Was "Hung" Actor, Thomas Jane, A Former Prostitute?

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Just like his character Ray Drecker, Jane has a pretty scandalous secret.

Eerily similar to the character he plays on HBO's Hung, Thomas Jane knows first-hand what it's like to be poor, strapped for money, and have nowhere to go for support. In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times (via Huffington Post), the 42-year-old actor reveals he had a hard time breaking into Hollywood when he was younger. At 18, he was "homeless, didn't have any money, and was living in my car."

Jane hints that sometimes, to get by, he would let another man with more expendable income "buy him a sandwich," implying that for Jane to earn that meal, he would have to do something in return. The subtext here: something sexual. Al Pacino, Prostitute? In His Early Days, Yes

But Jane has no guilt or shame. He was willing to do almost anything to break into the television and film industry. And, it seems he enjoyed the opportunity to try new things. "Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you're going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don't accept people's sexual flavors," he says.

"I'll tell you what—it's not a choice until you're open enough to experience both male and female sexuality," he continues, referring to sexual orientation. "Until you've tasted the food, you don't know whether you'll like it or not, as my mom always said."

It seems the actor chose women in the end. Jane's been married twice (he broke off his third engagement), most recently to actress, Patricia Arquette. The two were together for nearly five years before divorcing earlier this year. They have an 8-year-old daughter.  10 Biggest Celebrity Divorces Of 2010

We're wondering now, though, did young Jane get into the business of letting men "buy him sandwiches" for the same reason his character on Hung did (you know, because he was, er, hung)? Because if he did, well... that's just a lot of art imitating life.

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