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Bruce Willis likens Romney to ‘Hillbillies’ character


“Die Hard” star Bruce Willis isn’t exactly a diehard fan of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In fact, he calls the former Massachusetts governor “a disappointment” and “an embarrassment” and likens him to a “Beverly Hillbillies” character.

In an interview with Tom Chiarella for Esquire magazine, Willis says, “Chin up, hair up. He’s just one of those guys … who says he’s going to change everything.”

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Willis, 57, goes on to label Romney “the Dash Riprock of the Republican Party.” The egotistical movie star played by Larry Pennell in the 1960s sitcom was known to be image-conscious.

President Obama isn’t immune from the actor’s criticism. Willis continues, “And [Romney will] 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 ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJudge rules against Trump administration in teen pregnancy prevention case Parkland student rips Obama for essay on shooting survivors Obama pens Time 100 entry for Parkland survivors MORE. And what did he change?”

Willis has supported both Democratic and Republican candidates over the years — including Michael Dukakis and former President George W. Bush — and was invited to attend the 2004 Republican convention in New York.

In 2008 he told a reporter, “I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion.”

But the Hollywood fixture, whose wife, model Emma Heming, just gave birth to the couple’s first daughter, now seems apathetic when asked if he thinks Romney will win: “No. Nah. I don’t really care.”