The movie "Die Hard", starring Bruce Willis in his first action film, was released 30 years ago on July 20, 1988.
Willis was not the first choice of 20th Century Fox for the starring role. In fact, he wasn't even the second or third choice.
The role was turned down by Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Don Johnson, Clint Eastwood, Richard Gere, and Burt Reynolds.
Here are 12 more surprising facts about the movie: