Brad Pitt defends prosopagnosia of ‘face blindness’

Brad Pitt thinks he suffers from prosopagnosia, a rare “face blindness disorder” – but “no one believes” him.

The Oscar winner, 58, said in his August 2022 GQ cover story that he wants to meet “another” person who also experiences the condition.

Pitt, who has not been formally diagnosed, is concerned about the appearance of “remote… aloof, inaccessible” [and] egocentric” as he struggles to recognize faces, according to the article.

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star first spoke about his suspicions of prosopagnosia in 2013.

“So many people hate me because they think I don’t respect them,” he told Esquire at the time.

“Every now and then someone will give me context, and I’ll say, ‘Thank you for helping me,'” he continued.

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The actor does not want to appear “remote … distant, inaccessible” [and] egocentric” while socializing.
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Although at one point he tried to “treat” his struggles, he said he only “piss”.[ed] more people.”

Pitt explained, “You get this thing, like, ‘You’re selfish. You get conceited.’”

The “Fury” star told the outlet that facial features are “a mystery”, explaining, “I can’t comprehend a face, and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I’m going to get it tested. … That’s why I home.”

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Pitt first spoke about the struggle with recognizing faces in 2013.

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Pitt first spoke about the struggle with recognizing faces in 2013.

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At the time, Pitt was married to Angelina Jolie and lived with their six children: Maddox, now 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13.

“There is constant chatter in our house, whether it be giggling or yelling or crying or banging. I love it,” he sobbed. “I hate it when they’re gone. … I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

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“That’s why I stay at home,” he joked at the time.
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He and his “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” co-star, 47, split in September 2016, two years after tying the knot.

Although the exes were declared legally single in April 2019, their legal battle over child and property custody is still ongoing.

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