Stephen Spielberg’s health: Making movies saved him from his disorder’s “shame and guilt.”


Stephen Spielberg’s health: Making movies saved the director from his disorder’s “shame and guilt.”

STEVEN SPIELBERG is the most commercially successful director in the world right now.

With films like Indiana Jones, ET the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jaws, the Hollywood legend is a master of creating cult classics.

What some people may not realize is that the star has accomplished all of this despite having a learning disability.

The 75-year-old was only diagnosed with dyslexia in 2007, but he spoke out about his experience with the condition in 2012 during a Friends of Quinn interview, where he admitted that his diagnosis “explained a lot of things.”

After struggling with reading in school, Spielberg discovered that he had been dyslexic his entire life, but he had kept the “tremendous mystery” to himself.

During the interview, Spielberg explained that “it basically started with just things that happen when you’re a kid in school.”

“You’re a slow reader, and I couldn’t read for at least two years.”

I was two years behind the rest of my class, so I was subjected to the same teasing as everyone else.

“I had to deal with that for a long time, and the teasing led to a slew of other issues at school, but it all stemmed from my embarrassment at having to stand up in front of the class and read.”

Spielberg admitted that he “always knew” he was “a little different,” but that some aspects of his childhood inspired some of his later films.

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with not only reading but also writing and spelling, according to the NHS.

Signs that a person may be dyslexic, like Spielberg’s, usually appear when a child begins school and focuses on learning to read and write.

These may include the following:

It is important to note, however, that dyslexia does not affect intelligence, unlike a learning disability.

Despite this, it is estimated that up to one in ten people in the UK will be affected in some way, for the rest of their lives.

One of the “worst days of [his]life,” according to the award-winning director, was when he was asked to stand up and read from a book in front of a group of people.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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