Bruce Willis Dismisses Mitt Romney as a 'Disappointment, Embarrassment'
Square-jawed and seemingly born to be an action hero, Bruce Willis would seem to stand as the perfect example of the ideal of rugged American individualism. And politically, he fits that exact profile.
A one-time supporter of both Presidents Bush, Willis has harsh words for this year's presumptive Republican nominee for President, Mitt Romney, in a long feature interview in Esquire.
"He's just such a disappointment, an embarrassment. Chin up, hair up. He's just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he's going to change everything," he tells the magazine. "And he'll get in there, and they'll smile at him and introduce themselves: 'We're Congress, we make sure nothing changes.' He won't do it. He can't. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he change?"
As to whether he thinks Romney will win this year, Willis says, "No. Nah. I don't really care."
Willis has had a mixed few decades, politically. He supported Michael Dukakis in the 1988 election, but then backed George H. W. Bush against Bill Clinton in 1992. After supporting George W. Bush in 2000, he helped launch an initiative to support foster families. By 2006, he was pulling back on some of his GOP affiliations, however.
In 2006 he declared himself a fiscal conservative but not a Republican, at one point telling the NY Daily News that "I'm always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican - but I'm not!... I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great."
Willis will next be seen in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom -- in which he plays a police officer dealing with a foster child.