`Dyslexic` Steven Spielberg credits filmmaking for saving him from shame
London: Steven Spielberg, who has a successful career spanning nearly 40 years and a life most people envy, is just a very ordinary man with ordinary problems beneath the surface - even struggling from dyslexia, it has been revealed.
The 65-year-old director, who was diagnosed with dyslexia only five years ago, credits filmmaking with helping him express himself.
“I never felt like a victim. Movies really helped me... kind of saved me from shame, from guilt. Making movies was my great escape,” the Daily Mail quoted him as telling the Friends of Quinn website.
“When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set,” he said.
The Cincinnati-born star certainly hasn’t allowed the learning disability to interfere with his professional life.
Having begun his career back in 1973, the ‘Jurassic Park’ director continues to work today, with his latest project ‘Lincoln’ set for release in November.