Some famous people diagnosed with Bell's palsy are Pierce Brosnan, Sylvester Stallone, Katie Holmes, Ralph Nader, and George Clooney. Bell's palsy is characterized by paralysis to one side of a person's face.
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan had Bell's palsy in his youth but has since recovered from the condition. Sylvester Stallone was born with Bell's palsy, and the condition has contributed in giving him a signature slurred style of speaking. Katie Holmes has the condition, and her signature smirk is a side effect of its effects. Ralph Nader had Bell's palsy, and one side of his face was paralyzed for months. George Clooney had the condition in middle school, and called this period "worst time of my life."