'Die Hard' star Bruce Willis was reportedly refused entry to a New York nightclub recently because bouncers didn't recognise him.

According to the New York Post, Willis showed up at Socialista club at around 3am last Wednesday with a group of eight people.

The doorman reportedly declined the star entry to the hotspot because he didn't realise he was famous and it was closing time at the club.

A source said: "Bruce's entourage started banging on the door, to no avail."

Socialista owner Armin Amiri said: "I had just left and told the guys they could shut down for the night. I love [Bruce]."