Action heroes don't get old, they only get replaced or get their films remade. Time is a constant, a punisher, and it's not going anywhere, but eventually we are. A friend of mine who used to be a writer in Hollywood told me that in the entertainment industry, you can never get sick or old. This is when you stop having your calls returned; this is when the gigs dry up, unless you've got the juice.
Bruce Willis still has some juice. Yet his stardom teeters from one which can still do some decent films (Red & The Expendables) with solid co-stars, but he often succumbs to making films with flavors of the year (sorry Tracy Morgan & Kevin Smith, but Cop Out is shameful) or just idiotic premises (Surrogates anyone) which should have never been made. Maybe Willis has got another great role in him, but he has wandered into the quicksand of bad caricature and he may not be able to escape its downward sucking grip.
Our dear Bruno needs to take a page out of Clint Eastwood's playbook. Where Clint has acted, produced, and directed, Willis has only acted and produced (some very crappy television) and has played himself in two major motion pictures. So, besides Eastwood, who else can he turn to for help? Who has really only acted and achieved grace and respect while working all the time making good, bad, terrible and classic film which will be studied and enjoyed for years? Ladies and gentlemen, let's not forget about Michael Caine! He has done almost every kind of film type and genre. He has transcended caricature and has been able to reinvented himself in each role and he's never, ever, ever made a fucking vanity music album. Bruce, I submit this to you.
Update: Bruce Willis is currently talking about being in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation so clearly he is not reading this blog.