7 Actors Who Portrayed Roles With Mental Illness

Mental illness is real and has no respect for anyone. It affects the poor, the rich, small and old. In our series of campaigns against stigma surrounding mental illness, we’ve talked about celebrities who struggle with mental illness, and those who have spoken candidly about their experiences with depression and other mental illness.

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It’s time to look at best portrayals of mental illness in modern movies: actors who at sometime took on the role of a mentally challenged individual.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt - Schizophrenia
Brad Pitt – Schizophrenia

The popular American actor and producer was schizphrenic in the movie ‘The 12 Monkeys.’ The movie is all about schizophrenia, which is a disease where you can’t tell the difference between what’s real, and what’s imaginary; characterized by symptoms such as withdrawal, thought disturbance and hallucination.

Pitt’s character is full of false prophesies and physical tics.

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