The Word: Is Brad Pitt face blind?
Plenty of Hollywood stars probably have trouble remembering all the hundreds of reporters and fans and presidents they meet. Brad Pitt, however, thinks his poor memory might be an actual medical condition. He finds it nearly impossible to remember the faces of anyone he meets, he told Esquire.
For awhile, he tried being honest about his problem. “I took one year where I just said, this year I’m just going to cop to it and say to people, ‘OK, where did we meet?’ But it just got worse. People were more offended. Every now and then, someone will give me context, and I’ll say, ‘Thank you for helping me.’ But I piss more people off,” the star says.
Brad says he’s planning to get tested to find out if his forgetfulness is actually a mental condition called prosopagnosia, or face blindness. His guilt over not remembering people means he rarely goes out — you can’t forget someone you never meet. It’s sweet that he even feels bad about this. I’d consider it an honor to have Brad Pitt forget my face.
Pitt recently opened up about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. He is incredibly glad that the procedure went well. “it’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a specter hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us.”