Famous Dyslexics

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies.

Orlando Bloom

The actor once said, “Dyslexia is not due to lack of intelligence, it’s a lack of access. It’s like, if you’re dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.” He now considers himself “mildly dyslexic.”

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Walt Disney

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and animator. One of the most well-known motion picture producers in the world.

Erin Brockovitch

She struggled in school and wasn’t diagnosed until later in life. She helped win a $333 million class action lawsuit that is the largest in U.S. history.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an inventor and businessman who developed many important devices. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors, holding a record 1,093 patents in his name.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art, probably most famous as the founder, along with Georges Braque, of Cubism.

Keira Knightley

Keira says her problems have not affected her ability to learn her lines and adds, “I can learn them fine. It’s just reading them in the first place that is the problem.

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Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson, KBE, a famed British entrepreneur, is best known for his widely successful Virgin brand, a banner that encompasses a variety of business organizations.

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John Lennon

Lennon was expelled from school for misbehavior. His teachers were unaware that he suffered from dyslexia.

Sir Winston Churchill

The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, FRS, PC was a British statesman, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

Steven Spielberg

Amercan film director, producer, screenwriter, and business magnate. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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Duncan Goodhew

Duncan Goodhew is one of the most respected and instantly recognisable UK swimming athletes. He was an Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. He was the England Swimming team captain, and multi-Olympics champion.