It is Friday. The last Friday in July and less than a month before school starts in many places. Enjoy those last 30 days kids. I will be here all weekend with some blind reveals from the archives and from more recent times too. If you don't have anything to do this weekend, why not spend a minute or two all comfortable on your sofa while we pound back Bloody Mary's and wish that everyday was a weekend. Then we can drag ourselves back to work on Monday promising ourselves we won't ever drink again. By Tuesday we waver. You can follow me on Twitter. I am @entylawyer
This actor was approaching A list when he was younger. That was when he got the role of a lifetime on a television show. Then he dropped to B despite a truly great film performance that everyone loves. Loves. He stayed busy even without fame and was pumping out movies as fast as he could make them. Every genre, but not many successful ones. It didn't matter. he was working. From the time he hit his first set when he was in his teens he was drinking. That turned to drugs and back to drinking. That turned to rehab and then rehab again. As he drank and grew older, he also became a real pain to work with and directors and producers wanted less and less to do with him. When he came on the set with a knife once and then later with a gun while high on meth, he was shown the door. Literally. Rock bottom. He said he literally slept in a gutter that night because he kept drinking and kept using and when h fell down off a curb, the gutter was on a slant and he did not have enough muscle coordination to beat the slant and was on the ground all night. He woke up and went to rehab the next day. Had a slip and then went again. After that second chance he has kept on the straight and narrow. He has been clean. From the day he got out of rehab that second time he has been calling producers and directors and writers. He just wanted a chance to act again and to show everyone he could do it. He says he never missed a day of calling for almost two years. He kept going to lunch with people to show them he was clean. He made sure people saw him clean. Now, almost two years later he landed a great film role and a small part on a very popular television show. Hopefully he can keep it together.