The Oscar nominated actor best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi, left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his much-too-brief time here on earth. Tracing his journey from being bed bound as a boy to the bright lights and discrimination in Hollywood. Deep inside that sweet, generous, multi-talented performer seethed an army of demons, that even alcohol and drug abuse couldn't mask.Written by
My uncle, his philosophy in life was, you know, 'We're all going to die. It's very important to leave behind something positive that doesn't.' And Pat Morita left a lot behind that's positive that enlightens and inspires life every single day.
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I only knew of him through Karate Kid. Being Irish and living in Ireland, I never saw all his other renditions. Thankfully, through this documentary, I didn't. There is nothing worse than having to lower oneself to the lowest common demoninater, to achieve employment.
His acting skills were demonstrated in the Karate Kid movies. While he was depicted as a comic, that was for show. He was a showman but, he also wasn't. There is a difference between being a comic, and portraying being a comic.
Having viewed the documentary, he was a skilled actor. Unfortunately, only for The Karate Kid series, he was just another asset, to be used and abused, at will; by the powers to be. And that is what happened. Not only that? What a bloody waste.
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