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Poll: Acting Out Autism

Sadly, autism diagnoses have become more and more prevalent in the last few decades. Which of these performances of a character with autism (including those with Asperger Syndrome) was the most moving for you?

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    Jay Underwood in The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

    Eric (Jay Underwood) - The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
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    Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (1988)

    Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman) - Rain Man (1988)
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    Asha Menina in House of Cards (1993)

    Sally Matthews (Asha Menina) - House of Cards (1993)
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    Leonardo DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

    Arnie Grape (Leonardo DiCaprio) - What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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    Andrew Miller in Cube (1997)

    Kazan (Andrew Miller) - Cube (1997)
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    Miko Hughes in Mercury Rising (1998)

    Simon Lynch (Miko Hughes) - Mercury Rising (1998)
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    Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001)

    Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) - I Am Sam (2001)
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    Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell in Mozart and the Whale (2005)

    Isabelle Sorenson (Radha Mitchell) and Donald Morton (Josh Hartnett) - Mozart and the Whale (2005)
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    Sigourney Weaver in Snow Cake (2006)

    Linda Freeman (Sigourney Weaver) - Snow Cake (2006)
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    Greg Timmermans in Ben X (2007)

    Ben (Greg Timmermans) - Ben X (2007)
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    Harry Connick Jr. in P.S. I Love You (2007)

    Daniel (Harry Connick Jr.) - P.S. I Love You (2007)
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    Luke Ford in The Black Balloon (2008)

    Charlie Mollison (Luke Ford) - The Black Balloon (2008)
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    JeeJa Yanin in Chocolate (2008)

    Zen (JeeJa Yanin) - Chocolate (2008)
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    Hugh Dancy in Adam (2009)

    Adam Raki (Hugh Dancy) - Adam (2009)
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mary and Max (2009)

    Max Jerry Horovitz (voiced by Philip Seymour Hoffman) - Mary and Max (2009)
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    Luke Benward in Dear John (2010)

    Alan (Luke Benward and R. Braeden Reed) - Dear John (2010)
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    Ocean Heaven (2010)

    Dafu (Zhang Wen) - Ocean Heaven (2010)
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    I rymden finns inga känslor (2010)

    Simon (Bill Skarsgård) - I rymden finns inga känslor (2010)
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    Shah Rukh Khan in My Name Is Khan (2010)

    Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) - My Name Is Khan (2010)
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    Ray Romano and Max Burkholder in Parenthood (2010)

    Hank Rizzoli (Ray Romano) and Max Braverman (Max Burkholder) - Parenthood (2010)
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    Claire Danes in Temple Grandin (2010)

    Temple Grandin (Claire Danes) - Temple Grandin (2010)
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    Ryan Cartwright in Alphas (2011)

    Gary Bell (Ryan Cartwright) - Alphas (2011)
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    Sofia Helin in Bron/Broen (2011)

    Saga (Sofia Helin) - Bron/Broen (2011)
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    Thomas Horn in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

    Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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    Ewan McGregor in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

    Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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    Priyanka Chopra in Barfi! (2012)

    Jhilmil Chatterjee (Priyanka Chopra) - Barfi! (2012)
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    Lou Taylor Pucci in The Story of Luke (2012)

    Luke (Lou Taylor Pucci) - The Story of Luke (2012)
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    Diane Kruger in The Bridge (2013)

    Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) - The Bridge (2013)
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    Asa Butterfield in A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

    Nathan Ellis (Asa Butterfield) - A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
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    Ben Affleck in The Accountant (2016)

    Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) - The Accountant (2016)
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    Keir Gilchrist in Atypical (2017)

    Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) - Atypical (2017)
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    Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor (2017)

    Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) - The Good Doctor (2017)
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    Dakota Fanning in Please Stand By (2017)

    Wendy (Dakota Fanning) - Please Stand By (2017)
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    RJ Cyler in Power Rangers (2017)

    Billy (Blue Ranger) (RJ Cyler) - Power Rangers (2017)
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    A.J. Saudin in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)

    Connor Deslauriers (A.J. Saudin) - Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)

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