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Matthew Perry tributes to The Whole Nine Yards co-star Bruce Willis after stepping away from acting

Matthew Perry tributes to The Whole Nine Yards co-star Bruce Willis after stepping away from acting 2

Matthew Perry shared a tribute to his former costar Bruce Willis on his Twitter  account on Thursday.

The 52-year-old performer wrote a short message to express his support for the 67-year-old actor, who recently stepped away from acting after being being diagnosed with aphasia. 

The two previously starred in the 2000 crime comedy feature The Whole Nine Yards, and they reprised their roles from the feature in its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards.

Best wishes: Matthew Perry shared a tribute to his former costar Bruce Willis on his Twitter account on Thursday

Best wishes: Matthew Perry shared a tribute to his former costar Bruce Willis on his Twitter account on Thursday

Perry began his message by expressing his sympathy for Willis and noted that the Die Hard star had made a major impression on him during their time together. 

‘Dear Bruce Willis, I’m so sorry to hear what you are going through, but you’re still the coolest man I’ve met in my entire life,’ he wrote. 

The former Friends cast member made a point of adding: ‘You will remain in my prayers for a long long time.’

Perry then suggested that his former costar should make a visit so they could go over their old work in the near future.

Showing his support: Perry began his message by expressing his sympathy for Willis and noted that the Die Hard star had made a major impression on him during their time together

Showing his support: Perry began his message by expressing his sympathy for Willis and noted that the Die Hard star had made a major impression on him during their time together

On screen: The two previously starred in the 2000 crime comedy feature The Whole Nine Yards, and they reprised their roles from the feature in its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards

On screen: The two previously starred in the 2000 crime comedy feature The Whole Nine Yards, and they reprised their roles from the feature in its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards

‘Maybe we should get together and watch the whole 10 yards and get a couple of hours of sleep,’ he wrote.

The Whole Nine Yards was centered on a Canadian dentist who is tasked with traveling to Chicago to speak to a mob boss concerning a new client, a hitman with a price on his head.

In addition to Perry and Willis, the movie’s cast included performers such as Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Peet and Michael Clarke Duncan.

The movie premiered on February 18, 2000, and it was met with a mixed to negative response from critics.

Doing well: The feature fared well at the box office and grossed $106.4 million on a budget of $41.3 million

Doing well: The feature fared well at the box office and grossed $106.4 million on a budget of $41.3 million

However, the feature fared well at the box office and grossed $106.4 million on a budget of $41.3 million.

The Whole Ten Yards was subsequently released in 2004, and both Perry and Willis reprised their roles as Dr. Nicholas Oseransky and James Tudeski, respectively.

Several performers from the original feature, including Peet, Natasha Henstridge and Kevin Pollak, also returned to work on the movie.

Unlike the first movie, The Whole Ten Yards received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics, and it currently holds a 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The project also bombed at the box office, as it only grossed $26.2 million on a budget of $40 million. 

Back at it again: The Whole Ten Yards was subsequently released in 2004, and both Perry and Willis reprised their roles as Dr. Nicholas Oseransky and James Tudeski, respectively

Back at it again: The Whole Ten Yards was subsequently released in 2004, and both Perry and Willis reprised their roles as Dr. Nicholas Oseransky and James Tudeski, respectively

Harsh critics: The project also bombed at the box office, as it only grossed $26.2 million on a budget of $40 million

Harsh critics: The project also bombed at the box office, as it only grossed $26.2 million on a budget of $40 million

It was revealed that Willis would be stepping away from his acting career through a post that was shared to several of his loved ones’ accounts on Wednesday.

A lengthy message was also shared where it was pointed out that the retired performer’s aphasia ‘is impacting his cognitive abilities,’ rendering it difficult for him to continue in his profession.

It was also noted that his loved ones ‘are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.’

Many tributes from the performer’s fans and former costars, including Pulp Fiction castmate John Travolta, were released after his condition was revealed to the public.

Making an exit: It was revealed that Willis would be stepping away from his acting career through a post that was shared to several of his loved ones' accounts on Wednesday

Making an exit: It was revealed that Willis would be stepping away from his acting career through a post that was shared to several of his loved ones’ accounts on Wednesday

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