Bruce Willis says "Die Hard" isn’t a Christmas movie

It's actually "a goddamn Bruce Willis movie."

Published July 16, 2018 2:30PM (EDT)

Bruce Willis as John McClane in "Die Hard" (20th Century Fox)
Bruce Willis as John McClane in "Die Hard" (20th Century Fox)

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If you’ve literally ever seen “Die Hard” referenced online or by a certain kind of movie buff out in the wild, you’re no doubt familiar with the argument that it’s not only a Christmas movie but one of the best of its kind. During his Comedy Central Roast last night, Bruce Willis set the record straight by saying the beloved action flick isn’t a Christmas movie — “it’s a god damn Bruce Willis movie!”

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As is tradition, Willis didn’t say much else during the taping; that task was left to the likes of Edward Norton, Lil Rel Howery, host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and even Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore. It sounds as though Moore’s surprise appearance got the best reaction, which is unsurprising given lines like this: “I was married to Bruce for the first three ‘Die Hard’ movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked.” She also joked that their 12-year marriage provided “some of the best times of my life” and lauded Willis as “easily one of my top three husbands.”

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He did briefly take the stage at the end, however. “If you’re a fan of Bruce Willis movies and I know you are, then you know how this works,” the actor said. “I get the shit beat out of me for about an hour and a half, and then at the end I come back and whip everybody’s ass.” The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis airs on July 29.

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