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Evan Almighty Director Has Spiritual Awakening, Gives All His $$$$ Away!

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Tom Shadyac's latest film I Am is about a man who bangs his head and suddenly begins ridding himself of possessions and money. And it's based on his own life!

The director of films such as Evan Almighty and Patch Adams had his own spiritual awakening after hitting his head in a cycling accident and post-concussion recovery during which his "brain had lost the ability to filter things out."

Three years ago, Shadyac sold his mansion and moved into a trailer home. He also gave most of his money and possessions away to charity. He gave $2 million to a Telluride, Colorado organization to save 550-acres of natural land to be used as public space rather than commercial developments.

In his film I Am, Shadyac interviews Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky in exploring the materialistic nature of man.


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12 comments to “Evan Almighty Director Has Spiritual Awakening, Gives All His $$$$ Away!”

  1. 1

    What Telluride Co organization is that?

  2. 2

    This is a TRUE man! Most people will think he is a quack. He is NOT. I will tell you this, a day is coming when all things man built and man possesses will come to an end. MANKIND however will live on in peace. Lennon saw it. "Imagine no possession's…I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man…IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE, SHARING ALL THE WORLD youwhoowhhoooh, YOU MAY SAY IM A DREAMER" ….but HE'S not the only one!!!!

  3. mw says – reply to this


    sounds inspiring. i will see it.

  4. 4

    Noam Chomsky? Desmond Tutu? The man is obviously nuts.
    Chomsky is a complete nutcase, who can even listen to what he has to say?!

  5. arar says – reply to this


    Sounds like he is experiencing spiritual ascension–you are well prepared for 2012 sir!

  6. 6

    Re: PossePerezident – Hey whatever you're smoking, can I have some?!…

  7. 7

    Noam Chomsky - Osama Bin Hiding likes him, too…

  8. 8

    Hard to believe.

  9. 9

    I hope when I become enlightened I can still keep my stuff!

  10. 10

    very brave life choices. not everyone would have the nuts to do that.

  11. 11

    I didn't know that about the director of Evan Almighty! Very admirable! x]

  12. 12

    whoa! i was totally just reading an article on stoicism, so maybe this is a sign. it takes balls to unchain yourself from your material possessions, i give him that. and who cares if others think he's a quack? as long as he's living his life happily and meaningfully. kudos, sir!