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20 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Color Blind

Updated June 14, 2019 58.2k views20 items

Imagine a world where the colors of the rainbow were limited to only a few shades that you could see. Color blind people have trouble differentiating between different levels of the color spectrum, and celebrities are no exception. Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians are color blind. Some of these famous color blind people cannot tell the difference between red and green, while others have trouble with blues. One of the former presidents of the United States of America is even color blind. 

Who is the most famous color blind celebrity? Bill Clinton might top your list. He reportedly has trouble distinguishing between red and green. Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind. He reportedly chose blue for the color of Facebook's logo because it is the richest color to his eyes. John Kay of Steppenwolf is also color blind. "I'm totally color blind, which means that my world is black and white and gray," he says in a statement on the band's website.

Christopher Nolan has a keen eye for cinematic beauty, but the Dark Knight director is red/green color blind. In an interview with Good Housekeeping Magazine, Howie Mandel stated, "I'm color-blind, so when I make a choice, I'm told that it clashes." Other famous people who are color blind include Mark Twain, Marco Rubio and Eddie Redmayne.

Are you surprised that so many famous people are color blind? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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