In an upcoming issue of People magazine, Tom Cruise claims that his new age religion Scientology helped him cure his dyslexia. He converted to it after he filmed Top Gun.
He says that as a kid "I'd try to concentrate on what I was reading, then I'd get to the end of the page and have very little memory of anything I'd read. I would go blank, feel anxious, nervous, bored, frustrated, dumb."
He says that thanks to L Ron Hubbards teachings, "I realized I could absolutely learn anything that I wanted to learn." Cruise has funded the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project, which wants to use Scientology teaching methods in secular schools.