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Famous People with Antisocial Personality Disorder

Read about famous people with antisocial personality disorder, movies featuring people with antisocial personality disorder, celebrities with ASPD.

Due to the severity of the disorder, you’d be hard-pressed to find any famous people with antisocial personality disorder. Certain infamous people, such as serial killers John Wayne Gacy, Jefferey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy, did have antisocial personality disorder.

Famous People with Antisocial Personality Disorder

While you won't read about famous people with antisocial personality disorder here, you can look over this list of top Hollywood movies featuring main characters with the disorder:

The Godfather, 1972, starring Marlon Brando

The Godfather Part II, 1974, starring Robert De Niro

Wall Street, 1987, starring Michael Douglas

Silence of the Lambs, 1991, starring Anthony Hopkins

The Last King of Scotland, 2006, starring Forest Whitaker

There Will Be Blood, 2007, starring Daniel Day-Lewis

Unforgiven, 1992, starring Clint Eastwood

No Country for Old Men, 2007, starring Javier Bardem

A Clockwork Orange, 1971, Malcolm McDowell

According to Psychology Today, antisocial personality disorder is the most frequently displayed condition (23 %) among award-winning movies, featuring main characters with mental disorders. That's a lot of people with antisocial personality disorder in the movies!

Regarding celebrities with antisocial personality disorder, some people claim Tour de France athlete, Lance Armstrong, has the condition. They base this assumption on his observable behavior (antisocial personality disorder symptoms) and his reaction to the scandal that stripped him of his winning titles from the famed cycling race. Can we know with any certainty if a celebrity or public figure has this or any other disorder for that matter? Just through our own observations? Hardly. Still, fans and detractors alike love to play armchair psychiatrist and diagnose their favorite celebrities.

Some documentaries about the serial killers mentioned above could give you better insight into what this disorder looks like and the behavior patterns that go along with it. Check out these links to documentaries about these cold-hearted killers:

Ted Bundy

Jeffery Dahmer

 

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APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2014, December 4). Famous People with Antisocial Personality Disorder, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, July 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/personality-disorders/antisocial-personality-disorder/famous-people-with-antisocial-personality-disorder

Last Updated: May 30, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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