It's only fair to disclose that Busey suffered brain damage in 1988 when he crashed a motorcycle at 40 mph while not wearing a helmet. Since then, he had a string of run-ins with the law, variously hospitalized for cocaine and GHB overdoses, arrested for spousal abuse, and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After he appeared on "Celebrity Rehab" in 2008, a doctor noted that the accident had weakened Busey's mental filters, which caused him to speak and act impulsively. But let's look on the bright side. Without all that, we might never get gems like this:
"What you see is that you get - but there's a lot of surprises in what you get when you take me. Heh heh."
What are the craziest things Gary Busey has ever? There's a lot of incidents to choose from, but there are only a few to choose from.
Gary Busey Gets in a Fist Fight Over the Design of Heaven
In late March of 2012, the story that inspired this list broke in an AV Club interview with Curtis Armstrong -- a man most of us know as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds, or as the voice of Snot from American Dad! for all the kids out there. He had, at some point, starred in a movie with Busey called Quigley, in which Gary Busey is reincarnated as a dog who comes back to the land of the living to right all the wrongs he'd done as a human being (a premise that only Busey would say yes to -- well him and Tim Allen... and Rob Schneider... alright moving on).
Embedded above is the trailer for Quigley, a hallmark of modern film, starring the two. Why anyone would agree to do this is beyond me, but there you have it. These two did a movie together. Curtis Armstrong is a smart man, though, he knew what he was doing and that it was funny.
Gary Busey, on the other hand, takes everything to the next level of serious. Here's Curtis Armstrong's re-telling of a story that happened because Gary Busey actually believes that he's been to Heaven after being in an accident where he died and came back to life.
We were shooting this movie—which is a horrible movie—and [Gary Busey] was supposed to come back from the dead. And he of course, Gary Busey, supposedly had done this—he’d been in an accident and died and came back. He showed up on a set made to look like Heaven, and he looked around and said, "I can’t play this scene." They were three days behind at this point. But Busey said, "It’s nothing like this. I’ve been to Heaven and it doesn’t look like this. That sofa’s all wrong. That mirror is ridiculous. They don’t even have mirrors!" It was ridiculous. He was completely nuts about the design of Heaven.
But then on top of it, one of the guys playing an angel, had also died and come back. And this guy got into an argument with Busey about the way Heaven looked! The two of them wound up coming to blows and they had to send everybody home. So there you go. That’s what we were working with.
So there you have it. A fist fight over the couches in Heaven.
Heaven has a certain look. And it sure as hell doesn't just have couches laying around like it's some kind of god damned dump. It's Heaven. You don't know what that looks like for a fact? Get your head out of your ass.Source (thank you FilmDrunk)
Gary Busey Kicks Lead Actor of Piranha 3D in the Stomach
The Gary Busey scholars over at Filmdrunk uncovered this one while listening to an episode of Doug Benson's podcast "Doug Loves Movies with Paul Scheer" (The League, 30 Rock and Human Giant).
Paul Scheer describes the Busey incident in detail, the setting being his first day on set of Piranha 3D.
"I was in a movie that Gary Busey was in, and I talked to the lead actor, and I was like, what was it like working with Gary Busey? And he goes, 'He kicked me in the stomach!'
And I said, 'What do you mean?' And he says, 'Well I came on set,' — and he's the lead of the movie — 'I came on set and I introduced myself to him, and he goes 'Get outta here with that bullsh*t!' And he kicked me in the stomach. And then he said 'Get that guy off the set!' And they did! They got him off the set! The lead actor, they dragged him off the set."So next time you introduce yourself to Gary Busey, please be careful as to where you position your stomach around him. He probably thinks that it's trying to attack him and probably has a really elaborate acronym for "STOMACH", but more on that later.
Gary Busey Yells at an 11 Year-Old
In 2008, an 11 year-old reporter at the Oscars took on the daunting task of asking Gary Busey a question. When she asked what advice Mr. Busey had for young stars who were getting into trouble with the law (you know the ones), Busey answered:
Well, you're gonna have to say that - you're gonna have to speak up, 'cause I can't hear you.When she repeated her question (perfectly audibly), he said:
I don't understand you! What are you asking me? ... Who? What are you asking me? I don't understand the question. What.When he finally got clarification on the complicated question, Busey dropped these nuggets of wisdom:
Well, guess what? They're not celebrities. They're idiots. They're losers. Winners do what losers don't want to do. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan... They're all children of God, but they need to wake up and realize they have a responsibility - to the people who look at them and admire them - to be better behaved. And better... feelings about life and... the charities...It got very Miss South Carolina Teen USA after that. While it's hard to disagree with the thesis of his argument, one wonders if Busey might have found a better forum and audience for his lunatic tirade of greatness.Okay, so the guy isn't good with kids but he really loves bears.
Gary Busey Sprays Interviewers with a Hose
From the sound of things, the hosts of the Swedish TV program "High Chaparall," Filip and Fredrik, arranged this run-of-the-mill interview in advance with Busey's assistant, Juliet. They got more when they bargained for in 2004 when they surprised the legendary lunatic in the backyard while he was watering his plants and deck.
Or was he surprised?
Seems Busey has caught on to the rumors that he's crazy and uses it to his advantage as he sees fit. "Maybe you've forgotten or somesing," says Filip or Fredrik. Busey responds:
Are you sayin' I'm unpredictable? It's true.He proceeds to spray the TV hosts with his gardening hose, and an edit cuts to him waving what looks like a rusty machete around their hands, whispering menacingly,
If you don't trust me, you're gonna get hit.The interview goes on to cover the time Busey spent in Atlantis, double-circumcisions, and a few choice acronyms of Busey's:
-TRY - "Tomorrow's Really Yesterday" (re: not finishing commitments)
-BYOV - "Bring Your Own Vaseline" (for the host he thinks is gay)
-GAY - We're as "Good As You"