Nick is a good actor - great in "HBO's Carnivale", good in that modern take of Oliver , called "Twist", where he was one of a bunch of gay 4 pay teens. Never saw "T 3" , but heard he was good in that too. Here in LA, it's known he's been messed up for a while, but thought he was back on track.
He just makes me think of Brad Renfro and how hot he was in Bully. Poor Brad. :(
Hope poor Nick doesn't end up the same way. What is it with child stars? And yes, working with people from Gibson to Terrence Malick would fuck anyone up.
Just read the other thread about 'straight actors fooling around' etc., and saw the bit about Nick, Brad Renfro, and Michael Pitt, having to 'fool around' with people on "Bully". It hit me that these are 3 (Renfro dead, due to drug addiction) actors, who started very young , have all had stories about them for years, involving pedophilia , in the movie business - and , they all have seemed very messed up. Maybe the rumors are true, and they all were abused, by film professionals, thus causing their unfortunate mind mess-ups.
Pedophilia is epidemic in Hollywood. I personally was a victim as we're many of my friends. The perpetrators continue to take advantage of young kids trying to make it in Hollywood. But I won't name names.
I would love to learn more about That Tiki porno theatre on Santa Monica Blvd, has anyone gone there before?
UPDATE - Unbelieveably, Stahl was arrested again this morning (June 28th) in a Hollywood motel room, with 3 friends, doing Meth. Hopefully, he'll get serious drug rehab - if not, he may be Robert Downey Jr. Jr., and end up going off to hard core prison, for a bit. I wish the guy luck.
Every generation of actors seems to have a handful of these messed-up addict guys, but only one lucky one who ever makes a comeback a la RDJ. I wish him and his family luck.
I'll bet there's been many second chances and offers of help that he's turned down. I did like Carnavale and thought his acting was just fine, but this seems to be a path he's chosen for himself. He could clean up his act, if that's what he wanted. In fact, lots of Hollywood stars do recreational drugs constantly, but they also show up to work on time and know their lines. And they're also smart enough to stay away from shit like Meth. He had sensible options but chose a really dumb path, and seems to be determined to stay on it.
Any news on this yet?
Nick is hopelessly hooked. Sometimes, a person who is heading for demise experiences a "moment of clarity" which is the beginning of their recovery. I hope he can recover, he's a great actor and IMHO not a bad guy.
Sadly, there's no hope, no redemption. He will die soon.
His brain is infested with AIDS and it's like that old timer's
He's a fuckin' junkie.
[R14], [R16] We should all wish Nick the best, even if the odds are against him.
Some of the nicer people I know are "junkies." Addiction is a helluva of a drug.
Addicts are all trying to escape something. Drugs are just the tools to do so.
It doesn't sound good. Hope he can have that moment of clarity.
[quote]In fact, lots of Hollywood stars do recreational drugs constantly, but they also show up to work on time and know their lines.
And some people can't. It's like talking about an anorexic and saying "Lots of people watch their weight without starving themselves to death" or about a hopeless gambler and saying "Lots of people like to play games recreationally". Some lose themselves in addiction due to a lot of factors. Seldom it's as easy as choosing a shitty fate over a good life for the heck of it.
Once upon a time science opened up the door
filthy closeted shit, hope he dies in horrible pain!
Poor guy. I saw him at the Met, as Puck in Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream. A good performer.
Has anyone seen him at any glory holes in NYC? Or had him for a trick?
See what co-starring with Mel Gibson will do to you?
As long as Nick is still alive, there is still some hope.
R22 = Cunt of the Day
[R24] Not likely. He has a wife and a daughter.
[R22] You're disgusting, I hope your ill will comes back to you.
r22 you of all people should have sympathy for someone with issues.
Nick's a great actor. I hope he gets better.
What happened to Nick after his last bust? Is he still in jail?
Did Nick ever encounter Michael Jackson?
Nick Stahl deserves our well wishes. He's a great actor.
Nick has some films coming out, according to imdb.com. I look forward to seeing them.
[quote]filthy closeted shit, hope he dies in horrible pain!
You're a stupid bitch.
R33, see R25.
[R32], the cops decided not to charge him and he's back in rehab.