One of the world’s most successful and beloved actors once faced a battle with addiction so profound that he used these words to explain his state of mind. . . to a judge:
It’s like I have a shotgun in my mouth, and I’ve got my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gunmetal.
Today, he is known for his amazing charisma, wit and refreshingly frank words. Not to mention a slew of amazing performances and stratospheric success.
But he was once constant train wreck in the making. . . and the personification of a Hollywood red light.