Award-winning actor Bruce Willis announced he would retire from the profession after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate effectively with others. The decision caps a four-decade career that included films like "Die Hard," "Pulp Fiction," "Armageddon," "The Sixth Sense," and more.
The 67-year-old Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder resulting from damage to the region of the brain responsible for language control and comprehension (see overview). Such damage may result from physical injury, dementia, infection, or other cause—though it is unclear what triggered Willis' condition.
The actor had taken on a prolific spree of B-list roles in recent years, with at least 10 films slated for a 2022 release or in postproduction. See Willis' career in photos here.