Jan-Michael Vincent! From 70’s Sexiest Man To A “True Hollywood” Tragedy!

This is a REAL “True Hollywood Story” – tragic

johnrieber

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This film is currently on the “Retro” cable channel – a great cult 70’s film that was poorly remade as most of them are:

70's sex stud

One of the stars of this great action film has become a shocking “True Hollywood Tragedy” – it’s the story of Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in the most iconic surfing movie ever – and is now an amputee!

Jan-Michael Vincent amputation

This is a real tragic story of Hollywood – and a reminder of the downside of fame…one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars is now struggling to survive!

UPDATE: Jan-Michael Vincent has died. Here is the story:

https://johnrieber.com/2019/03/08/rip-jan-michael-vincent-from-superstar-to-true-hollywood-tragedy/

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Here are words uttered by Vincent in the iconic surfing film “Big Wednesday.”

“I don’t wanna be a star. Have my picture in magazines, have a bunch of kids looking up to me. I’m a drunk, Bear, a screw up. I just surf cause its good to go out and ride…

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14 replies

  1. And yet, so many would & wanna bees crave the very thing that will destroy them eventually…
    These would be stars never have schooling or guidance on the quests that have taken so many lives prematurely!

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  2. I had no idea he was in such a bad way. As I get older, I forget how old the stars of my youth have become too. I really liked The Mechanic, but never rated Vincent as an actor at all. The remake of that film (with Jason Staham) wasn’t half bad either.
    Regards, Pete.

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  3. What a downer. I have no idea how he became “tragic” but I feel sad about his loss of leg and his mental frame of mind.

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  4. So sad. I remember him well. Crap actor but what a body!

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