Lane Garrison: Mandela inspires my daily life

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  • Lane Garrison tells Showbiz Tonight how reading a book about Nelson Mandela helped him get through a dark time in his life
  • Garrison: ‘This man was a true leader and inspiration to turn my life around’
  • Garrison was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 2007

Lane Garrison is taking on the role of Buck Barrow in the new “Bonnie & Clyde” miniseries, and while Showbiz Tonight was going one-on-one with Garrison about the series he revealed to us some candid details about his own resurgence and how he credits the late Nelson Mandela with helping him deal with his own time behind bars.

“I actually read book [about Mandela] while I was doing time and I did two years in eight institutions,” Garrison tells Showbiz Tonight. “There were obviously a lot of dark days in there, but after reading his book, this was a man who did 27 years and came out on top and, you know, that’s something that inspires me in my daily life and my daily walk."

READ MORE: Nelson Mandela's life in pictures

Tune in to Showbiz Tonight on HLN at 11 p.m. ET/PT to hear more of what Lane Garrison had to say about Mandela’s passing and the legacy he will leave behind.     

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