Came across this article on the Daily Mail’s website today: “Born to raise hell: The reckless passion that drove four of Britain’s most extraordinary film stars on”
Richard Burton, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris and Peter O’Toole to be precise. What I found quite interesting and shocking at the same time: Richard Harris apparently drank two bottles of vodka a day and had a habit of abandoning his clothing whilst under the influence.
Nothing glamorous about that. I don’t think you can compare film stars drinking habit to today’s binge drinking teens though. I reckon what people drink nowadays doesn’t come close to what Burton, Reed or Harris downed once upon a time.
I guess the article just emphasizes the old film star – alcohol clichÃ©. Nothing much new there.