Former child star Corey Feldman used a Tv appearance in America on Thursday (07Nov13) to beg Hollywood's moguls to give him the chance to get back on the A-list.
Now 42, the actor, who was a staple of hit movies like Stand By Me, Gremlins and The Goonies in the 1980s, is no-longer getting big film offers and he has had to revert to playing roles in small independent productions and landing reality Tv slots.
But he is hoping his new autobiography, titled Coreyography, will help to change his fortunes and put him back on the map in Tinseltown.
Promoting the new book on Access Hollywood Live on Thursday, Feldman said, "I've never been a bad person, I'm here because I want to continue working, I love the industry that I'm in, I enjoy the work that I do and it's an honour to be able to entertain people... All I ask is that people give me a chance to do what I feel I should be doing, which is to be in, like, A-list films.
"I shouldn't be doing independent films after all these years. I like doing them for the art, but not all the time."
And he insisted his late pal Corey Haim, who came up through the system with Feldman, also earned a level of respect from Hollywood that should have helped turned him into a big name when the child roles dried up.
He added, "Corey should be right here with me, but unfortunately we can't bring him back, there's no time to fix that."
Feldman hopes his book will help people understand that Haim, who died in 2010, was so much more than the drug abuser he's often portrayed as.
He stated, "My position is merely to say, 'Please don't judge Corey Haim as a junkie, drug addict, loser, whatever', 'cos he was none of those things. He was a kid that was damaged goods, that was a beautiful soul and a very very talented individual."
In Coreyography, Feldman claims he and Haim were both subjected to sex crimes at the hands of sick Hollywood executives and names at the height of their fame as teens - and the experience sent his friend spiralling into depression and drug use.