Brad Pitt Says He Suffers From Face Blindness: 'No One Believes Me'

Posted by Sama in Entertainment On 25th June 2022
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The Lost City actor opened up about his struggle with this medical condition which has led people to believe that he is "remote and aloof, inaccessible, self-absorbed" person, and how it is the exact opposite but people fail to believe him. The Oscar winner actor states that he feels "ashamed" when he experiences facial blindness because of the unfavorable impression it has.

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Brad Pitt says he suffers from a medical condition called prosopagnosia, commonly known as "face-blindness".

In this medical condition, people are affected from birth and it stays with them throughout their lives. According to NHS, the individuals who suffer from this disorder lead lives where they are "not being able to recognize family members, partners or friends."

The NHS also wrote that developmental prosopagnosia may impact as many as one in 50 people.

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The Hollywood star shared the impact this condition had on his life in a recent interview with GQ magazine published on June 22.

The 58-year-old star has not been diagnosed with this condition formally but he disclosed that he faces trouble in identifying new people and recognizing new faces, especially in social settings such as parties.

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The Oscar-winning actor said that he believes being incapable of remembering people unintentionally presents him in a negative light. He added that it leaves him with a reputation that he is "remote and aloof, inaccessible, self-absorbed".

The actor stresses that the situation is the opposite and that he feels "ashamed" when he experiences facial blindness because of the unfavorable impression it has.

He also expressed that "nobody believes" him when he discusses his possible medical condition, adding that he wants to meet another individual who suffers from the same issues.

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Well, this is not the first time Pitt has spoken about his possible medical condition as back in May 2013, Pitt did an interview with Esquire magazine where he said that he has offended people because of his difficulty recalling faces.

Pitt also revealed in the same interview that he was planning to get tested for prosopagnosia and that Carnegie Mellon, a university based in Pittsburgh, offered to have his brain examined by a neuroscientist.

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"So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them," Pitt explained in 2013. "But it's a mystery to me, man. I can't grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested."

The actor also stated in his GQ interview that he suffered for years with "low-grade depression," and that he only recently found joy. According to him, the transformation is partially due to a "greater embrace" of his friends and family.

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