I was never a big fan of Corey Haim but I definitely knew who he was since he was plastered all over the teen magazines. Why did he always have his mouth open?
Corey Ian Haim (I LOVE the name Ian) was born on December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. I think his best-known movie was The Lost Boys. He had starred in a few others before that but hit it very big with that movie. He and Corey Feldman became known as The Two Corey’s and were a pretty big deal in the 80’s.
Haim’s breakout role was in 1986 in the coming of age movie, Lucas. The movie also starred Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder. Corey was offered the role of Chris in Stand By Me the same day he was offered Lucas. He chose Lucas and the Stand By Me part ended up going to River Phoenix. If Haim had chosen Stand By Me, he could have met and acted with Corey Feldman even earlier. Groovy.
Haim and Feldman became best buds while working on the set of The Lost Boys. They had met and knew of each other because they both auditioned for the role of Mouth in The Goonies. (Feldman ended up getting that part.) The Two Corey’s became the highest paid teen stars of the 80’s. Their friendship continued and grew as they made more movies together. They did lots and lots of drugs during the friendship. Don’t do drugs, kids.
Haim says he started drinking beer on the set of Lucas, did marijuana on the set of The Lost Boys, then cocaine for a year and a half, and then crank. He realized he had become addicted to drugs while on the set of the movie License To Drive in 1988. To help regain his wholesome image, Corey set up a pre-recorded drug advice line for teens. He later admitted to being high while giving the advice.
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Corey’s career declined as his drug addiction grew. He said he stayed in bed and ate food and watched movies for eight and a half years. He said he didn’t leave his apartment for three and a half years. His weight ballooned to 302 pounds. How incredibly sad. He tried to make a comeback with Corey Feldman in 2007 when they starred in their own reality show, The Two Corey’s. That was canceled midway through the second season when the boys didn’t get along. Feldman was trying to do the tough love thing. Sometimes even tough love can’t overcome the demons. Corey Haim died of pneumonia on March 10, 2010.
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