Tiger King Joe Exotic wants Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him in the movie adaptation of his life
Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, 57, is also known by the nickname ‘Joe Exotic’ and is the subject of Netflix’s new documentary Tiger King.
He once owned the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
Known for his colorful personality, in 2016 he ran as a writing candidate for president, even appearing on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight to promote himself.
They do: Joe had a three-way marriage to Travis Moldonado and John Finlay in 2014; he was married to a total of five men
In 2017, he ran for the Governor of Oklahoma as a libertarian candidate.
Joe was married a total of four times, with a total of five men.
His longest marriage was from 1986 to 2001 with Brian Rhyne, followed by his union with J. C. Hartpence.
He then had a three-way marriage to Travis Moldonado and John Finlay in 2014, but in 2017, a then 23-year-old Moldonado died after authorities said he accidentally shot himself in the head.
Mug shot: Joe Exotic is currently in a federal prison
His last marriage was in December 2017 to Dillon Passage and they were together when Joe was arrested in 2018.
In April of 2019, Joe was found guilty of a murder-for-rent plot aimed at Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin.
The jury heard evidence that he paid a man $ 3,000 to travel to Florida to kill Baskin, promising to pay more after she died. He was upset that Baskin, an outspoken critic of his, had won a million-dollar civil sentence against him.
After his first attempt was unsuccessful, he offered $ 10,000 to an undercover FBI agent to kill Baskin at a meeting that was taped and played on the jury. In the recording, he said to the officer, “Just like following her to a parking lot in a mall and just covering her up and driving off.”
Joe was also convicted of killing five tigers, selling tiger cubs and falsifying nature records.
In January this year, he was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment.
After the sentence, he issued a statement via Facebook stating that he intended to appeal.
He said, “I still maintain my innocence and for the next few days, look forward to my lawyers filing my objection and moving on to the next step in this nightmare.