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Geroge Jung was born August 6, 1942 in Weymouth, Mass. He began as a smalltime marijuana smuggler in the 1960s, but in jail met Carlos Lehder who had connections with Pablo Escobar, and thus was born the first large-scale cocaine smuggling operation into the United States. Over the span of several years Jung accumulated nearly $100M in a Panamanian bank account. He is presently a resident of La Tuna Federal Correctional Institute, scheduled for release around the year 2014. Jung's story is the basis for the 2001 film Blow, directed by Ted Demme.He has one daughter, Kristina Jung  See full bio on IMDb »

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George Jung -- I Wrote a 'Blow' Sequel in Jail

George Jung
I Wrote a 'Blow' Sequel in Jail

Prepare for more tales of cocaine pure as the driven snow -- George Jung penned a sequel to "Blow" during his almost 20-year prison stint ... and his people say Hollywood's already knocking.… READ MORE >

George Jung -- Patching Up Relationship with Estranged Daughter

George Jung
Patching Up Relationship With Estranged Daughter

George Jung's tragic relationship with his daughter was the emotional core of the Johnny Depp movie "Blow" -- and TMZ has learned he's already reconnected with her since getting out of… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
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My First Post-Prison Meal Was ...

George Jung arrived in San Francisco on Monday night to move into a halfway house ... but tells us the Massachusetts native dined on a hometown favorite before his flight.As TMZ first reported,… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
'Blow' Inspiration George Jung --  Ex-Cocaine King Back on the Street

'Blow' Inspiration
Ex-Cocaine King Back on the Street

The infamous smuggler Johnny Depp played in the movie “Blow” is free again after flooding America with endless piles of primo cocaine ... and spending nearly 20 years in the pokey. So… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Johnny Depp's 'Blow' Inspiration George Jung -- RELEASED From Prison ... After Almost 20 Years Behind Bars

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RELEASED From Prison After Almost 20 Years Behind Bars

George Jung -- the prolific cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie “Blow” -- has been released from prison after serving almost 20 years behind bars -- and TMZ… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Johnny Depp's 'Blow' Inspiration -- Prison Hall Pass for Cancer Surgery

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Prison Hall Pass for Cancer Surgery

George Jung -- the prolific cocaine smuggler portrayed by Johnny Depp in the movie “Blow” -- got a temporary get out of prison free card recently ... after doctors spotted a… READ MORE >

- 887 days ago
'Blow' Inspiration Targeted for TV Show Special

'Blow' Inspiration Targeted for TV Show Special

George Jung -- Johnny Depp's real-life cocaine-dealing inspiration for the movie "Blow" -- is still locked up in prison ... but TMZ has learned Jung is in talks with a TV show interested in doing… READ MORE >

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