Hard question! I guess I feel sorry for a few because of their age and loss of roles because of that. But the ones who drank themselves silly or used drugs all the time, I have no sympathy for. Kind of hard to draw a line there, Ray. So many good ones let drugs and alcohol ruin themselves. Luckily, the clean ones are still making movies and doing well and investing their money for the future.
Do you ever feel sorry for failed celebrities? People who shone brightly at one time in their life, but are now "on their uppers"?
Not at all. Just like sports figures who make outrageous salaries out of College without ever proving themselves. They are all overpaid and none are worth the money spent on them. Some make it and some don't but many Actors and Actresses let the money go to their head and are so stuck up and not one of them ever does much of anything for free.
From experience of being a Pro Football star of many years ago, I never requested the high salaries and was glad I donated the millions I had to a worthy cause and be rid of it as money does change people and not for the good