Acting helped Bruce Willis to overcome a debilitating childhood stutter. In an interview with GQ magazine, Willis revealed: 'I had a terrible stutter. But then I did some theater 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.'.