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Poll: Best Portrayal of a Drug Addict

Drug overdose ("OD") is the leading cause of death in the United States for adults under 55.

Which movie character gives the most realistic portrayal of a drug addict?

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  1. Vote!

    Courtney Love in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

    Courtney Love as Althea Leasure Flynt - prescription painkiller addict
  2. Vote!

    Timothée Chalamet in Beautiful Boy (2018)

    Timothée Chalamet as Nic Sheff - cocaine, ecstasy, crystal meth addict
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    Natja Brunckhorst in Christiane F. (1981)

    Natja Brunckhorst as Christiane F. - heroin addict
  4. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries (1995)

    Leonardo DiCaprio as Jim Carroll - heroin addict
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    Chloe Webb in Sid and Nancy (1986)

    Chloe Webb as Nancy Spungen - heroin addict
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    Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting (1996)

    Ewan McGregor as Renton - heroin addict
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    Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    Jennifer Connelly as Marion Silver - cocaine addict
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    Jared Leto in Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    Jared Leto as Harry Goldfarb - heroin and cocaine addict
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    Angelina Jolie in Gia (1998)

    Angelina Jolie as Gia Carangi - heroin addict
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    Heath Ledger in Candy (2006)

    Heath Ledger as Dan - heroin addict
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    Al Pacino in The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

    Al Pacino as Bobby - heroin addict
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    Kitty Winn in The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

    Kitty Winn as Helen - heroin addict
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    Val Kilmer in The Doors (1991)

    Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison - alcohol and drug addict
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    Paz de la Huerta in Enter the Void (2009)

    Paz de la Huerta as Linda - cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy addict
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    Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

    Al Pacino as Tony Montana - cocaine addict
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    Mena Suvari in Spun (2002)

    Mena Suvari as Cookie - crystal meth addict
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    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort - cocaine addict
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    Erika Christensen in Traffic (2000)

    Erika Christensen as Caroline Wakefield - cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and freebasing addict
  19. Vote!

    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Love Liza (2002)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman as Wilson Joel - gasoline fumes addict ("huffing")
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    Frank Sinatra in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

    Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine - heroin addict
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    Samuel L. Jackson and Ruby Dee in Jungle Fever (1991)

    Samuel L. Jackson as Gator Purify - crack addict (added on January 28, 2019)
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    Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson (2006)

    Ryan Gosling as Dan Dunne - crack and alcohol addict (added on January 28, 2019)
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    Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line (2005)

    Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash - amphetamines addict (added on January 28, 2019)

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