Bruce Willis was about to turn 30 years old when he was cast as David Addison Jr. in Moonlighting – a comedy-drama TV series created by Glenn Gordon Caron that ran from 1985 to 1989. Willis only had a few acting credits to his name, but he managed to beat out 3,000+ other actors interested in the role.
That role – his first main role – would end up putting Willis on the map. Over the next five years, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series (4 nominations), a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer (3 nominations), and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama (2 nominations).
Over the next three decades, Willis would become one of the most beloved and sought-after actors in all of Hollywood. From the Die Hard franchise to In Country (1989), Pulp Fiction (1994), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), and Unbreakable (2000), he was everywhere and his movies were always a hit.
Glenn Gordon Caron Still Trying to Make Sense of Bruce Willis’ Disease
While he admits he isn’t ‘always quite that good’ about visiting as often as he would like, Glenn Gordon Caron makes an honest effort to maintain a presence around Bruce Willis and his family. With that being said, he does admit to struggling to understand his disease and describes it as ‘mindblowing’ to witness.
He goes on to explain that, while Bruce usually recognizes him when they do meet, that only lasts a couple of minutes – especially since he has a hard time communicating as his condition worsens. It’s a horrific way to spend the final years of your life, but he has the right support system around him always.