As can be read in his presentation of Twitter , Mr T defines itself as “footballer, wrestler, soldier, bouncer, bodyguard and actor. Professional rogue of fools” . Indeed, whoever almost became a hit man, went through all these professions, and recently turned 70 .
His real name is Laurence Turead and came into the world in 1952, being the younger than 12 siblings . He quickly showed qualities for the sport, particularly American football and wrestling.
Early years, flirting with gangs and entering the army
Growing up, he witnessed dozens of robberies and murders on the streets of Chicago ( Illinois ), but assures that the love of his mother (who raised her children alone) and his desire to do good, made him stay out of the world of crime and gangs.
after being expelled from universityenlisted in the army, where served in the Military Police Corps. During his years there, he experienced a curious episode.
It turns out that he was punished by his superiors, who ordered him to cut down trees, although he never specified how much. Given his great physical power, Turead cut down 70 trees between 06:30 and 10:00 in the morning.
From playing frustrated soccer to “patovica “most coveted
Once he got out of the military, he tried to play football professionally, but failed due to an injury to one of his knees. Discouraged, he looked in the mirror and saw a giant, grumpy and intimidating guy, so he started working from “patovica ”.
It was during these years that formed his mythical “look ”with gold chains and braceletswhich was collected from the box of “lost things” at the nightclub where he worked. He was so successful in this profession, that he made a name for himself and stayed there for 10 years, overcoming each and every complaint of violence against him.
To show a button, he had to protect politicians, social workers, prostitutes and even personalities like Muhammad Ali, Steve mcqueen , Michael jackson , Lion Spinks , joe Frazier Y RossDiana .
At this stage of success, he began to receive doubt proposals, which included espionage and a murder, for which he was going to receive no less than 75,000 dollars.“He offered me $75,000 to kill his friend. The last envelope and letter contained an airline ticket, first class. There was also about $5,000 wrapped up in a bundle, fifty and hundred dollar bills. I’ll tell you the honest truth, when I saw the money I didn’t think it was true.”declared years later.
However, he ended up rejecting all of these “indecent proposals”to say yes to the world of acting.
Rocky III and entrance to the world of Hollywood
His career in the world of Hollywood began more than 40 years ago, in 1981, when sylvester Stallone it Rocky III clubbing ” Lang“discovered” and invited him to participate in where would you put yourself in the skin of James “the bad guy.
Since then, his popularity skyrocketed and he became a TV star. His participation in the series the A-team (1983) was so transcendent, that they even called it from the White House for the Christmas party. There, he did not go unnoticed, he disguised himself as Pope Noel and included to Nancy reagantook a photo with then First Lady of the USAsitting on her thighs.
A year later, he started as a wrestler in the WWE where he left an indelible mark after fighting twice in Wrestlemania, the most prominent event in wrestling. His legacy led him to be admitted to the Hall of Fame in 2014.
In the late 1980s, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. cells “T”which not only exceeded, but also had the pleasure of affirming that it was d. “A cancer with my own name. Not just anyone!”.
The day he traveled to Argentina and filmed a commercial with Cacho Fontana
In 1986, he got on a plane and landed in Argentina, where he had to do an advertisement for Terrabusi in particular highlighting two of its most famous treats, the Rhodesia ”“Tita” and the “.
Although his exterior scenes were recorded in the city of Los Angeles, his encounter with the announcer Chub Fontana were filmed in Buenos Aires.
The artist gradually lost popularity from the 2000s, but continued to make sporadic appearances in series, movies and television programs. At 70, he can look back and probably enjoy an impressive career which possibly would not have existed if he had not accepted that “work”worked ” from ” patovicapatovica” .