Movie funnyman Vince Vaughn credits his learning disabilities with making him a film star - because they forced him to work harder than his peers.

The DODGEBALL star suffered chronic dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, but refused to take the drugs doctors prescribed to cure him, insisting he'd rather battle his problems without medication.

And he's glad he did, because his determination to succeed aided his rise to movie stardom.

He explains, "When I was in school, I wasn't a very good student - I had a form of dyslexia and short attention span.

"But when you have these setbacks, you develop a really good work ethic, because you have to try harder."

18/07/2005 02:05