"Hot Shot" is a fatal dosage of any drug used to kill the user. This could be murder or suicide as the potency was so great he never even removed the needle. A brilliant talent gone.
When is the last time you went through a typical day and did not hear the word "drugs"?
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.
Oh that Seymour Hoffman died! I just noticed his facial image and then recognized him!
RIP man. If he was depressed and modest then it seems his characters were not that off base then.
Sounds like an incredible self-backstabbing, self-controlling, emotion selling profession done all in the name of audience. On top of that you have bad audiences as well as critics and low income (till famous) to worry about.
No wonder they call whores as "actors" in the porn industry. I think this profession has harvested too much attention and talents. People should own back their emotions for themselves rather than capitalize on them and reserve it for sometimes undeserving audiences.
However, if that's the only point you want to make, perhaps you should start a thread in off-topic nonsense discussions.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
The allure of fame is very strong and I don't like to blow my own horn and this is the first time in a long time I've talked about this, but according to some of my mentors at the time, I had the potential but what was stronger was my fear.
Probably my biggest fear was actually making it, I would constantly sabotage myself with drinking or drugs, one time I turned up to an audition so drunk they told me halfway through to stop and "they'd be in touch".
Eventually I realized I wasn't happy with what I was doing, my substance abuse caused me to lose my fiance, they wouldn't allow me to renew my lease because of all the trouble, I lost my agent all in the same week.
Eventually I retreated from the city to a small mountain town where I took a job as a Night Audit and began to rebuild myself, took some time but I now have a beautiful wife and an amazing son who was born 3 months ago, I'm now Hotel junior management with a major company and reaping the rewards.
Am I famous? No.
Do I still have issues with depression? Yes.
But yah know what, I think I'm alot happier (and aliver) than I would have been if I'd have kept going, you can't take fame with you when you die, what you've done in life is so much less important than how you live, you can easily see by looking at my posts on DP from back then that something was seriously wrong.
Mr. Hoffman was the elite, best of the best at what he did, he was dedicated and masterful and no one can ever take that away from him, but obviously underneath it all there was serious trouble and I hope my story shows that while there is the glam, the glitz, money... it can never take away the pain.
in Korea, at least when my husband was there for many years, actors and actresses were not put on a pedestal as they are here. They were actually second-class citizens.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug