At the beginning of every episode of Jackass , the indicate has to practically beg you not to try any of what you’re about to see at home, which seems a bit redundant when the guys start stapling their own testicles to an enraged bull. But it’s necessary. Some people genuinely can’t help doing whatever they ensure onscreen , no matter how bloody, stupid, or painful the results. Sometimes that even goes for the actors pretending to do it …
6 A Sopranos Actor Was Implicated In A Real Mob Execution
Michael “Big Mike” Squicciarini was typecast as, well, himself, and his role as “Big Frank” on The Sopranos was no exception. Though it seems impossible for a guy who has played everyone from “Thug Joey” to “Henchman# 2, ” his real-life rap sheet had more mob stereotypes than his IMDb page. While he worked for the DiMeo crime family on the reveal, he worked for the family they were based on, the DeCavalcantes, in reality.
Big Mike served five years for worsened assault before officially graduating to assassination in 1992, when he lured rival drug dealer Ralph Hernandez to a nightclub owned by rabble capo “Joe Pitts” Conigliaro. Pitts was in a wheelchair because he and his partner failed so hard at shaking a dude down that they accidentally shot each other at the same time, but he didn’t let that hold him back. Someone( we don’t know for sure if it was Big Mike, but it, uh … it was probably Big Mike) locked Hernandez in a room with Joe, but didn’t stick around to see Pitts shoot the man in the forehead.
That would have been the end of it, had Big Mike not gotten stars in his eyes. Police were still investigating the crime, but all they had was a nickname, and you’d be surprised at the number of members of Big Mikes residing in that part of the country. Then they noticed that this Sopranos guy seemed suspiciously good at gangstering …
Witnesses were shown a few episodes of the present, and confirmed that it was an entertainment thrill ride( and also that Big Mike wholly helped kill that guy ). By then, Big Mike had turned his life around, but his crimes came back to haunt him. He passed away before he could stand trial, and Joe Pitts himself was eventually knocked off in a mob reach. Scorsese himself couldn’t have done better.
5 The Actor Who Played Young Ricky Bobby Really Did Like to Go Fast
In Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby , there’s a flashback to a ten-year-old Ricky, played by Luke Bigham. Bigham’s career soon fizzled out, meaning that Talladega Nights was somebody’s acting high point, and dammit if he wasn’t intent on relive it.
Eight years later in Alabama, Bigham caused a five-car pileup after crashing his sedan running 80 mph in a 35 mph zone. It wasn’t Bigham’s last brush with the law. Later that year, after recovering from his minor injuries, he was arrested on domestic violence charges for pushing his mother down the stairs. In the cinema, Ricky Bobby’s children are awful to their parents, and Bigham has obviously decided to method act for the rest of his life.
4 Louis C.K. Has Been Warning Us That He’s A Sexual Predator For A Long Time
For years, Louis C.K. dismissed accusations of sex misconduct — specifically, that he’s forced women to watch while he masturbates — only to recently admit the narratives were true. But if we had been give attention, we would have seen him trying to confess in slow motion over the course of his career.
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In one scene of his FX series, Louis appears on a talk present to defend the merits of masturbation. He’s introduced as an “aficionado of masturbation” who “even boasts about it, ” which came across as a silly bit at the time, but plainly did not age well . After apparently winning the debate, Louis turns to his pretty, young evangelical adversary and says, “You know what, I’m going to jerk off to you later and there’s nothing you can do about it . “