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    When going gets tough, the tough gets going. Here are celebrities who overpowered their limits and made it big in life.







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    Beatles singer John Lennon had a poor academic background. He was an easygoing little brat who found it difficult to conform to the ordinary. The misfit eventually became the most adored singer of a generation with his extraordinary skills.






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    Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson had to leave school when he was 15. He was forced to start his own business in his teens as he was considered a dork according to society's standards. Branson had trust in himself and that faih helped him in becoming what he is today.






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    Abhishek Bachchan suffered mild dyslexia while in school. Aamir Khan, during the production of his movie 'Taare Zameen Par', had asked Abhishek whether he could mention the actor's case in the film to inspire kids who suffer from similar plight.






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    Actor Keanu Reeves felt isolated in school because of his differences in learning which eventually made him drop out and enroll himself in an acting school.







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    The Grey's Anatomy star admits he has difficulty in reading scripts even now. But the disability had boosted his will power and made him set his limits high.







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    Orlando Bloom was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven. Even though his IQ level was good, he had difficulty in reading. When Orlando turned to acting, he had to memorise the dialogues and with great pain , but the actor overcame all odds with hard work and perseverance.






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    Tom Cruise, who is an ardent devotee of the controversial church, reportedly fell under the spell of Scientology after he claimed the study technology helped him get over his dyslexia.







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    Hollywood's master director was a loner owing to his dyslexia. He was a dreamer who struggled with maths and eventually dropped out of college to pursue his movie career.







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    Boxing legend Muhammed Ali barely graduated from high school. In his own words: " I never said I was the smartest, I said I was the greatest."







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    His poor academic background didn't stop Walt Disney from pursuing his artistic career. He successfully overcame his difficulty by focusing on things he was good at.







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    British actress Keira Knightley was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of six. Keira credits her mother for helping her overcome her condition with her love, support and determination.







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    Mexican beauty Salma Hayek overcame her dyslexia to learn English in pursuit of her Hollywood dreams.







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    Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg conquered her dyslexia with sheer hard work and determination.







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    Tommy Hilfiger was considered a dull boy at school because of his dyslexia. He never went to college, but that didn't stop him from becoming one of the top designers in the world.







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