Bruce Willis felt ‘handicapped’ with stutter
By Tribute News on February 13, 2013 | 6 Comments
Bruce Willis used to think he was "handicapped" because of a speech impediment. The 57-year-old actor lacked confidence when growing up due to his stutter and relied on visual acts to get himself noticed when he was a boy in the Club Scouts. However, Bruce soon realized acting helped him speak fluently and describes the change in himself as "miraculous" - though the impediment hasn't gone completely. Speaking in an interview with GQ magazine, Bruce explained, "[I use to do] little skits you would probably find in the Cub Scout handbook. Little tricks. It got a big laugh, and I thought, 'This is it.' The Cub Scout years, I had a terrible stutter. But then I did some theater somewhere, probably in high school. And when I memorized words, I didn't stutter, which was just miraculous. That was the beginning of the gradual dispelling of my stutter. I thought I was handicapped. I couldn't talk at all. I still stutter around some people now."