When I first read about Brad Pitt's claim he has prosopagnosia, a condition better known as face blindness I was skeptical. (read the interview at  Esquire)

Of course, I'm usually skeptical about most things Hollywood movie stars say.  Here's on of Pitt's comments from the article.

"So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them, so I swear to God, I took one year where I just said, This year, I'm just going to cop to it and say to people, 'Okay, where did we meet?'"


I read more into it and realized he did genuinely seem concerned about it.  However, I think he may suffer what many people in the public eye suffer from, they just meet and see so many people there's no way you could possibly remember them all.

Now Pitt says he has trouble with faces.  Not to put myself in the same category as Pitt, but I have more trouble with names.  In the radio biz you do meet a ton of people, sometimes in a short amount of time.   It's not uncommon for some person to approach you later at a grocery store and pretend like they know you.  I usually remember the face but not the name.

I hate not remembering someone's name, and I know it seems disrespectful, but I really don't mean it that way.  Pitt claims he doesn't remember their faces so some people are really offended.  A name you can kind of fake your way through and pretend you knew all along, but a face is a different story, and if he really has this condition it's unfortunate.

Hopefully for Pitt this isn't early signs of Alzheimer's disease or something related.  I'm not a doctor, but it's probably more of a case that Pitt sees and meets thousands of people a week and  he just can't process it all.  Don't worry... uh, Brett, no Brad, sorry, Brad... everything will be just find.