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Bruce Willis was honored with a mural at the 20th Century Fox Studios lot to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Die Hard franchise.
On Friday, Willis pushed the detonator that dropped the curtain to unveil the mural of Willis crawling through an air shaft from the first Die Hard, USA Today reported. A screening of the fifth installment, A Good Day to Die Hard, was shown with an after party at the setting of the first Die Hard, Nakatomi Plaza (which is actually Fox Plaza).
“Twenty-five years. I don’t really notice the passage of time,” Willis said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “At the time, I didn’t know what it was. And the idea of sequels hadn’t happened yet. I probably should have been paying more.”
The 35-foot mural is on the side of Soundstage 8 in the studio lot. The mural was done by muralist Van Hecht-Nielsen and painter Fernando Cepeda. Willis’s character, John McClane, will be up there with Star Wars and The Simpsons forever.
"You've seen a lot of actors portray Batman and Superman," said Fox studio chairman Jim Gianopulos. "But only one portraying John McClane. That's why we are here tonight."
The Die Hard franchise has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide. A Good Day to Die Hard opens Feb. 14.