There's nothing Hollywood loves more than self-congratulation. The entire industry is based on the premise that it can take a random, down-on-their-luck actor from the streets of Los Angeles and turn them into a blockbuster-generating superstar. And when a particular actor doesn't necessarily fit their rags-to-riches narrative, then Hollywood does the second thing it loves the most and lies.
For years, it's been believed that 'Star Wars' icon Mark Hamill was a struggling actor in L.A. in the mid 1970s and was crashing on the couch of his friend and future Freddy Krueger actor
Robert was 1 of several actors who told me about #StarWars-When I told my agent-She'd already set up an audition & still gets annoyed he takes the credit. Sleeping on his couch is nonsense! I'd been a working actor for over 6 years & had my own Apt. #SettingTheRecordStraight https://t.co/XktCLDEQ9V— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 20, 2018