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Steven Spielberg’s battle with dyslexia

Steven Spielberg’s battle with dyslexia

Director Steven Spielberg has opened up about his struggle with dyslexia.

The ET director was diagnosed only five years ago and says that film-making helped him conquer his learning disability.

“I never felt like a victim. Movies really helped me… kind of saved me from shame, from guilt. Making movies was my great escape,” he told learning disability website Friends of Quinn.

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“When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set”, the Oscar-winner added.

Other famous people to suffer the disorder include Albert Einstein, Cher, Walt Disney, Leonardo da Vinci and Tom Cruise.

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