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Old 06-22-2003, 03:35 PM
KidCharlemagne KidCharlemagne is offline
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What the hell is wrong with Gary Busey?

I don't know if any of you caught the show "I'm with Busey" that premiered on Comedy Central last night wherein some failed comedy writer rides around with Busey in an attempt to learn "how to be a man." Busey is absolutely nuts. I know he had brain trauma and lord you can see his face is disfigured but it seems he is partly manic, partly ADD, and partly just completely unaware of what's going on. The show is somewhat of a sad carnival freakshow wherein the freak doesn't know he's being exploited. Does anyone know how bad his brain damage was or if he was always so fricking odd.
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Old 06-22-2003, 04:07 PM
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KidCharlemagne


Not quite that odd in the early days.

Very effective as Buddy Holly in that biopic.

Okay in the Willie Nelson thing "Barbarosa."

Convincing as Mr. Joshua in some Mel Gibson (?) thing.

And acceptable in something about some group of bikers. Title had chrome in it, I think.

Used to think he was unusual in his style, but liked his work.

Didn't see the CC show the other night, mostly for fear that what you report would have happened. I don't enjoy the exploitation theme all that much unless the exploitee really deserves it. Now I'll have to think who such a person would be...

Michael Jackson?
Rosie O'Donnell?
Jerry Springer?
Bill O'Reilly?
Geraldo?
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:00 PM
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His motorcycle accident was quite some time ago, and he's worked quite a bit since then, so unless there's some new brain trauma I'm not aware of, I find this quite surprising.
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:04 PM
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He's probably just putting on an act. I doubt it's a show about exploiting some more brain-damaged man who doesn't know he's being laughed at.
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:29 PM
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I met him a little over a year ago, and he's a little nuts but not as nuts as he is on the show.
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:57 PM
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didnt he used to use a lot of heroin or something at least thats what I've heard.
I have always admired the guy though, he plays the part of a psychopath so well
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:47 PM
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What happened to his being a born-again Bible thumper? In 2000, he made a straight-to-video movie about the Rapture, called Tribulation, and about a year or so ago I saw him on TBN talking about how had found Jesus and was leaving showbiz to become a preacher.
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:12 PM
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What happened to his being a born-again Bible thumper? In 2000, he made a straight-to-video movie about the Rapture, called Tribulation, and about a year or so ago I saw him on TBN talking about how had found Jesus and was leaving showbiz to become a preacher.
Well, then the drugs wore off...
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:22 PM
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Maybe Jesus doesn't pay as well as Comedy Central.
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Old 06-22-2003, 11:35 PM
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didnt he used to use a lot of heroin or something at least thats what I've heard.
I have always admired the guy though, he plays the part of a psychopath so well
It was cocaine. He's also had cancer.

The current issue of Esquire has a 2/3 page filler called 'Gary Busey's Guide to Manhood'. Lovely photo of Busey, looking ever so much like he's pulling a wedgie out of his skivvies.

July Esquire, with Arnold Schwarzenegger's picture on the front.

Ol' Gar seems to be about two bricks shy of a load, but he's still rattling around.
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:50 AM
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After seeing that first episode, I have to wonder whether it was Busey's idea to have a scene in drag in Under Siege. He does not make an attractive woman.
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:09 AM
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He almost ran me over with his car once.

I had to deliver a script to someone on the Paramount lot. I left my car in serf parking and headed on foot to the main compound, then a car zoomed around a corner way too fast...Well, actually, "almost ran me over" isn't strictly true, since he swerved to avoid me, but he was irritated enough at having had to do so that he yelled "wench".

I didn't like him as Buddy Holly, and I formed that opinion years before the above incident. Holly was very easygoing and gentlemanly; Busey seemed to think he was playing Jerry Lee Lewis. (Heck, he should have; he'd have been more suited to that role than Dennis Quaid was!)
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Old 06-23-2003, 03:29 AM
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After seeing that first episode, I have to wonder whether it was Busey's idea to have a scene in drag in Under Siege. He does not make an attractive woman.
At this point, he doesn't make an attractive man. His son is hella hot, though.
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Old 06-23-2003, 04:20 AM
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My friend describes him thusly:

Where Ozzy is totally out of it, Busey is totally out of it AND a little nuts.

This makes for great entertainment for college aged boys.
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