Brad Pitt Believes He Suffers Undiagnosed ‘Facial Blindness’

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Brad Pitt believes he suffers from undiagnosed ‘facial blindness,’ as people tell him he comes across as ‘aloof’ and ‘self-absorbed’. 

The Hollywood star told GQ that he’s convinced he has prosopagnosia, which is a neurological disorder that causes the inability to recognise people’s faces.

“Nobody believes me!” he stressed. “I wanna meet another one [person with prosopagnosia].”

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This isn’t the first time that the 58-year-old has speculated about having the condition.

In 2013, Pitt told Esquire that over the years, he has offended people by forgetting their faces.

He told the publication: “So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them.

“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.”

After sharing his concerns about the disorder, private university Carnegie Mellon reportedly reached out and offered to have his brain imaged, as well as having a neuroscientist examine it.

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According to the Prosopagnosia Research Center, one in 50 people suffer from prosopagnosia. It’s believed to be caused by a brain injury or stroke. However, it can also be a genetic condition.

Elsewhere in the GQ interview, Pitt claimed he’s on the ‘last leg’ of his acting career.

He explained: “I consider myself on my last leg. This last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”

Over the years, Pitt has starred in over 70 films, including Seven, Fight Club, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Inglourious B******s.

Most recently, the actor has worked behind the scenes of his production company, Plan B Entertainment.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.