Hollywood Actors Who Struggled With Dyslexia Before Making It Big

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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorder that can affect anyone. Here is a list of popular Hollywood celebrities who had suffered from dyslexia.

Written By Gladwin Menezes | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorder. It is one of the most widely known learning disabilities and can affect anyone. Here is a list of popular Hollywood celebrities who have dyslexia and how they battled it.  

Hollywood actors who suffer from dyslexia

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Jennifer Aniston

The Friends star had a learning disability and was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in her twenties. She had admitted to being felt left out because of the disorder. She found her peace in acting and focused primarily on her goals.

Steven Spielberg

The legendary Hollywood director was diagnosed with dyslexia and didn’t discover it until his sixties. He went through his entire childhood and youth without addressing it. The director told a popular entertainment portal, that filmmaking helped him escape bullying and all the negativity due to his learning disability. He further added that movies helped him, and even saved him from the guilt and kept his spirits high.

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Tom Cruise

The Mission Impossible superstar was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was just 7. Tom used to describe himself as a functional illiterate. He struggled with learning in his school days and often found hard to keep up with what’s being taught. He has told a popular entertainment blog, that he would often go blank and feel a rush of several emotions all at once. He focused his attention on acting as an escape.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is one of the funniest most successful actors in Hollywood. He is popularly known for his gags and various comic acts. However, he has admitted to using humour as a compensation for his dyslexia. In school, Jim Carrey often struggled with learning due to which he resorted to comedy. His teachers labelled him as a disruptive child. However, his humour and wit have continued to entertain people through the ages

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