Quentin Tarantino is reportedly looking to cast Bruce Willis in his last-ever movie appearance

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By Asiya Ali

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Quentin Tarantino is reportedly looking to give Bruce Willis his final film appearance.

The 68-year-old actor - known for the Die Hard franchise - had initially been diagnosed with aphasia in 2022, which affects one's speech and language, before his family disclosed that he is also living with frontotemporal dementia, which was diagnosed when his symptoms "worsened".

In a joint statement shared on The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia's website, Willis's family described the condition as a "cruel disease," and went on to say that "FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know".

Due to his deteriorating health, the Hollywood star's acting career came to an abrupt end, and he was forced to retire from his profession.

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Quentin Tarantino and Bruce Willis back in the 1990s. Credit: Pool BENAINOUS/DUCLOS / Getty

However, according to The Daily Express, the 60-year-old Oscar-winning filmmaker is reportedly looking to cast Willis in a movie so that he can have a poignant farewell appearance.

The outlet said that Tarantino wants to give the actor a cameo role in The Movie Critic - which starts shooting in September. This wouldn't be the first time the pair worked together as they also joined forces for the legendary 1994 movie, Pulp Fiction.

"Quentin hasn’t approached Bruce’s family yet – and will completely bow to their wishes if they say he’s too sick," said the production source, according to the publication.

"If that’s the case, he aims to try to work a brief clip from one of Bruce’s many previous movies into the film," they said, adding: "His final few films all went straight to video or streaming because of his condition.

"Quentin wants to pay tribute to him with a quick glimpse for his legion of fans back on the big screen where he belongs," the insider alleged.

As reported by NME, Movie Critic will be set in the late 1970s in Southern California and will revolve around a "porno rag" journalist. The main character is based on a real-life critic for a pornographic magazine, which the director read when he was growing up and was working as a vending machine re-stocker.

The Sixth Sense star is being cared for by his wife, former model Emma Heming Willis, 45, with whom he has two children with Mabel Ray, 11, and Evelyn Penn, nine. He is also incredibly close with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, 60, and their three grown-up daughters Rumer, 34, Scout, 32, and Tallulah, 29.

In June, Emma visited her husband's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, followed by a trip to his waxwork at Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Boulevard. Her celebration was also enjoyed by his youngest daughters Evelyn and Mabel.

Taking to her Instagram story, the model posted heartwarming videos of her children's excitement over seeing their dad immortalized at the two iconic spots in Los Angeles.

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"Guys, it's dad," come the cries when Evelyn and Mabel see their father's waxwork sculpture at Madame Tussauds before Evelyn stands in front of Bruce, in full Die Hard John McClane attire and warns: "You better be on your best behavior!"

The story - captioned "When In Hollywood" - then went on to show the trio's last visit to Tussauds in 2018. During that trip, Emma planted a kiss on her wax husband's cheek while her daughters held their dad's hand.

Featured image credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

Quentin Tarantino is reportedly looking to cast Bruce Willis in his last-ever movie appearance

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Quentin Tarantino is reportedly looking to give Bruce Willis his final film appearance.

The 68-year-old actor - known for the Die Hard franchise - had initially been diagnosed with aphasia in 2022, which affects one's speech and language, before his family disclosed that he is also living with frontotemporal dementia, which was diagnosed when his symptoms "worsened".

In a joint statement shared on The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia's website, Willis's family described the condition as a "cruel disease," and went on to say that "FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know".

Due to his deteriorating health, the Hollywood star's acting career came to an abrupt end, and he was forced to retire from his profession.

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Quentin Tarantino and Bruce Willis back in the 1990s. Credit: Pool BENAINOUS/DUCLOS / Getty

However, according to The Daily Express, the 60-year-old Oscar-winning filmmaker is reportedly looking to cast Willis in a movie so that he can have a poignant farewell appearance.

The outlet said that Tarantino wants to give the actor a cameo role in The Movie Critic - which starts shooting in September. This wouldn't be the first time the pair worked together as they also joined forces for the legendary 1994 movie, Pulp Fiction.

"Quentin hasn’t approached Bruce’s family yet – and will completely bow to their wishes if they say he’s too sick," said the production source, according to the publication.

"If that’s the case, he aims to try to work a brief clip from one of Bruce’s many previous movies into the film," they said, adding: "His final few films all went straight to video or streaming because of his condition.

"Quentin wants to pay tribute to him with a quick glimpse for his legion of fans back on the big screen where he belongs," the insider alleged.

As reported by NME, Movie Critic will be set in the late 1970s in Southern California and will revolve around a "porno rag" journalist. The main character is based on a real-life critic for a pornographic magazine, which the director read when he was growing up and was working as a vending machine re-stocker.

The Sixth Sense star is being cared for by his wife, former model Emma Heming Willis, 45, with whom he has two children with Mabel Ray, 11, and Evelyn Penn, nine. He is also incredibly close with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, 60, and their three grown-up daughters Rumer, 34, Scout, 32, and Tallulah, 29.

In June, Emma visited her husband's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, followed by a trip to his waxwork at Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Boulevard. Her celebration was also enjoyed by his youngest daughters Evelyn and Mabel.

Taking to her Instagram story, the model posted heartwarming videos of her children's excitement over seeing their dad immortalized at the two iconic spots in Los Angeles.

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"Guys, it's dad," come the cries when Evelyn and Mabel see their father's waxwork sculpture at Madame Tussauds before Evelyn stands in front of Bruce, in full Die Hard John McClane attire and warns: "You better be on your best behavior!"

The story - captioned "When In Hollywood" - then went on to show the trio's last visit to Tussauds in 2018. During that trip, Emma planted a kiss on her wax husband's cheek while her daughters held their dad's hand.

Featured image credit: Kevin Winter / Getty