To promote his latest film, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” Bruce Willis sat down for an interview with GQ Magazine, in which he talks about anything from sobriety, to happiness, acting, and how it feels to be constantly snubbed by the Oscars.
As with every other Bruce Willis interview, this one too is brimming with self-deprecating humor and a healthy dose of awesome.
First things first, the actor reveals how he’s staying off the booze these days. Considering he has a new wife and new baby, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
“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,” he says.
Another thing Bruce has made peace with is the idea that he’ll never be nominated for an Oscar: it’s not so much a snub as it is knowing and understanding that the Academy simply doesn’t have a soft spot for the kind of movies he makes.
“I don't think about it too much. It just always has seemed whimsical to me, to think about it. You don't get an Oscar for comedy, and you don't get it for shooting people,” Willis says.
“You get it for novelty, for being fascinating to watch in some character role. But the Die Hard stuff and Dirty Harry are all fraught with the same thing that every story is fraught with,” he continues.
He might have gotten that sorted out, but this is one actor who is still struggling to define his work for others who might be asking.
“I can't even figure my job out. I can't figure out the proper metaphor to try to explain what it is I do, even to my kids,” he says.
Unlike other stars, Willis doesn’t lie to himself by saying all this could last forever. In fact, he knows for a fact his career will end one day and, while he doesn’t know what he’ll do with himself when the time comes, he is certain of one thing: he won’t be going into politics.
For more from the interview, please refer here.