Real life celebrities who have or probably have Aspergers

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26 Sep 2008, 4:56 pm

I thought this would be apropriate since we have a thread for imaginary characters on the spectrum.


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30 Sep 2008, 12:30 pm

Is nobody posting suggestions because they can't think of any, or because they don't want to speculate?
Please post suggestions of real life people who have or may have Aspergers.


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30 Sep 2008, 2:34 pm

I really don't like to speculate, especially considering I'm not a trained psychologist and I've never actually met a celebrity (besides Alex Jones, and I'd have to say he's more paranoid schizophrenic than anything).

But I have heard rumors that Darryl Hannah is autistic, and that would not surprise me if it were true. I remember seeing her on a talk show once and thinking there was something not right about her.



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30 Sep 2008, 2:41 pm

Mage wrote:
I really don't like to speculate, especially considering I'm not a trained psychologist and I've never actually met a celebrity (besides Alex Jones, and I'd have to say he's more paranoid schizophrenic than anything).

But I have heard rumors that Darryl Hannah is autistic, and that would not surprise me if it were true. I remember seeing her on a talk show once and thinking there was something not right about her.

I have to agree, I am sure if a famous person wanted to make it public that they have AS they would have done so, their health issues are their own business.



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01 Oct 2008, 5:42 am

Patrick Moore.


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01 Oct 2008, 9:14 am

Dan Aykroyd supposedly has it.


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05 Oct 2008, 12:53 am

Mage wrote:
But I have heard rumors that Darryl Hannah is autistic, and that would not surprise me if it were true. I remember seeing her on a talk show once and thinking there was something not right about her.


Darryl Hannah has Asperger's. My mom saw her on a talk show and she said that she does. So does someone in Pink Floyd. I remember reading an accout from someone who knew Dave Matthews personaly (or someone with a simmaliar name) saying that he has AS.



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06 Oct 2008, 9:42 am

I was kinda going by this blurb in her bio page on IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000435/bio

"As a child Daryl was so shy that at one point she was diagnosed as borderline autistic. Even today she says she likes to just sit in a corner & observe people."

So there probably wasn't any diagnosis Asperger's when she was diagnosed in the 70s/80s but if she was a child in the '00s that might have been the case.

Of course you always have to take IMDB info with a grain of salt, but I'm not about to argue with it since it does kind of make sense when seeing her.



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10 Oct 2008, 11:04 pm

I've wondered lately whether Paul Simon might be an Aspie. His song "I Am A Rock" and his many songs about difficulty communicating sound like they were written by someone with AS. Also, he often seems very ill at ease onstage.

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11 Oct 2008, 10:05 pm

Steven Speilberg and Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of "Pokemon", are diagnosed with it. Maybe George Lucas has it?



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12 Oct 2008, 12:00 am

This is who Wikipedia lists.


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13 Oct 2008, 6:40 pm

Roger Bannister



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13 Oct 2008, 6:55 pm

Mage wrote:
I really don't like to speculate, especially considering I'm not a trained psychologist and I've never actually met a celebrity (besides Alex Jones, and I'd have to say he's more paranoid schizophrenic than anything).

But I have heard rumors that Darryl Hannah is autistic, and that would not surprise me if it were true. I remember seeing her on a talk show once and thinking there was something not right about her.


I met her before...maybe...



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14 Oct 2008, 5:05 am

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14 Oct 2008, 5:22 am

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