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Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:39 am

I seem to remember Tony Attwood mentioning in his book that he has come across several people with AS who are great at acting. I'm just not sure about this idea "actors and dramatists are 'aspies' at heart ".
I'm slightly confused by the notion that Spielberg has a diagnosis of AS.



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:40 am

Do we have any budding Olivier's on the forum?



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:27 am

When I was at Uni, I loved acting ! ! Was in Richard III, as several walk-on type parts. It's the old thing about being more comfortable wearing a mask, than being yourself.



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:14 pm

I think aspies are also drawn to it for the structure.

Unlike spontanious conversations with others, on the stage you know exactly what to say, when and how to say it, what the other person will say and which facial expressions and gestures are expected at each precise moment.


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Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:31 pm

I love acting. joey travolta runs a school called "actors for autism" and I know san ackroyd has aspergers


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Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:24 pm

alex wrote:
I love acting. joey travolta runs a school called "actors for autism" and I know san ackroyd has aspergers


San Ackroyd, the oft overlooked little brother of Dan.



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:27 pm

juan's waaaay better than san. he adds that sort of spanish attitude to his films.



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:30 pm

lowfreq50 wrote:
alex wrote:
I love acting. joey travolta runs a school called "actors for autism" and I know san ackroyd has aspergers


San Ackroyd, the oft overlooked little brother of Dan.


you're being fresh now......aren't you? I think Dan would be offended. lol.



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excuse me, i meant dan ackroyd


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Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:14 pm

tinky wrote:
i think keanu reeves may have asperger's


Why do you think so? I've seen him on interviews and I'm pretty sure he doesn't. Is it because of his Neo character?


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Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:18 pm

alex wrote:
excuse me, i meant dan ackroyd


And by the way, it's Dan Aykroyd, but let's stop nitpicking :wink:



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:21 pm

fernando wrote:
tinky wrote:
i think keanu reeves may have asperger's


Why do you think so? I've seen him on interviews and I'm pretty sure he doesn't. Is it because of his Neo character?


just the way he acts in general. he doesn't seem to convey to much emotion sometimes when he's acting. either that or he's not a good actor.



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Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:27 pm

One of the reasons I questioned my AS DX is that I won awards in Drama for "interpretive reading".That requires vocal and facial expression.My social phobia was so great that I would dissociate
when reading but it was something my parents thought I should do.It was actually one of the few things I did well(evidently)but I have no memory of "what" I was doing.I think when I was hanging out with the Punks...there was a lot of acting on my part.I was never as tough as I could pretend when I was drinking.

Aspies Actors....Woody Allen?David Carradin<---Kung Fu?Dustin Hoffman?(maybe I just wish they were aspie because I used to have crushes on them as a girl?)


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Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:41 pm

I have heard someone propose that Orson Wells was AS. Although I don't know much about Orson as a person to either agree or disagree.


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