25 Famous People With Asperger Syndrome

Do you know anybody with Asperger Syndrome? You probably do. Asperger’s is a form of high functioning autism, and many people with autism have made enormous contributions to society. In fact, some of the world’s biggest and most well-known geniuses were autistic or had autistic tendencies. Here are 25 Famous People With Asperger Syndrome.

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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley KubrickSource: huffingtonpost.com

A famous movie director, Stanley was quite obsessive and had trouble dealing with people while making movies. While that sounds bad, his Asperger’s also led to his insane attention to detail and his eventual fame as a film director!

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Dan Aykroyd

Dan AykroydSource: yahoo.com

The Canadian actor said his Asperger’s helped him with the film Ghostbusters because he was obsessed with ghosts and law enforcement, both of which made him the perfect person for the role! For those of you that don’t know, Asperger’s can cause an individual to have intense focus on a narrow range of interests.

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Robin Williams

Robin WilliamsSource: huffingtonpost.com

Thanks to his social awkwardness and hyperactive nature, it has been suggested that the late comedian likely had an autism spectrum disorder like Asperger’s. Unfortunately, he also battled depression. Autistic spectrum disorders can lead to the classic “troubled artist” stereotype.

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Michelangelo

MichelangeloSource: huffingtonpost.com

The famous Renaissance artist was notable for being unable to keep relationships with anybody. Some experts have even hypothesized that his troubled social life and Asperger’s symptoms led to a more intense focus on his art work, which also led him to become a ninja turtle. Okay, just kidding. We couldn’t resist.

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Charles Richter

Charles RichterSource: yahoo.com

The seismologist famous for creating the Richter scale measurement of earthquakes, Charles was also well known for his social awkwardness. Although he fared poorly in the give-and-take of a conversation, if you asked him to talk about earthquakes…he wouldn’t stop. These sorts of one-sided conversations are typical of Asperger’s.



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