Moviemaking Saved FORD From Disastrous 40s!

By on 3 February, 2011



Fashion-designer-turned-director Tom Ford has credited his “cathartic” move into moviemaking as his salvation from a mid-life crisis!


Ford fell into a deep depression when he turned 40 in 2001 and realised he had already achieved so much in his personal life and career, leaving him with little direction.

But he admits he was re-invigorated after turning to film and produced, wrote and directed his debut, ‘A Single Man‘.

He tells InStyle magazine:

“Turning 40 was a disaster. I had achieved everything so early – you know, in my mid-thirties – money, success, houses, Richard (Buckley, his partner), fame and everything – and I didn’t know what next. So 40 to 46 was horrible. Making the film turned it all around.”


And the fashion genius believes giving up alcohol has also improved his emotional wellbeing.

He adds:

“I realised I was drinking (too much) because I was doing a lot of things I didn’t want to do. And so now I don’t do them. I have a different life, different friends. I feel so much better.

“I lost weight, everything came together. I don’t know if I was an alcoholic or if I just drank too much. I didn’t go to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous meetings), but I had a great therapist.”


A true success story!

So many folks out there believe that speaking to a therapist automatically means they’re crazy and weak, but I strongly think the opposite.

It takes a strong person to admit they need a helping hand, and Tom Ford has got his life back together as a result. Good on him!

About Ed Bonilla

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