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Helena wrote at 2006-08-09 13:56:43
Bruce Willis is a left hander but as a child, he went to school in Germany. In Europe most of left-handers have been "drilled" to write with their right hand :-( - so this is why Bruce is writing with right, shooting and so with left.

This is a very big problem in Europe, left-handers have been discriminated a long time; my brother was born 1974 and he can't write anymore with his left hand. With a lots of problems in school... :-((

Lee wrote at 2006-10-18 04:42:03
Hi, I wondered this too and was told that it was because the director didn't want the audience to see that he was no longer wearing his wedding ring.

KFC wrote at 2007-10-26 10:28:54
I understand that he deliberately learned to write with his right hand to disguise the fact that he was no longer wearing his wedding ring (recall the final scene).  This way he could keep his left primarily hidden or at least not in plain view.

mal wrote at 2009-04-13 06:42:45
Taken from sixth sense imdb: While circling a passage in the notes, Bruce Willis does so with his right hand. Willis is actually left-handed; he learned how to write right-handed so that viewers wouldn't notice that his wedding band was no longer on his hand. (so as not to give away the big plot twist!)

heather wrote at 2009-05-26 17:07:14
i know it's wiki but under "Production" there is an explanation..

SHABINDIGO wrote at 2010-03-14 10:50:17
The director's didn't want the audience to notice that he hadn't been wearing his wedding ring the whole time in the movie because they feared it would give away the twist ending, so he forced himself to write with his right.

noone wrote at 2010-03-15 05:12:12
Somewhere I read that it was so noone would see that he wasn't wearing his wedding ring when he was wrting.  

lorraine etherington wrote at 2010-05-18 12:56:03
he learned to write right handed to hide the fact that his character was not wearing his wedding ring, because  at the end, his wife dropped his ring and you see he never had it all along - big pointer to the fact he was actually dead.

Steven wrote at 2012-10-06 22:32:24
The reason Bruce Willis is right handed in the sixth sense is so one doesn't see that he is not wearing his wedding ring throughout the movie.

I hope this helps!


amy wrote at 2012-11-28 23:27:48
Actually I have noticed he is in fact left. handed when firing an SMG he is left handed and when he is eating as well I have noticed this.

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I have followed the career of Bruce Willis since his "Moonlighting" days. I know quite a bit of tidbit information on Bruce`s films. Questions on Bruce`s personal life I may not be able to answer. I do not know much about Bruce`s personal life away from what we see on the silver screen. Any questions about a Bruce Willis movie, I should have the ability to answer. I own almost all of Bruce`s films and have seen many of them several times. I also enjoy finding out about behind the scenes information. For these reasons I hope you will consider me an expert of Bruce Willis.

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