Brad Pitt is rather confessional lately, isn't he? I hope everything okay. I mean, he's been spilling his guts about EVERYTHING lately. The latest confession being about his apparent (and self-diagnosed) "face blindness." Have you heard of it? It's a real thing. Even well-known painter Chuck Close, known for his portraits of faces, suffers from this phenomenon. It basically means you can't recognize faces that you've seen before -- even ones you've seen over and over, and it can be really debilitating.
Face blindness, a rare neurological condition called Prosopagnosia is no joke, of course, but you just gotta laugh at the irony of one of the most recognizable faces in America possibly suffering such a thing. Surely, Brad can even laugh at the oddity of the whole thing.
Some of the Brad Pitt Face Blindness jokes (the ones worth repeating anyway) found on Twitter and beyond:
- Poor Brad married to the world's most beautiful woman and he can't even recognize her!
- Brad Pitt may apparently have face-blindness. Now I know why he doesn't recognize me. Or return my calls. -- Lauren Fiscus @lauren_fiscus
- Brad Pitt would make the worst witness EVER. But oddly, be great as the lead in a remake of WITNESS. -- Brian Lynch @BrianLynch
- Brad Pitt has diagnosed himself w/ "face blindness" thus he never recognizes a face he has met. It's also known as being "good looking". -- Dan Riley @driley32
Alright, alright, enough joking around. But it IS funny to think about within Brad Pitt's famous life. Let's just hope he doesn't really have it. People who suffer from Face Blindness really do struggle immensely, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Do you think Brad Pitt really has Face Blindness?
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