Ryan Phillippe Considered The Army Before Making TV History
He recalls, "I went into a recruitment office around the time of the first Gulf War and my friend, Jason, who went with me, ended up signing up and going over there and I just took the T-shirt and went to New York to be an actor. I didn't have the best grades and we didn't have a lot of money, so it (the military) was one of the options."
Phillippe went from considering the Army to playing the first gay teen in a U.S. soap.
Then 17, the actor played homosexual Billy Douglas in One Life To Live - his first paying gig as an actor.
He says, "It was my mom's favorite soap."
-Ryan Phillippe Pictures
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