The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 are Dyslexic !

 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has cruised to over $730 million global earnings this past week with both Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) sharing their dyslexia with fans.

It’s becoming increasingly common for Hollywood headliners to share their back story and include details about being dyslexic. Zoe mentioned her dyslexia to the New York […]

ACTING WITH DYSLEXIA

There are some dyslexic children who seem to be natural actors and actresses at early ages and their talent and imitating the gestures, voices, and personalities of others seems almost from birth. What are the strengths and talents that make so many dyslexic people talented actresses and actors? For some it may be emotional […]

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Shakespeare and Dyslexia – Making Words Physical [Premium]

Today is National Shakespeare Day, and dyslexia and Shakespeare have been on our minds. We recently mentioned that Lloyd Everitt (yes, he’s dyslexic) is the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. But we’ve also been thinking about Shakespeare recently because, on our trip down to California, we had the pleasure of […]

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Advice for Actors – Especially Dyslexic Ones

 From accomplished actor Lloyd Everitt, the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London:
1. Know yourself
Observe your sound and reactions from outside. Then, once you’ve found your essence, protect it. It’s what defines you as an actor. Or, to put that another way, a lot of actors pick on successful actors […]

Dyslexia and Actress Liv Tyler

 

“I’m really dyslexic. I can’t spell at all, it’s embarrassing. I’ll spell the same word completely differently in the same sentence, my diary is a disaster..I can’t even read it sometimes…”

Actress Liv Tyler is known by many as the elf maiden Arwen Evenstar from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Liv started her modeling […]

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Dyslexia as Rocket Fuel – Sir Anthony Hopkins at 74

George Clooney and Dyslexia – Throwback Thursday #TBT

“When George was 8 years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia,” his mother said in 2006.

Like most bright dyslexics, she said, he learned to compensate. “George got through school by charming his teachers.” George’s 2nd grade teacher recalled, “I knew putting the Clooney kids at the front of the stage would attract some attention,” […]

Actor Michael Douglas Talks About Dyslexia

Regarding his son, Dylan:

Michael Douglas: “…His  auditory skills are staggering, like a lot of people who are dyslexic..Well, I think these issues make you tougher. Sticks and stones and smart… comments don’t bother you as much as you’re plowing ahead.”
Quinn Bradley: What you most proud about out of Dylan’s accomplishments in life?

Michael Douglas: I can’t believe […]

Life’s Insights with Henry Winkler – Dyslexia, Tenacity, and More

“He got his diploma in the mail only after taking the same geometry class eight times in a row over the course of four years, during the summers and regular school semesters, and finally passing with a D-.

“All of that humiliation, and all of that frustration, and all of that lack of self,” Winkler […]

Whoopi Goldberg on her Dyslexia

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Actor Film Producer Channing Tatum on Being Dyslexic

“I’ve learned more from people than I have from school or from books…” – Channing Tatum, actor and film producer

“I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot reasons. Not having early success on that one path messes with you….you get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down Syndrome, […]