Ben Affleck’s new role as a mathematics genius with Asperger’s Syndrome

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.10.03
Ben Affleck’s new role as a mathematics genius with Asperger’s Syndrome
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In his recent film, Ben Affleck plays an accountant with Asperger's Syndrome who works for a large criminal organization. In “The Accountant”, the famous Hollywood actor reveals the mechanisms behind the sophisticated and brilliant mind of someone suffering from this particular form of autism. Christian, the name of his character in the film, has a formidable intuition and a passion for mathematics, the combination of which lead him to be an expert in accounts and numbers without equal. But that is not all, he has a thousand and one other interests, from music to art, which reveal the emotional and inner part of his character. He is complicated character who, nevertheless, as Ben Affleck says, proves that it is possible to live with this condition.

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