Hollywood supports Bruce Willis: touching messages from M. Night Shyamalan, John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, Dean Norris…

Bruce Willis with aphasia: messages of support from M. Night Shyamalan, John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, Dean Norris...
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The Pulp Fiction and Sixth Sense star is retiring due to serious illness.

The first reactions were quick in Hollywood following the revelation of the family of Bruce Willis. Suffering from aphasia, a language disorder which prevents him from communicating properly, the interpreter of John McClane puts an end to his acting career. An announcement supported by M. Night Shyamalan and Haley Joel Osment, who worked alongside him on Sixth Sensebut also on the trilogy Unbreakable for the director, whose Glass, which was released in 2019, when the actor was already sick. Sarah Paulson, who gave her the exact role in this film, also reacted, as did John Travolta, her partner in pulp Fiction and Hello mama, here baby (where Bruce was doubling the infant). The film’s heroine, Kristie Alley, also wrote touching words about her, as did Dean Norris, the actor of breaking Badwho had shared the poster of Death Wish with him with him, in 2018. Director Kevin Smith also reacted, apologizing for having criticized Bruce Willis after their collaboration on the film cop-outin 2010. Here are their messages.

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“I send all my love and respect to my big brother Bruce Willis, writes Shyamalan on Twitter. I know that his wonderful family surrounds him, supports him and gives him strength. He will always be the hero on my bedroom poster when I was a kid.”

“It’s hard to find the right words to talk about someone I’ve always looked up to, first on a movie screen, then through a huge stroke of luck, in person, adds Osment on the same social network. He is a true legend who has enriched our lives thanks to his unique career which spanned nearly half a century. I am so grateful to have been able to observe him so closely, but also for all the work he has done just for us to enjoy for all these years and for the years to come. I just wanted to express my admiration and the deep admiration I have for Bruce and his family as they move forward with the courage and positive spirit that has always defined them.”

Sarah Paulson, who starred alongside him in Glass, commented Rumer Willis’ Instagram post saying that her dad was “an incredible movie partner, and the loveliest, sweetest, most hilarious man ever.”

For Kristie Alleyit’s “Terrible news. Glad to know Bruce has so much support. Great guy, great actor, great family. It’s a winning combination.”

John Travolta evokes good memories of filming: “Bruce and I became good buddies when we shared the success of two of our biggest hits, pulp Fiction and Hello mama, here baby. Years later he said to me: ‘John, I want you to know that when something good happens to you, it feels like it happens to me too.’ This is the generous soul he has. I love you Bruce.”

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Dean Norris says he too “very sad to hear this news. I worked with him on Death Wish and he was a badass, charming, amazing man. I pray for him and his family, he is a legend.

“Long before this story of cop-outI was already a huge fan of Bruce Willis, so this ad is very hard to read, writes Kevin Smith. He loved acting and singing, losing that must be devastating. I feel like an asshole for stupidly complaining about him in 2010. I’m so sorry for Bruce Willis and his family.”

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