It’s been a rough couple of years for the actor, who recently had to go on the record about his ongoing divorce from his first wife, and has also been a target of controversy over the years for his racist, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic statements.
Mendes has also struggled with substance abuse issues.
Last year, he admitted to using anabolic steroids during his time as a musician and actor, and said he would not be returning to acting anytime soon.
“I will say this: It was a struggle for me to be who I am,” he said in an interview with the New York Times.
“But it was worth it.
It was worth the struggle.”
Mendels’ relationship with his ex-wife was rocky from the start, and it culminated in a heated argument last year.
The film is a behind-the-scenes look at Mendes’ career in the 1980s, including his time on TV, his early film roles and his involvement with a variety of projects, including The Matrix, a series on MTV that was canceled after six seasons.
It was Mendes who first brought the world his iconic hair, and his distinctive makeup and prosthetics.
In a featurette for the documentary, the actor reveals how his first acting gig was in a movie called “Lucky Man,” which he co-starred in.
He also talks about his first starring role in “Mudbound” and how he was initially apprehensive about the role.
Mendez also shares a candid and candid look at his own life, which included stints in jail, drugs and alcoholism.