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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Actors with Asperger's Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we have any budding Olivier's on the forum?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love acting. joey travolta runs a school called "actors for autism" and I know san ackroyd has aspergers
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think keanu reeves may have asperger's
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juan's waaaay better than san. he adds that sort of spanish attitude to his films.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: excuse me, dan ackroyd Reply with quote

excuse me, i meant dan ackroyd
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: excuse me, dan ackroyd Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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