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He  was once the world’s most ruthless and notorious oil baron.
But now JR Ewing has turned his back on black gold to spend his retirement selling  eco-friendly solar  panels.
Almost two decades after hanging up his trademark 10-gallon hat when the  long-running TV drama Dallas came to an end, American actor Larry Hagman is reprising his most famous role in an advertisement for a German company.    

Too dirty: Larry Hagman, reprising his role as JR Ewing on Dallas, in a scene from the commercial selling solar panels

Too dirty: Larry Hagman, reprising his role as JR Ewing on Dallas, in a scene from the commercial selling solar panels

JR now
Larry Hagman as JR Ewing, with Priscilla Presley as girlfriend Jenna Wade, during the hugely popular U.S. TV series Dallas
JR now, in a scene from the ad – and JR then, with Priscilla Presley playing girlfriend Jenna Wade in a scene from Dallas

The oil industry, he says in the commercial, became ‘too dirty’, prompting a search for another money making opportunity.
‘In the past it was always about the oil. The oil was flowing, and so was the money,’ he says.
‘But I’m still in the energy business. There’s always a better alternative. Shine, baby, shine,’ he adds, gazing up at the roof of his California mansion covered  in solar panels and flashing a grin of perfect sparkling teeth. 

 

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The unbelievable prospect of the dollar-worshipping head of Ewing Oil turning green  would have caused uproar in the TV show’s fictional Cattlemen’s Club, where many  of JR’s biggest deals were done, and devious plots hatched, over a glass of bourbon.
Yet in real life Hagman, 78, is a keen advocate of Earth-friendly lifestyle.
His mountaintop home set in a 46-acre estate in Ojai, near Santa Barbara, was fitted  with the country’s largest residential solar power system in 2003, cutting the actor’s annual electricity bill from $37,000 to $13.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1294623/JR-goes-green-Worlds-famous-TV-oil-baron-selling-eco-friendly-solar-panels.html#ixzz1l3Yz64ZQ

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