Brad Pitt: Face Blindness Makes People Hate HimBy: Amanda Crum - May 25, 2013
Brad Pitt has one of the most memorable faces in the country, but don’t expect him to remember yours should you ever meet the superstar.
Pitt says he’s always had a huge problem remembering faces, even if he’s had a lengthy conversation with someone. It tends to make people angry.
“So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them,” Pitt said in a recent Esquire interview. “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. …You get this thing, like, ‘You’re being egotistical. You’re being conceited.’ But it’s a mystery to me, man. I can’t grasp a face, and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested.”
Carnegie Mellon University has invited Pitt to be tested, in fact, and put out a press release about it:
“Carnegie Mellon is one of the very few places that can both test for face blindness and perform the brain imaging in our state-of-the-art imaging center,” the statement read.
The actor has been getting quite a few headlines this week; after the interview came out, excerpts were leaked online in which he talked about how he felt like he was “drifting” through life during the time he was married to Jennifer Aniston. However, he has also said he blames himself for the feelings and called Aniston “an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman.”