5 filming locations of Bruce Willis

Revisit the career of the iconic Bruce Willis in 5 legendary filming locations, between Philadelphia and Los Angeles!

Revisit the career of the iconic Bruce Willis in 5 legendary filming locations, between Philadelphia and Los Angeles!

The news shocked fans around the world. Last March, Bruce Willis, one of the leading actors in American action movies, declared that he had been suffering from aphasia for several years. An illness forced him to end his career. Popular for his role as John McClane in the Die Hard saga , Bruce Willis has single-handedly written a whole section of the seventh art, through cult films such as Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Sixth Sense or The Last Boy Scout. Feature films that have featured no less mythical filming locations. Walk in the footsteps of Bruce Willis! Yippe Ki-Yay!

Joe Hallenbeck’s house in The Last Boy Scout

A former Secret Service agent who was dismissed following a scandal, Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis) has become a private detective. A disillusioned man whose home, which he shares with his wife and daughter, is located in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, not far from the shore. An upscale residential neighborhood located between Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Palisades is best known for Will Rogers State Beach and the Getty Villa, the former home of billionaire J. Paul Getty. The house at 15515 Via de Las Olas is a reflection of the neighborhood. A cosy house, with a comfortable wooded lot, including four bedrooms and five bathrooms. It was estimated at over $11 million and last sold on October 19, 2021 for $10,200,000.

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Maynard’s Pawn Shop in Pulp Fiction

For the pawn shop scene in Pulp Fiction, where Butch (Bruce Willis) and Marsellus (Ving Rhames) are taken prisoner by the dastardly Maynard (Duane Whitaker) and Zed (Peter Greene), director Quentin Tarantino managed to get permission to shoot in a real pawn shop in Canoga Park. Located north of Malibu, inland, in the heart of a small shopping mall, the Crown Pawn Shop has been building on the success of the film since 1994 and welcomes fans with a smile.

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Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard

The scenes in Die Hard take place in the 20th Century Fox headquarters, which was under construction at the time of filming. If his image remains attached to Die HardThis thirty-five-storey, one hundred and fifty-metre high building has been featured in the credits of several films such as Speed And Fight Club. For example, the scene in which Bruce Willis razes an entire floor was done with a large number of flashes and a model.

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Asylum in 12 Monkeys

Sent back in time to try to determine the origin of a terrible pandemic that wiped out 99% of the world’s population, James Cole (Bruce Willis) finds himself in 1990. Imprisoned by mistake in a mental institution, he soon meets Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and a certain Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt). A state prison located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Eastern State Penitentiary opened in 1829. Now closed, since 1971, this famous prison has entered into posterity thanks to the stay that Al Capone made during 10 months in 1929.

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Malcolm Crowe’s house in The Sixth Sense

The majority of the filming locations of The Sixt Sense are in Philadelphia. A city in which is located the house of Malcolm Crowe, the melancholic character played on screen by Bruce Willis. A beautiful heritage townhouse where the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. Beautiful semi-detached house, 2006 Delancey Place was estimated at $3,525,000. It is distinguished by its architectural style typical of the historic center of the city of brotherly love.

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Cult! movies: 100 mythical places of cinema [French Edition]

Since the dawn of cinema, films have invaded the world and highlighted sometimes unexpected places. Every film location has its secrets. The latter are sometimes as exciting as the feature films themselves.

Did you know that the cemetery where the final duel of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was built from scratch and that no body lies there? Or that the bus ofInto The Wild has been moved to discourage fans from spending the night there? From the story of the construction of The Bridge on the River Kwai to the incredible encounter during the shooting of the last scene ofIndiana Jones and the Last Crusadeembark on an exciting world tour with the greatest stars of the seventh art. Shiver in the real haunted house ofAmityville and discover the terrifying anecdotes of the making ofApocalypse Now in the Philippines. Visit the building of Blade Runner before stopping at Hogwarts and finally landing in Jurassic Parkin the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago. What if we also took you behind the scenes of the making of the Hobbits’ village of Lord of the Rings ?

Produced by a team of pop-culture specialists and enhanced by numerous anecdotes, Cult! movies tells the secrets of the places that made the history of cinema.

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By Gilles Rolland

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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