One of the most entertaining celebrities alive is the inimitable Gary Busey, who’s celebrating his 70th birthday today. Busey’s wacky behavior has made him something of a punchline, but there’s no denying he’s in on the joke, especially once you get a load of his recent Amazon Fire commercial.
It’s almost hard to forget that Busey was once a respected, Oscar-nominated actor. In fact, it’s a little sad seeing him in garbage like Ghost Rock, because he’s very legitimately trying to do a good job, but the movie around him is so awful, it negates whatever effort he puts in to the film.
Don’t believe the story that his strange behavior began in the wake of his motorcycle accidents. He was always kind of nuts, as we celebrated on the 25th anniversary of Busey beating head trauma. It’s the real Busey that wa unleashed on the world with his Comedy Central reality show I’m With Busey. It carried over into his other reality show endeavors like Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrity Rehab, and of course, Celebrity Apprentice. Gary’s won hearts and minds with his deliriously over the top behavior that has a very sweet and caring core.
Our favorite thing about Gary, however, are his self-proclaimed “Buseyisms.” These are anagrams and other inspirational quotes from a life spent in various 12-step programs. Let’s take a look at some of his best, and all of these are directly from his website…