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Famous Dyslexics

 

These famous folks haven't "overcome" their dyslexia, it is because they are dyslexic that they have the visionary gifts that they've used to excel:

Actors, Filmmakers: 

Jennifer Aniston, Fred Astaire, Robert Benton, Orlando Bloom, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Walt Disney, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Hopkins, Kiera Knightley, Jay Leno, Steve McQueen, Keanu Reeves, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, Octavia Spencer, Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Henry Winkler

Architects and Designers: 
Michael Faraday, Christopher Lowell, Richard Rogers

Artists and Musicians: 
Ansel Adams, Beethoven, Cher, Kurt Cobain, Leonardo Da Vinci, Harry Belafonte, John Lennon, Mozart, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Bob Weir, Willard Wigan, Andy Worhol

Athletes: 

Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Bob May, Diamond Dallas Page, Steve Redgrave, Pete Rose, Jackie Stewart

Educators: 
Bill Bowen, Dean Bragonier, Ben Foss

Entrepreneurs: 
Josh Almeida, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Craig McCaw, David Neeleman, Charles Schwab

Law and Justice: 
David Boies, Erin Brockovich

Leaders: 
Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Gavin Newsom, Nelson Rockefeller, Erna Solberg, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson

Military: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Patton, General Westmoreland

Scientists and Inventors: 
Ann Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, Pierre Curie, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, Henry Ford, Carol Greider, Jack Horner, Archer J. P. Martin, Ky Michaelson

Writers—Fiction Writers: 
Stephen Cannell, Lewis Carroll, Agatha Christie, John Corrigan, Jane Elson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fannie Flagg, Gustave Flaubert, Vince Flynn, Terry Goodkind, John Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Anne Rice, Natasha Solomons, Elizabeth Daniels Squire, Jules Verne, Tom West

Writers—Journalists: 
Scott Adams, Anja Dembina, Richard Engel, Byron Pitts

Writers—Literature for Children and Young Adults: 

Avi, Hans Christian Andersen, Jeanne Betancourt, Amber Lee Dodd, Sally Gardner, Patricia Polacco

Writers—Nonfiction: 

Charley Boorman, Larry Chambers, John Edmund Delezen, Andrew Dornenburg, Nelson Lauver, Eileen Simpson, Bernie Taylor

Writers—Poets: 

Philip Schultz, William Butler Yeats

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