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Bruce Willis is just like your dad. Here's why...

Bald, embarrassing, and sings old songs. Just like Dad.

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It seems like only yesterday we were swooning over him in Moonlighting….

AP Photo/Lennox McLendon

And cheering him on in the Die Hard* films…

(*Actually, that was yesterday. Die Hard 5 is still in some cinemas)

Willis is only two years away from the big 6-0, and as well as being one of the world’s biggest A-Listers, he’s also one of the world’s most famous dads.

He’s not that different from your dad though, here’s why…

He’s bald

Bald as a coot.

“Hey Brucie, you should try some Rogain (Chris Pizzello/AP/Press Association Images)

He sometimes embarrasses you in public

Bruce’s daughter Rumer was at a nightclub opening in LA a few years back when in walked her dad with a blonde on each arm. She was so mortified that she had to leave.

That’s right up there with your Dad picking you up from the pub in your slippers, or ringing a friend’s house to make sure you’re there and not out smoking fags and drinking naggins.

Look at Rumer. She’s mortified. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

There was also the time he wore these red shorts. Rumer threw herself to the ground in a tantrum (Albrect Gerlacht/EMPICS Entertainment)

He’s grumpy

Look at him. Giving out yards about the price of the drinks. And look at his Dad-tastic runners (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

He’s fairly sure he’s spotted the neighbour who still hasn’t returned his electric drill (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

He’ll go out with your boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend

Well, he did it in Friends:

YouTube/Daniel FCB

He sings old songs

MICHEL EULER/AP/Press Association Images


But, hang on. He also sang this amazing song in Hudson Hawk:


Actually, you know what, we would be OVER THE MOON if Bruce Willis was our Dad.

And here are some reasons why…

Pulp Fiction


Die Hard


Moonrise Kingdom


He’d be totally cool with your much younger stepdad

And he didn’t even say anything to Rumer about maybe putting a jumper on (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Happy Birthday Brucie, you’re way cooler than our Dads. Way cooler.

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Emer McLysaght

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