Director M. Night Shyamalan’s professional relationship with Bruce Willis goes back more than two decades since they first collaborated. Their first movie together was the 1999 horror film The Sixth Sense. The director has gained much respect amongst the fans and in the industry as well through his films. Shyamalan was the Jury President of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival competition section. While the director hasn’t created that many movies, he has made a ton of money and even got two Oscar nominations out of it.

M. Night Shyamalan
Director, M. Night Shyamalan

Willis and Shyamalan have done 4 movies together. They share a special bond as they have been long-time friends.

What does M. Night Shyamalan Think About The Split Actor?

Shyamalan has said on many occasions that he owes Willis his career. The Die Hard actor has recently announced retirement from the film industry after being diagnosed with aphasia. In a recent interview, The Last Airbender director spoke about Willis, he had nothing but praise for the actor. He said, “He’s a true movie star,”. Shyamalan talks more about his actor friend to The Hollywood Reporter. He says,

“For him to be so pivotal in my life and start my career means so much. Our families are also very close, and I will always think of him as a big brother and remember how much he protected me. So the things that are happening with him are happening to a family member.”.

Bruce Willis With M. Night Shyamalan
Bruce Willis With M. Night Shyamalan

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How Much Did Bruce Willis Earn For The Movie Split?

The 2016 Shyamalan directorial Split gained a lot of popularity. Although the budget of the movie was $9 Million, it made a whopping $278.5 Million. However, Willis’ paycheck for his role is not disclosed. The movie was such a tight budget and the role played by Willis was brief, hence, one cannot expect The Pulp Fiction actor to have a plausible salary amount.

Bruce Willis in Split
Bruce Willis in Split

Willis has worked in four Shyamalan-directed movies, namely, Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, Split, and Glass. 

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The Knock At The Cabin director states that he will always be grateful to The Unbreakable Actor. He even mentions that Willis “protected me from the system early.”. It is reported that it was The Sixth Sense with Willis that put Shyamalan on the map. The director continues about his dear friend, “Yeah, he obviously means the world to me.”

The director is immensely grateful for all the actor has done for him to help him rise in the industry.

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Source: TheThings


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