Trapped in Character: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood's Most Famous Actor
As Jackson's fame grew, so did his ego and addiction to drugs and alcohol, leading to a series of scandals that threatened to ruin his career.
Despite his publicists' best efforts to control the damage, Jackson's behavior continued to spiral out of control. He was often seen stumbling out of nightclubs and getting into fights with paparazzi. His once-promising career was now hanging by a thread, and he knew it.
But Jackson was trapped in his own character, the charming and confident leading man, and he couldn't let it go. He was afraid of being forgotten, of being just another washed-up actor in Hollywood. So he continued to party and indulge in his vices, hoping that the public would forgive him and that he would get another chance.
But the industry was unforgiving, and soon enough, Jackson was replaced by younger, fresher faces. He was no longer the hot commodity he once was, and he struggled to find work. His life became a cycle of rehab and relapse, and he was never able to escape the shadow of his past.