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Famous Autistic People
Anthony Hopkins - Actor
Hopkins stated his diagnosis has helped him as an actor. "I definitely look at people differently. I like to deconstruct, to pull a character apart, to work out what makes them tick"
Greta Thunberg - Activist & Public Speaker
"When I felt the most sad, I didn't know that I had autism"
"The diagnosis was almost only positive for me."
Dan Aykroyd - Actor & Writer
Aykroyd says being autistic "has helped [him] creatively"
"One of my symptoms included my obsession with ghosts and law enforcement"
"That's when the idea of my film Ghostbusters was born"
Daryl Hannah - Actress & Activist
"I wanted to go and live in the land of Oz. Once I realised that [acting] was actually a job I could have, I actively pursued it."
Tom Stoltman - World's Strongest Man 2021
"Just because we've got a label on our heads, it doesn't mean that you are different from anyone else."