Christopher Atkins - Special screening of 'The Sparrows Nesting' held at Raleigh Studios Hollywood - Arrivals at Raleigh Studios Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 20th April 2015
THE BLUE LAGOON actor Christopher Atkins' movie past is chasing him in his new career - he now builds lagoon-inspired pools.
The 47-year-old became an overnight success at age 19 on the 1980 film, co-starring Brooke Shields.
But his movie fortune came to ruin in 1986, when Atkins discovered his former business manager had embezzled money, leaving him drowning in debt.
He tells the National Enquirer, "I had $250 in the bank. I had to take a loan out on my house just to cover the bills and buy food for (my family) to eat...
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And I don't mean bad in a Halloween: Resurrection way where you can laugh a bit at the stupidity and go home none the worse for wear. I mean the kind of complete awfulness that Joe Queenan devotes a book to; the kind of terribleness that even the wisecracking robots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 would have had trouble finding jokes for.
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Hollywood actor Matt Dillon has no regrets over turning down the lead role in the 1980 movie THE BLUE LAGOON, because he thought the finished product was "silly".
The 41-year-old actor was making a name for himself in the early 1980s in films including The Outsiders and RUMBLE FISH, and he
loved the idea of filming on an exotic island with the film's star Brooke Shields
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