Sitting at his desk in his high-rise Century City office last month, John Paul DeJoria, the billionaire beauty entrepreneur and philanthropist, said he never thought he’d want to be the subject of a film.
Not, at least, until filmmakers Josh Tickell and his wife Rebecca Harrell Tickell floated the idea past him.
“I wanted it to be honest,” said DeJoria, 73, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair-care empire, adding that he previously turned down other offers to tell his story. “I wanted it to show that America still works … that you can come from absolutely nothing but still go after what you want and do something good along the way.”
The Tickells have known DeJoria, who’s...