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Bruce Willis felt 'handicapped' with stammer

Bruce Willis felt 'handicapped' with stammer

Feb 12 2013, 9:27am CST | by

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 stammer and relied on visual acts to get himself...

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Bruce Willis felt 'handicapped' with stammer

Feb 12 2013, 9:27am CST | by

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 stammer and relied on visual acts to get himself noticed when he was a boy in the Club Scouts.

However, Bruce soon realised 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."

Bruce - who has nine-month-old daughter Mabel with his wife Emma Heming Willis, and grown-up kids, Rumer, 24, Scout, 21, and Tallulah, 19, with ex-wife Demi Moore - is best known for his roles in action films such as 'Looper' and 'The Expendables', but he still struggles to find the right "metaphor" to sum up his job.

He continued: "I can't even figure my job out. I can't figure out the proper metaphor to try to explain what it is I do, even to my kids.

"I can't get it into a nice, cozy box - 'This is what I do, and this is why.' I still like it - you can't beat the dough. But I'm sure there will be some kind of penance."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Sep 13 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: Pittsburgh Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Willis has sold his walled and gated mansion in Beverly Hills for $16.5 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 192 ...
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So What Has the Completely Unrecognizable Haley Joel Osment Been Up To?

Sep 10 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Actor Haley Joel Osment has gone from being an adorable little boy who could see dead people in The Sixth Sense to an overweight Nazi in his latest film, Yoga Hosers. Photos of Osment shooting in Los Angeles leaked today, and the Internet has gone crazy over how different the former child star looks now ...
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Haley Joel Osment as a greasy Nazi

Sep 10 2014 12:41am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

(In this post I will be bolding my favorite lines from the Daily Mail, insulting people and making bad puns)To think he used to be so cute! Sixth Sense child star Haley Joel Osment films scenes as greasy Nazi for new film Yoga HosersHe shot to fame as the adorable boy psychic in The Sixth Sense.But Haley Joel Osment was completely unrecognisable as he played a greasy haired Nazi on the set of his new film Yoga Hosers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.The O ...
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People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!

Aug 23 2014 12:42am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

"'Cause you can't get enough of corn."– Bruce Willis, demonstrating his, uh, innovative corn-eating system, on the Late Show with David Letterman"She doesn't have the best manners, and she eats like an animal."– Jessica Alba, on why she enrolled 6-year-old daughter Honor in etiquette camp, on Conan"Happy Birthday to my Dad @BillClinton! Lking fwd to many more sha ...
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