Willis fired up about 'Die Hard'

JORDAN RIEFE, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:37 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - Fifth time's a charm for Bruce Willis and the Die Hard franchise. When the first one debuted back in 1988, Willis was a mere lad of 33 (and had hair). The original movie came to define the big budget studio action era and is considered a classic of the genre.

The new movie, A Good Day to Die Hard, debuts amid a heated gun debate in the U.S., population: 300 million firearms. A republican and defender of gun rights, Willis splits with those on the right who point to violent video games and movies like A Good Day to Die Hard as a major cause of gun violence.

"Films don't cause anybody to commit a crime," Willis tells reporters. "Crazy people pick up guns and aim them at other people," he added, echoing many on the right who point to lax mental health standards as a major contributor to gun violence.


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