Steven Spielberg has opened up about his dyslexia, the famous director admitting that he was bullied at school because he couldn't read. Spielberg has reason to be one of the most confident men in entertainment thanks to a stellar career that's seen him create some of the biggest critically and commercially received films of all time. However, he insisted that his boyhood was made a living hell because he struggled to keep up with the rest of the class and was teased as a result.

Talking to disabilities website Friends of Quinn, he said "Five years ago, I was diagnosed as having been dyslexic for my entire life, which explained a lot of things - it was like the last puzzle part in a tremendous mystery that I've kept to myself all these years. In my case, I was actually unable to read for at least two years (in school). I was two years behind the rest of my class. I went through what everybody goes through: teasing. I had to go through that for a long time. The teasing led to a lot of other problems I was having in school. It all stemmed from the fact that I was embarrassed to stand up in front of the class and read."

It was this, he said, that led him to film: "I got bullied, I dealt with it by making movies. Making movies was my cover-up... Movies really helped me, kind of saved me from shame, from guilt. Making movies was my great escape, that's really how I was able to get away from all of that. When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set."