When people hear the name of our guest on this CNN Profiles they may imagine he will look like Charles Manson.
You'll know why when we introduce him.
But we have decided to keep his identity a bit mysterious until he tells you a bit of his unusual upbringing.
Let's just say this man was not groomed for Hollywood. And yet, that is where he made his fame and fortune.
As a child raised in a strict Baptist community he was directed, with a red leather Bible in hand, to find lost souls and save them.
Until he was a young adult his community's code of life prohibited movies and dancing and a host of other sins.
It was a life not of this world, he tells us.