Brad Pitt Suffers From Facial Blindness
Brad Pitt is unlikely to recognize you if you meet him twice.
The actor, who has won numerous awards, said in a GQ intervie
w that he has facial blindness (also known as Prosopagnosia), which causes him to have trouble remembering people's faces.
Pitt, 58, believes he has the disease, even though he hasn't been officially diagnosed.
"Nobody believes me!" he said. "I wanna meet another [person with it]."
Pitt said to reporters that he wanted to be remembered by the people he
met and feared his struggle may have given people an impression of him as distant.
According to the National Institute of Health, Prosopagnosia can be a neurological disorder that causes people to have trouble recognizing family members
The National Institute of Health recommends that people with Prosopagnosia be treated by using other methods to recognize them, such as focusing their attention on th
Research has shown that it can affect up to 1 in 50 people. Pitt talked about his condition in 2013, telling Esquire that it was why he stays at home.