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Most Successful Person To Turn Weird

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Just_An_SID, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    The death of Michael Jackson today started a discussion at the end of Happy Hour regarding who is the most successful person (in their field) who accomplished an awful lot, only to turn weird and do some ridiculous stuff.

    I say Jackson might be the biggest since Howard Hughes died.

    Somebody suggested Mike Tyson but I think he was already weird but it only really came out once he achieved success and his talent started to fade.

    How about Amy Winehouse?

    Tom Cruise?

    Bobby Fisher? (edited because I initially said Eddie, meaning Bobby)

    Let's hear what you think?
     
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Bobby Fischer.
     
  3. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Marlon Brando.
     
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I have to think the big three are Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. I can't think of anyone else in that league.

    Bobby Fischer was batshit crazy, but he was always batshit crazy. It just got more pronounced when he became more famous.
     
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Pope John Paul II. That guy went all kinds of crazy when they placed that freaky hat on his dome.
     
  6. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Have to agree. But off the top of my head, I'll nominate Phil Spector. Oh, and that OJ guy.
     
  7. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    H. Ross Perot.
     
  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    J.D. Salinger
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Spector was always a flake. Brian Wilson is a better example (minus the killing) along those lines.

    And I like Caligula in this contest.
     
  10. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Just because they killed somebody, it doesn't qualify them for the list.

    OJ is a murderer who winged out a little after being ostracized by most of the civilized world. I don't know enough about Spector but. .. .
     
  11. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't put Elizabeth Taylor in the same category as Jacko or Brando. She's definitely odd, but I think a good bit of her going off the rails can be attributed to drugs/alcohol.
     
  12. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    Some good ones listed already.

    Truman Capote started out as a major, important writer and became a prissy freak who babbled inanely on talk shows.

    Orson Welles?

    I actually would put Ralph Nader in this category.
     
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