autistic savant


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autistic savant

n.
A person with savant syndrome.
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While in entertainment Dustin Hoffman scooped an Oscar for his portrayal of autistic savant Raymond Babbitt in the film Rainman, and twins Luke and Matt Goss of Bros were heart-throbs for young girls - Brosettes - infatuated with their quiffs, lip gloss and leather jackets
Remember Dustin Hoffman upstaging Tom Cruise's toothy grin and Armani suits by working the autistic savant shtick in Rain Man Or how Sean Penn acted us senseless playing the lovably slow-witted hero in I Am Sam let alone the floridly bereaved father in Mystic River?
At times hilarious, heartbreaking and dark, "It Burns a Lovely Light" is a novel about a (possibly-too-close) military family that implodes, leaving the eldest daughter to give up her plans of university to care for her autistic savant brother.
Attendees at the final of the 'Black & White Sudoku for a cause: Autism' event at Al Bustan Palace Hotel on May 12 will witness the genius of Daniel Tammet, a high functioning autistic savant, and known as the man with the 'incredible brain'.
It's a trait no doubt inherited from his estranged father, who upon dying leaves his $12m fortune to Charlie's autistic savant brother, Raymond (Neil Morrissey, star of Waterloo Road and Men Behaving Badly).
The Oscar-winning film, which starred Dustin Hoffman as autistic savant Raymond Babbitt, has been "radically re-imagined" for the present day.
Diagnosed as an autistic savant since childhood, Tony possesses otherworldly knowledge and has created a virus that could destroy the world's economic and social systems as we know it.
With its focus on an autistic savant with a genius for numbers, Rain Main, as played by Dustin Hoffman, was the perfect companion for a night at the card tables, but emotionally he struggled to cope outside the regimented lifestyle of an institution.
MUSCAT: An exclusive work of art by American autistic savant George Widener, and an exquisite pair of diamonds are up for charity sale as part of the Black & White a€?You Play Sudokua€™ Open to All Competitiona€"2010 at the Oman Auditorium of Al Bustan Palace hotel today.
Morrissey will play Raymond Babbitt, an autistic savant who has been institutionalised for most of his life, the part for which Dustin Hoffman received the Oscar for Best Actor in the 1988 film, while Green Wing's Oliver Chris plays the Tom Cruise role of Raymond's younger brother Charlie.
FAMOUS FOR: His versatility: from drag act to autistic savant and crusading journalist to existential detective.