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Either Bruce Willis doesn’t much like “Red 2” or…he just doesn’t like it. Either way, a TV interview he did with co-star Mary Louise Parker this week in Australia is fast becoming a YouTube classic. Willis can barely stay awake, but even worse–he’s aggressive and uncooperative.

The interviewer can’t get anything from him but supercilious yawning. Parker admits she’s never even bothered to see “Red 2,” although she does try and help a little when Willis simply refuses to do anything. It’s one thing that the actors might be tired, and that the trip to Australia is long. It’s another when the lead actor is paid a bloody fortune; this is part of the job.

The Bruce Willis I’ve interviewed and talked to on films has actually always been a lot of fun. But in New York recently for a screening, he was just about as detached as he is here:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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