The message from Bruce Willis‘ Resignation earlier this year sent shockwaves through Hollywood and the actor’s legions of fans. But even retirement couldn’t stop Willis from celebrating the 34th anniversary of Die Hard by returning to the top of Nakatomi Plaza or Fox Plaza as it is in real life. In honor of the classic Christmas action film – let the debate begin again – Willis and his wife Emma Heming Willis took a trip to the location most famous for seeing the action hero tie himself to a fire hose and off the roof has jumped.

Emma shared a montage video that begins with a clip of Bruce looking down at the plaza from above and commented, “Nakatomi Plaza 34 years later #happymovieanniversary #diehard @20thcenturystudios.” The video consists of multiple clips from Die Hardwith John McClean running from bad guys, spinning things and generally making everyone feel nostalgic and want to hunt the film down immediately.


Since the diagnosis of aphasia that led to Willis’ retirement from acting, there has been an outpouring of appreciation for the actor and his legacy, and this was recognized by the family following the announcement. A statement released at the time said:

“This is a truly challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for your continued love, compassion and support. We’re moving through this time as a strong family unit and wanted to include his fans because we know how much he means to you, like you do to him. As Bruce always says, ‘live it up’ and together we plan to do just that. “

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Bruce Willis made 21 director-to-video films in the two years before his retirement.

Known for his action hero roles since the beginning of his career, Bruce Willis made sure he went out with a bang by starring in no fewer than 21 films in the two years before announcing his retirement. After realizing his career was about to end, Willis made sure to bag as many roles as possible.

However, this caused some controversy when The Razzies decided to dedicate an entire category to Willis, including all of his 2021 films as nominations. Of course, once it became clear why Willis had appeared in so many films back-to-back, The Razzies issued a statement withdrawing the award and afterwards apologizing for creating the category in the first place.

However, direct-to-video films rarely have the same style of writing, directing, or critical response of a big-budget theatrical event, and one of Willis’ last films is unlikely to be held in that regard Die Hard still commands 34 years after its publication. Even those who haven’t seen the film multiple times over the years are often caught up in the never-ending “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?” debate in which Willis even got involved. Whatever your opinion on this, there’s no denying it Die Hard is one of the greatest action movies ever made, and Bruce Willis’ return to Nakatomi Plaza is the perfect way to celebrate his anniversary.

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