Aspergers on TV and film
Perhaps the most positive cases of asperger's do not come from real life examples but ones depicted on television and film. Although they are not fully diagnosed they do depict clear symptoms of asperger's. I will only limit myself to three examples.
Dr. Bones- Bones (American crime drama that premiered on the Fox Network)
The creator of the show outright admitted that the character was molded on asperger's characteristics. Although the television network forced them not to admitting it outright this soon became part of the general criteria of the character. The way she takes things literally is a running joke on the show and her colleagues. She has slowly opened up in the series with her budding relationship with her co worker.
The Big Bang Theory- Sheldon (American sitcom that airs on the CBS Network)
Sheldon is incredibly intelligent but also widely not empathetic to his peers. He has trouble interacting socially and takes everything literally. Depicting as being in his own world, his relationship with his roommates and Penny have made him endearing to audiences.
Lisbeth Salander (character who appears in the Swedish Millennium Trilogy)
This character is perhaps the most complicated and layered of all the examples. She is highly intelligent and has become the victim of a system that took advantage of her poor social skills to place her in a mental institution. Her photographic memory, her incredible hacking skills and huge will to survive has created a modern day super hero.