Discussion in 'The Bar' started by VarmintSam, Jun 21, 2013.
He was never the same after he lit himself on fire. Fucking idiot. He was still funny though in "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" and "Another You."
it does no good
Theres a pretty good doc about him on the pay channels
What about Superman III, way underrated imo
Actually the MS was the main reason he looked so different and his speech was so different.
On June 9, 1980, during the making of the film Bustin' Loose, Richard Pryor set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine and drinking 151-proof rum. While on fire, he ran down Parthenia Street from his Northridge, California home, until being subdued by police. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for burns covering more than half of his body. Pryor spent six weeks in recovery at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital. His daughter, Rain Pryor, stated that Pryor poured high-proof rum over his body and set himself on fire in a bout of drug-induced psychosis.[SUP][/SUP]
He had to be one of the highest paid actor/comedians at that time.
In 1983, Pryor signed a five-year contract with Columbia Pictures for $40,000,000.[SUP][/SUP] This resulted in the mainstreaming of Pryor's onscreen persona and softer, more formulaic films like Superman III, (which earned Pryor $4,000,000), Brewster's Millions, Stir Crazy, Moving, and See No Evil, Hear No Evil. The only film project from this period that recalled his rough roots was Pryor's semi-autobiographic debut as a writer-director, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, which was not a major success.
Dummy the 151 was what they lit the coke with. Cotton swab dipped in 151 gave a very low temp flame and didnt burn the shit too fast like you did when you used a lighter and smoked through a car antennae
rip sweet richard
i had given up on him by then.
I've never freebased in my life and I have no desire to. Snorting drugs and/or taking them orally is good enough.
My fav Pryor quote:
(Pryor to his woman) â€œI'm gonna find me some new pussy!â€ (Imitating the woman) 'Yeah? If you had two more inches of dick you'd find some right here!"