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Forget 'Cop Out': Bruce Willis runs and guns in new Gorillaz video

March 2, 2010 |  1:04 pm

If you couldn't get enough of Bruce Willis roughing up suspects and blowing up bad guys in "Cop Out" last weekend, then you'll definitely want to see Hollywood's leading man of few expressions duking it out with the Gorillaz in their new music video. I'm guessing that one of Willis' kids must be a big Gorillaz fan, since it's hard to imagine why else he would have taken the time to play a fast-driving tough guy in the group's new clip for "Stylo," which features guest vocals by Mos Def and the legendary soul man Bobby Womack.

Brucewillis As for the video, it's a standard "Fast and Furious"-style rip-off, with the Gorillaz roaring down a piece of Mojave desert two-lane blacktop, being chased first by a fat highway patrolman and then by Willis himself. It's not exactly an academy-style performance, with Willis, wearing a white T-shirt and black leather jacket, staring balefully at the camera, tossing his chewing gum out the window and firing away with a big ole "Dirty Harry"-style pistol. The video has one big-time action shot, with a car flying through a roadside billboard. Otherwise it's pretty standard hard-driving man fare. 

If you really want to see a fun car chase, you'll have to see "Cop Out," which has offers a high-speed chase scene through a cemetery, which isn't something you can see every day. The Gorillaz have disabled their YouTube link, so you'll have to go here to see the clip for yourself. The group's new album, "Plastic Beach," is available this month.

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Photo: Bruce Willis. Credit: Peter Karmer / Associated Press.

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