Back in the day, this foreign born A list actor who is having a better start to his year than he did last year, made a different kind of movie than he is now known for.
One of those movies was based on a real life person who shares something with the actor. As part of his research, he contacted the top scholar on the real life person and borrowed several documents and pieces of memorabilia on the person to help him get in character.
Memorabilia that was rare, expensive and hard to find.
He not only refused to return it, but destroyed the scholar’s career in the process.
Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence. He was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922.