Who is the most famous person with dyslexia? Tom Cruise tops our list. The “Mission Impossible” star says that when he graduated high school he was a “functioning illiterate.” Cruise says that he finally learned to read through Study Technology, a method developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Many successful Hollywood actors are also dyslexics including Orlando Bloom, Keanu Reeves and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Steven Spielberg says that his dyslexia made him feel like an outsider and drove him to make movies because he felt inside his own skill set. Chef Jamie Oliver struggled with dyslexia his whole life and at age 38 he read his first book. Which book did Oliver choose? He couldn't wait for the “Hunger Games” sequel to be released, so Oliver read “Catching Fire” to see what happens next.
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Anderson Cooper struggled with dyslexia, but he credits his love of reading for helping him cope with the disorder.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Author, + more
Credits: Anderson Cooper 360°, 60 Minutes, Anderson Live, The Mole
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Who would think that Keira Knightley, famous for playing regal women in period pieces, would have dyslexia.
Birthplace: Teddington, London, United Kingdom
Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Imitation Game, Pride & Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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Tom Cruise struggled in school due to his dyslexia. Cruise is now one with the biggest stars in the world thanks to his roles in blockbusters like "Mission Impossible," "War of the Worlds," and "Minority Report."
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Credits: Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men
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Dyslexia made learning a second language very difficult for Salma Hayek.
Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, + more
Credits: Frida, Desperado, Puss in Boots, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
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