I saw Bruce Willis at a party last night for Andy Garcia’s The Lost City (Magnolia, 4.28), and although I’ve spoken to him at junkets my first thought was that he’s taller than he looks in films.
Apparently he’s friendly with Garcia, perhaps in some small way due to Willis having turned down the part of the Steve Wynn-type Vegas mogul in Ocean’s 11, which led to Garcia getting it. And Willis and Garcia are both political conservatives in a heavily liberal town, so there’s also the strategic alliance thing to consider. In any case, I was sent this online video file of Willis in a Japanese TV commercial for Eneos, the Japanese oil corporation. I’ve watched it twice and can’t figure what the pitch is. There’s no wit to it.