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post #101 of 116
The pianist in Shine. played by Geoffrey Rush. Can't believe I forgot his name!!! I'll remember... David Helfgott. I don't know much about the actual person, and am definitely thinking about the movie character.

The kid in August Rush seemed a little spectrum-y to me but then again there was some mystical realism involved so "diagnosing" him would ruin it a bit... but I found his little quirks SO charming.
post #102 of 116
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Originally Posted by beansavi View Post
yeah, and also that autistic behavior, in a way, can be looked at as "relative", kwim?
It's all relative, and Einstein had autism too.

Now Baby Einstein videos and toys make me laugh, because it's like, they're accidentally promoting autism as advanced cognitive development (which it is, but few realize the astronomical potential in autistics).
post #103 of 116
Leonardo deCaprio's character from What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
post #104 of 116
William Randolph Hearst
post #105 of 116
LOL at Max and Ruby. We have to strictly limit television because our spectrum kid scripts like crazy after 2 or 3 viewings. And he became particularly attached to Max's mini-scripts, so that show was banned for life in our house.
Berries!
Dino shirt...
Brownie!
Worm cake!

And so on.
post #106 of 116
I don't think I saw anyone mention it before, but Dan Akroid does has aspergers. He has commented on it before. I keep saying "see, my son can be like Bill Gates, Einstein or Dan Akroid, all great people to want to grow up and be."
post #107 of 116
Let's not forget Steve Urkel!
post #108 of 116
Andy Warhol.

I recently attended a Warhol exhibit with my DS1, and my heart swelled in recognition of his spirit.
post #109 of 116
Forrest Gump
Steven King
Robin Williams
Alice Cooper (maybe)
Jim Carrey (doesn't he have some kind of diagnosis?)

And slightly off topic and a fictional character, but did anyone see "Martian Child"? That kid was 90% my son.
post #110 of 116
Um, Robin Williams.


FWIW, I can't stand Max and Ruby because of the incessant: "Oh Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaax."
post #111 of 116
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Um, Robin Williams.


FWIW, I can't stand Max and Ruby because of the incessant: "Oh Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaax."
Same here. Ruby irritates the holy crap right out of me.
post #112 of 116
Luna Lovegood & her father are a solid argument for the genetic connection in autism (YoungSon contributed this).
post #113 of 116
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Originally Posted by harleyhalfmoon View Post
Forrest Gump
Steven King
Robin Williams
Alice Cooper (maybe)
Jim Carrey (doesn't he have some kind of diagnosis?)

And slightly off topic and a fictional character, but did anyone see "Martian Child"? That kid was 90% my son.
Robin Williams seems very ADHD to me rather than ASD although I guess some would say ADHD is on the spectrum so he is spectrumy.
post #114 of 116
One of the kids in Role Models - I don't remember movies well, but this guy was my son... Obsessive about Society for creative Anachronisms, socially inept...
post #115 of 116
Andy Warhol did have Asperger's. He is in the book, My Autism Heroes.

Bill Gates also has an Asperger's diagnosis. He does not like to talk about it. He does however, pay for his employees' children at Microsoft to get services for ASD (that insurance does not usually pay for, such as ABA and floortime).

Mike Myers is also thought to be on the Spectrum. He was interviewed after Shrek the 3rd and something was mentioned about him possibly having Asperger's. I'll have to see if we still have the article.

I cannot stand Max and Ruby! Where are their parents?? And Ruby is too bossy! We do not watch it here, I did see it a few times at others homes.

Take care!
Jen
post #116 of 116
Ben Stein, you know, Ferris Beuller's teacher! Famous for his monotone speech and a really smart guy!
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