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List of Celebrities with Bell's Palsy, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Bell's palsy (sometimes commonly referred to as Bells palsy) is a condition that causes facial paralysis, where there is no known illness associated with the paralysation. The condition appears quickly, often overnight. Viruses can cause Bell's palsy and while the paralysation is usually temporary, some individuals permanently lose mobility in part of their face.

Plenty of famous people have suffered from the condition. Who is the most famous person who has suffered from Bell's palsy. George Clooney tops our list. The Gravity actor had Bell's palsy when he was in middle school. In 2003, Clooney spoke to the Daily Mirror about his Bell's palsy stating, “That was the worst time of my life. You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger.” Clooney has fully recovered from the condition. Other actors who have had Bell's palsy include The Matador star Pierce Brosnan, Rocky mastermind Sylvester Stallone, and Hustle and Flow actor Terrence Howard.

Comedian Roseanne Barr had Bell's palsy when she was just three years old. She has fully recovered from the condition. Other famous women who have had Bell's palsy include Amy Brenneman, Katie Holmes, Joe Mantegna, and Jane Greer.

Why do you think Bell's palsy comes on so suddenly? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Have Had Bell's Palsy
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Pierce Brosnan had Bell's palsy in his youth and has since recovered from the condition.

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Drogheda, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor, Artist

Credits: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough

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#54 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#66 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#3 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Have Had Bell's Palsy
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Sylvester Stallone was born with Bell's palsy.  The condition has given him his signature slurred speaking style.

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo, Cliffhanger

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#85 on The Best Living American Actors

#87 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#55 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#40 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Have Had Bell's Palsy
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The actress and ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise's signature smirk is a possible side effect of Bell's Palsy.

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go, Phone Booth

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#63 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#29 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Have Had Bell's Palsy
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George Clooney struggled with Bell's palsy when he was in middle school.  He called the period the "worst time of my life."

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air, The Descendants

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#40 on The Best Actors Working Today

#49 on The Best Living American Actors

#59 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#88 on The Best Actors in Film History

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