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Guy Pearce: My Wife & Special Needs Sister Taught Me Tons

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It's hard not the get a HUGE head when you've been a TV and movie star for 26 years — but somehow Guy Pearce has managed to stay grounded!

The Prometheus star credits his humility to his sister Tracy, who suffers from Cornelia de Lange syndrome, which affects intellectual and physical development.

The Australian actor says:

"I like to think I have empathy. Growing up with a sibling with special needs opened my eyes to things. You think differently when you see how she struggles with the world and the care she needs."

Another gal keeping Guy's ego in check is his wife, Kate Mestitz. The explains that:

"Having a partner who has nothing to do with Hollywood helps keep things in perspective. Our life is not in any way centred around celebrity, partly because we live in Melbourne and partly because of my reluctance to be involved in it."

Sounds like those two amazing ladies have made him who he is!

He's certainly a lucky Guy!

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