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A new book claims that Bruce Willis nearly passed away on the first day of shooting the classic Die Hard movie in 1988.

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Anyone who enjoys action films from the 1980s knows that seven-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger dominated the decade.

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Schwarzenegger progressively pursued his aim of becoming a Hollywood celebrity by starring in renowned action films, such as 1984's The Terminator.

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Schwarzenegger, however, declined the part of John McClane, the NYPD detective from Die Hard, along with other well-known actors in the business including Clint Eastwood and Richard Gere.

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When the eye-watering salary was decided upon, Willis accepted the position. But things didn't go so well on the first day of filming for him.