It's hard to become well liked by the general public for being a proud abuser of hard drugs, since only stoners are seen as humorous or lovable, but everybody loves a drunk.
Whether the drunk in question is a famous star of stage and screen, a rock n roll icon or a witty journalist who writes drunk and edits sober, some of our favorite famous people have been shameless sots.
Humphrey Bogart played a river boat captain who couldn't live without his Gordon's Gin in The African Queen, but in real life Bogey was partial to scotch.
Hollywood royalty Richard Burton was said to drink four bottles of vodka a day, but the old pro "cut down" to three bottles a day while filming Under Milk Wood in 1972.
And we all know Hunter S. Thompson enjoyed his booze with a side of drugs, but what about Charles Bukowski?
It was said Bukowski got his creative juices flowing by drinking two six packs of beer and a pint of Cutty Sark, because “when you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.”
-Via Dangerous Minds