Orlando Bloom: An Enchanting Journey through Life with Dyslexia

When you picture Orlando Bloom, you might see a charming and fantastic figure, his roles in movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Lord of the Rings” etched in your memory. But behind that glamorous screen image, lies a deeply personal story, a story of a tiny boy who felt alone, scared, and stupid due to his dyslexia.

His childhood was marked by frustration and anxiety. He was an angry child at times. “I was frustrated with the learning disability. It makes you feel stupid; you just don’t feel smart,” Orlando reflects. The world around him felt colorless, as the colorful stories written in books eluded him. Yet, a glimmer of self-belief shone through the fog of self-doubt. Somewhere within him, he knew he was smart.

-Orlando Bloom