7 Revelations From Paramount Network's 'I Am' Documentaries (PHOTOS)
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Heath Ledger thought he bombed his audition for The Patriot
“Heath would get caught up in the fear
of whether or not he could accomplish what he wanted to do," the actor's agent explains in I Am Heath Ledger
. "He almost pulled out of every movie he ended up doing."
Martin Luther King Jr. faced his mortality every day
"Every day he left home knowing there was a real possibility he'd never get back," Rev. Al Sharpton says of the civil rights movement leader in I Am MLK Jr
Fatherhood was difficult at first for Paul Walker
“Emotionally I wasn’t there yet,
” the Fast and Furious
actor explains in an audio clip in I Am Paul Walker
. "Because I didn't even know who the hell I was."
Chris Farley pulled a NSFW stunt in high school
funnyman pulled out a certain body part
in his high school typing class and tried to type with it, resulting in a suspension until the end of the semester.
Steve McQueen turned down some high-profile movies
star declined parts
in Close Encounters of the Third Kind
, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
, and Apocalypse Now
Patrick Swayze struggled with his sex symbol status
"I've always been very insecure
and had these problems go on in my insides and this tension and this not liking myself stuff," the Dirty Dancing
star says in an I Am Patrick Swayze
Paramount Network took another heart-rending look at a life lost too soon with the August 18 premiere of I Am Patrick Swayze, the latest installment in its I Am series and a touching portrait of the Ghost actor's public and personal personas.
"He charmed everyone," Swayze's Road House costar Kelly Lynch said in the doc. "He'd find a way in, and make you just fall in love with him."
Find out who the 'Lost' star will be playing.
Click through the gallery above to see seven revelations from the I Am series so far, including details on Heath Ledger's self-doubt, Paul Walker's role as a father, and Richard Pryor's unconventional upbringing.