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George Jung

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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 Heading Back to Prison But Not For Long

George Jung
Back to Prison ... Not For Long

George Jung is on his way back to prison for violating his parole.  The ex-drug smuggler was sentenced Wednesday for making an unauthorized trip to SoCal. Jung pleaded with the judge, but… READ MORE >

George Jung Says His Probation Officer Wants Him Behind Bars

George Jung
Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal Probation Officer Wants Him in Jail

George Jung is a lifetime criminal who will never be able to reform, according to his probation officer ... but George's side says otherwise. George's defense team just filed new docs asking for a… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez's Valiant Effort to Get George Jung Clean (VIDEO)

'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez
I Begged George Jung to Get Clean But He Blew Me Off

Jennifer Gimenez came off the set of "Blow" as an addict, but turned herself into a rehab guru -- and says she would've helped George Jung get clean too ... if he wanted it. The actress, who… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
George Jung Claims Manager Got Him Thrown In Jail, Manager Calls B.S.

George Jung
I Got Screwed By My Manager ... Manager Calls B.S.

George Jung, the guy Johnny Depp played in "Blow," claims his own manager betrayed him by turning him in to cops for a parole violation ... but the manager tells a different story. Sources close… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
George Jung -- Back in the Can After 2 Years of Freedom

George Jung
Back in the Can After 2 Years of Freedom

George Jung, the guy Johnny Depp played in "Blow," is back in jail for violating his parole, but he's blaming it all on his manager. Sources close to the infamous cocaine smuggler tell us George… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
George Jung -- My Life After Jail Blows ... So I'm Doing Reality TV

George Jung
My Life After Jail Blows ... So I'm Doing Reality TV

George Jung's gone from filthy rich drug smuggler to dirt poor unemployment ... but that's finally paying off for him with a reality TV gig about poverty.  Of course, Johnny Depp… READ MORE >

- 384 days ago
Johnny Depp -- 'Blow' Reunion With Coke Dealer Who Inspired Movie

Johnny Depp
'Blow' Reunion With Coke Dealer Who Inspired Movie

Johnny Depp and former drug kingpin George Jung hung out for the first time since the inspiration for "Blow" was released from jail ... and we got the pic. Sources connected to Jung tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 802 days ago
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 >

- 1029 days ago
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 >

- 1031 days ago
'Blow' Inspiration George Jung -- My First Post-Prison Meal Was ...

Real Life 'Blow' Smuggler
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 >

- 1032 days ago

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