Does Danny DeVito Smoke Weed?

Danny DeVito made his film debut in the 1970 film “Dreams of Glass”, which he followed up with bigger roles in a number of movies including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” starring Jack Nicholson. After acting in a few movies, he landed the TV role Louie De Palma in “Taxi” alongside Judd Hirsch, Christopher Lloyd, and Tony Danza. The show ran for five seasons between 1978 and 1983, during which DeVito won a Primetime Emmy in 1981 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series. Following the show’s success, DeVito continued to star and act in a number of movies and TV shows, including “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, the show he stars in now alongside Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Kaitlin Olson.

Before DeVito became who he is now, he was trying to make it as an actor while studying in New York. During this time, in 1966, he attended a playwrights’ conference in Connecticut where he met his best friend and fellow actor, Michael Douglas. Douglas remembers their time together, “We both had long hair. I was a hippy and so was he. We were the only ones. We bonded over pot. He’s still that hippy at heart.” If there’s one thing Douglas is right about, it’s that DeVito is still a hippy at heart, because in 2010, he publicly supported Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana. The actor even took to Twitter to get more voters in favor, “Even if one doesn't smoke pot one has to see the benefits of decriminalising it! Still No Smoking and Driving bitches. Stay at the party!” Then, he showed even more support for marijuana by revealing that he sometimes smokes with Rhea Perlman.


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