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Brad Pitt suffers from a neurological syndrome that prevents him from recognizing people


In the columns of GQ, at the end of June, the actor confided in a rather particular neurological syndrome: prosopagnosia. This face recognition disorder, very disabling socially, would have already earned him criticism.

If many admire his films, his acting performances or his smile, some would consider Brad Pitt too snobbish in society.

However, for several years, the 58-year-old actor has defended himself against this bad reputation and invokes a neurological problem.

The latter is convinced to suffer from prosopagnosia, a very rare face recognition disorder, affecting 2.5% of the population.

In a portrait published on


magazine on Tuesday June 22, Angelina Jolie's ex recounts this curious problem against which he says he has fought throughout his career.

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A social complex

The existence of such a disorder can be present from birth or appear as a result of a brain injury.

Brad Pitt has never been diagnosed by a doctor but according to him, the first symptoms appeared during parties.

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says he had trouble remembering new people he met and recognizing their faces.

“He fears that this conveys a certain image of him, that of a distant, inaccessible and self-centered man, reports journalist Ottessa Moshfegh, author of the portrait.

In truth, he would like to be able to remember these new encounters and he is ashamed of not being able to do so.

The editor can indeed only sympathize, her husband suffering from the same disorder as the actor.

When he learns of it during the interview, Brad Pitt inquires about it and asks to contact him.

“No one believes me!

I want to meet one of mine,” he exclaims, looking Ottessa Moshfegh straight in the eye.

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After this exchange, the journalist denies any distance and snobbery on the part of the actor.

“He is as affable and charming as one might imagine, but his charisma goes further: he is a man determined to form meaningful relationships, to probe the dilemmas of existence and to listen to intimate stories. what you have to offer, she summarizes.

He's the opposite of the guy who would snub you at a party.

He wants to see your soul."

Source: lefigaro

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