Originally Posted by scott free
Seriously though, Searching for Sugar Man is just a true inspiration for me and it couldnt have happened to a better guy, he's sooo humble, without a trace of bitterness that he was rejected by America in the 60's-70's... "hey, its the music business, nothings guaranteed".
Since the release of the movie he's actually made millions, but gives most away to family and friends who supported him when he was just starting out or after he'd given up and went into construction... still lives in the rundown looking place with a wood burning stove in inner detroit that he's lived in for the last 40+ years.
This guy is a true artiste, listen to him give Bob Dylan a run for his money...
ed* he doesnt live in a "dump", but its definitely an older building in the heart of the city.
Very similar to this guy named Tom Shadyac, he directed Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar among other films and living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. After suffering an accident he looked in the mirror and decided what is life about? A question for the ages you could say, he then sold his 17,000 foot LA mansion, gave away most of his fortune and is currently living in a trailer park.
He has a documentary movie called I Am about his personal addiction to materialism.