Famous folks from South Boston
The South Boston resident decided he wanted to become an actor while serving time in prison. "In South Boston, saying you want to act is like saying you want to wear tights," he said.
He wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical movie "What Doesn't Kill You" about a character struggling with alcoholism trying to move on from his former criminal life in Southie. It starred Ethan Hawke (right).
Goodman strove for authenticity, going so far as to include the folks he robbed 20 years ago in the scenes of a robbery.