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Spielberg Does Not Have Asperger's Syndrome

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 29, 2010 at 9:22AM

Imagine my surprise when listening to an NPR report stating as fact that Steven Spielberg has Asperger's Syndrome. Anyone who has had any interaction with the guy knows that he's not only a super-smart and gifted filmmaker with extraordinary technological command (which easily could accompany an Asperger's diagnosis), but he's also highly intuitive, with warmth, charm and social skills to spare (which is far less frequent).
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Imagine my surprise when listening to an NPR report stating as fact that Steven Spielberg has Asperger's Syndrome. Anyone who has had any interaction with the guy knows that he's not only a super-smart and gifted filmmaker with extraordinary technological command (which easily could accompany an Asperger's diagnosis), but he's also highly intuitive, with warmth, charm and social skills to spare (which is far less frequent).

So it was not a surprise when his spokesman Marvin Levy came back to me today with an email confirming that there was "No truth" to the report. "It's that simple."

This article is related to: Directors, News, Steven Spielberg


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