Bruce Willis Covers Esquire June/July 2012

Posted Monday May 21, 2012 3:41 PM GMT

With her new movie "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" set to hit theaters on June 29th, Bruce Willis amped up promotions by appearing on the cover of the June/July 2012 issue of Esquire magazine.

The 57-year-old big screen star looked studly in a t-shirt and boots by John Varvatos, Calvin Klein jeans and a Paul Smith belt for the Yu Tsai shot spread while opening up about topics such as

Highlights from Bruce's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Esquire!

On being content with his life situation:
"I don't have an ax to grind. I don't have anything I want to say. I might have gone off once. I might have started in — Hollywood! With the 'tough town, tough business, tough life.' Generating a little context for me and my turmoil. But I don't have a tough life. I know that."

On his acting skills:
"I don't think I'm very good at it (acting). But I like doing it, and a guy like Wes [Anderson, director of 'Moonrise Kingdom'], even he'd say this movie was outside the body of his past work. And that was me. So I listened to what he was saying, and we got the work done. The movie is a kind of eternal children's story. The kids adventure, the adults worry. But it's a brand-new creation, and it felt very unusual to me."

On his new movie 'Looper':
"It's better than anything I've ever done. Rian did an amazing thing. He conceived an original story. He wrote it, sold it, stuck with it, directed it, and finished it. That's just tough to do in this town. Someone always weasels into the process. That didn't happen here. And if he never did anything else except that Herculean effort, he'd have made it in the business. Amazing. It's more than an original story. It's a story people are going to talk about, and see twice. And argue about. I was arguing with myself about the story when I read it the first time. That's all Rian Johnson, beginning to end. Great, great director."

Photo Credit: Yu Tsai for Esquire

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