If someone wants to do drugs, as long as it doesn't affect anyone else in a violent manner, as long as he or she isn't corrupting minors or driving under the influence or endangering others, shouldn't a person have that right?
So asketh Brad Pitt, star of quite possibly the most sophisticated movie–really–ever made about Prohibition. That would be Legends of the Fall, in which the dynamic of the Baptist-Bootlegger coalition is expertly dramatized and in which a sitting U.S. congressmen shoots and kills revenuers (sorry, spoiler alert!). Pitt is talking to Esquire in the quote above, about the "15 Things I Think Everyone Should Know." Inexplicably, the drug war point is No. 16, which means it comes first in the list, which also includes tips on diaper-rash ointment, burping your baby, "building green," and Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Who is the straight-edge equivalent of Pitt, both in terms of anti-drug messaging and B.O. appeal?
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