Gary Busey

Gary Busey, unfiltered

Gary Busey, unfiltered

Ask Gary Busey about his life these days, and he's likely to flash his trademark toothy grin. He might also jump up and declare, as he did in a recent interview, "It's CRAZY good!"

The 66-year-old actor is keenly aware of the perceptions about him — he knows you think he's crazy. And he knows it has everything to do with a litany of well-publicized highs and lows that span more than three decades in Hollywood — a battle with drugs after his lead actor Oscar nomination for 1978's "The Buddy Holly Story"; a near-fatal motorcycle crash that caused a traumatic brain injury in 1988; an appearance as his "crazy" self on a 2007 episode of...