Find out the true story behind all the highly acclaimed Clint Eastwood film” The Mule” which depicts the trials and tribulations of Leo Sharp, the Sinaloa Cartel’s drug trafficker of 87 years.
Who Was Leo Sharp?
Way before Leo became a drug trafficker; he was a decorated war veteran who fought in World War 2.
He received a Bronze Medal for his part in fighting perhaps one of the most violent fights during the Italian campaign.
Born in 1924 in Indiana, Leo Sharp always had a sense of adventure in him accompanied by his brutal honesty.
Once he returned from the war, Leo became a horticulturalist and made a respected career out of it.
He was quite proficient in daylilies and as time passed by, he started to maintain a farm where he created hybrids of new flower breeds.
There were more than 180 fresh daylily types that his name was registered with.
These were no simple daylilies as they won numerous awards in various international competitions.
In fact, there was even a complete flower strand that was named to honor him.One of these flowers was named Siloam Leo Sharp.
Sharp became so popular that even the White House grew his patented flowers.
In fact, he was invited by the Whitehouse for planting his daylilies when George H.W Bush was President of the United States.
How Things Started To Change
As the new millennium progressed, Sharp’s flower business started to take a hit and as Sharp got older; he found it increasingly difficult to abide by these changes.
Most of the flower traders stared to take their business online.
Sharped however failed to do so as he was getting too old and didn’t think that learning how to operate the computer was worth it.
He still made an effort in selling his unique daylily breeds with the help of mail order catalogs but he did not achieve much success with it. Suffice to say, it did not seem like that Sharp’s business would be there for much longer.
He was about to lose his flower farm too, and it made things even worse. His doctor expected him to live to at least the age of hundred.
It meant that he would most likely be there to watch his life’s effort crumble before his very eyes.
However, things started to take a turn for Leo Sharp when a laborer who worked in his farm gave told him about an opportunity to make money.
The offer seemed simple and more importantly, it was a change to make some money, so Leo accepted it.