If you happen to run into Brad Pitt, chances are he won’t recognize you a second time.
That’s because the award-winning actor said in a new interview with GQ that he suffers from facial blindness, also known as dyschromia, which makes it difficult for him to remember everyone’s faces. People.
Although not officially diagnosed, Pitt, 58, said he believes he has the disease.
“No one believes me!” he say. “I want to meet someone else [person with it]. “
Pitt told GQ that he wants to remember the people he meets and fears that his struggles have given people the impression he’s aloof.
Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder that can make it hard for people to recognize even family members or friends, according to the National Institutes of Health. Treatment includes developing other strategies for recognizing people, such as focusing on their voice.
Some studies suggest it may affect 1 in 50 people to some degree.
Pitt spoke about the condition in 2013, telling Esquire that was why he stayed home so much.