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BRUCE WILLIS TOOK HOME LESS THAN YOU THINK FOR HIS ROLE ON FRIENDS
By VICTORIA MILLER
Bruce Willis headlined the "Die Hard" franchise, playing leading man John McClane in three films, and also famously appeared in "Pulp Fiction," 'Unbreakable," and "The Sixth Sense." But did he get paid for his three-episode role on the hit sitcom "Friends"?
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Willis once teased that he didn't do "Friends" for the money, telling Wired in 2018, "I was on 'Friends' because I lost a bet to Matthew Perry." Willis did receive some sort of paycheck, though it probably wasn't the $1 million-per-episode that the main cast of "Friends" had going for them.
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We may never know the exact amount, but in 2000, Willis' publicist confirmed that he donated his "Friends" paycheck to charity. Willis split the amount between his five favorite charities, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and UCLA Unicamp for underprivileged children.
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On March 30, 2022, Willis' family announced his retirement from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, a cognitive disorder. On Twitter, Willis' old buddy Matthew Perry wrote, “I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through, but you're still the coolest man I've met in my entire life.”
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