abhishek bachchan Abhishek Bachchan is a popular Indian actor. He appeared in hit movies like Dhoom, Yuva, Sarkar Raj, Dostana and Paa among many others. In the movie, Taare Zameen Par, Aamir Khan has cited the example of Abhishek Bachchan as someone who struggled with dyslexia in his childhood but now has become a superstar.

patrick dempsey Patrick Dempsey dubbed "Dr. McDreamy" by the female interns of Grey’s Anatomy, has long battled with dyslexia, ever since being diagnosed with it at the age of 12 years. The 40-year old actor says that he struggles when reading scripts and memorizing his lines as Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit ABC series.

"I think that’s when I get the most insecure... it’s very hard for me to read it off the page. I need to memorize it, in order to go."- Patrick Dempsey

orlando bloom Orlando Bloom is a popular Hollywood actor. At the age of seven, he was tested and diagnosed with dyslexia, and also came to know that he possesses a high IQ. He has acted in movies like The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Elizabethtown, Kingdom of Heaven and New York, I Love you.

"It was a struggle. It was a lot of work... I had to work three times as hard to get two-thirds of the way." -Orlando Bloom

salma hayek Salma Hayek is the most successful Latin actress in Hollywood. She has appeared in more than thirty films and secured a nomination for an Oscar.

"I can learn my lines fine. It’s just reading them in the first place that is the problem."- Salma Hayek

Keira Knightley Keira Knightley is a popular Hollywood actress. Her dyslexia made it impossible for her to learn lines. She got good help from some amazing teachers and her parents worked tirelessly with her, so by the time she was 11, she had kind of overcome the problem. She says she can now read scripts without a fault.

"I remember going in for an audition when I was eight, and it was the most excruciating experience because I couldn't read my lines." - Keira Knightley

Jodie Kidd Jodie Kidd is an international supermodel who has graced the covers of magazines such as Elle and Vogue. Despite having a high I.Q, She flunked all her seven GCSEs apart from art. She was suspended twice and threatened with expulsion.

"I got used to being told off. If I wasn't told off every day in every lesson, I was in shock. I hated academic work". - Jodie Kidd

tom cruise Tom Cruise is an American actor and film producer. Cruise has said that he suffered from abuse as a child. This was partially due to him suffering from dyslexia. Despite being a success in his chosen field, this entertainer can learn lines only by listening to a tape.

"My childhood was extremely lonely. I was dyslexic and lots of kids make fun of me. That experience made me tough inside, because you learn to quietly accept ridicule."- Tom Cruise

Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg is an outstanding American actress and has acted in films like Ghost, Made in America, Jumping Jack Flash, The Color Purple, and Star Trek: Generations. Whoopi had a lot of difficulty in school, but it was not until she was an adult did she learn that she had dyslexia.
"When I was a kid they didn't call it dyslexia. They called it... you know, you were slow, or you were retarded, or whatever...........What you can never change is the effect that the words "dumb" and "stupid" have on young people."- Whoopi Goldberg

Liv Rundgren Tyler Liv Rundgren Tyler is an American actress and a model. She has appeared in an eclectic range of films like Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Jersey Girl, Lonesome Jim, Reign Over Me, Armageddon, The Strangers and The Incredible Hulk.

"My diary is a disaster - sometimes I can’t even read it. I can’t spell at all, it’s embarrassing. Thank God for spell check on computers. I’ll spell the same word completely differently in the same sentence." - Liv Rundgren Tyler

Steven Allan Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. His movies: Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park have achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. He is dyslexic.

"I felt like an alien. I always felt like I never belonged to any group that I wanted to belong to."-Steven Allan Spielberg

Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves is a famous Hollywood star. He is best known for his roles in Speed, The Devil's Advocate, Constantine and the Matrix. Reeves suffered from dyslexia. He had lot of trouble reading and got fed up and didn’t bother to finish high school.

"I was hopeless at high school - I failed everything but Latin." - Keanu Reeves

James Leno James "Jay" Leno is an American stand-up comedian and television host. On The Tonight Show, Leno confirmed that he is dyslexic. He did not do very well in school getting mainly C’s and D’s. Eventually, he not only graduated but also went on to receive a bachelor's degree in speech therapy from Emerson College.