Willis then portrayed an actor in Blake Edwards’ Sunset, played a Vietnam veteran in In Country and provided the baby’s voice in Look Who’s Talking. He also very nearly scored a U.K. number one single with a cover of The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk.” The track was taken from his debut album, The Return of Bruno.
Following a series of disappointing films in the early 1990s, Willis bounced back with a memorable performance as Butch Coolidge in cult classic Pulp Fiction. He then enjoyed success with sci-fi hits 12 Monkeys and The Fifth Element, as well as the Michael Bay blockbuster Armageddon. Willis also received some of the most glowing reviews of his career for his leading role in the 1999 supernatural horror The Sixth Sense.
Willis picked up another Emmy in the ’00s for his guest turn on Friends and also co-starred with that sitcom’s Matthew Perry in The Whole Nine Yards. He later appeared in neo-noir Sin City, grindhouse throwback Planet Terror and Hollywood satire What Just Happened, in addition to starring alongside his real-life daughter Rumer in the action movie Hostage.