a character he reprised in two sequels, “Die Hard 2: Die Harder” and “Die Hard: With a Vengeance,” 1995’s global box-office champ.

Rugrats Meet the Wild Thornberrys (2003)His other motion picture credits include “The Jackal,” “Mercury Rising,” “The Whole Nine Yards” (and its upcoming sequel “The Whole Ten Yards”) and “Disney’s The Kid.” In addition, Willis voiced the character of the wise-cracking infant, Mikey, in “Look Who’s Talking” and “Look Who’s Talking, Too.”

Willis also maintains a hand in the theater. In 1977, he co-founded A Company of Fools, a nonprofit theater troupe committed to developing and sustaining stage work in the Wood River Valley of Idaho and throughout the United States.

He recently starred in and directed a staging of Sam Shepard’s dark comedy “True West” at the Liberty Theater in Hailey, Idaho. The play, which depicts the troubled relationship between two brothers, was aired on Showtime and dedicated to Willis’ late brother Robert.

An accomplished musician, Willis recorded the 1986 Motown album “The Return of Bruno,” which went platinum and contained the #5 Billboard hit “Respect Yourself.” Three years later, he recorded a second album, “If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger.” Last year, he launched a U.S. club tour with his new musical group The Accelerators.

Release Date: 8th August
Cert: U
Running Time: 81 Minutes
Distributor: UIP

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