Action star Bruce Willis was the subject of a recently recorded Comedy Central Roast which saw numerous actors and comedians coming up on stage to make fun of the man.
One surprise guest was ex-wife Demi Moore who got in a few sharp jabs, but Willis himself also said something which will re-open a debate many thought was over. He said: “Die Hard is not a Christmas movie”.
The comment comes on the thirtieth anniversary this week of the iconic action classic which was a major influence on many films in the genre afterwards. Though not a classic Christmas film per se, its Christmas-time setting has led to long-running meme that some consider it not just the best but, really, the ONLY Christmas movie.
Earlier this year, the film’s co-writer Steven De Souza who should know the answer to the question said that yes it IS a Christmas movie, saying on social media: “Yes, because the studio rejected the Purim draft #DieHardIsAChristmasMovie” before offering a checklist proving it to be.
Was Willis simply trolling fans (it is a roast after all)? You can see for yourself when the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis airs July 29th,
Source: The Live Feed