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From his high school days as a bright, athletic but rebellious youth to his final attempt at one last Billy Jack movie three decades later, actor/writer/director Tom Laughlin was obsessed with having his career be done his way and on his own terms. Sometimes he succeeded, but often his head-butting resulted in public failures and another bankruptcy. This bio includes his time running a Montessori school, becoming an expert on Jungian psychology, pushing his views on religion and politics, and culminating in his run for US President.

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"E! True Hollywood Story: Billy Jack" was a fascinating take on the life and career of Tom Laughlin
9 September 2016 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Just watched this on YouTube after seeing Billy Jack on GetTV. It tells of Tom Laughlin's life before and after his hit status with that movie: His marriage to co-star Dolores Taylor, his struggles with Hollywood before and after his breakthrough, his offspring (two of whom, T.C. Laughlin and Chris Laughlin are interviewed), and his later runs for president. It has scenes from all four of the Billy Jack movies and interviews with Sam Arkoff-who released the first of them: The Born Losers, William Wellman Jr.-whose father directed Tom in one of his early film roles, and Frank Capra Jr.-Senior's son who helped produce Tom's remake of his father's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as a BJ vehicle. Oh, and also of Tom's views on Jungian theory. This was quite a fascinating look at the man who became a cultural icon based on this one character who seemed to be at the right place at the right time. So on that note, this was a worthy trip to take of this fascinating man. P.S. This was made before his death in 2013.


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