Rip Torn Is Working on Autobiography to Rebuild Reputation


Rip Torn


He is writing his autobiography to overshadow the press portrayal toward him as an alcoholic and embattled actor.

Embattled actor Rip Torn is writing his autobiography in a bid to show fans he's more than just the alcoholic he's been portrayed as in the press.

The "Men In Black" star, 80, embarked on a career in Hollywood after graduating from Texas A&M University, landing roles in films such as "Payday" (1972), "The Man Who Fell To Earth" (1976) and "Cross Creek" (1983), for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. But Torn, who also enjoyed several stints on Broadway, has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late, following his arrest for a drunken bank break-in last year.

The actor was sentenced to probation and ordered to enroll in a treatment program after he was found sprawled on the floor of the Litchfield Bancorp building in his hometown of Salisbury, Connecticut clutching a revolver. The star reportedly told cops he thought the building was his home. However, Torn is working on rebuilding his reputation and is opening up about his life story for a new book.

He tells New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, "My life story. I'm writing it, needing a typist and (publishing house) Simon & Schuster's interested, but I'm looking for a title. I started acting with my sister Patricia in Texas. My father was a lobbyist. I was (sic) an honors student. Stuff said about me these days doesn't jibe with what I really am...".

© AceShowbiz.com


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