Leo As is the case with many a Hollywood success story, the actor has worked his way up from humble beginnings to become a household name. His childhood included a spell in an orphanage, but as a teen he befriended Anglo-Irish farmer Christopher Crofts with whom he went to live and who he refers to as "my gay dad". Expelled from his all-boys school at 16, the teen was spotted a year later by casting agents in a local pool hall and the rest, as they say, is history. A role as dedicated football coach to a young Keira Knightley in the hit Bend It Like Beckham further raised his profile, as did his portrayal of rakish George Osborne in a lavish production of Vanity Fair.
Troubled actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers spotted drinking vodka in the street
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Jul 27, Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland Bearing the sort of sensual, androgynous looks that would have landed him in Calvin Klein ads if he hadn't gone into acting, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has been making a name for himself in roles that call for a certain kind of alluringly deviant behavior. Born July 27, , in Dublin, Ireland, Rhys-Meyers led a tumultuous childhood after his father abandoned his family when the actor was only two and a half. His troubles accumulated as he grew older, culminating with his being kicked out of school at the age of Rhys-Meyers took to hanging about in pool halls, where he was discovered by a casting agent.
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Larger text size Very large text size Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been spotted drinking from a bottle of vodka in a London street. Getty The pictures show Meyers, 37, apparently pouring the vodka into the bottle's lid before drinking it, spilling some of the spirit on his shirt. In the pictures, Meyers' jacket is inside out and his jeans are not fastened. Advertisement Meyers has a long history of alcohol addiction. The actor, who was discovered by a Warner Bros.
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