The veteran actor who experienced poverty himself before hitting the big time stopped to share a warm hug with a homeless woman in Beverley Hills before giving her money after which he went to grab some food. He had previously spoken about having to sell his dogs to make ends meet.
‘I sold my bullmastiff Butkus to a little person. You can’t use the word “dwarf” any more? Let’s just say a little person. I tied my dog up at the store with a sign that said a hundred bucks. I got $50 from this guy called Little Jimmy. When I sold the Rocky script, I went to see Little Jimmy and begged for the dog back. He lined up his children, “Oh my kids love the dog.” I said, “You’ve only had him for a f***ing week.” ‘He wanted to fight me and said he was gonna kill me – he was a crazy little person. I couldn’t fight him – they’d arrest me – so I offered to pay double. Anyway, $3,000 and several threats later…’
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